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Old 07-01-2011, 02:23 AM   #21
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So, my 15x8" 6ULs should be coming in the next week or two and I am going to need tires. I had originally bought the x8" expressly for the ability to run the 225/45-15 R-S3s which are still on back-order with no ETA.

Meanwhile, 205/50-15 Star Specs are available with an $80 rebate.

Should I leave the car parked on jackstands until the R-S3s become available or spring for the smaller, discounted Dunlops?
They are ST tires...they wont last more than 12k miles...go enjoy them and get the Kooks when you really need more traction.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #22
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Screw those. Go NT01's and be done. They can be had for 125 each at your local discount tire store. I got tired of waiting for the RS3's last year and went the NT01. LOVE them.
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Nitto NT01s lasted me 4.6 hours of track use.
Hankook R-S3s lasted 8.6 hours.

Lap times: 55.75 (NT01) vs. 55.84 (R-S3, with slightly less power and slightly more weight)

Friction circle (blue = R-S3, red = NT01)

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They are ST tires...they wont last more than 12k miles...go enjoy them and get the Kooks when you really need more traction.
Fair play. Then again, my last set of Kumho XSes was ~2 years old before they started to cord. I guess, if anything, that's an indication that I need to do more track time...
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What does that friction circle indicate? Same grip?
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What does that friction circle indicate? Same grip?
Looks pretty similar with the NT01 having a slight edge in ultimate grip. Not bad..most people who switch to an R-comp see at least a second with all else being equal. But for twice the life..RS3 would be a good choice for anyone not chasing plastic trophies.

But thats also a pretty short lap time, so would be interesting to see what track and what power levels he has
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But thats also a pretty short lap time, so would be interesting to see what track and what power levels he has
Yeah; he has plenty of data from a few other tracks in the South East. That one is a short, local "test and tune" track that some of the local group use as a benchmark since it's the same configuration and easy on street cars (and there are zero walls). The MX-2000 is a non-turbo F20C-powered car. I think it's ~220 - 230 whp, reasonably light, etc.

For comparison, a well-driven 1.6L Spec Miata on 15x8" wheels with 205/50-15 NT-01s ran a 58.1 and a stock-ish AP1 S2000 on 255/40-17 RS-3s ran a 57.43. A bone stock Viper ACR (recent body style) ran a 53.33 on Pilot Sport Cups (same driver as the MX-2000).
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So has anyone found another source for these yet?
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:05 PM   #27
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nope. I hear the are on back order till at least September.
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I was told that, if you want them, plan to wait months. I just ended up ordering another set of 205/50-15 XSes as even the Star Specs were on back order. :-/
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I was told that, if you want them, plan to wait months. I just ended up ordering another set of 205/50-15 XSes as even the Star Specs were on back order. :-/
the fact that dunlop had a rebate running probably affected that
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Out of curiosity I sent Brian @ Goodwin an email, and he said that he has 225/45-15 R1Rs in stock.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:59 AM   #31
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Me to Hankook USA:
I currently have 2 sets of your RS-3 tires on order (225/45-15 and 255/40-17) and I was wondering if you could let me know when you have your next shipments going out because I will need tires in the next month or so. Thank you

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Hi Drew: The first size will be available next week. Unfortunately, the second size will not be available until mid October. Sincerely,

So, good news guys!!

Dont worry you can send donations if you feel the need ;-). Just too bad my RSX is gonna have to wait till October unless I get another tire....
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So, good news guys!!

Dont worry you can send donations if you feel the need ;-)
They didn't say how many will be available. They might ship a dozen sets and have 100 on back-order.
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Sup Mr. Thorsen?

I'm trying to find some of these skins also, keep us posted.
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When I ordered my wheels and tires last week from Tirerack, they were still on backorder.
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Tire Rack said they'd be available this week and gave me an estimated arrival date at my front door of 8/22. I've also got inquiries into other sources just in case. I need them in a month, so I hope I didn't wait too long... ffffuuuuuuu.

UPDATE: Tire Rack shipped my tires TODAY! YESSSSSSS!!!

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Tire Rack said they'd be available this week and gave me an estimated arrival date at my front door of 8/22. I've also got inquiries into other sources just in case. I need them in a month, so I hope I didn't wait too long... ffffuuuuuuu.

UPDATE: Tire Rack shipped my tires TODAY! YESSSSSSS!!!
AS I said above....
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rs3 ftw!!
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Has anybody actually gotten tires?
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I'd probably order a set if someone wanted some brand new yet 3 year old RA-1s that have been stored in my climate controlled basement for quite some time.
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Has anybody actually gotten tires?
I got some RS3 from Tire Rack a few weeks back. They come next day for me from GA.
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