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    Default New Tire Recommendations--16 inch

    I need to replace a set of 205/55/16 tires, currently Toyo T1R.

    The T1Rs were very good on the street and at the track but after 7 years they are deteriorating despite lots of remaining tread.

    I am considering:

    Toyo Proxes 4 A/S
    Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole
    Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
    Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
    Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

    Any experience with these tires or other suggestions?

    Thx

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    I've run the Proxes 4 and the original T1 (predecessor to the T1-R) on other cars. The Proxes 4 were reasonably grippy, better ride and quieter than the T1-R. Much better when the temperature drops (below 40 F). Probably not as good a track tire, though.
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    I think your on the right track with the Toyo's. The T1R is a great tire. Also, Toyo are also some of the lightest tires I have ever owned. Rotating mass is not negligible and the lighter your tire the better. Just more food for thought.
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    Check out the Hankook Ventus RS-3 I have the older RS-2 and I love them. They are very quiet and super grippy.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Z222&tab=Sizes
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    Thanks for your insights.

    I've decided to go with the Potenza S-04s.

    I'll report in 2-3 weeks how they compare to the Toyo T1Rs.

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    I like your choice of 205-55-16.
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    I have the Handcook Ventus V-4's 205-55-16 and they are great! The best tire yet on my Z.

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