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Time for rear tires. I have Z06 10.5 x 18 wheels on the rear.

Caught a nail in the edge of the wall where the tread stops and the tire can't be patched or plugged.

I can't find 305's in 18", but have found 295's. I would like to stay with the ZR rating.

Anyone run the Kumho Ecsta MX 295/35R-18 99Y BSW tires? They are only $260.00 each. I probably will get what I pay for though.

I do not like any europeon style tread designs. I run 420 hp to the ground and I know there probably is not any street tire that will hold traction if I'm wanting to launch really hard. I have a set of Nitto NT01 315's for that. The NT's in rain feel like butter in the rear end. Pretty spooky.

Can you guys give me your take on a set of rear tires?

Thanks in advance.

Darrell
 

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I had Kumho Ecsta's on my 94 and loved them.:thumbsup:
 

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Have a few guys run them on the track and on the street no worries... but it doesn't rain in AZ...
 

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I have these bad boys!!!!

They have been great, I have had them for almost 1 year!
Handles really well!
I can't say about the hard launches, I have an A4...... But perfect for me!
 

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I ran Kumho Ecsta MX on my C5 all the time. loved them Quiet, good, wear
 

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Toyo PROXES RA-1 come in 305x18 and everyone I know who has tried these tires say thay are great and provide enough traction that people are running at the track rather than Hoosier or Sport Cups.

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I've got the Kumho's on the back of my 90 in the 295/35R18 you listed. So far, I have been pretty happy with them. A couple of things I have noticed are, when cold they break traction easily. My poor little 250 hp 90 will spin them with ease off the line anywhere below say 40 degrees. Wet weather traction is acceptable, nothing to write home about. She did get a little sideways once while I was trying to beat a yellow while turning left while it was raining.
At the strip they seem to hook pretty well for street tires, but remember I am only pushing 250 hp. They are quiet and overall they do a good job.



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I have these bad boys!!!!

They have been great, I have had them for almost 1 year!
Handles really well!
I can't say about the hard launches, I have an A4...... But perfect for me!
Rashafaa, looks like they have a rim/bead protector on them. Is that what I am seeing?

You know, where the tire sidewall has a thick core just around where the bead is seated on the wheel.
 

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Toyo PROXES RA-1 come in 305x18 and everyone I know who has tried these tires say thay are great and provide enough traction that people are running at the track rather than Hoosier or Sport Cups.

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Are these 305/35/18 or 305/30/18's?

My Nitto NT01 315/30/18 drag radials make the vette look like it needs to be dropped from looking at the space above the tire to the fender. That is why I want 35's. I will drop it when I get my 20/19's this summer.

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Rashafaa, looks like they have a rim/bead protector on them. Is that what I am seeing?

You know, where the tire sidewall has a thick core just around where the bead is seated on the wheel.
No, unfortunately these tires don't have anything like that. They are completely flush with the outside of the wheel. I'm not positive on this but, Falken has been the only tire I have seen with that feature.....there may be more, but that's all I know of.
 

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No, unfortunately these tires don't have anything like that. They are completely flush with the outside of the wheel. I'm not positive on this but, Falken has been the only tire I have seen with that feature.....there may be more, but that's all I know of.
All the Dunlop GForce tires, Michelin PS2, Nitto high performance, and many more have this. Guess I will stick with the Michelin PS2. I can get em for 332.00 each.
 

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Thank you!

Thanks for all the replies. I ordered the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 295/35ZR/18's for the rear end.
19/20" rims will come by this summer, and it will get slammed.

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New Michelin Tires Mounted!

My Michelin 295/35/ZR18 Pilot Sport PS2's for the rear came in today. Had them mounted and balanced on a Hunter GSP9700 road force balancer. Lots of meat on them and the look good on my 18 x 11" Z06 rims.

Took them out on the freeway to check for vibration or noise. They roll like I am on glass and they have very little road noise. Normal for a tire with tread. I have been running NT01 315 Drag radials and they had no tread so they were very quiet.

I rate these tires as very good. Do not know if I could have bought better tires.
 
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