Continental ContiSportContact 5P
240 treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

235/40ZR18255/35ZR18225/35ZR19
235/35ZR19235/35ZR19235/35ZR19
235/35ZR19235/35ZR19235/35ZR19
255/30ZR19255/30ZR19255/35ZR19
255/35ZR19255/35ZR19 255/40ZR19
265/35ZR19285/30ZR19 295/30ZR19
295/30ZR19305/30ZR19245/40ZR20
255/30R20255/40ZR20255/40ZR20
265/35ZR20285/30ZR20285/35ZR20
285/35ZR20 295/30ZR20295/35ZR20
245/35ZR21 265/35R21275/30R21
275/30ZR21275/35R21285/30ZR21


Hankook Ventus RS-3
200 treadwear
Traction: A
Temperature: A

215/45ZR17225/40ZR18235/45ZR18
245/40ZR18265/35ZR18285/35ZR18
235/35ZR19245/40ZR19305/30ZR19
285/35ZR20 


Falken Azenis RT-615K
200 treadwear
Traction: A
Temperature: A

205/40R17 215/40R17 215/45R17
225/45R17235/40R17245/45R17
255/40R17275/40R17225/40R18
235/40R18245/40R18255/40R18
265/35R18275/35R18295/40R18
315/30R18 


BFGoodrich Rival
200 Treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

245/40ZR17 255/40ZR17 215/45ZR17/XL
225/45ZR17315/30ZR18335/30ZR18
265/35ZR18275/35ZR18295/35ZR18
225/40ZR18/XL 245/40ZR18285/35ZR19
255/40ZR19/XL 265/35ZR20/XL285/35ZR20
315/35ZR20/XL 


Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
220 treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

205/55R17295/30ZR18285/35ZR19
225/45ZR17295/30ZR18285/35ZR19
235/50ZR17295/35ZR18285/35ZR19
255/40ZR17295/35ZR18285/40ZR19
265/40ZR17315/30ZR18285/40ZR19
275/40ZR17335/30ZR18295/30ZR19
335/35ZR17225/35ZR19305/30ZR19
225/40ZR18225/40ZR19315/25ZR19
225/40ZR18225/40ZR19345/30ZR19
225/45ZR18235/35ZR19255/30ZR20
225/45ZR18245/35ZR19255/40ZR20
235/40ZR18245/40ZR19265/30ZR20
235/40ZR18255/35ZR19275/45ZR20
235/50ZR18255/35ZR19295/35ZR20
235/50ZR18255/35ZR19305/25ZR20
245/35ZR18255/35ZR19305/35ZR20
245/40ZR18255/40ZR19335/30ZR20
245/40ZR18255/40R19245/35ZR21
255/40ZR18255/40ZR19265/35ZR21
265/35ZR18255/40ZR19295/25ZR21
265/40ZR18255/45ZR19255/30ZR22
265/40ZR18265/35ZR19275/25ZR22
275/35ZR18265/35ZR19295/25ZR22
275/40ZR18275/35ZR19 
285/30ZR18275/40ZR19


Nitto NT05
200 Treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

235/40ZR17 245/40ZR18 235/35ZR19 255/45ZR20
255/40ZR17 265/35ZR18 245/35ZR19 255/45ZR20
275/40ZR17 275/35ZR18 245/40ZR19 275/35ZR20
315/35ZR17 285/35ZR18 275/30ZR19 245/40ZR20
225/40ZR18 295/45ZR18 275/35ZR19 315/35ZR20
235/40ZR18225/40ZR19335/30ZR19


Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105
240 treadwear
Traction: A
Temperature: A

225/45R17245/40ZR18 235/35ZR19 275/40ZR19
245/40R17255/40R18 245/45ZR19 285/30ZR19
225/40R18 285/35R18 255/30ZR19 225/35ZR20
225/45ZR18 285/35R18 255/35ZR19 255/30ZR20
235/40ZR18 225/35ZR19265/35ZR19


Toyo Proxies 1
240 treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

235/40ZR18235/35ZR19 285/35ZR19
245/40ZR18255/35ZR19 295/30ZR19
265/40ZR18255/40ZR19305/30ZR19
295/35ZR18 


Maximum Grip DOT-Legal Tires

If you're like us, you want the absolute stickiest tire allowed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Over the years, most of our project vehicles have been shod with drag radials and R-compound tires—and back in the day, so-called “cheater slicks.” Why? Because if you want to get the most out of your car, you need the most grip available. It's why we gravitate toward tires like the Nitto NT01 in our own personal cars. These DOT-approved tires represent the pinnacle of grip that can still legally be used on the street, though some are aggressive enough that manufacturers advise against street use. That disclaimer out of the way, if you're ready to put your big boy pants on, you might be ready for a set of DOT-legal R-compound tires. Typically, we replace the R-compound Nittos on our project cars every two to three years and get between 7,000 and 10,000 miles (and three to five events) out of them. Here's what's out there!

BF Goodrich g-Force R1S
40 Treadwear
Traction: B
Temperature: A

Coker Tire M&H Camber Sport Radial
140 treadwear
Traction: C
Temperature: C

Hankook Ventus Z214
40 Treadwear
Traction: C
Temperature: A

Hoosier A6
40 Treadwear
Traction C
Temperature A

Kumho Ecsta V710
30 Treadwear
Traction: C
Temperature: A

Pirelli P Zero Corsa
60 Treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
80 Treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial II
00 treadwear
Traction: C
Temperature: C

Nitto NT01
100 treadwear
Traction: AA
Temperature: A

Toyo Proxes RR
40 treadwear
Traction: C
Temperature: A