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Old 11-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Whats your experience with them in the rain. Its raining here now and it will be all day tomorrow too. I had the 6UL's fitted with T1R's and I'm just curious as to how they do in the rain. I'm not looking to race anyone in the wet, just wondering if they are complete **** or decent enough that I don't have to worry.

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Mine aren't too bad. I dd my car in Seattle, so they see plenty of rain .
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Mine were always pretty good but I've only ever run toyos.
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Never had a single issue with the T1Rs down here in FL. I thought they were grippy in the rain.
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Cool, good to hear. Just getting back into the car after close to 2 years has me nervous about everything. I changed so many things at once I feel like everything is different. The tires had me worried, I'm glad to hear they are good in the rain.

I still might go to a parking lot and see just how "much" makes them start slipping.
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With enough thread pretty good in wet. On track in the dry pretty shitty with >200hp.
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First night/morning in the rain and I'm happy to report the T1R's feel very good on the wet roads.
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Toyo is win every time
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mine are great in the rain compared to azenis
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When you get a chance switch to the R1R's. The wet traction is just crazy.

Wife driving on 225/45/15 R1R's.

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i have 215/45/15 T1Rs on my 15x8 6uls. they are incredibly much better in the wet than my all seasons.

MicaCeli-holy crap those R1Rs are great in the rain! do you know how they compare to the Hankook RS3? Where and when was that autox?
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Autocrossers Inc event at FedEx field. One of the first one's this year. The tires were full tread at the time as they should be for wet. As the tread wore they were less grippy in the rain but at full to half tread they were just unreal, it felt like driving in the dry.

I am going to run the 225 Hankooks next year shaved I think as they did very well in the comparo's. 205 R1R's for the rain and maybe some other tire at the same time.
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i hope to see you there at some point, and hopefully i will heve rs3s as well by then. Are there any autoxs in Frederick?
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I am FedEx for all the events usualy. AI and SCCA. I might be going to some of the PA events since I'm so close like Hershey and such.

Yes CDC (Capital Driving Club) Runs some Frederick Events. The are small and have no classes. So I run an STS prepped 100hp MR2 against 500hp Cobras on 305 Hoosiers But it's fun and close to me.
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swimmin: we've got 2 autoxes this weekend at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick. I'm an organizer there and will have my turbo Miata w/ R1Rs (225/45/15) there. Thanks mica celi for recommending them. They're a good street tire. Rain traction is pretty darn good...but I have problems when I tip into boost during heavy rain. Dunno if there's a better tire out there for those conditions.
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st foo, you need to put your location in your sig. can you pm me info about this autox? do i need to pre register or is it less formal than that?
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st foo, you need to put your location in your sig. can you pm me info about this autox? do i need to pre register or is it less formal than that?
capitaldrivingclub.com > register tab > pick date, and click link. Fill in, pay at event when you show up.

It's pretty laidback compared to SCCA/AI events. We typically have smaller lots, but tend to do 35-50 second courses. We offer 6 runs (3 a.m./3 p.m.) broken up into 3-4 heats that run morning and afternoon. IF you only want to do morning (or afternoon) only, we'll give 4 runs in that heat.

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I will stop by on Sat for that event as I need to get something from a guy that will be there.
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Swimmin you are like 36 miles from Frederick. Do it. I live about 9 miles north of Frederick off of 15....so close also.

Looks like I will be there driving. Wife will be drinking all day with other chicks.

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looks like i will show up this weekend. Will be there on Sunday and will be bringing my Dad with me.
sorry Vash for the thread jack... Love and Peace! right?

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