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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #1
John Crittenden
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Michelin Sport Cup tires - good choice for track and street?

Hi, everyone - The previous owner of my 2001 986 cared most about tire wear, and installed on its 18" rims rubber with a 340 wear rating. They're like hard plastic, and not very sticky. Because I bought this car for autocross and track use, I'd like to get something with more grip, but as I will also be driving to the track and otherwise occasionally driving on the street, I need something DOT-legal. My shop recommended Michelin Sport Cups, which have an 80 wear rating. They sound good but some have cautioned about their lack of grip in heavy rain or over standing water. I welcome any thoughts about these tires or others. I live in the Bay Area so snow is not an issue. Thanks!

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