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Old 11-13-2012, 12:18 PM
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Long lasting tire? Drift Tire?

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a good tire that will last with aggressive driving and someone who enjoys to kick the rear end out often.

I currently have Pirrelli Rosso Tires at 235/40/18, and although a great sticky tire and provide great traction... they are way too soft and I ran through a brand new set in under 10,000km (ie. one summer season)

So if anyone has any suggestions on perhaps a tire that will last much longer with a bit less grip, I really wouldn't care at all. Or would a drifting tire even work for street use? I want to avoid aquaplaning though!
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:30 PM
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There's no such kind of tyre.
It's either short lasting, performance tyres or mediocre "summer" tyres that don't like being heat cycled.

Motorsport is expensive, so is driving like an idiot on the streets.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:34 PM
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drifting tires surely last longer than your typical tires, don't they? I just want somethign that's capable in the wet to avoid aquaplaning, but will last if I drive very aggressively...
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Originally Posted by bse50 View Post
There's no such kind of tyre.
It's either short lasting, performance tyres or mediocre "summer" tyres that don't like being heat cycled.

Motorsport is expensive, so is driving like an idiot on the streets.
What he said. You can check out the Achilles ATR Sport, it's newcomer in the Formula D 400 treadwear AA traction A temp and real cheap. The only thing is that we're having issues trying to stock them so sizing is limited until we receive more from Taiwan but I've hear they do very well for drifting.
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Drifting tyres are garbage meant to go sideways, i seriously doubt they'd be safe in the wet against aquaplanning.
Then again, there are tyres like the r1r that are amazing in wet conditions and wear a bit less than their r888 counter part.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:49 PM
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drifting tires surely last longer than your typical tires, don't they? I just want somethign that's capable in the wet to avoid aquaplaning, but will last if I drive very aggressively...
there is no such thing as drifting tires, and tires were never meant to go sideways all your doing is just wasting the tread and excessive burn out can actually damage the integrity of the sidewall. I would suggest investing in a set of beater rims for your drifting and a good set for daily.
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Originally Posted by speedracer2169 View Post
there is no such thing as drifting tires, and tires were never meant to go sideways all your doing is just wasting the tread and excessive burn out can actually damage the integrity of the sidewall. I would suggest investing in a set of beater rims for your drifting and a good set for daily.
idk about no such thing as drifting tires. iirc they make tires that produce different color smoke.
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idk about no such thing as drifting tires. iirc they make tires that produce different color smoke.
they use too Kumho did it for a while and not anymore I think Maxxis does but those tires are for show and not intended for the street.
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Almost any aftermarket part is not intended for street use.
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Cool

Run Flat tires FTW! Makes plenty of smoke too.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:36 PM
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There is no such thing as "drifting" tires. You use the same high performance street tires that every one runs. Falken RT-615-K, and Nitto NT-05 are probably two of the most common best tires a lot of people run. Kenda Kaiser KR20 & Achilles ATR sport are also super common and cheap.


I have Federal 595RS'R on front, and Achilles ATR on the rear of my car.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:09 PM
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idk about no such thing as drifting tires. iirc they make tires that produce different color smoke.
The bfg scorcher used to leave colored skid marks on the pavement. They weren't a hot item though and sales didn't last more than a few years.

OP: Like everyone is saying, there isnt a tire manufactured specifically for drifting. There isn't a big enough market for it. However the thing to look for is the treadwear rating. A higher threadwear rating means a harder compound tire. It will make drifting a little easier and possibly last a bit longer. The problem is, With a tire size geared toward sports cars, it hard to find a high treadwear rating.

My suggestion: Stop by a couple tire shops. Look for used tires. If you down size to a 17 inch wheel, Your possibilities open up hugely. If you are friendly you can probably make a weekly stop and pick through their used tires for decent take-offs. Chances are you can get them really cheap or free.

At our shop, we get charged $3-5 each for scrap tire disposal. Whenever someone wants to take our old scraps, we let them have at it. As long as they don't make a huge mess of the lace. And its our policy that we cannot mount them. Its just a "thanks and have a nice day" thing.

From there go someplace else, or have a couple buddies and yourself go in together on a used tire machine.
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$100 for peoples mostly dead winter tires, smoke show for a month and replace
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Achilles atr sport tires are good for low powered cars just gotta let them cool down so they wont chunk
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