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Old 02-04-2019, 08:33 PM
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Default 245 's for hot weather roadcourse 2019 Maxxis VR-1 / Hankook R-S4/ Rival 1.5 ??

My heavy NB2 horsepower has taken a good jump in the last few months, and my 225 R-S4's are on their last leg. Time to go to 245's

How are the hot weather Roadcourse times on the Maxxis Victra VR-1 vs the Hankook R-S4?

Not interested in autocross or short cool weather roadcourse tires that melt after 3 summertime laps at Sebring like my original Rivals? Have not ran the newer 245 Rival S 1.5

Sebring was not nice to my original set of Rivals. Something about stupid hot Sebring concrete summertime and bumps?

Had good luck with R-S4's in 225, but they almost wear "too well" and looking for a good bit more grip without going to my TT Hoosiers.

Sometimes it nice to drive to the track and not worry about rain. Not wanting a rain tire just something faster than R-S4 's that aren't in stock right now anyway.

On that note when is the 245 VR-1 coming out in the S2 compound?
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RS4 is a better hot weather tire than the RC-1, by a small margin. As the RS4 no-existo, that's academic however.
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RS4 is still alive, just having the standard supply game because, you know,


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Is there any ETA on the RS4? Or are the only choices this spring going to be Rival or VR1?
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In for Rival/RS4 debate and RS4 ETA. My 9's are in the mail
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The way Hankook works, the ETA update will be when the deliveries hit the warehouses and they can count to see how many tires they got.
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The 245 was on tire rack yesterday. I think they're in.
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Good catch, just placed my order. Says delivery 3/7.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
RS4 is a better hot weather tire than the RC-1, by a small margin. As the RS4 no-existo, that's academic however.
Did you mean the RS4 is a better hot weather tire than the VR-1? Hard to believe size on size, the treaded 200TW RS4 is faster than a slick 100TW RC-1.
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Never driven on the RC1, but I've gotten similar feedback that it isnt any faster than the RS4.

Current date for the RS4 is mid to late April last I checked.
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RC-1 and RS-4 are the exact same speed, within a few tenths of each other. Fresh vs. fresh, same day, A-B-A, consistent driver, consistent car.
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
RC-1 and RS-4 are the exact same speed, within a few tenths of each other. Fresh vs. fresh, same day, A-B-A, consistent driver, consistent car.
What do you think about the longevity of the RS-4 vs RC-1? After the wear from only a few events on RE71Rs these two sound promising...
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Originally Posted by TheBlack7 View Post
What do you think about the longevity of the RS-4 vs RC-1? After the wear from only a few events on RE71Rs these two sound promising...
Based on what I've heard in autocross circles recently, the RS-4s would last a bit longer. They wear very well. I'm currently not tracking any vehicle, so I haven't talked to any track folks about tires since the RS-4s came out.
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