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Old 07-11-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Pirelli Corsa 235/40-18 being discontinued



I just ordered the last set for me and was told there are no more left. Tire rack doesnt have any more complete sets and that was my tire size of choice. I guess its time for the 265/30-18s.............

Man the 235/40-18 was such a great compromise with a 60 tread wear, and the Corsa was cheap and held up to daily driving if kept at -1.5 and better.

The only version remaining is the Porsche OEm version. tread wear of 80 and 2 grooves down the middle. I had those first and talk about a weapon in the rain. SHoots royster tails like the Detroit Jet Hydra plane boats at Bel Isle.

That version is alot more expensive. Oh well.

Who ran the Corsa's ..any feedback?

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Old 07-11-2005, 12:33 AM   #2
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I'm running the 255/40-17 on my '04 STi. So far so good...mostly highway and backroad driving. Had a couple rain storms, but they acted fine.

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Old 07-11-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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Interesting, the JDM S203 comes with those tires in that size as standard...
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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I'm running the 255/40-17 on my '04 STi. So far so good...mostly highway and backroad driving. Had a couple rain storms, but they acted fine.

Chris H.
Send me some pics of that set up or post em...please....

would love to see em'...

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Old 07-11-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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Interesting, the JDM S203 comes with those tires in that size as standard...

LOOK very close, they are a different version. They have more than 2 grooves..........

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Old 07-11-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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Good news, he can probably still get the tires he needs from Japan .
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:48 AM   #7
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Send me some pics of that set up or post em...please....

would love to see em'...

Myles












Mods are:
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-17x8 Rota torques for street
-255/40-17 Pirelli Corsa for street

and that's about all I can think of.

Oh yeah! I run autocross some, so the Hoosier stickers are leftover from Nationals, where I ran 275/40-17 Hoosiers.

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Old 07-11-2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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Draken - nice car.

Running the 255-40-17 on 8x17?
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:04 PM   #9
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no it isn't ..... it it the OE front tire for the Porsche GT3 ... the older design is but, there is a new design for that tire
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:45 PM   #10
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no it isn't ..... it it the OE front tire for the Porsche GT3 ... the older design is but, there is a new design for that tire
When does it come Luke.........?...............?

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Old 07-11-2005, 11:45 PM   #11
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Myles,
I have been running the Corsas (235/40-18) since the beginning of the autoX season.
Run great and hold very well. I have become quite competitive with them.
I love them, especially when I got them for $130 each from Tirerack this past winter.
I don't have the two grooves though.
Great tires.
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:00 AM   #12
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Myles,
I have been running the Corsas (235/40-18) since the beginning of the autoX season.
Run great and hold very well. I have become quite competitive with them.
I love them, especially when I got them for $130 each from Tirerack this past winter.
I don't have the two grooves though.
Great tires.
Francois
Kool,..yeah I was taking a corner tonight and thought.." I'm gonna miss you guys..........

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Myles,
I have been running the Corsas (235/40-18) since the beginning of the autoX season.
Run great and hold very well. I have become quite competitive with them.
I love them, especially when I got them for $130 each from Tirerack this past winter.
I don't have the two grooves though.
Great tires.
Francois
And he manages to do four wheel launches too.
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And he manages to do four wheel launches too.

IBwhydoIneednewtranny?
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