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Re: avs sports or pilot sports? (archive)

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Posted by Ken Robb on October 06, 1999 at 11:33:34:

In Reply to: Re: avs sports or pilot sports? posted by Khoa on October 05, 1999 at 22:32:53:

: When I first got my bimmer i had michelin pilots but the avs sport aren't bad tires.
: My father has them on his 911 porsche and he loves them. The traction is good but he complained that the tires are somewhat harder than the Dunlop SP8000. The michelins and yokohamas are good tires for the autocross track, it really depends on your budget and how much you want to spend.
I think the traction rating A or AA are comparing braking on wet pavement so it may not be relevant if you are concerned w/dry roadholding. I have Pirelli Assimetricos which I like for street and track. Discount Tire Direct had the fronts for $133 which made the package under $750 delivered. I went through a set of AVS S-1's in 11,000 miles. They were soft-riding and quiet and stuck OK but 4 laps of high speed auto-cross and the shoulders were really ground down.
: My preference would be avs sport because the traction is higher, AA traction.
: I think michelin has only A traction, not sure.

: Word of caution, make sure when you buy tires buy some metal stems also, if you are into autocrossing. The reason why is after couple of autocrosses, the rubber stem starts to break if you dont have the support value, my dad's broke, that's how i know.

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