Re: Nexen N FERA SUR4G
I've been thinking about running the same RE71R set up you mention on my 2014 Cayman S. I like the idea of the 45 profile to help preserve factory tire diameter and ride height/ground clearance. Do you have any additional feedback on this set up?Interesting. I've been running RE71R's this season in the stock size (235/45 and 265/45) and been super happy. We made about 11 track days equivalent (counting days my wife and I both ran the car as 2x) and that included swapping the tyres on the rims after 5 or 6 days to even out the wear (both of our local tracks are anti-clockwise). I found 32 PSI to be a good sweet spot hot on both tyres.
Disadvantage is I called to order a new set and there are none to be had in this size right now. So I'm going to try out the Firehawk Indy 500 in 245/40 - 275/40 which will lower the car by .36" (it's a little over 1/2 shorter in diameter). I'm a little concerned about clearance with that but we'll see how they last and how they feel.
I drive my tyres to the track (The Ridge is about 100 miles down and then 100 back, and Pacific is a lot less than that), but do change them out for regular street driving. My spec for a tyre was consistent feel (no snapping and letting go, I want progressive sliding) and that I can drive home if it rains without being scared for my life. These have worked quite well for that. I'll report back after I've run the Firehawks at least one day.