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Old 01-12-2008, 06:26 PM   #41
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I have a set of Advan Neova AD07s but I am thinking about going with the RT615, they should have pretty much the same grip levels yeah?
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:38 PM   #42
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Don't run the RA-1 on the street. They pick up rocks like a ************ and will sandblast the **** out of your paint. And they suck ***** in the rain one they get down to about 4/32. Driving them when it is less than about 10C, they are as hard as hockey pucks and take some work to get heat into them.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #43
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Don't run the RA-1 on the street. They pick up rocks like a ************ and will sandblast the **** out of your paint. And they suck ***** in the rain one they get down to about 4/32. Driving them when it is less than about 10C, they are as hard as hockey pucks and take some work to get heat into them.
I'm not going to. I mounted one, just to see how it looks on the car and I'm so tempted to go for a ride. But my willpower is strong.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:49 PM   #44
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BTW, you are a bastard for stealing those wheels
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:10 PM   #45
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LOL, I think I paid "fair"
The tires were not quite as nice as described, but the wheels are immaculate.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:29 PM   #46
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But I did put one on just to see how it looks
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #47
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If they are street tires why do you care?

I have POS es100's for the street, and I'm getting read to spend on some new V710's for the track.
I know 2 people with them and they both grain and overheat with 100whp. Shitty tire.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #48
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I'm in a similar situation, where I'm looking for something that I can use simply for mileage. I've come upon the conclusion that if I can find Kumho MX in 205/50-15 in a couple of months, I'll throw those on my Rotas, and leave the 6ULs to only autox and track use. If that is the case, I may just be burning up the 225 RS2s to justify purchasing some R-comps sooner than later.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:40 AM   #49
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I'm 99% sure that I'm going with the BFG's tomorrow AM.
The fact that they have a set in stock is kind of the icing on the cake.
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I'm 99% sure that I'm going with the BFG's tomorrow AM.
The fact that they have a set in stock is kind of the icing on the cake.
Good tire, and for that price MOUNTED...its totally worth a shot.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:56 AM   #51
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yeah, that's mounted and inflated with nitrogen, road hazard, and rebalance and rotate for life. It was $390-ish + tax
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LOL, I think I paid "fair"
The tires were not quite as nice as described, but the wheels are immaculate.
RA-1's look like they are nearly fucked when the tread starts to go off, but at that point they aren't even at 50% yet. At 4/32 there is no tread just 4 grooves. I got two seasons of 2 driver autocross on a set that started at the wear bars.

I'd keep them, you can run them on a 6" rim, while not idea that'll work fine.

Wheel(s) look good on the car.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:03 AM   #53
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yeah, that's mounted and inflated with nitrogen, road hazard, and rebalance and rotate for life. It was $390-ish + tax
Be careful if getting them installed at costco. They were real dicks about my wheels (Kosei K1) and would not mount the tires because apparently the centering rings that CAME with the wheels were the incorrect size. I have run for months and months of hard driving with those rings which aren't even needed and been fine. They also gave me a little **** about the tires being too far off from 2% of the factory size, but then I told them that the factory size was 195/60/14 and it was ok.

Personally I ended up telling them to just give me the tires and I would get them installed myself, but on the upside they gave me the installation fee back, making the set of tires even cheaper (there was an $80 discount on the set of BFG G-force sports at the time).

But good choice on the BFGs, I love mine and they have lasted well so far, I might try a set of KDW next time, just doing the same buying from costco and getting them installed somewhere else.
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I have T1-S on my car in 195/55/14. Not the same size at all, and the slightly older version, but you're welcome to come test the tires if you want.
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I've driven on T1Rs before.
I'm fixin' to load up the ULs in the exploder and take em to CostCo for the T/A KDW-2s.
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I got the 205/50/15 T/A KDW-2s mounted at CostCo. $420 incl mount/tax/nitorgen/road hazard/re-balance. Also State of GA now charges an additional $1 per tire sale now.
They look ZOMG!! sick. Pics later. Trying to decide if I want to watch the Colts or bolt em on and ride. Hmmm

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Ben,

Thanks for posting that pic, and therefore taunting those of us waiting for our 6ULs to come in

Seriously, though. They look great, and I can't wait to join the club.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:23 PM   #58
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I'm fixin' to load up the ULs in the exploder
LoL. My friends at CoolCatRacing down here in Macon also have an explorer that they call the Exploder, (modified badging on rear- and is RED)
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ben did you paint that style bar yourself?
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