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What Tire do you guys run

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Depends on what level of performance you are looking for. As suggested by others, I picked up a set of Firestone Indy 500s and have been pretty satisfied with them. I would say they come to about 85% of the OEM ones in terms of grip at the limit. Overall they are good summer performance tire and be had for a great price on tire rack.
 


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Depends on what level of performance you are looking for. As suggested by others, I picked up a set of Firestone Indy 500s and have been pretty satisfied with them. I would say they come to about 85% of the OEM ones in terms of grip at the limit. Overall they are good summer performance tire and be had for a great price on tire rack.
I also have the Firestone Indy 500 and would agree with what you say about their grip. They do give up a little bit of the quick immediate turn in that the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires have, so I considered two going back to those, but they were unavailable on Tire Rack last time I looked. The local Firestone dealer quoted me a really high price of about $1350 for a set of four mounted and balanced, and they also had to special-order them, which I didn't like because I like tires that are readily available if I damage one and it can't be fixed.
For the combination of decent performance, good price, and ready availability, I think the Firestone Indy 500 are currently the best bet. This is assuming that you don't want to go with an Extreme Performance tire, which I didn't because I run them all year round, it doesn't snow enough to justify winter tires here in North Carolina, and figured they would just be really really bad in cold weather.
 


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I also have the Firestone Indy 500 and would agree with what you say about their grip. They do give up a little bit of the quick immediate turn in that the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires have, so I considered two going back to those, but they were unavailable on Tire Rack last time I looked. The local Firestone dealer quoted me a really high price of about $1350 for a set of four mounted and balanced, and they also had to special-order them, which I didn't like because I like tires that are readily available if I damage one and it can't be fixed.
For the combination of decent performance, good price, and ready availability, I think the Firestone Indy 500 are currently the best bet. This is assuming that you don't want to go with an Extreme Performance tire, which I didn't because I run them all year round, it doesn't snow enough to justify winter tires here in North Carolina, and figured they would just be really really bad in cold weather.
$1350 seems super high for what they are offering! And I'm debating what tire I should pick up when these decide to go. I run a winter setup since I live in NJ so I might want something a bit more extreme next summer season.
 


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$1350 seems super high for what they are offering! And I'm debating what tire I should pick up when these decide to go. I run a winter setup since I live in NJ so I might want something a bit more extreme next summer season.
The Indy 500 is great but obviously not for that price point. Currently I have Dunlop Direzza ZIII in 215/40/17 that I also really enjoy!
 


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The Indy 500 is great but obviously not for that price point. Currently I have Dunlop Direzza ZIII in 215/40/17 that I also really enjoy!
The $1350 was for OEM replacement tires. Not the indy 500.

He prefers the OEM tire but no availability.

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I've heard good things about the Direzza's as well. Have until March to decide so hopefully I can make a decision by then lol
I'm dropped by and inch or so and have wider tires and have no issues with rub or anything. Would highly recommend a wider tire, especially this one
 


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Ahhh that makes more sense. Still wouldn't spend that much personally on oem, even though they are good tires
I agree, even if the OEM Potenza's were readily available I wouldn't spend that much more than the Indy 500's on them. When the OEM Potenza's were on Tire Rack, you could get them for as little as $640 for a set of four. I would gladly pay that much more to get that last little bit of crisp turn in, but unfortunately it's a moot point, because they seem to be going away.
 


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i was thinking of either the general gmax as-05 or pilot sport 3s. Anybody have any info on those?
 


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Your first post said tire upgrades neither of those are upgrades.

Dunlop Direzza ZIII is a upgrade, and is the next tire I will purchase.

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$1350 seems super high for what they are offering! And I'm debating what tire I should pick up when these decide to go. I run a winter setup since I live in NJ so I might want something a bit more extreme next summer season.
I believe that Capri was referring to the scarce 050As with that quoted price.

ANY OEM tire, especially the B-stone ones are going to be BIG bucks, even on Tire Rack/DTD, etc. [wink] [:(]
 




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