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Old 01-21-17, 04:14 PM   #31
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How many miles do you have on them so far?
about 5kish
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Old 01-21-17, 04:35 PM   #32
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These tires are great! i had no problem hooking with these even when on a 100 shot of nitrous. only complaint is they dont last very long lol
how do they hold during wot from a dig (stop). Given temp in the 80+

currently have 275 pss came stock with RCF and it does burnout first and second gear wot.
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You're gunna spin for a little bit until they get warmed up.
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You're gunna spin for a little bit until they get warmed up.

the pss warmed up still spins smoke
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We all know that these cars don't wake up until 2nd gear anyway lol
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Any comments about ride quality. Are they noisy or quiet. Someone said side walls are stiff. Does this mean they make the ride harsher than other tires?
Thanks for the feedback
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I don't notice them being loud, but keep in mind I don't have a stock cat back. I am also on eibachs up front with an 08 suspension.
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I'm planning on picking the Indy 500 tires in the next couple weeks. I'm coming from Michelin PSS's so it should be a pretty good test. For the money they are worth a shot at least once. I'll report back once I get them on and put some miles on them to get past the break in period. Unfortunately it's getting cold in Atlanta again (we've had 70s for over a week!) so I may not be able to get enough heat in these tires. I can at least comment on the noise and how the steering feels with these tires.
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I'm planning on picking the Indy 500 tires in the next couple weeks. I'm coming from Michelin PSS's so it should be a pretty good test. For the money they are worth a shot at least once. I'll report back once I get them on and put some miles on them to get past the break in period. Unfortunately it's getting cold in Atlanta again (we've had 70s for over a week!) so I may not be able to get enough heat in these tires. I can at least comment on the noise and how the steering feels with these tires.
What price are you getting the tires for? Cant seem to find any good deal lately on tires.
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What price are you getting the tires for? Cant seem to find any good deal lately on tires.
tire rack still has these tires listed under 160 for a 245/35 and under 175 for a 275/30...That's under 700 for these tires which is a hell of a deal.
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What price are you getting the tires for? Cant seem to find any good deal lately on tires.
What Lmood said... roughly $600 or less for the set.
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Any updates from those running these tires? I'm thinking about picking up a set.. It seems I can get 4 of them cheaper than just the rear pair of Michelin PSS installed. I just daily drive the car anyways so it doesn't have to be the fastest tire possible.
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I got them installed 3 weeks ago on my 2011 ISF with stock rims and stock height. I'd say get them as they perform well compared to the stock Potenzas. I've taken back roads on both stock Potenzas and the Indy 500s and the handling is just as responsive with the additional grip.

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Keep the reviews coming. The pricing on these is certainly hard to ignore.

Current pricing(before tax &a shipping) via tirerack.com in the 245/275 combo:

Firestone Indy 500 - $661.14
Continental ExtremeContact Sport - $923.70
Michelin PSS - $994.80
Michelin PS4S - $1130.56
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I'm planning on picking the Indy 500 tires in the next couple weeks. I'm coming from Michelin PSS's so it should be a pretty good test. For the money they are worth a shot at least once. I'll report back once I get them on and put some miles on them to get past the break in period. Unfortunately it's getting cold in Atlanta again (we've had 70s for over a week!) so I may not be able to get enough heat in these tires. I can at least comment on the noise and how the steering feels with these tires.
Did you put some miles on them?
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