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I ran Ventus V12's on my MS3. They were okay. Great for the price.

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Old 10-08-2019, 03:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I ran Ventus V12's on my MS3. They were okay. Great for the price.
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the Yokohama A052 is a 200 treadwear tire . . . a track tire you can drive to the track.

for "street duty" that is a poor choice

OTOH, i've heard pretty good things about the Bridgestone S04
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the Yokohama A052 is a 200 treadwear tire . . . a track tire you can drive to the track.

for "street duty" that is a poor choice

OTOH, i've heard pretty good things about the Bridgestone S04
I’ve run the S04’s too. They are good tires as well.
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Z enthusiasts how are interested in running Yokohama’s on their Z but more of a budget tire in mind. I have had experience with the Yokohama Advan Sport (superior dry traction), Advan Sport A/S, S-Drive (great bang for the buck) are overall great tires with a budget in mind. I used the Yokohama Ice Guard IG53 tires before for winter driving and were excellent for wet/cold conditions.
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Z enthusiasts how are interested in running Yokohama’s on their Z but more of a budget tire in mind. I have had experience with the Yokohama Advan Sport (superior dry traction), Advan Sport A/S, S-Drive (great bang for the buck) are overall great tires with a budget in mind. I used the Yokohama Ice Guard IG53 tires before for winter driving and were excellent for wet/cold conditions.
You want sticky,street,budget minded
Hard to get everything in one, along with the sizes you put out there
I see a 295/35 is probably the widest street oriented tire for the rear.....peeked around a couple sites.
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I’ve never ran these tires before; was just looking for something in the description you gave
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Guess I'm just crazy thinking a sports car should have actual sticky tires on it.

I personally run the Conti ECS's when I need to drive my car on the street. I've even done an autox event with them when I didn't feel like worrying about the threat of rain that day. I wouldn't consider them "stickier" tires which is what the OP asked for. "Stickier" tires are going to be your 200 TW tires that people are using for HPDE's and autox.

Guess the 370z community has just gone down market in the last few years.
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The reality is that bumming around town really doesn't require sticky tires
If that's what the car is being asked to do, 200 to tires are counter productive in cost and life

If ur mixing in harder driving, then obviously stickier is better
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The reality is that bumming around town really doesn't require sticky tires
Race compound would be overkill, sure.

For road use I value wet performance when half worn. That, to me, is the benchmark point where some tyres fall off a cliff and better tyres keep their mojo.

On previous cars, Bridgestone's RE001 went rock hard for me to the point where I felt unsafe taking gentle bends at the speed limit when it rained. They were extremely slippery and unpredictable in the wet - randomly. I subsequently swapped wheels, and took the RE001s on 3 drift days before I could get them to show canvas. Disgraceful.

The tyres I went to next, Dunlop Sport Maxx TT, were brilliant right down to the wear markers in both dry and wet weather. Complete confidence in the tyres and I had a few sets.

I later moved to Bridgestone RE003, and they weren't quite as grippy as the Sport Maxx TT, but they behaved respectably well until they wore out and were quite cheap so I've had a couple of sets of them too.

There's no point putting R compound on a daily driven car, but there's also no point buying a sports car and then putting **** tyres on it. The happy medium's in the middle somewhere. I want to know I have half a chance of braking in time when some dickhead pulls out in front of me in the wet. I also don't want to feel like the car is going to spit me into the bushes when it rains.
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I hear AAM and EVO-R make really good tires. Why don't you check with one of them?
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