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looking for a set of 255-40-17 200 thread wear tires

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looking for set of 255-40-17  200 thread wear tires, something in pretty good condition. Please ibm

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Currently no competitive extreme performance summer tires (200TW) come in a 17" wider than 255 width. 

If you need a 265 or 275 for looks, there's a few options available but they will not not be a direct competitor with the lastest 200TW tires.

That being said, if ultimate grip is the goal, always pick a compound over a size.

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275/40/17 Toyo RR are available new from Braiden Tire in Toronto and Montreal, they are great to deal with and ship here quite reasonably. They have the 888R as well which i think is close to TW200, the RR is not

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The newer Falken Azenis 615k comes in both 265 and 275 in a 200 thread wear tire. Also upgraded to a 17x10 wheel and 265 would be perfect imo.

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What's your racing goal?  Assuming STR S2000 at autocross

If you want to place higher locally (and at other bigger events), you need 255/40R17 Bridgestone RE71R tires.  The BFG Rival S in the same size is a good second choice, but it doesn't do as well on the cool days we often get.  The RE71R likes tidy driving, the Rival prefers higher slip angles.  

Wider tires aren't allowed in STR, and a 275 Azenis or 888R still aren't as fast as a 255 RE71R.  Sad but harsh truth.  Compound beats width, proven by lots of people that have tried.  255s fit an S2000 with the correct offset wheel with no changes, though rolling the front fender lips is strongly recommended to avoid catching and pulling the fender while countersteering in an oversteer moment. 

If just having fun, get the tires you find in the best condition/price or the ones you like the best.  All cars look better with wider tires, within reason.  :)

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actually this setup is for my 94 bmw m3 with fender flares so there more then enough room

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