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Old 12-22-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default i'm going to buy the ________ tire, now talk me into/out-of it

i've done the research and i swore that i knew which tire to buy...but now i'm just all unsorted

tire size goal: 235/40/18
occasional track days - average 1 day per month
10k per year average dd mileage
-2.2 camber front / -1.3 camber rear
live in SoCal - no snow and very little rain


tire i'm strongly considering: Nitto nt05, $600 mounted/balanced - however i'm concerned about it wearing too fast, i would like these to last 2 years



any other ideas?
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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After getting a chance to completely abuse a set of Vredestein tires at Spain's Ascari Race Resort, it was time to throw a set of new tires on the S4 and get a feel for them on everyday streets. The choice was simple. I ordered a set of Ultrac Sessantas, Vredestein's newest ultra-high performance tires.

After mounting, I was perplexed by the tire's look. I checked and double-checked that the sidewall read 225. I was amazed to see that they looked like a 235. The tire showed no signs of being stretched and it still retained a functioning rim protector.

I always prefer to test tires on a vehicle and location with which I am familiar, since it gives me reference points to compare against prior set-ups. The things that impressed me the most were how quiet the tires were, considering the aggressive-looking tread design. On my favorite Malibu Canyon roads, the S4 pulled through all the curves and the tires just stuck to the road without making a peep.

The Ultrac Sessanta was developed primarily for the needs of the modern sports car segment. It is the fifth tire developed in collaboration with Giugiaro Design. For those who don't know, Giugiaro, is one of the most influential designers in history. From automotive-related to everyday items like soda bottles, Giugiaro has provided high-quality design in almost every field. The partnership of Vredestein's technical expertise with the Italian design house has created a visually appealing tire with excellent performance.

Many innovative designs and advanced technical elements are incorporated into the design of the Ultrac Sessanta. A few key features are the Sophisticated Longitudinal Design, Handling Tuned Tread Compound, Parametrical 3D Design and HTS+ principle.

Sophisticated Longitudinal Design incorporates a wide circumferential groove placed asymmetrically on the inside of the tread. Positioned alongside this groove are curved grooves that gradually bend away towards the outer edge of the tread. The sloping circumferential grooves are never completely in the contact area. The footprint therefore actually has four circumferential grooves, three of which are at a small angle.

Handling Tuned Tread Compound is a formula of silica, various types of active carbon, and a temperature-sensitive resin. This ensures outstanding handling on both dry and wet surfaces.

The implementation of Parametrical 3D Design, an advanced 3D CAD system, guarantees that each specific tire size has been precisely calculated using the Finite Element Method to optimize the tire contact patch. The HTS+ principle ensures minimal deformation to the sidewall and provides maximum resistance to lateral force. This is accomplished by using two rayon layers in the tire carcass.

Enough technical talk. If I had to sum up the Ultrac Sessanta tire in three words, they would be: smooth, quiet and controlled. Vredestein's Ultrac Sessanta is available in sizes 17, 18, 19, and 20 and has been assigned a speed rating of Y for speeds up to 186 mph.Euro car and driver

Personal note they can take a ton of H.P without breaking loose, and are avalable in many hard to find sizes.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:58 PM   #3
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www.Vredesteintyre.com

I am very interested in how these will do on the track with a sti.. Special deal to first guy willing to give them a try.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:26 PM   #4
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i've done the research and i swore that i knew which tire to buy...but now i'm just all unsorted

tire size goal: 235/40/18
occasional track days - average 1 day per month
10k per year average dd mileage
-2.2 camber front / -1.3 camber rear
live in SoCal - no snow and very little rain


tire i'm strongly considering: Nitto nt05, $600 mounted/balanced - however i'm concerned about it wearing too fast, i would like these to last 2 years



any other ideas?
d000000000d....for that price......
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
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d000000000d....for that price......
yeah,...that's why i posted that part


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Old 12-22-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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wow, I'm not sure if you could get a better deal than that man. considering your location and that price, go for those Nittos.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #7
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am i going to get decent life out of them and are they going to shred apart like my last tires after 10x autox runs
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:25 AM   #8
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IMHO, that's a lot of tire for "occasional" track days.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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i had a set of 235-35-19 on 19x8.5 +47mm tire and wheel 47lbs

they acted like paddle tires in the snow, like drag slicks on hot dry days, never hydroplained in the rain.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:37 PM   #10
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i had a set of 235-35-19 on 19x8.5 +47mm tire and wheel 47lbs

they acted like paddle tires in the snow, like drag slicks on hot dry days, never hydroplained in the rain.
Glad to see you liked the Vredestein Sessanta. we love them!
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