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  • #16284
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    For regular driving on the road i reckon really i can overpower any tyre, so now more interested in having something i can enjoy on corners. I really built it as an allrounder but more track focussed. Now its semi sorted i would really like to explore that.  Yes i know its a two speed auto (for now) lol.

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    Hankook Ventus rs3

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    Hankook Ventus rs3

    I have those on the front of the Lexcen, great tyre  :XD:

     

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    ^doesn’t look they are available in 275/17″ though :-(

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    bugger….

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    So on my car FB page there’s been a few suggestions, but its the availability of both a 275 and 235 in 17″ with something around 30 or 40 AR that is the issue.  So far I think all I have available to me are

    Nitto01

    Federal 595

    Kuhmo KU36

    Falken RT-615

    Any one had experience with them or other suggestions?

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    595 is the big tyre in the pic I posted..

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    Cheers IJ, so looks like I am narrowing down the search.

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    I was really impressed by them at the Deca event, even the first lap when they weren’t even scrubbed in they were good.

    Couple of vids of them here>>

    https://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IanJmk3

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    For some reason i cant look at them on my tablet. So do you have any videos of you on tarmac?  Gotta say i am liking the looks of the Nittos as well.

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    There are 2 on that page Gary.

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    Got onto the home computer, and eventually found the vids.  Seriously mate I am peaking just watching them  What a hoot!!  I reckon those Federals are the go :good:

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    I wasn’t peddling it at all it was pretty much hard on the loud pedal soon as it was pointing in the direction I wanted to go, mind that was it’s very first time on road with semi slicks as well  :XD:

    Was getting a touch of understeer at times as it could probably do with a bigger front tyre but that may have been alignment related as it was all over the shop!

    For a budget tyre the 595 is pretty damn good!

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    Good to see the Senator still makes it in Street Machine.

     

    Edit: Added a photo but its too big. Will try again.

    http://http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/

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    595 is the big tyre in the pic I posted..

    sorry to correct, it’s a 595 RSRR in that photo (the most “hardcore” road tyre they make). Just pointing this out to avoid confusion with the regular 595SS or the 595RSR (also a good tyre).

    On a side note, I just got a pair of michelin Pilot Super Sports on the back of the monaro, and they are a very impressive tyre. They need to be a little warm to work properly, and they aren’t super amazing in terms of straight-line grip (still good though, and rear camber doesn’t help), but their lateral grip and feedback are amazing. I’ve used federal 595SS, pzero neros, kuhmo KU39s and achilles ATRs, and the michelins are by far the best in the twisties.

    It’s also worth noting that they are also the QUIETEST of the above tyres, and this is actually the reason i went with them over a semi-slick tyre. They are quite alot more expensive than the hankook RS3 or 595RSRR, but I can almost guarantee they’ll be quieter, and probably more comfortable.

    It really depends on what you’re after, but for me I needed a tyre that did everything, and the coilovers added to the road noise more than I realised they would.

    Either way I hope this info helps :)

     

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    Cheers for that mate, info def helps.  Road noise isn’t really a factor, I am really just after something with a lot of grip but that wont smash the bank account. I think i am narrowing it down, maybe at lunch i will do a bit of a mini spreadsheet and lay it all out and see what comes up trumps.  Thanks all btw!!

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    Thanks Dan, didn’t realise the 595’s were a family, only thought it was the semi slick!

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    This is bringing back memories of finding the last set I have on it.  The issue is the 275’s for the rear.  Looks like the Nitto NT01 might be the go, I think I can get them in 275/40/17 for the rear and 235/40/17 for the front.  The stickier 595s styles aren’t available in the size I want.  The Pilot Super Sports aren’t in my size either.  Happy to be corrected btw!!

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    Just want to say Awesome Build you have there, lov’in it.

     

    Cheers

     

    Deek

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    I have the same size tyres on my ute for the 17″ rims although i run 235/45/17 on the front.

    Toyo R1R  (front) excellent tyre,good in the wet,very straight shoulder.

    Kumho KU 36 (rear) very good tyre for the price,would buy again,good grip vs tread wear

    Toyo R888 (rear) a step or two above the others as it should be, its a treaded slick.Needs to get up to temp to perform well.

    Pretty sure all the above tyres are available in the sizes you want.

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