I am in hpde 2. I have run the stock pirelli p zero tires on 19" rims, 255/40/zr19. I am looking for better tire options at the same or below price of the pirelli. I am also interested in 275/35/18 tires as I guess thats what the race mustangs run. I don't think I am interested in the ps2 tires as I have read they are shot after 3 days of hpde and cost a fortune. There are lost of opinions on tires. I do NOT want to loose performance from the pirelli even if the tire is half the cost. If you have a mustang or other mid 3000lb car and have run the pirelli tire and found something better I want to hear from you. I run at mid ohio if it makes a difference. Thanks.
HPDE2 - not time to run a NT01 or full slick tire. Learn to drive the car 11/10ths on street tires.
Set of 18in wheels will open up a lot more tire options for sure.
I have a 2011 S197 v6 Performance Package w/ 255/40R19s that I run in STX autocross.
My weights (have KW coilovers):http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k61/s ... eights.jpg
PZeros where just OK as the OE tire. Nothing special. Went though mine after 15k. Heat soaked in AX duty pretty quickly.
I have been testing 255/40R19 Conti DW:http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... mpare1=yes
15k on them so far and dozen AX events and a few laps at Mid-Ohio and Grattan. Overall, nice all-around summer tire. Does well in AX, well on the street, well on the track. Best in any? No. But good all-around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOq126GqhPkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxV-cBviOXw
Another good all around tire is the GY Asymmetric 2: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... mpare1=yes
As light as the DW and same price point. XL load tire too. Direct competitor.
Now, more grip at cost of tread life - Goodyear SuperCar G:1:http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... mpare1=yes
Better on track at cost of everyday tread life.
Extreme semi r-comp (see my note above) - Goodyear SuperCar G:2:http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... car+G%3A+2
More money. Lots more grip. This is my current STX AX tire. 265/40R19 fitment (OEM SVT Mustang).
Bargain beaters:http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... 4YR9K110XLhttp://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... mpare1=yes
Hankook V12s and Sumitomo HTR ZIII -- both good all around tires at a great price point. Good grip as well. v12s take a good beating too.