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I've had my car for less than 100 miles, so maybe the tires need to wear off whatever factory grease is on there, but has anyone else had major traction problems with their tires? Even without launching the car, I'm spinning my tires through first gear, and easily chirping second. It's pretty laughable how easy it is to get the front tires to break traction, even without turning traction off. I'm normally a fan of Conti tires, but these ContiProContacts remind me of the horrible Eagle RS-A tires.
 

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I put some more miles on it, and it does seem like the tires have become better, although still not great. Launching it above 3000RPMs results in the tires just spinning through first. 2500 seems to be the sweet spot to get a little bit of wheelspin before the tires hookup.

Did a few Dragy pulls; with a good launch numbers were consistently around 7.4s (7.1s with rollout) which is right in line with what the magazines have been getting. Suffice to say this isn't a particularly quick car by any stretch of the imagination, but I'll take a slower car that lets me row my own gears than a faster car that shifts for me. Acceleration feels about on par with my 500 Abarth in stock form.

 

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I had a set of Vredestein Quatrac 5's on my ILX, and I loved those tires. They were great in all weather while still maintaining good handling in the dry. They also had a very long tread life, so it was a win win win.
If I find that the Conti's that came on the Integra are too crappy to put up with, I'll probably swap them out for a set of Vredesteins.
 

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I've had my car for less than 100 miles, so maybe the tires need to wear off whatever factory grease is on there, but has anyone else had major traction problems with their tires? Even without launching the car, I'm spinning my tires through first gear, and easily chirping second. It's pretty laughable how easy it is to get the front tires to break traction, even without turning traction off. I'm normally a fan of Conti tires, but these ContiProContacts remind me of the horrible Eagle RS-A tires.
I have even chirped third gear :) Tires suck! I am wondering if slightly larger summer 245 40 18s will fit.
 

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The stock Si tires are definitely better for a sporty ride. The stock Integra tires are for comfort.
I'm on 17"s anyway and got the best of both worlds. Comfort and grip and much lighter weight savings. Overall better feel in driving and braking.
 

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Yeah, I'm still seriously considering swapping out the 18's for 17's. I was even somewhat thinking about trying out 17" steelies for a while just to see what amount of difference it makes. If it doesn't matter that much, I can just go back to the factory ones.
 

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Yeah, I'm still seriously considering swapping out the 18's for 17's. I was even somewhat thinking about trying out 17" steelies for a while just to see what amount of difference it makes. If it doesn't matter that much, I can just go back to the factory ones.
Depends on what 17"s you go with,mine sure as hell made a difference.
The stocks are ridiculously heavy.
I shed 10lbs per corner on wheel and tire combo and it really really livens up the car.
Mpg improved too.
Im averaging 33mpg on this shit winter gas.
On the stocks I'm only averaging 31.2-31.5 at best. Same exact commute ,same exact driving settings.

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I have to ask, even though the ContiProContact isn’t exactly a performance tire, how exactly are you getting better grip from a set of higher profile Chinesium all season eco tires?
Let's see,A they're not Chinese
B they're a UHP tire
C they're the exact same height as the stocks
Here's a bonus ,I've had over a dozen of this same exact tire between my tsx,both Si's,Giulia(did 167 without breaking a sweat), RSX,accords,CL-S,TL-S .
Not once have I had a blow out,I've pushed every single car to the limits. Over 650,000(my ninth gen has over 230k miles) cumulative miles between the cars.
Should anything happen to Any tire,they get replaced free.
And while on topic,I've had this exact same size on now as it's standard on both the Giulia and tsx. The tire brand and tire size was recommended to me by a guy at the Maserati dealer when I went to service my Giulia and said you'd be hard pressed to need any other tires for daily spirited use. I haven't looked back ever since. No need to. With the amount of miles I drive a year,you can't fool me into spending over a grand on tires that will last the same on these crappy roads.
 

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Let's see,A they're not Chinese
B they're a UHP tire
C they're the exact same height as the stocks
Here's a bonus ,I've had over a dozen of this same exact tire between my tsx,both Si's,Giulia(did 167 without breaking a sweat), RSX,accords,CL-S,TL-S .
Not once have I had a blow out,I've pushed every single car to the limits. Over 650,000(my ninth gen has over 230k miles) cumulative miles between the cars.
Should anything happen to Any tire,they get replaced free.
And while on topic,I've had this exact same size on now as it's standard on both the Giulia and tsx. The tire brand and tire size was recommended to me by a guy at the Maserati dealer when I went to service my Giulia and said you'd be hard pressed to need any other tires for daily spirited use. I haven't looked back ever since. No need to. With the amount of miles I drive a year,you can't fool me into spending over a grand on tires that will last the same on these crappy roads.
You might need to fact check yourself.
A: Yes they are Chinese: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentury_Tire
B: They sure don't look like a UHP tire. Which model are they?
C: I'm not talking about tire height; I'm talking about the profile (aka sidewall height). The thicker the sidewall, the squishier they are and the more tire roll you'll experience in turns.

Sorry, but if your Maserati dealer is recommending these tires to you and telling you they're a UHP tire that's not Chinese, then you're getting scammed hard.

Edit: Is this the tire you bought? Discount Tire | Tires and Wheels for Sale | Online & In-Person Jesus they might call it UHP (in the name) but it sure doesn't look like a performance all season, let alone summer tire.
 

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You might need to fact check yourself.
A: Yes they are Chinese: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentury_Tire
B: They sure don't look like a UHP tire. Which model are they?
C: I'm not talking about tire height; I'm talking about the profile (aka sidewall height). The thicker the sidewall, the squishier they are and the more tire roll you'll experience in turns.

Sorry, but if your Maserati dealer is recommending these tires to you and telling you they're a UHP tire that's not Chinese, then you're getting scammed hard.

Edit: Is this the tire you bought? Discount Tire | Tires and Wheels for Sale | Online & In-Person Jesus they might call it UHP (in the name) but it sure doesn't look like a performance all season, let alone summer tire.
A never said the dealer told me that did I?
B if you're gonna ASSume and be an ass then that's on you but theyre not made in China.
C I don't care wether YOU think they're a UHP, they do their job perfectly fine
D unless you intend to send me free tires,I don't see how it concerns you at all. I don't recall asking what you thought of my choice did I? When you start commuting as much as I do and run through mileage like I do,then maybe I'll listen to you,but I highly doubt you do over 60,000 miles on your own car per year. I do that over a few cars a year easily. And all the commuters I have are running that very same tire. If it offends you well, nobody cares.
 
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