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Old 05-30-2014, 06:18 PM
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Hi folks,

I'm wondering if some of you have realized that Hankook RS-3 actually makes 255/35/20 and 305/30/20, which fits our car, and costs only 1300 a set. I believe this would make a pretty good replacement for P-Zeros for people who would want a set for daily/track on their stock rims.

I managed to got my hands on a set of Pilot Sport Cup 2 245/305, and they will be arriving later this week. They were really hard to find (national back orders) and I got it for a pretty sweet price of $2200. I am really excited to see how it performs on track, as I have only heard good things about it (1.8 sec lap time improvement on a 1.3 mile track compared to Pilot Sport Cup). It is about 2/3 tread life of stock P-Zero, according to my friend who has a set on his 991S with PDCC. I will be reporting back after my next track day on 6/14 at Ridge Motorsports Park.

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Old 05-30-2014, 06:52 PM
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Good to know. Now we need more 255/35-19 and 305/30-19 options for street/track.
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Originally Posted by Han0355 View Post
Hi folks,

I'm wondering if some of you have realized that Hankook RS-3 actually makes 255/35/20 and 305/30/20, which fits our car, and costs only 1300 a set. I believe this would make a pretty good replacement for P-Zeros for people who would want a set for daily/track on their stock rims.
Han0355, I was not aware of RS3 in those sizes.
If true, I'm looking for someone to buy some lightly used PSS

I thought the closest RS3 sizes were;
265-35-20, which would work on a 9" Sport Techno.
305-35-20, which I think is too tall to use.

If you can point me to where you saw, the sizes you mentioned, available for sale, I want to order a set.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:32 AM
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Here you go buddy!

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....el=Ventus+R-S3

They are on a close out sale, so the price is unbeatable!!
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I don't see the sizes, they must of removed them.
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I can't find it either. Would be great if they did.
You can get Nitto NT05 in 255/35/20 and 305/30/20, but I have used both in the past for a track set up and the RS-3 was better.

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I'm very much looking forward to trying the PSC2s next. The Pirellis were better than expected and night and day with a more aggressive track alignment but they get very greasy above 40 psi and it seems no matter how low I start they can't last the longer (30-60minute) sessions. I ran the RS3s on my Elise for a time but did not have the success with them many are reporting. Fine for a street tire but lacked the overall grip of the falken and yoko contemporaries. Have they updated the compound? Seems like it's very old technology given how compounds have progressed in the wear to grip ratio.

I emailed with the Motorsport rep at nitto and they are expecting to make the NT01 in sizes that will work for us but couldn't give me a time frame. I don't track much over the summer so hopefully these and the cup2s will be readily available in the fall.

Edit: they did release a "version 2" of the RS-3 but it was just recently in 14 according to tirerack, so I'm not sure if most of the favorable reviews were of that or the previous compound which has been available for more than 10 years.

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Old 05-31-2014, 02:06 PM
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Nice find! For the guys that are running 245 fronts and 295 rears. The 255 and 305 set up might be to much tire right?
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