Getting Fed Up with 17-in Low Profile Tires.....
speedracer.mark at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 10:22:20 EDT 2007
I'm also a Nokian tire nut for the winter (and a dealer). For my own summer
street tires, I've run (without failure) on my own S4 and Corvette Z06, both
in 18" sizes (even shorter sidewalls) and can personally recommend:
Michelin Pilot PS2
And definately not as good of a tire, but decent considering the price:
The T1-S isn't a very good street tire. The carcass seems to be light in
construction (like an R-compound), which simply doesn't hold up to daily
driver use (abuse?).
On 4/17/07, Bob Gregory <rggpa1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My B5 S4 (225-45-17) came with the famous bubble prone RE040's and 3 of
> those died well before their tread life was over. Changed to Toyo T1-S, and
> they wore out amazingly fast, wore heavily (strangely) on the inside, and
> had substantial tread separation issues. Just changed to Conti SportContact
> and within 1 week, a bubble appears in a sidewall! I know exactly what
> caused it and it wasn't much.
> During the winter months, I have used both Nokian NRW and (currently) WR
> in size 205-55-16. I have hit much bigger potholes and poorly done road
> patches with these without any sidewall issues.
> So....does anyone have experience with decent performance 225-45-17 tires
> that are known to be (as much as possible) sidewall bubble free? I am more
> than ready to trade some "ultra" and "max" performance attributes for some
> frotting lifespan! I have always preferred wet weather capabilities over
> ultimate 10/10s handling ability.
> Any good options? I am thinking about WRs in 225-45-17 except they are so
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