SRN wrote:Weeeellll... Tuesday afternoon after spending quite a bit of time reading about tires I decided to say "F It" and ordered a set of 245/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R's. Tire Rack had them to my door by Wednesday at 11am (amazing shipping times with that company!) and I got them mounted last night. Just driving back from the shop the steering input is WAY more sensitive! I'm very excited to see what kind of difference these tires make this weekend!
Yep. Bridgestone RE71R and BFG Rival S are the only serious contenders in the autocross world right now. I have the RE71R's on my Vette for A-Street.
If this is your first set of competition autocross tires, just know they are essentially full blown R-Comp tires with some tread carved in to be considered "Street Tires". That means they are sketchy in the rain, have no grip in ambient temps under 50 degrees, and don't even think about snow. They're expensive, wear out twice a fast as any normal tire would, and can be noisy when worn....but they're fast.
I don't know what kind of -camber can be achieved on the Kizashi, but you're probably going to want to look into that next if you haven't already. The -camber will actually extend the life of the tires since it saves the outside edges from getting destroyed.
Oh, and the RE71Rs are known for having a release agent that takes an autocross event to get scrubbed off. So however much faster you are the first time out with them, just know you're going to be even faster at the next event.