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post #21 of 77 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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The OEM tires that your NSx comes with was probably chosen because Acura has a deal of some kind with the manufacturer. A Jalopnik reader posted that and Honda was trying to track them down. Yea they're still good tires but you may as well get your own performance set.

@forty5th is there an app to see what tracks are near you?
Yeah I'm thinking to get my own performance tires for the track. I've heard good reviews on these tires, so I'm deciding to get them for tracking:



The rating out of 5 for the follow:
3.5 Dry Handling
5.0 Wet Handling
5.0 Tread Life
4.5 Braking

Apparently, it's a well known brand and one of the most common tires used by road racers.
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What brand are those tires? I was thinking of BFGoodrich because I've heard their tires are good.



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Well the optional tires are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s, might as well go for that if it's what Acura identified as a higher performing tire, unless you know a lot about tires and have good reason for going with something else, I wouldn't mind hearing.

Standard stock tires are Continental ContiSport Contact 5 P



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I usually look up reviews on tirerack.com and check the ratings. No rating for the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 but the reviews sound good, just general things to keep in mind like warm up the tires first.

The Continental ContiSport Contact 5 P seems like a great OEM set for daily use. Not sure about track since it's more of a city.highway set.



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I usually look up reviews on tirerack.com and check the ratings. No rating for the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 but the reviews sound good, just general things to keep in mind like warm up the tires first.

The Continental ContiSport Contact 5 P seems like a great OEM set for daily use. Not sure about track since it's more of a city.highway set.
On the most relevant level you'll want to watch reviews that really put it to the test, much like Motor Trends review (below), since they do talk about the optional Michelin tires. Fact is these are supercar tires, what will let you push the NSX more than base tires:




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Guys- just choose the optional factory-offered Cup 2's or Trofeos. None of the other street tires can surpass the dry track grip of these. Trust me, been there done that. And I am a track addict. Aside from Hoosier slicks, there isn't much that can consistently beat these two.
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I actually don't track so I was looking at a daily drive set but I guess I'll stick with the ones that come with the NSX.



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I actually don't track so I was looking at a daily drive set but I guess I'll stick with the ones that come with the NSX.
Standard tires will serve you well then.

Plus the optional tires only last 15,000 miles, which for most people will turn them away. But I think those that really understand how much better it can make a car feel, spending the extra to have those tires on the street will be worth it. Sometimes you just have to look at the fun factor.



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post #29 of 77 (permalink) Old 04-29-2016, 12:22 PM
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How much mileage in what time-span would someone really drive the **** out of these things.. I mean, if you're changing a set of tires every say 5-6 months ... it's not that bad is it ?
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Depends on how you drive and if you're going to drive the crap out of them on track, one set could last you around 3 days before you'll need to replace them but this was my friend's Q3's.

Track isn't exactly cheap.



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