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Old 01-08-2018, 12:37 PM   #1
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Tire Questions

Want to purchase new tires for my 1le but not sure what to buy. I want to do 305 in the rear with a good sidewall and 285 in the front. any suggestions on sizes and what brand tires?
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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Stock G2 , stock size. The correct size and OE fitment is what makes the 1LE handle the way it doe's .
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:35 PM   #3
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After EXTENSIVE research and a bazillion thread discussions here on C5, BF Goodrich came out on top as the best overall tire.

I’m doing Nittos now for performance tires which are arguably tied for first after EXTENSIVE reading and partaking of discussions of many tire threads on here.


Now that’s not to say we haven’t ignited yet another tire discussion, so FLAME ON!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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Depends on what you intend to use your 1LE for.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:08 PM   #5
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Depends on what you intend to use your 1LE for.
^^^^^ this

OP looks you live up north, all season or summer only?
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:20 PM   #6
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Stock G2 , stock size. The correct size and OE fitment is what makes the 1LE handle the way it doe's .
100 % correct.

I made the stupid mistake of 325 rears and lost the handling it had.

Going back to 285 F1's all around next time !
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:12 PM   #7
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Yet another set of GY F1s for me. Can't be beat
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:53 AM   #8
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I destroyed my first set of GY F1's with in 10k miles. Great tires for the track. My 1LE is a summer driver/track car, and if the roads had even a drop of water on them the F1's acted like I was on ice, couldn't stand it.
I switched to Michelin Pilot Super Sports, went 285 in the front and 305's on the rear. Have around 8k miles on them, great tire. Not specified as good on the track as the F1's, but no noticeable difference at my skill level.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:29 PM   #9
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Yet another set of GY F1s for me. Can't be beat
You've never compared them to RE71's.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:04 PM   #10
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You've never compared them to RE71's.
My buddy runs those. Nothing but good things to say. However, I'm a no need to fix it if it ain't broke kind of guy. Some track time (road course), lots of spirited back roads twisties for me. I keep going back to OEM GYs with 285s all around
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:32 AM   #11
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You've never compared them to RE71's
Unfair comparison of tires with entirely different uses. With proper tire pressures, I'm getting about 12K street-only miles out of a set of G2s. My last set of rears lasted me 7K + 7 auto-crosses (averaging 9 runs per Autox). Given my cone-dodging driving style, which is to put it succinctly; "barely in control of the wildly oscillating vehicle at all times", RE71s would last me about a day.

As a "do-it-all except the cold" tire, the G2s can't be beat in my opinion.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:46 PM   #12
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Unfair comparison of tires with entirely different uses. With proper tire pressures, I'm getting about 12K street-only miles out of a set of G2s. My last set of rears lasted me 7K + 7 auto-crosses (averaging 9 runs per Autox). Given my cone-dodging driving style, which is to put it succinctly; "barely in control of the wildly oscillating vehicle at all times", RE71s would last me about a day.

As a "do-it-all except the cold" tire, the G2s can't be beat in my opinion.
I put about 5,000 miles on a set of RE71's last summer, which included 4 track days of 6, 20 minute sessions, along with 3 autoX events, where my car was double driven. So, really, 6 AutoX events. I'm sure I'll get at least a few events out of them next summer as well.

The difference in performance is night and day. The G2's are certainly more economical though.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:07 AM   #13
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I'm looking for a street tire with more grip. I will only drive my 1LE in the summer and up into mid/late fall. Does anyone have any feedback for the RE71R as a street tire?

Has anyone also dropped down to an 18" wheel and run the Federal 595RS-R(R)?
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:15 AM   #14
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Agree with Billy for the most part, but am always looking for a better alternative for a street/track driven car (I'm just not in the mood to change a set of tires every race day). I'm on my second set of GY2's with 7K on them, and think I could get another 7K-10K out of them safely.
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