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Apr 23, 2013

Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 20-inch rim diameters; widths from 215 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 9⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 240 AA A
ToyoTires.com


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Achilles 123S
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 18-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 265 mm
Tread Depth: 6⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 220 AA A
Facebook.co/AchillesTire


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Hankook Ventus TD (Z221)
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 15- to 18-inch rim diameters and widths from 195 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 6.5⁄32
UTQG Rating: 80 A A
VentusTD.com


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Yokohama S.drive
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 14- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 185 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32
UTQG Rating: 300 AA A
YokohamaTire.com


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Mickey Thompson Street Comp
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 225 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32
UTQG Rating: 300 AA A
MickeyThompsonTires.com


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Cooper Zeon RS3-S
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 9.5⁄32-10⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 500 AA A
CooperTire.com


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Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Category: Max Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 16- to 20-inch rim diameters; widths from 205 to 295 mm
Tread Depth: 9.5⁄32-10⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 280 AA A
KumhoTireUSA.com


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Falken Azenis FK-453
Category: Max Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 22-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 305 mm
Tread Depth: 9⁄32-10⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 300 AA A
FalkenTire.com


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Toyo Proxes 4 Plus
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 16- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 295 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 560 A A
ToyoTires.com


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Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro
Category: Drag Racing (not for street use)
Available Sizes: 275/60R15
Tread Depth: N/A
UTQG Rating: N/A
MickeyThompsonTires.com


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Continental ExtremeContact DW
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 16- to 21-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 295 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 340 AA A
Conti-Online.com


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Kumho Ecsta XS
Category: Extreme Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 15- to 19-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 315 mm
Tread Depth: 8⁄32
UTQG Rating: 180 AA A
KumhoTireUSA.com


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Cooper Zeon RS3-A
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 16- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 275 mm
Tread Depth: 10.5⁄32
UTQG Rating: 500 AA A
CooperTire.com


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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Category: Extreme Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 15- to 19-inch diameters; widths from 195 to 305 mm
Tread Depth: 9⁄32
UTQG Rating: 180 A A
Bridgestone.com


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Hankook Ventus R-S3
Category: Extreme Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 15- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 205 to 305 mm
Tread Depth: 8.8⁄32
UTQG Rating: 140 A A
HankookTireUSA.com


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Yokohama Advan A048
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 15- to 18-inch rim diameters and widths from 195 to 295 mm
Tread Depth: 6⁄32
UTQG Rating: 60 A A
YokohamaTire.com


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Achilles R1
Category: Racing Slick (not for street use)
Available Sizes: 15- to 18-inch rim diameters and widths from 190 to 310 mm
Tread Depth: N/A
UTQG Rating: N/A
Facebook.com/AchillesTire


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Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 15- to 20-inch diameters; widths from 195 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 11⁄32
UTQG Rating: 400 AA A
Bridgestone.com


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Falken Azenis RT615K
Category: Extreme Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 14- to 18-inch rim diameters and widths from 195 to 315 mm
Tread Depth: 8⁄32
UTQG Rating: 200 A A
FalkenTire.com


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Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 16- to 22-inch rim diameters and widths from 195 to 295 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 540 A A
Conti-Online.com


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Toyo Proxes RR
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 205/50ZR15, 225/50ZR15 and 275/35ZR18
Tread Depth: 4⁄32
UTQG Rating: 40 C A
ToyoTires.com


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Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Category: Max Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 22-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 345 mm
Tread Depth: 7⁄32-10⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 300 AA A
MichelinMan.com


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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 19-inch rim diameters and widths from 215 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 9⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 240 AA A or 300 AA A (depending on size)
Goodyear.com


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General G-Max AS-03
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 15- to 20-inch rim diameters and widths from 195 to 275 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 480 A A
GeneralTire.com


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Maxxis Victra RC-1
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 15- to 18-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 275 mm
Tread Depth: N/A
UTQG Rating: 100 AA A
Maxxis.com


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Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2
Category: Extreme Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 18- to 20-inch diameters; widths from 265 to 325 mm
Tread Depth: 8⁄32
UTQG Rating: 220 AA A
Goodyear.com


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Maxxis Victra Z4S
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 15- to 20-inch diameters; widths from 185 to 255 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32
UTQG Rating: 420 AA A
Maxxis.com


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Dunlop Direzza ZII
Category: Extreme Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 14- to 19-inch diameters; widths from 165 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 8⁄32
UTQG Rating: 200 AA A
DunlopTires.com


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Dunlop Sport Maxx RT
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 19-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 245 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32
UTQG Rating: 240 AA A
DunlopTires.com

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Hoosier A6
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 13- to 19-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 345 mm
Tread Depth: 4⁄32
UTQG Rating: 40 C A
HoosierTire.com


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Nitto NT01
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 14- to 18-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 315 mm
Tread Depth: 6.3⁄32
UTQG Rating: 100 AA A
NittoTire.com


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BFGoodrich g-Force R1-S
Category: Track and Competition DOT
Available Sizes: 15- to 18-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 335 mm
Tread Depth: 4⁄32
UTQG Rating: 40 B A
BFGoodrichTires.com


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Hankook Ventus V12 Evo
Category: Max Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 16- to 18-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 305 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32
UTQG Rating: 280 AA A
HankookTireUSA.com


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Nitto NT05
Category: Max Performance Summer
Available Sizes: 17- to 20-inch diameters; widths from 225 to 335 mm
Tread Depth: 7.2⁄32
UTQG Rating: 200 AA A
NittoTire.com


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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 15- to 20-inch diameters; widths from 195 to 285 mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32
UTQG Rating: 340 AA A
BFGoodrichTires.com


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Hankook Ventus S1 Nobel2
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 16- to 20-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 285mm
Tread Depth: 10⁄32-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 500 AA A
HankookTireUSA.com


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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
Category: UHP All-Season
Available Sizes: 16- to 22-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 295 mm
Tread Depth: 10.5⁄32
UTQG Rating: 500 AA A
MichelinMan.com


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BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDW 2
Category: UHP Summer
Available Sizes: 15 to 24-inch diameters; widths from 205 to 335 mm
Tread Depth: 10-11⁄32 (depending on size)
UTQG Rating: 300 AA A
BFGoodrichTires.com


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