Hello everyone from SEMA where it's getting hot in the tire wars...the news includes new STS and STS2 tire choices! Both Kumho and Toyo are coming to market with 140 treadwear tires designed to win Street Touring classes. Kumho looks to be starting with 17 inch and up for starters but TOYO says they want to go for the STS2 crowd and they indicate they benchmarked the current class leaders (Bridgestone and Falken). Toyo seems pretty serious about the effort and the sizes back that up including: 195/50/15, 205/50/15 and even 225/45/15.
Also, a very interesting size in this new TOYO ultimate "street" tire for the NC owners....245/35/17. Will be looking forward to seeing the exact specs on this tire's diameter.
Sorry for poor picture....it's an upload from the SEMA convention floor using my cell phone camera!