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Hey Guys, I am in the market for some tires on my Camaro rims for my G8. I am going to run 245/35-20's in the front and 275/30-20's in the rear. After a lot of looking I have came to these three tires.

I would like a somewhat sticky tire, a decent tread life and to not spend a fortune. (Don't we all??)

If you have ran this tire and have some feedback on this just let me know what you think. I noticed as well there are quite a few threads going on right now about tires! Tis' the season!

Bridgestone Potenza RE760
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...0RE760XL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...R0SMTTXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Sumitomo HTR Z III
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...0HTRZ3XL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
 

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My son has the Sumitomos and the rears have worn out quick (E55 AMG, don't have the miles). He's not burning rubber either.
 

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I love the RE760's; great life, very predictable and controllable. That said, they do not grip very well. I find it a lot of fun but it won't give the best results at the track (quarter mile or road course).
 

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Okay guys, I talked to my tire guy and he said that a 285/35 in the rear would better match the 245/30s in the front for profiles sake.
I've read a few threads on rather or not the 285s would work but it's still kind of up in the air.

Does anyone have any other opinions on 285's with these camaro rims?? I don't plan on having anyone in the back of my car often and would really rather not roll my fenders as I've heard some horror stories on paint flaking and stuff
 

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245/35-20 and 275/30-20 have almost exact diameter which is what you should match.
285/30-20 has a larger diameter than 245/35-20.
 

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I second the Michelin PS2's. They might be a bit more expensive, but worth it.
 

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From what I've read the 285s will work, but that's pushing it..Unless you plan on rolling fenders. +1 on the PS2's..Good grip/ wear is good. Yes expensive, but well worth it depending on your application. Read a lot of good things too on the re760
 

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I'm very happy with the RE760s. They get my vote.
 

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I like my RE760s but I wore them out in less than 2 summers. In the rear I still have some tread right now but rain is really sketchy! Fronts wear great though.
 

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Michelin Sport Pilot, if you have the cash get them.

I have them for about a year and love every minute of it.

Shame on me... Forgot to write a review on Tire Track. Is 5 Stars on my book.
 
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