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Old 10-13-2015, 02:43 PM   #221
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:39 PM   #222
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Anyone know where I can get the RC-1 in Australia?
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:40 PM   #223
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we've had this talk before. not going do jump back into again. i'm just reporting what i found.
You found that running 245s on 9s requires higher than normal pressure to prevent tire roll. 10s will cure this and make your car faster. Your comment on "slip angle" makes absolutely no sense.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:36 PM   #224
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Anyone know where I can get the RC-1 in Australia?
all the maxxis are sold threw the maxxis web sight. i doubt they would have a problem shipping internationally.

Victra RC-1 | Maxxis International
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all the maxxis are sold threw the maxxis web sight. i doubt they would have a problem shipping internationally.

Victra RC-1 | Maxxis International
Right on the order page it says they only ship to the continental United States.
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Pardon my ignorance... Where is the order page? It just gives me the option to locate a dealer (then only lets me search for dealers of their bicycle tires) or view specs -- no spot to order. ??
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:20 PM   #228
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Oh duh. It's because I started by clicking the link that Jonny posted, which goes to Maxxis international, and they don't ship them internationally.

Thx rick.
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Oh duh. It's because I started by clicking the link that Jonny posted, which goes to Maxxis international, and they don't ship them internationally.
fooled me.... but that's what they wanted me to think
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I'm probably alone in this boat but I got teh 245/40-15 RC-1 for my 15x9 to replace my old, dry, and worn RS-3 in 225/45. I did this mostly for straight line grip, as well as for the corners. Been very happy with how they work on the street, very comfy and quiet and grippy. I can actually get 2nd gear rolling traction, before it was more like 3rd gear rolling burnouts.
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I'm probably alone in this boat but I got teh 245/40-15 RC-1 for my 15x9 to replace my old, dry, and worn RS-3 in 225/45. I did this mostly for straight line grip, as well as for the corners. Been very happy with how they work on the street, very comfy and quiet and grippy. I can actually get 2nd gear rolling traction, before it was more like 3rd gear rolling burnouts.
Hope it doesn't rain where you live. You'd be better off with a RA1 for street use, even if you give up a bit of cornering G's.
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Hope it doesn't rain where you live. You'd be better off with a RA1 for street use, even if you give up a bit of cornering G's.
It rains and snows but the car is not a DD, doesn't get taken out in the rain, snow, etc. it will see 3000-4000mi/yr average, and all of that will either be pleasure drives, shore trips, car meets, sometimes to work, but nothing in the way of adverse weather.
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Finally had an opportunity to try these suckers out on my 944 last weekend at TGPR.

225's on a 15x7 Porsche cookie cutter wheel. 2700 lbs car with driver, Koni single adjustables and Weltmeister sway bars all around.

First laps were on a set of cycled out R6's, and were 1/2 second faster than my personal best last year. Put the RC1's on after cording the Hoosiers, and holy ****... Tire grips VERY well cold. Had full confidence in them after only a single warmup lap and began leaning on them immediately.

They tended to build tire pressures up quickly and more so than some other R comp tires. It was a fairly cool day, but I picked up 12 psi on the right side of the car, and even after pressures stabilized, I was still picking up 10 psi during a run. First few session laps were consistently fastest. I found them to perform best in my setup with very little discernible difference in the 30-36 lbs hot range, and lap times reflected that. They noticeably started to push around 38 psi. Turn in is not as good as fresh Hoosiers, but very respectable, and I thought a tad better than NT01's. I think peak grip also trumped NT01s by a slight margin. Breakaway was very predictable - incredibly easy to drive at the limit, and they gave some audible warning.

End result before I scattered my motor all over the track was 2.5s/lap over a 1.4 mile course quicker than my take off R6's, which I could never get hot enough to function effectively at any of the tracks I run. For $145/ea shipped, they are at the top of the pile in their segment IMO. I'll be making them my tire of choice on both cars moving forward.
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So for those of us on 15x10, is the RC-1 still the best tire to go with for track use, before stepping up to the Hoosier? My appeal with the RC-1 is I can drive it on the road in the dry, and can take it to the track with the car and not change tires. Hoosiers would make a second set of street wheels a must, and Hoosiers get expensive considering their cost and lifespan.

My RC-1 will make it to the end of this season for sure, perhaps a bit after that, but if there is a 225 tire that can outperform and outlive the RC-1 (other than a hoosier), I may have to step back to a 15x9
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I was faster on 225's on 15x9's then I have been this year on the RC-1 on 15x10's, I think the Nitto's are stickier.
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So for those of us on 15x10, is the RC-1 still the best tire to go with for track use, before stepping up to the Hoosier? My appeal with the RC-1 is I can drive it on the road in the dry, and can take it to the track with the car and not change tires. Hoosiers would make a second set of street wheels a must, and Hoosiers get expensive considering their cost and lifespan.

My RC-1 will make it to the end of this season for sure, perhaps a bit after that, but if there is a 225 tire that can outperform and outlive the RC-1 (other than a hoosier), I may have to step back to a 15x9
I HIGHLY doubt you'll find a tirethat outperforms AND outlives the RC-1. Its tread pattern (or lack thereof) is good for life and for grip, so if you go with anything else it should give up something to the RC1 in one trait or another I would think.

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I HIGHLY doubt you'll find a car that outperforms AND outlives the RC-1. Its tread pattern (or lack thereof) is good for life and for grip, so if you go with anything else it should give up something to the RC1 in one trait or another I would think.
I have to say, when I got them I was all about it thinking that they'd be better just because they are slicks, but there are mixed reports of whether a 245x10 rc-1 is really faster than a 225x9 nt-01, rival S, etc on the same car same track. I know there's other factors besides just peak grip that make one better than another. I'm definitely not running at the limit of the tires, in fact I'm still wearing the inside a smidge more than outside with -2.5* front camber and 32-36psi hot, just got me thinking today. Then again, I've probably worn them more on the road than on the track so far considering I've only done 2 events.

VR-1 is a nice option for down the road, but I'd be really surprised if it was faster than an equivalent RC-1, surprised in a bad way lol
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Look at tread compound. The RC-1 is not a super soft-compound tire. It's supposed to give excellent performance while still being durable. It might not be faster than an NT-01, but it'll outlast an NT01 by a considerable margin from what I've heard.
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Look at tread compound. The RC-1 is not a super soft-compound tire. It's supposed to give excellent performance while still being durable. It might not be faster than an NT-01, but it'll outlast an NT01 by a considerable margin from what I've heard.
That's true. As a novice track driver I'm not really sure what to expect. I spun once during the first event in one of the early laps but the last one was all good. I'm still not confident pushing that hard, so I can't even tell if my tire wear is due to my lack of aggressive driving or alignment. Maybe I shouldn't bother with that right now and just drive. I'm sure I'll grow into the tires soon enough
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That's a good plan. Better to have less grip while learning
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