Smooth Ride Tires

Discussion in 'Tires and Wheels' started by Shrek427R, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Shrek427R

    Shrek427R Junior Member

    I'm currently on Bridgestone RE-11s, 275/40/18 square set up for track days. However my track days are now limited to two times a year because of work/family commitments. I'm thinking of storing the Bridgestone tires and looking for a smoother riding tire to drive about 125 miles weekly for field work. I also have the Cortex Xtreme Grip suspension with their Watts Link, Torque Arm, LCAs and Koni Yellows. Any suggestions for a smoother ride would especially be appreciated by my wife as I'm planning an 11 hour drive to Carmel for my friend's wedding.
  2. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

    MPSS in the same size. It's rated pretty high for ride comfort (8.8 out of 10 in Tire Rack's surveys from a basis of about 9.5 million miles). Seems about right from my own experience with two different sizes.

    PS4S and PS AS 3+ are also worth consideration, but are rated a bit below the MPSS for ride.

  3. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

    Don't know how much room you have but simply changing to a taller sidewall tire will smooth thing out a bit. Thinner sidewalls will also smooth out the ride. I just put run flats on my wife's sportage and can feel a difference.
  4. 06 T-RED S/C GT

    06 T-RED S/C GT forum member

    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500.. Also same size with 8.6 comfort rating based off Tire Racks survey.. IMHO, quality is right up there along with Michelin and Continental but are a bargain at $100.00 less per tire. Needless to say, I've been very pleased with the Firestones since purchasing them 2 years ago..
  5. LarryJM

    LarryJM forum member

    Yes Bridgestone Driveguard runflats give a taunt ride but I like them. They make much less noise then the stock tires which always sounded like I had a bad bearing.

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