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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Andrew Hurley, Nov 2, 2019.
Best street legal tyres for a blown 600+whp commodore vf2 ssvr?
Don’t run drag radials on the street. They’re good for straight line on the track but they’re not made to corner. Wet performance is also compromised.
It’s just a matter of doing research and reading reviews on tyre sites. Nitto make some awesome street tyres.
I don’t believe the mt radials are road legal here in Aus - heard they’re not load rated as required.
Hi EYY, It doesn't sound like your speaking from experience.
The MT street ss is apparently perfect but its illegal.
What else is out there for a 19x9 or 18x10 wheel?
I apologise for being ubrupt.
There will be minimal cornering so not an issue.
If I can get 500+whp to the ground it will be ok.
Take a look at the link.
M/T SS radial only just meets the legal requirements for traction as it is a wet road test they do for the ratings (read the sidewall)
I have a set and won't even drive to the track on them. Change at track, race, change back.
For a sticky street tyre I would go the nitto.
Unless you are stinking rich and it never rains. Then go the mickeys
Sounds like you're inexperienced. You've contradicted yourself straight up. Last night you asked what are the best street legal tyres, and added the MT's to the poll options. Now you're stating that they're illegal.
Not sure why you'd want to waste MT's on the street though.
I've run mt radials on the street to and from the track and even to work the next day in the rain. they still had plenty of tread depth left and were still useless above 60kph. They wobble around on bumpy roads too.
Check out some Potenza S007's. If they're good enough for Ferrari they're good enough for a commodore.
Lots of expensive sticky tyre options that fit those cars just look up reviews.
Workmate has 650'ish rwhp vf daily...tyres last awhile because hard to find anywhere he can actually open it up
This gives me some options to start with. I'll take your advice and just use the M/T street SS tyres at the track and may be just the odd trip there and back.
I'll post up some more photos and my findings when sort out the new rubber for the rears. Will see how the stock Potenza's handle all the extra torque first. Should be a fun.
Would be awesome if had to worry about stuff like this,mine doesnt make enough power.....
A blower sounds great,the engineering side of it frightens me.
I’ve driven to and from the track a couple times on 18 inch MT street SS, about an hour trip, and it’s doable, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Very floaty in the corners, and that’s at 30psi (16-18 track) Still safe as long as you take it easy.
I run Michelin PS4S on my 20s. And they are bloody great, once they get a bit of heat in them they hook up amazingly well, and the cornering is amazing. I’ve even run them at the drags and done a track day at Phillip Island and cant fault them. 470rwkw.
Yeah, good luck with that!
Yeah mate, I have heard good things about the Michelin PS4S. 470wkw or 630whp is very similar to what we are hoping mine will make after the Harrop FDFI 2300 and a few other goodies are fitted.
It doesn't seem like the Bridgestone Potenza S007's go any wider than 245/35R19 for the 19 inch wheel and I'm not too keen on fitting 20's yet so I'll see if Michelin do the PS4S in 275 or 285 for the 19s. How wide are your tyres?
Yea they come in 275/40/19 or 285/35/19.
Mine are 285/35/20. Will be fitting 295 when these wear out, which will be a while. They’ve had a hard time and are wearing very well.
They didn't come on that size when I bought mine about a year ago, only 245/19. The Pilot Sport Cup 2 might be worth considering. It's grippier than the PS4S.
Yeah cool, cheers cuda I will have a look. On the stock 19 x 9 rim I prob wouldn't want go more than 285 what do you think? Not sure if 295's would be legal? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,
Other option is to buy more 18x10 wheels and fit a street legal 295 or 305+ or a 20" rim ? The aim was always to keep her stock looking
There are tyre, wheel & suspension experts on here e.g. @vc commodore, who are far more qualified than me to comment. But, I certainly wouldn't even try to go wider than 285 on the stock rear 19 x 9 rim.
The Pilot Sport Cup 2 is in probably the top 5 best tyres there are at the moment, but they're also pretty exxy … you might struggle to find them in Commodore sizes, aren't they usually found on the likes of top-end 911's?
If tyres being a little slippery when cold is a problem for you, the Sport Cup 2's won't suit though.
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