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Old 01-28-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default First track day tires choice

I already have 2 sets of the wheels:

1. 205/40/17 BF Goodrich Sport Comp2 approx. 80% threads left, 17x7 rims

2. 225/45/15 Hankook RS3 approx. 70% threads left, 15x8 rims

My first track day will be with instructor in the beginner group.

I was suggested start with BF Goodrich and change to more sticky tires since 2nd or 3rd event.

Makes sense?
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sounds like a good plan to me.

I tracked on BF Sport Comp2's (205x45 r16's) and they were fine. Really difficult to flat-spot which will be great for your first day (serious).
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Run the 15's. RS3's aren't slicks, they're fine to learn with IMO.
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Thread is something you sew with. Tires have tread, no "h".

I really don't think it matters, do the track day with whichever is most convenient.

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I agree. Your first track day you shouldn't be going fast enough for it to matter.

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I ran RS3s on my first track day an lived to tell about it. You'll be fine. Might as well use the stuff more optimized for a track day IMHO.
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Thread is something you sew with. Tires have tread, no "h".
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Thank you for your correction.
English is not my first language.
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I'd go with the lesser BFG tires. Less grip helps a beginner figure out what the car is doing and how to control it better. I remember there even being a bit of a curve going from Max Performance tires (class up from the BFG Comp2s) to extreme performance tires.
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Run the 15's, sell the 17's and put the money towards another set of wheels, get 15x9. You'll be better off in the long run with a dedicated set of track wheels when you start to pick up some pace and move to different tires like an NT01 or RC1.
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