Federal FZ-201S


Federal Motorsports

FZ-201S 40 UTQG (40 treadwear)

Soft Compound for Circuit Racing

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Single tires ship for $35

Please see below for chassis set up information

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Federal LogoThe semi-slick FZ-201S is a 40 UTQG (40 treadwear) competition tire that comes with 6/32" tread depth and delivers the optimal balance of dry and wet traction, consistency, and longevity, making it ideal for time attack, track days, autocross, and high performance driving schools.

Chassis Setup Recommendations 

For optimum performance the Federal FZ-201 and FZ-101 race tires require no less than 3 degrees of negative camber to start. There will be a loss of maximum performance and maximum wear if these standards are not met. Less than 3.0 degrees negative camber can result in excessive wear on the outer shoulder junction as well as across the entire tread surface. Higher pressures are needed when the vehicle has limited negative camber. Federal race tires typically offer better performance with spring/shock rates higher than previous brands you may have run and in the full race category. Avoid generating excessive heat into the tire by spinning or sliding during a track session. Over braking along with spinning or sliding of the tire will also cause premature tread wear as well as possible tread splice issues. Federal FZ-201 and FZ-101 are fully designed race tires and have to be treated as such to achieve maximum performance.

The FZ-101 and FZ-201 soft compounds are not designed for temperatures 80 degrees and above.  These compounds will perform better in the cooler temperatures.  Medium compounds perform better in the warmer temperatures of 80 degrees and above.

  • Rotation of FZ-101 for Optimal Wear

Staggered sizes (different size tires front and rear)

Rotate side to side after each session

Square set up (all 4 tires/wheels same size)

Make it a practice to rotate the tires as follows:

         1st session:  Cross Rotate (LF to RR / LR to RF)

            2nd session:  Rotate tires RR to LR and LF to LR

3rd session:  Rotate side to side (LF to RF and LR to RR)


Features of the FZ-201S

Advance compounds provide consistent performance throughout the life of the tire.

Federal FZ-201M
Larger shoulder blocks provide continuous contact with the road while maneuvering.

Federal FZ-201M angle
Unique L-shaped grooves assist with wet traction.


Running the Federal FZ-201S - some things to know...

The FZ-201M is an asymmetrical tire (tire must be mounted in accordance with the sidewall markings found after the Federal brand name) It's not easy to see but it will say "INSIDE" or "OUTSIDE" on the sidewall.


To get maximum life out of your FZ-201M rotate them on your car (either left to right or front to rear)


Working temp 150~220 degrees - for best performance and no overheating


Alignment recommendations

Race car set up  3.0 degrees negative camber


Starting pressures - no lower than 25 psi so as to not compromise the tire sidewall construction.  Look to start around 28-29 psi or whatever it takes to get the hot pressures to 31~33 psi for cars such as an EVO or Sti.  Look for hot pressures around 38 psi for heavier cars such as BMW.



Size Overall Diameter Section Width Measured Rim Approved Rim Width Range
205/50ZR15-86V----- 22.9 8.6 6.5 5.5-7.5
225/45ZR17-91W----- 25.1 8.9 7.5 7.0-8.5
235/40ZR17-90W----- 24.3 9.5 8.5 8.0-9.5
255/40ZR17-94W----- 25.1 10.4 9 8.5-10.0
245/40ZR18-93Y-XL 25.6 9.9 8.5 8.0-9.5
265/35ZR18-97Y-XL 25.2 10.5 9.5 9.0-10.5

205/50R15 225/45R17 235/40R17 255/40R17 245/40R18 265/35R18

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