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I didn't get many responses to this in the Racing forum, therrfore, I decided to try Pit Road.

I am continuing my earlier threads on tires and wheels with the outcome of my research on tire availability for certain wheel sizes. I only looked at tires that I can drive to the track on. As DJ has stated previously, I know that there are some disadvantages and costs related to this, but I do not have the ability to to transport and change tires at the track.

You continued support (some of you are probably tired of me), and as always your thoughtful comments would be appreciated.

Wheels 17 x 10 (front) and 17 X11 (rear)

Kumho 700 Victoracers $760

- 275/40/17 (front)
- 315/35/17 (rear)

A lot of people say that the Kumhos are great DE tires and a extremely good value at the price. I also understand that the Kumhos may become available in18" sizes.

BFG g Force T/A / KD $942

- 275/40/17 (front)
- 315/30/17

I have heard a few good things about the BFGs, but not as much as some of the other tires. This may be because the BFGs are a newer tire.

Wheels: 18 x 10 (front) and 18 x 11 (rear)

Nitto RII $1,200

- 285/30/18 (front)
- 315/30/18 (front)

Michelin Pilot Sport Cups $1,300

- 295/30/18 (front)
- 315/30/18 (front)

BFG g force T/A / KD $1,050

- 275/40/17 (front)
- 295/35/18 (back)

There seem to be a few more choices for 18" tires, but they are more expensive. The Pilot Sport Cups are known to have a good tread life and many club racers use them. Many on this forum have said good things about the Nittos.

Stock Wheel Sizes

Nitto RIIs $914

- 275/40/17 (front)
- 305/35/18 (rear)

Toyo RA1 $1,358 (the rear tires are very expensive $435)

- 275/40/17 (front)
- 305/35/18 (rear)

The tires will be strictly used for DEs on CCW wheels. I will keep my stock wheels and F1s for street driving. I like the 17" solution because of the low prices, but I would expect that more 18" tires will become available in the future. If I buy 17" wheels now because the Kumhos are a good tire, will I later wish that I bought 18" wheels and tires? What combination would you choose?
 
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