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Old 01-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #21
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Star spec. I'm still rocking a set we ran for 10 hours in a chumpcar race in 102* air temps. Passes safety inspection last week.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #22
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I don't think any of the tires you listed are "daily driver" tires. I run Toyo Extensa M/S for the street and they last a very long time, about 2-years or 60,000 miles on my daily.
I know what you mean. But I want high performance tires, even for daily driving. I know they will wear out 2x as fast, but I'm ok with that because it will be 2x as fun

I'm just going to get Star Specs. Thanks for the responses!
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fk452 are leggitt

The Kumho exctas not bad either

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Michelin pilot Excalto.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #25
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fk452 are leggitt
doesn't look like they come in 15 inch sizes

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Michelin pilot Exalto.
all seasons and don't come in 205/50/15
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #26
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I've got neo-gens on my stock wheels and like them. They're a good bit more conservative than others you mentioned but still a nice performance-ish tire.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #27
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im running doral sdl 60's they are only 185-60-14 and around $50each and they are the best tire i have ever had on my car so far... they hook way better than the 205/50/15 toyo RA1's i used at the drag strip. hooked up enough to pull a best of [email protected]

they come in a 195/60/15
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #28
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I've got neo-gens on my stock wheels and like them. They're a good bit more conservative than others you mentioned but still a nice performance-ish tire.
I tried all-seasons for commuter duty on the turbo car...its too dangerous. I run NeoGens on that car.
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I tried all-seasons for commuter duty on the turbo car...its too dangerous. I run NeoGens on that car.
I don't get it, NeoGens are all seasons...? And you're in Texas, you have 1 season anyways!

They do look good cheap, though.
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I don't get it, NeoGens are all seasons...? And you're in Texas, you have 1 season anyways!

They do look good cheap, though.
They are substantially more grippy than the tires I had on it.
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Ah. Well, they look good. Would consider getting them if Tirerack carried Nitto tires :(
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Another for star-specs.

So far they have done me well. I don't DD them at this point because I drive the jeep mostly in the winter, but I have had to drive it a few times in the cold this season. So far tire wear is pretty damn good and they are still grippy down to about 45-50*. Below that and you start to notice them getting harder.

This is my experience so far. Once these wear out I will probably buy another set.
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Ah. Well, they look good. Would consider getting them if Tirerack carried Nitto tires :(
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Damn, that's cheap. but still comes out to about same price if I factor in $100 for mounting/balancing. This ---- is expensive locally and I want road balance. Tirerack does it for free*.

* factored into the price
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Damn, that's cheap. but still comes out to about same price if I factor in $100 for mounting/balancing. This ---- is expensive locally and I want road balance. Tirerack does it for free*.

* factored into the price
I take my mailed rubber to a tire shop in the barrio and usually pay $40 to mount and balance all four.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #36
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I tried, but couldn't find a tire place to do it for that cheap. I guess everyone hates immigrants.
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Yeah most places I have found around here are closer to $100+. I think Merchants over in Chantilly will do $12 a corner if you say you bought from tire rack... I don't know if I trust their work though. Took the Jeep there for a safety inspection because it's really close to my work.

By the time I got home (8 miles) lugs on 2 wheels had worked them selves loose...
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I've been running the 205/50 Azenis RT-615K as my daily tires and they have worked out great as rain tires at the track. I have had them for about 10 months and they're getting to the wear bars now. I might go with another set since they aren't too expensive but I might try out the Star Specs since they worked so well on my S2000.
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Last night I bought two used tires and paid $92 total, with mounting and balancing. It took them exactly 10 minutes to do the job.
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RE-11s are bueno. I'm about to put another DE event on them. I don't expect them to last more than 15k miles though.
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