The oldest tire date codes are my rears, at a whopping 3 years old. Not 20s, and factory spec, my point is; I don't think its a size thing. Mine spin and feel greasy in every gear. I think it's a power management issue. I'd spin and whip my rear end out almost every basic corner in the neighborhood until I just drive it differently than my wife's Hyundai.
The 20" Nitto Invos are the best option for a non drag radial tire. When you heat them up a bit, they are Ok on the street. But you will still spin, especially with an FI set up. Good traction control is your friend, as my last car was much more drivable/fun with TC vs. without.
I have 700 ftlbs of torque and i manage just fine with Invo's. I have had several people very surprised at how well they hook. As previously mentioned, just gotta heat them up and use common sense with the right foot.
If 1500 rwhp TT cars manage with them, you should be fine with them also.
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