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Old 03-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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235 40 18 ? Anybody

Anyone out there using 235 40 18s on the front of their 986 ? The new Hankook Ventus TD only is available in a 235... Thanks
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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I run 235/35/19 up front with 275/30/19 in the rear.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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Yup, my street tires are 235/40/18
AX tires are 245/40/18
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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Yes. I just purchased the Nitto NT01 in 235 40ZR 18 front and 275 35ZR 18 rear. I mounted them on OZ Alleggeritta HLT 18-8 front and 18-9 rear. No spacers were installed.

If you do get those tires let me know how they perform. They were my second choice, but I could'nt find any one who was using them, so I opted for the Nitto's
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i've got 'em on 8.5x18 fronts (also oz alleggerittas). greatly improve turn-in and reduce scrubbing through the corners. a must do.
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Yes. I just purchased the Nitto NT01 in 235 40ZR 18 front and 275 35ZR 18 rear. I mounted them on OZ Alleggeritta HLT 18-8 front and 18-9 rear. No spacers were installed.

If you do get those tires let me know how they perform. They were my second choice, but I could'nt find any one who was using them, so I opted for the Nitto's
How are the Nitto's ? I've always been intrigued by them. I also like the Invo model.
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The Nitto NT-01's are a great tire. I have used 6-8 sets over the past 18 months. Since the NT-01 is an R-compound tire, they have incredible dry grip. At half-wear the tread pattern is gone and there are left with only two circumferential grooves on what would otherwise be a full slick. Avoid rain at all costs! I drove home from a track day in the rain at 45mph to avoid hydroplaning. As expected, their life is fast but not particularly long, especially if you are driving hard. The NT-01's don't heat cycle out like a lot of other R-compound tires (Toyo R888's, I am talking about you) so you can drive them until they cord and they will still have reasonably good grip. The NT-01 is the best buy in an R-compound tire that you'll find.
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The Nitto NT-01's are a great tire. I have used 6-8 sets over the past 18 months. Since the NT-01 is an R-compound tire, they have incredible dry grip. At half-wear the tread pattern is gone and there are left with only two circumferential grooves on what would otherwise be a full slick. Avoid rain at all costs! I drove home from a track day in the rain at 45mph to avoid hydroplaning. As expected, their life is fast but not particularly long, especially if you are driving hard. The NT-01's don't heat cycle out like a lot of other R-compound tires (Toyo R888's, I am talking about you) so you can drive them until they cord and they will still have reasonably good grip. The NT-01 is the best buy in an R-compound tire that you'll find.
Interesting info. Speaking of hydroplaning, I previously had a set of Pirelli p-corsa's on my vehicle. Talk about a tire that couldn't handle the wet. If someone had a runny nose, I'd have to steer clear of them.
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Running 245's up front on Carrera lights
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Interesting info. Speaking of hydroplaning, I previously had a set of Pirelli p-corsa's on my vehicle. Talk about a tire that couldn't handle the wet. If someone had a runny nose, I'd have to steer clear of them.
From the picture, you picked the Assimetrico, not the best Corsa for wet conditions.

I used the Corsa "system" and never had an issue in the wet.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:02 AM   #11
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Ditto on thstones comments on the Nitto NT01 tires. I'm competitive against Z06 Vettes running Hoosiers.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #12
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Yes, I run 235/40/18 up front with 295/30/18 in the rear on my 993 Turbo. I use 2 sets of wheels and tires. Kumho Ecsta's and Yoko AD08's.
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