Best wider tire on the rear for daily driving

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    ColeBartakovic Senior Hellcat Member

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    I want bigger back tires i prefer 305 on the back. It does rain and wont be driven in to cold of weather. What is the best for traction but will also last some time. I hate spinning and need something that will get me going quicker
     
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    That is a tough question but it sounds like your mainly focused on street driving. So if you want a tire that is going to be better as a daily driver in a 305 then you can go with the Pzero... but just remember traction is only going to be marginally better than a 275 but it will be better in the rain than any DR. Even the Pzero lose a lot of grip in cold weather. If you want real traction your going to have to go to a DR but then you're giving up rain and cold weather traction. Only you know how you plan on driving the car. Myself mine only comes out on warm & sunny days so for me I would be OK with Pzero... or a DR for some real straight line traction if I was going to play a little on the 1320..
     
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    I was thinking michelin pilot super sports but they dont make a 305x35
     
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    Is the Michelin Pilot Super Sports different from the Pilot Sport PS2 which is considered a Max Performance Summer tire... not really familiar with them as I never ran them so I can't offer an honest opinion.

    Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
     
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    If you are daily driving you must be looking for a tire with a higher treadwear. I went with Cooper RS3-S because they have a decent treadwear for a summer tire and the sizes I was looking for. Plus they won't destroy my bank account. They had the proper weight and speed rating. I put 26,000 miles on my Cat in one year and don't plan to slow down.
     
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    Hydroplaning resistance - 9/10
    Wet traction - 9.1/10
     
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    Good info Gents
     
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    I would love to know the difference too
     
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    Have you driven them in the rain?
     
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    I'm upgrading to Michelin Pilot Super Sports next weekend - 285/35 up front and 295/35 in the rear. I know you're looking at a 305, but I'll report back my impressions.

    Matt
     
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    How much more tread is on pavement from the 295 and the 305?
     
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    So the 305 is .39 inches wider than the 295 - all things being equal. However, some manufacturer run wide and some run narrow, so it might be a little more or less.

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    With the aspect ratio of a 35 series...this is somewhat moot, but remember the 305 width is the widest part of the tire, not the tread width. Best thing is to go look on tirerack and dig into the specs, they will list overall and tread widths.
     
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    I have but I don't normally. No issues and was actually surprised by the grip. Honesty, price and size were my main reasons for getting them. However, after having them on for a few thousand miles I'm happy with the grip and tire wear. Besides, if I didn't like then, I made a $700 mistake instead of a $1500 one.
     

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