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Old 12-07-2015, 03:46 PM   #201
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thanks for the insight...this is for autocross as we have no track on island :( The courses are usually pretty tight and it's pretty much leave it in 2nd gear.

I'll be sticking with the 8" wide wheel for right now and unfortunately I am stuck using R888 or RA1 since they are the spec tire.

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after some more reading, if the rival s outperform the toyo's then I may as well go with those

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Old 03-17-2016, 11:40 AM   #202
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BFG R1- takes for ever to get warm
Toyo R1R- meh, good sticky street tire...that is all
Star Specs- i wish they made a 225... (my favorite tire)
Hoosier A6,A7- "Purple Crack"
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Old 03-19-2016, 02:24 PM   #203
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There are street tires that beat the RA-1 in every measurable metric

several different street tires

Care to expand on this??
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:19 PM   #204
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Ra-1's are good in the rain...that's about it...
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:03 AM   #205
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Ra-1's are good in the rain...that's about it...
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There are street tires that beat the RA-1 in every measurable metric


several different street tires

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Care to expand on this??
I tried as well (see below), no reply.

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You're saying that the newest street tires (RE71-R, BFG S) are better in the wet than a similarly sized RA-1? i.e. a 205 on an 8" wheel? I do like my RA-1 for the wet, but they aren't cheap so it'd be great to hear if there's data supporting that the new breed of street tires trumps a 100TWR ole' reliable goat in the wet.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:08 PM   #207
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Why Tire Rack?
Is something wrong with tire rack?

can you beat their prices, or something?
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Is something wrong with tire rack?

can you beat their prices, or something?
For me at least, they only ever make sense if I am buying wheels and tires. By the time you factor in shipping abd mount and balance (unless you live near one of the wearhouses) it usually ends up cheaper to buy from the local tire place.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:43 PM   #209
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Just thought I'd share in case someone needed some tires.

ebay has a $50 off $300 sale on tires.
http://slickdeals.net/f/8699935-ebay-coupon-for-tires-and-wheels-50-off-300-with-code-ctires416-via-ebay

This makes NT01 225/45r15 $131 Shipped each when you buy in pairs.
2 New 225 45 15 Nitto NT 01 45R R15 Tires | eBay


BFG rival S 225/45r15 and other tires also qualify. Too bad no RS3s :'(
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:22 PM   #210
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Just picked up my first set of RE-71s. Just put 100 miles on them so far. Will report more as I learn more.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:13 AM   #211
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Switched Pilot Sport 3's to K107's.
The Michelins are great for street but the track absolutely destroys them.
500 miles on the K107, they grip better and seem more durable.
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Went from a 195/50/15 Toyo R1R (140tw) on an 8in Konig Dial-in (~13 lbs)

to...

225/45/15 BFG Rival S on a 9in Avanti Storm S1 (~12.5 lbs)

The amount of grip on the BFG is pretty ridiculous. It was evident right away at my first autocross event where I was top 10 RAW time and 4th fastest on a street tire. Launching the car at 3500 RPM on the R1Rs was fine and gave me just a touch of wheel spin, these BFGs I just bogged off the line hard. Not to mention I could feed in a bit more boost in second gear as well. I thought my R1Rs where "the tire" to have, I guess they were but, these 200tw tires make me feel as if tread wear ratings are just some arbitrary metric.
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You're saying that the newest street tires (RE71-R, BFG S) are better in the wet than a similarly sized RA-1? i.e. a 205 on an 8" wheel? I do like my RA-1 for the wet, but they aren't cheap so it'd be great to hear if there's data supporting that the new breed of street tires trumps a 100TWR ole' reliable goat in the wet.
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My comment was in the context of his comment, which was "the RA-1 is a good HPDE tire". It was good 10 years ago, but in the last decade, half a dozen street tires have been released which match or beat the lateral grip and provide similar longevity without the need to shave the tire. Hankook's RS-3, BFG's Rival (non-S), and Maxxis' VR-1 come immediately to mind as street tires which will do that. If you want an R-comp that will do better than the RA-1, the NT-01 and RC-1 both provide more grip and better longevity.

I wasn't really referring to wet grip with that comment, but it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the new RE71R/RivalS are better in the wet than an RA-1.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:05 AM   #214
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I'm currently running on this set up
Basset wheels (yes, the steel rocks) 15X8 et -12
Dmack trackday in 225-45-15 Hard Compund

Does anybody here tried this tyres?

I'm currently using it with 1,6 bar in cold condition pressure but I'm not sure about it...

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I was out at Pocono a couple weekends ago instructing, and drove out in my car on two year old NT01s that I've run the past two seasons, which are dated mid 2012, and which sat outside on the car through a North East winter, twice, and damn, what great tires. Data said I was still pulling 1.1-1.2 constant g's, they still barked when you were beyond the limit, controllable 3rd gear slides with 140whp. Probably have 30 sessions on them. Great track day tire.

That said,there's a good chance they'll be replaced with Rival S for occasional tte fun.
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I have used rs3, rs4, r888r for track days. R888r don't last as long as the rs3 & rs4, but my lap time is around 1 second faster with them. And noticeable difference especially when it is hot. Rs4 improved a lot compared to rs3 though.
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as long as I'm here. both the NT-01 and RC-1 are pretty darn solid on the road track. I'm enjoying the RC-1 but I've found them to be very sensitive to tire pressure. obviously not a big deal you'll figure out your own temps but for me, based on Sav's suggestion, 28 hot works pretty well. at my last track day I had a lot going on so I checked the pressures and at 27psi I figured I was fine. well the car handled like crap. after letting the car slide and roll for 2 sessions I added air and set em at 28 and the car was totally transformed. personally I found this interesting because I don't recall such an extreme change on 1 psi. sure some racers are looking at 1/4 1/2 psi changes. Cool, but i'm not racing, just hanging out with my friends and trying to get a little faster each each time. for those in that camp, tire pressure is critical, on the Maxxis DOT track rubber IMO. next time I might try 29 and see what happens.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:56 AM   #218
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205/50R15 Toyo R888R tires checking in. Wow these are stupid, definitely grips more than the new star specs and rs3/rs4. I assume they will not last long at all, but I have only put a few weekends of mixed duty on them.
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205/50R15 Toyo R888R tires checking in. Wow these are stupid, definitely grips more than the new star specs and rs3/rs4. I assume they will not last long at all, but I have only put a few weekends of mixed duty on them.
Think they'd be faster than a 225 RS4's on a 9 inch?
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I think that would be a good test. Though I stupidly have these 205/50R15 mounted on a 15x6 OE NB wheel so its really hard to say. I want to try 205 on a 15x8 first, should be a huge improvement.
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