Wheel/Tire setup for daily?

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You guys out there that daily your Cobra, what do you run? I really want to run a staggered setup with some wide boys in the rear but realistically I know my wallet will cry... A round trip to work is 80 miles and I do it 3-4 days a week, mostly highway. Should I just get a squared 17x9 or 18x9 and save my wallet?
 

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Tire selection in 17 is getting pretty tight..I would go 18
 

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True, I'm assuming I should just go squared and save up for a second staggered setup?

Are you trying to run like a 315 or 325 in the back? Last time I just ran 275 up front and 285/295 in the back on the 11". But it's not really any more traction than square 275's.

Then get another 11" wheel with a 295 or 305 drag radial for the fun days

At 80 miles a day you're probably going to want a harder all-season tire so you might have trouble getting traction with those under 75mph no matter how wide they are!
 

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Are you trying to run like a 315 or 325 in the back? Last time I just ran 275 up front and 285/295 in the back on the 11". But it's not really any more traction than square 275's.

Then get another 11" wheel with a 295 or 305 drag radial for the fun days

At 80 miles a day you're probably going to want a harder all-season tire so you might have trouble getting traction with those under 75mph no matter how wide they are!
That was my original plan, 315+ in the rear with 275 up front. I've struggled to find all seasons that even offer that wide of a tire, and all seasons will never grip as well as a sticky summer or race comp tire. I'll find some 18x9 wheels for daily use, then get a pair of 18x10 or 11 for the rear and put some sticky tires on them for those fun days or race days. I'm not much for drag racing anyways, more of an autoX or road course kind of guy. The car already has all MM suspension besides the K member, so she takes corners unnaturally well lol. I just don't want the rear to kick out while taking a corner hard, at least not without me making it ;)
 

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I ran 17×9/17×10 for years. I was on drag radials for a majority of those years as well. But my round trip was closer to 40 miles at the time.

JMO, run the staggered wheels and get some Nitto 555G2's. Decent enough traction for a daily and the last set I had were barely worn after a few thousand miles.
 

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I ran 17×9/17×10 for years. I was on drag radials for a majority of those years as well. But my round trip was closer to 40 miles at the time.

JMO, run the staggered wheels and get some Nitto 555G2's. Decent enough traction for a daily and the last set I had were barely worn after a few thousand miles.
My only issue is needing tires that are usable year-round. The G2s are summers, correct? We might only get a couple days of snow here in East Tennessee but it definitely gets cold enough to where I would be worried about summers cracking...
 

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I would go 18x9.5 and 275 tires square and call it a day.

This will keep tire options wide open for you as I am sure you know once you cross that 285 line options narrow fast.

It gets even worse if you're trying to run a staggered setup with a 265 up front.
 

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Might be cheaper in the long run to have two sets of tires and wheels so you are not wearing out the expensive rubber getting to the office and back every day.
 

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Life is too short to compromise on the little things that bring you pleasure. Even if it’s just for appearance, get an 18” staggered setup, and don’t look back. The ONLY compromise here is not being able to rotate tires… no big deal. The loss in tire life is way cheaper than saving for another set of rears that will sit in the garage and remind you that you’re not fully living every time you see them.
 

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I run the continental extremecontact DWS 06's on my Daily .I like them, good in the rain but not as grippy as the Michelin's in the dry. I think the Michelins look better on rim ,more squared off and If I'm not mistaken the Michelins have as larger contact patch than the Continentals of the same size.
 

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I run 275/35/18 Eagle F1 tires up front, and 315/30/18 Toyo R888’s on the rear year round. Even in hurricane season because YOLO.
 

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I run 275/35/18 Eagle F1 tires up front, and 315/30/18 Toyo R888’s on the rear year round. Even in hurricane season because YOLO.
Everyone told me the R888R's suck in the wet, but I never had an issue. Granted I don't get rain like you do, but I didn't feel like the car was going to suddenly come around. Of course I also don't drive like an ass when it's wet.

OP, I guess the Nitto is rated as a summer tire, but I would put it towards the bottom of that. They're not as soft as other summer tires I've seen. And while I was never in snow, they did see some 40 degree temps overnight with no issues.
 

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I run 275/35/18 Eagle F1 tires up front, and 315/30/18 Toyo R888’s on the rear year round. Even in hurricane season because YOLO.

I could be on R888Rs running down the expressway doing 80 in the typical FL afternoon downpour and never had a single issue.

The only time I've had a sticky tire get funny was hitting some standing water that was quite a bit deeper than expected and could feel it get a little loose
 

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I could be on R888Rs running down the expressway doing 80 in the typical FL afternoon downpour and never had a single issue.

The only time I've had a sticky tire get funny was hitting some standing water that was quite a bit deeper than expected and could feel it get a little loose
Yes sir, same here. No issues for me at all. All of my cars are on Drag Radials. Some are Nitto’s, some Mickey thompsons, and some Toyo’s.

Only time was when was it was a bigger puddle than anticipated and it jerked the front not even the rear honestly.
 

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Everyone told me the R888R's suck in the wet, but I never had an issue. Granted I don't get rain like you do, but I didn't feel like the car was going to suddenly come around. Of course I also don't drive like an ass when it's wet.

OP, I guess the Nitto is rated as a summer tire, but I would put it towards the bottom of that. They're not as soft as other summer tires I've seen. And while I was never in snow, they did see some 40 degree temps overnight with no issues.
My only complaint with the R888’s is the road noise. At 45-50 MPH they hum pretty good. If I’m in 4th gear it’s not as bad because my exhaust is a little loud. However 6th gear with the windows up it sounds like my F250 on my Grapplers.
 

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My only complaint with the R888’s is the road noise. At 45-50 MPH they hum pretty good. If I’m in 4th gear it’s not as bad because my exhaust is a little loud. However 6th gear with the windows up it sounds like my F250 on my Grapplers.
I'm at the point I don't even notice. I'm sure the 10" sub in the trunk helps.
 

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My only complaint with the R888’s is the road noise. At 45-50 MPH they hum pretty good. If I’m in 4th gear it’s not as bad because my exhaust is a little loud. However 6th gear with the windows up it sounds like my F250 on my Grapplers.

prcharger and BRRV will solve that for ya
 

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