Sorry, I missed your post. I am keeping those. The new wheels are for the road course and the special rubber needed
I'm told I spend way too much time deciding which tire to buy, but these things are expensive, and I don't like wasting money.The fronts are Pilot SS the rears are 4S.
Those fronts are only different from the rears until they wear out, then it will be 4S all around. The 305/35 was simply not available when the time was up. For my street use, they are fine, it will never need more front rubber, unless a guy got real illegal with his moves on the street. I can tell you I have used 285/35 4S's on a regular body Hellcat with the 9.5" wheels on the track. They do amazingly well, and are well wearing. If someone wanted a good street and occasional track run, don't over think it. Spend the money and enjoy, its worth it.I'm told I spend way too much time deciding which tire to buy, but these things are expensive, and I don't like wasting money.
I put 4S on the Challenger (a car I inherited from my dad), & put Pilot SS on a Z4 E89 I own. I don't take the Challenger to the track, but on a couple of occasions have taken the Z4 to Donington Park Circuit in Leicestershire. For me I didn't see much point in having the CUP tires, as for the most part, I wouldn't be getting them hot enough. My choice of tyres (let's try the British spelling this time) was mostly based on videos like the ones below, and other videos from this channel comparing back-to-back with other manufacturers:
Wet & Dry Handling. Sport 4 vs 4S vs Cup2 (admittedly in a Focus ST, but it gives a good overview)
Can you use track semi slicks tyres on a normal car? Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 vs Pilot Sport 4 S
That was a bad trick. Where oh where does that sort of an unmarked exist?Good advice!
I'm not sure why Michelin limits some of their tyre sizes. Unless they are forcing some of there customers to use a specific tyre spec (profit?). Or perhaps it just takes time & money to tool up to make a full range of tyre sizes?
I also own an MR2 turbo (SW20), with larger wheels/tyres than standard. And let's say I've gotten illegal with it on the road. A 4 wheel drift around a roundabout during one quiet early Sunday morning drive tends to attract the wrong type of attention. Especially when being followed by an unmarked black BMW 330 police car for 6 miles -- at times at speeds in 3 figures. When he eventually pulled me over he said, "your car pick up well for a 30 year old car". I didn't have the heart to tell him that I just didn't bother slowing down for the bends as much as he did. Amazingly he let me off with an "on the spot fine", and said he won't mention on the ticket how fast I was going. Otherwise I would have ended up in court facing a 1 month ban. Perhaps he was bored, & just out for some fun himself? I tend to be a bit more observant these days. The so-called snap oversteer on these cars isn't as bad as the early reports make out.
These unmarked cars are all over the place -- clearly I should have known better! I was in the county of Cheshire at the time, near a place called Nantwich. I was driving east along the A500 Google Maps then southwest along the A531.That was a bad trick. Where oh where does that sort of an unmarked exist?
I am going to a much shorter track in a few weeks, at the end of the two day fun, I may have to try some sideways tricks (with their permission of course). I have a set of non-Michelin tires that could use some wear that I have mounted on the OE rims. I want to put the new Pirelli tires back on them I took off last year and re-evaluate them. IF the PZeros PZ4's are any good, they do make all sizes that would be interesting to try.
I don't know why Michelin does not make all sizes, probably of course for the lack of original equipment. I know I had to check a special box at Discount Tire Direct that the 325's were for a Ford GT! Strange, huh?
Keep that old clunker between the curbs!