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Old 05-16-2012, 08:43 AM
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So what are you guys using for replacement tires? My P-Zero Rosso's are pretty much shot and I'm looking for new tires. There are plenty to choose from for the front (245/35/18) but only two choices with the rear (335/30/18). Spent an hour on the phone with a pretty knowledgable guy at Tire Rack and this is what I found out. The Rosso's are no longer made in that size and the Corsa is the "new" replacement tire. Other than that its the Michelin PS2 but the speed rating between the front and rear do not match (186+ rear / 186 front I think). I have two problems with the Corsa's - wear life for the price and they pick up every piece of gravel on the street - and since I dont track the car they seem to be a bit much. The speed rating difference for the PS2's probably is no big deal since I will not be driving 186 mph for any sustaibale time.

I searched the forum but found nothing on this topic - Plenty of discussion for the Gallardo sizes but nothing for the Murci. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Michelin, or even the BF Goodrich's would be a better tire. What year Murcie do you have? Make, year, model?
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Michelin, or even the BF Goodrich's would be a better tire. What year Murcie do you have? Make, year, model?
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Tire Rack said no other company made tires of this size - and the only Michelin is the PS2, which has the minor issue I mentioned. But honestly I have exhausted my knowledge as I am certainly no tire expert.
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Tire Rack said no other company made tires of this size - and the only Michelin is the PS2, which has the minor issue I mentioned. But honestly I have exhausted my knowledge as I am certainly no tire expert.
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Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels, put in your make model, select tires, that's how I found it. You don't need to call, you can do it online, assume you have a computer?
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I did this before I called them (I'm not an idiot) I saw the BF Goodrich's but the rears are "on back order". When I spoke to them they had no idea when they would be in...or if they would be in. Have never known anyone here run the BF Goodrich's and all the others listed are pretty much just racing slicks. So I'm guessing most people just run with the Corsa's. I'm not sure why that surprises me but for some reason it does - guess I expected more options. I appreicate you responses though.
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I have the BF Goodrich tires and love the grip, but they are NOISY. The noise keeps getting worse, be sure to look at the reviews for them. I'm thinking of replacing them with the Corsa tires to save my ears. I've got 5K on these tires.
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Pilot Super Sports are the best for the R18 335/30 tire for the money.

I hated the BFG's on my Grand National, but their price-point makes them a contender to try out in this size. If they don't perform well, will be easy to unload to the Viper crowd.

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Pilot Super Sports are the best for the R18 335/30 tire for the money.

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I dont think they make the 335/30/18 in PSS yet. Not on the Tire Rack site - and the sales guy told me Michelin does not make it yet. Maybe "soon". It was my intention to go with those considering the great write ups from the Gallardo guys. What a PITA.
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For some reason I thought the SS replaced the PS2. Since the PS2 is still on Michelin's site, I would definitely pick that tire. They are better in every way than the Pzero.

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For some reason I thought the SS replaced the PS2. Since the PS2 is still on Michelin's site, I would definitely pick that tire. They are better in every way than the Pzero.

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The SS did replace the PS2 but Michelin does not make it in a 335/30/18 yet. I just called them - they make it in a 20 and thats it for now. So rather than go with the Corsa I think I'll go with the PS2. Thanks for the info.
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