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well i know of Pirelli P Zero's and Michelin Pilot Sports and as i am getting a supercharger i am in a dilema that i need your help with.

I love the v shape of the tires tread and well P Zeros dont make that shape and so they look boring :) and Pilot sports do look good but first the v pattren is not as intense as i love and the are 295 instead of 305 of P Zero. I love the V shape my Toyo Proxies T1-s make and well i have been looking but i could not find a 19" tire in size for 295 or 305 that makes a V shape pattren other then Pilot sport?

Does any one know any other tire manufacturer that will help me out here?

here are the pics to explain what i mean :)

Pilot Sport (I KINDA LIKE THESE EXCEPT FOR SIZE ISSUE)


P Zero (I DONT LIKE THESE)


Toyo Proxies (I LOVE THESE)
 

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Continental ContiSportContact 2Vmax 315/25/19 510.00 ouch

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 315/25/19 Price: $475 Special ouch

We should have a 325/30/19 tire coming out very shortly.
 

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MrKool said:
wot size requires one to mini tub?
335 345 355

Some folks have bought 18x12 rims with an offset that will allow 335's to fit without tubbing. IMO they don't look good because the stick outside the fender. :z:
 

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I'm running BFG KDW T/A's on my 19" rim.....295/35/19....

$311 a piece, I used to have michelin pilots, I still have them in the front, but they are discontinued nation wide in the size above...
 

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BIGBOS said:
I'm running BFG KDW T/A's on my 19" rim.....295/35/19....

$311 a piece, I used to have michelin pilots, I still have them in the front, but they are discontinued nation wide in the size above...

i am pretty sure that 295 will be fine for a normal Z but if i get a supercharger that kinda worries me if should get the 305 and hate the tread or get the 295 and love the tread but loose traction :(
 

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Traction on a 19" wheel with a supercharger is hard to come by, for a few gears :)

I used to have a 660rwhp firehawk...with 28" et streets that wouldn't hook up till 3rd gear.......:)
 

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BIGBOS said:
Traction on a 19" wheel with a supercharger is hard to come by, for a few gears :)

I used to have a 660rwhp firehawk...with 28" et streets that wouldn't hook up till 3rd gear.......:)

so are you saying doesnt matter wot kind of tire i get i am still screwed :) ?

well basically just wanted to see if any one here has 305 is and 295 both and have noticed any diffrence?
 

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man this sux no one carries these sizes in stock :(

1010 tires said they dont have the BFgoorich in 315 as the manufacturer is phasing that size out :( i really liked these and well PS makes a 315 25 19 but they want 561 for rear and 480 for front :screwy: :mah:

any one please help me out here :)
 

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MrKool said:
well how much of a diffrence will a 305 make instead of a 295?
Stock Tire - 295/35R18 - 305/30R19
Section Width: 11.61 in 295 mm
Section Width: 12.00 in 305 mm

Rim Diameter: 18 in 457.2 mm
Rim Diameter: 19 in 482.6 mm

Rim Width Range: 10 - 11.5 in
Rim Width Range: 10.5 - 11.5 in

Overall Diameter: 26.12 in 663.44 mm
Overall Diameter: 26.20 in 665.48 mm

Sidewall Height: 4.06 in 103.12 mm
Sidewall Height: 3.60 in 91.44 mm

Radius: 13.06 in 331.72 mm
Radius: 13.10 in 332.74 mm

Circumference: 82.05 in 2084.0 mm
Circumference: 82.30 in 2090.4 mm

Revs per Mile: 796.3
Revs per Mile: 793.8

Actual Speed: 60 mph 100 km/h
Speedometer1: 59.8 mph 99.6 km/h

Speedometer Difference: - Speedometer Difference: 0.314% too slow
Diameter Difference: - Diameter Difference: 0.31%
 

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wow thanks man well so only 0.4 inch diffrence in wodth between a 295 and 305 hmmm well that can't amount for alot of traction diffrence but i just checked all the places i know and well no one has the 295 any more :( back ordered till like mid of may or some thing so i guess i will just wait for the michelin pilot sports when they come in in may :( but thanks all


ahhhh well all hope is not lsot yet check this out :) and i found it in stock as well in

295/35/19 and 275/35/19 :)



not exactly what i wanted but atleast it is not too boring :)
 

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MrKool, those numbers I gave you are the stock 295/35/18 versus a 305/30/19. A 295/35/19 will work, as several members have then on there cars with CCW rims. A better match is a 295/30/19 instead of a 295/35/19. A perfect match is 305/30/19, although those choices are very limited in that size. Talk to John at CCW he gives good advice. :cheers:

Let us members know I what you get. :z:
 

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:D well good call on talking to John very friendly guy. Ordered my RIMS finally :) SWEET can't wait he said that 295/35/19 should grip better bec of the extra height so i am getting the BFGoodrich TWDA NT 275 front and 295 rear :) delivered to him and he will ship them to me mounted and balanced with chrome weights :) AWSOME :jammin: :jammin:
 

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MrKool said:
wow thanks man well so only 0.4 inch diffrence in wodth between a 295 and 305 hmmm well that can't amount for alot of traction diffrence but i just checked all the places i know and well no one has the 295 any more :( back ordered till like mid of may or some thing so i guess i will just wait for the michelin pilot sports when they come in in may :( but thanks all


ahhhh well all hope is not lsot yet check this out :) and i found it in stock as well in

295/35/19 and 275/35/19 :)



not exactly what i wanted but atleast it is not too boring :)
This is the setup I have on an 18/19 iForged combo. You made a good choice, they'll bite....but with a S/C nothing's going to hold. Ease the pedal down....quickly!!! J/K'ing. These tires don't have the fame of the MPS's but I'll tell you, I used to run the 19" MPS and they pretty much slid before I did the power bump......and I mean sideways in 3rd.
 

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:D well good call on talking to John very friendly guy. Ordered my RIMS finally :) SWEET can't wait he said that 295/35/19 should grip better bec of the extra height so i am getting the BFGoodrich TWDA NT 275 front and 295 rear :) delivered to him and he will ship them to me mounted and balanced with chrome weights :) AWSOME :jammin: :jammin:

Congrats, Looking forward to the pictures :jammin: :jammin:
 

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Just my $.02 on this topic. I tried the Michelin Pilot Sports as a 345/30/19 and then a Pirelli 355/25/19 with a noticeable difference. First the Pirelli was 1.7" shorter than the MPS and I get a better straight line grip. Overall the tires are the same but the rear is now lower and less likely to hit the outer fender like they did with the MPS. Good Luck! :cheers:
 

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Just my $.02 on this topic. I tried the Michelin Pilot Sports as a 345/30/19 and then a Pirelli 355/25/19 with a noticeable difference. First the Pirelli was 1.7" shorter than the MPS and I get a better straight line grip. Overall the tires are the same but the rear is now lower and less likely to hit the outer fender like they did with the MPS. Good Luck! :cheers:
Mario, are you now saying you like the Pirellis better then the MPS's?
Ron
 

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Anyone know where I can buy a set of the Pirelli 355/25/19's?

Got a LPE mini-tub done, IForged FS Classic wheels coming in black - due in next week. 19x12 for the back, 18x9.5 for the front.

Been reading all the threads on debate between 355/25 Pirelli vs. 345/30 MPS. Some say the 345/30 MPS it too tall. I like the 265/18 MPS I run on my Dinan M5, didn't like the Pirelli performance on the M5, the grooves caused it to walk all over the road. Don't have that problem with the V pattern of the MPS on the M5.

Anitvenom - how have the Pirelli's worked for you in the 355 size? I'm now running 440 rwhp after April engine work and want to go with a wide tire for style and grip.

Any suggestions on tire size and ride in the 355 size will be appreciated.
 
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