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« on: February 08, 2013, 06:29:07 PM »

Time to order some street tires for my car.
Looking for something that can handle a hpde at vir and maybe 4 to 5000 miles per year.
I was checking out the Kumho Ecsta XS, does anybody have any experience with these tires?

any info on tires would be helpful.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 07:22:05 PM »

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

....but you knew that.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 08:20:47 PM »

We had the Kumhos on Danielle's Volvo and they were okay.  I think Keath used to run them on his Corvette.  I don't have any relative comparisons, but I'd check out the Michelin Pilot Super Sports and Nitto NT-05s as well.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 08:32:52 PM »

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

....but you knew that.


So when are you going to shoe the Pearl with some A6's? I would bet Pearl and driver would be ecstatic.

just sayin,

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 09:05:39 PM »

I have the nt05's now liked the nt555r's more liked the nt01's more than those tried to get the ecsta xs but everyone was out of stock, I think we are limited to the kuhmos, Pilot sports and nt05's for the vette sizes as of last fall. haven't checked the latest offerings as of this year. There's something coming out called the rival ?

  Oh look at that you can fit the re 11's on your rims 275-40-r18 and 305-30-r19  :  )  I'd go with those over the others they stick like glue on the Pearl and the response and turn in is way beyond the NT 05's on the vette, I can tell in the MR2 also.  Remember how well they did at the rain auto-x last year. Wish I could have them around 295-40-17 and 305-35-18.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 09:22:06 PM »

So when are you going to shoe the Pearl with some A6's? I would bet Pearl and driver would be ecstatic.

just sayin,
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 09:30:02 PM »

 Donna and Audie been dishing it out to everyone as long as I can remember, girls may even be responsible for people changing cars .......    :  )
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 05:43:05 AM »

the response and turn in is way beyond the NT 05's on the vette
How much front toe out are you running?

Secondly, holy crap...I just looked at how much those tires cost in the OE size!  I just bought 3 sets of tires (2 autocross + 1 snow) for about that price.  Given the choice between the Kumhos and the Bridgestones, I'd get the Bridgestones.  I forgot about the Hankook RS3s, too.  See if you can find anything on them.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 07:31:59 AM »

Dont go kumho xs, the rs3 is a much better tire. Kumhos get greasy and the side walls arent as stiff imo. Mindys rabbit flew on some rs3 that where smaller than her old starspecs (width wise). Made a believer out of me and they are very nicely priced.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 08:06:30 AM »

the response and turn in is way beyond the NT 05's on the vette
How much front toe out are you running?

Secondly, holy crap...I just looked at how much those tires cost in the OE size!  I just bought 3 sets of tires (2 autocross + 1 snow) for about that price.  Given the choice between the Kumhos and the Bridgestones, I'd get the Bridgestones.  I forgot about the Hankook RS3s, too.  See if you can find anything on them.

Zero toe in the front and the Kumhos were way expensive the NT05's were not that cheap either. Gunny seems to have better sizes to work with in my opinion the RS3's weren't even an option for me with the 17x9.5 and the 18x10.5 .

Those RS3's do look real good  :  )
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 05:31:18 PM »

You want better turn in, add some toe-out...1/8" or so in the front.  The rear should be toed in a hair 1/16-1/8".  You can do the fronts in your driveway with a tape measure.
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 08:33:56 AM »

You want better turn in, add some toe-out...1/8" or so in the front.  The rear should be toed in a hair 1/16-1/8".  You can do the fronts in your driveway with a tape measure.

I used to run a little toe out but it seemed like the car would "wash out" mid corner, seems like it had something to do with the toe out. So I gave up a little turn in for better follow through. That may change do to me lowering the rear more this year I may want a stiffer spring in the rear and a shorter spoiler  :  )
im always tinkering.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 08:09:28 PM »

alright!!! My tires are in.
Got some new street tires for all 4 corners and a couple of Hoosiers!
March 24th cant get here fast enough!

Are we having a tire day at Murry's place?
we could do a computer day along with it.

Gunny
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 03:09:56 PM »

Which street tires did you get?

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 04:14:08 PM »

Which street tires did you get?

John

Looks like he got the Ecstas.
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 05:01:33 PM »

Went with the Kumho Ecsta XS
They are suppose to be really good in the dry (which I really don't need, got my Hoosiers) and as I did more research I found most to say they are pretty crappy in the wet! So well see. Still happy to have them because the tires on my car are like driving on Ice all the time!

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 07:03:48 PM »

I happen to have a direct connection with Murry's place(also known as MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE)Gunny! Which date works, March 16 or 23. Let me know. Same cheap price, same great service!
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2013, 08:05:25 PM »

I happen to have a direct connection with Murry's place(also known as MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE)Gunny! Which date works, March 16 or 23. Let me know. Same cheap price, same great service!

23rd looks good,it gives some buffer for time. Anyone else interested?
 I have 4 street tires and 2 race tires.

let us know

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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 08:15:27 AM »

2/23 is dyno day prolly shouldn't do it then.
can i bring my tires on saturday the 16th?

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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 08:44:46 AM »

I happen to have a direct connection with Murry's place(also known as MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE)Gunny! Which date works, March 16 or 23. Let me know. Same cheap price, same great service!
2/23 is dyno day prolly shouldn't do it then.
can i bring my tires on saturday the 16th?

2/23 <> March 23...just sayin'
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 11:03:48 AM »

I happen to have a direct connection with Murry's place(also known as MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE)

So does this MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE also do pre-season state inspections for li'l wanna-be racecars
that need to be street legal to get to/from events?

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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 11:23:31 AM »

I will wait ordering tires until my car was on the Dyno...
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2013, 06:22:45 PM »

I happen to have a direct connection with Murry's place(also known as MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE)

So does this MURRAY AUTOMOTIVE also do pre-season state inspections for li'l wanna-be racecars
that need to be street legal to get to/from events?


Yes, and any other automobile on the road and off.
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2013, 07:40:56 PM »

Anyone need tires changed or mounted? If so we need to have a head count for March 16 or 23. Which date works for you.
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2013, 06:31:04 AM »

I need some tires ( not the 15 Hoosier Slick ) removed ( 4) and mounted ( 4 removed from wheels and mounted to another set of wheels.

The 16 March would work for me.
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