Street Tire Reviews


The Tire Tech section contains general tire information and information on OEM tires.
Many of the aftermarket tires in the original FAQ are no longer made or widely recommended so it makse more sense to build this page from scratch. A few very brief (or empty) example reviews of aftermarket tires are included below. When adding a new tire, please follow the same layout/template for organizing this information to maintain consistency (order the models alphabetically nested within alphabetically-ordered brands). If you have used a given tire ON YOUR NSX (not your Accord, FD, Corolla, etc) and endorse it for that application, add your NSXPrime username to the alphabetical list of endorsers.

BFGoodrich

G-Force T/A KD

review
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

Bridgestone

Potenza RE11

review
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):205/50R15 86V, 225/50R16 92V
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • osugrad97

Potenza RE01R

[BJ]Good tire. Works well on track (good lap times for a street tire) with good feedback, but becomes vague as the tires start to reach the wear indicators. Decent in the rain.[/BJ]
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels: 235/40-17 Front, 265/35-18 Rear

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • Stuntman

Potenza S-03 Pole Position

review
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

Potenza RE040

review
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

Potenza RE050A Pole Position

review
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

Dunlop

Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

One of the best Bang/Buck tires on the market, the Z1 Star Spec has proven to be one of the most popular high performance street tires on the market. Delivering almost top level performance for a fraction of the cost. Great tire, good communicative tire noise, and predictable.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • Stuntman

SP Sport Maxx

review
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

Falken

Azenis RT615

This is a very popular tire for those looking for maximum dry performance from a (non-R-compund) street tire. Compared to OEM tires dry traction is improved while wet traction declines, with similar (read: short) treadlife.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993): Same as OEM.
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001): 215/45-16 & 255/40-17.
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005): Same as OEM.
  • 17/18 Wheels: 215/40/17 & 265/35/18

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • Latzke, nsxtasy, TURBO2GO, BladesNSX, Q, NSXGMS, Matt_337

Azenis RT615K

Identical in appearance to the RT615, the “K” has a revised tread compound with more communicative feel and audible feedback. ~1-1.5 seconds faster per lap than the 615, the “K” was introduced to keep the Falken Azenis brand back in the ballpark of the newer and faster Street tires offered by other manufacturers.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993): Same as OEM.
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001): 215/45-16 & 255/40-17.
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005): Same as OEM.
  • 17/18 Wheels: 215/40/17 & 265/35/18

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

GoodYear

Eagle F1 GS D3

This is a very popular tire for those looking for an OEM replacement. Buyers note that the treadwear and wet traction was enhanced over the stock tires at a reasonable price. Dry handling characteristics are very similar to stock tires. This tire won a recent comparison test of eleven top-of-the-line tires in Car and Driver. It is the OEM tire for the Ferrari F430.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993): Not Available
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001): 205/45-16 and 245/40-17
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005): Same as OEM.
  • 17/18 Wheels: 215/40/17 & 265/35/18

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • ANYTIME, nsxtasy, Osiris_x11, NSXGMS, slamstrom

Michelin

Pilot Sport PS2

Great dry and wet handling, perfect track tire.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels:
  • 17×7.5/18×9.5 (215/45-17 & 275/40-18)

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • Stuntman

Yokohama

Advan Neova AD07

I have about 1,000+ miles on these tires and feel that they offer excellent traction, cornering, and Braking. They also do well on wet surfaces also.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels: (Staggered 235/40/17 & 285/30/18) & (235/40-17 & 265/35-18)

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • RaSiR_X, Stuntman

Tires and Wheels

Advan Neova AD08

About ~1 second faster per lap than the AD07, the AD08 has proven to be one of the fastest tires in Time Attack events. Great for street or track.
Suggested Sizes for…

  • 15/16 Wheels (OEM 1991-1993):
  • 16/17 Wheels (OEM 1994-2001):
  • 17/17 Wheels (OEM 2002-2005):
  • 17/18 Wheels: (Staggered 235/40/17 & 285/30/18) & (235/40-17 & 265/35-18)

Endorsed by the following NSXPrime members:

  • Stuntman