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Old 02-17-2017, 08:20 AM
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I am getting into a slight pickle with trying to determine which route I should go. Should I wait another few weeks for the RS4's to come in, or go ahead and get the Rival S? My first autox of the year is early March and track days soon to follow, so I would like to start out fresh. The car does see street time as well, and is currently on stock warped wheels with shitty tires. I can autox this setup but do not feel comfortable putting it on the track just yet. My 6UL's are in the mail so I will have them soon enough. Any advice on which tire I should go with?
The RS3 is a proven tire with a good track record. First year out tires will be the least of yor worries. A friend of mine who had no track experience, put baller R compounds on for his first year. In the first 30 minutes of his first track day, he had some Really expensive tires with Really bad flat spots. Because learning to drive...
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The RS3 is a proven tire with a good track record. First year out tires will be the least of yor worries. A friend of mine who had no track experience, put baller R compounds on for his first year. In the first 30 minutes of his first track day, he had some Really expensive tires with Really bad flat spots. Because learning to drive...
Absolutely agree with you, I want to wait for the RS4 to come out just due to its longevity, but the release date is too close to the track day for my comfort. I think I'm going to give the Nexen SUR4's a whirl for now.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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Originally Posted by AndyHollis View Post
Bird in hand.

RS4 not likely to be > Rival-S. Equal? Maybe.
What magazine issue will tell us if they're equal-ish or not?!

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Originally Posted by flier129 View Post
What issue will tell us if they're equal-ish or not?!
Lap times?
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Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
Lap times?
fixt the original, heh.
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What magazine issue will tell us if they're equal-ish or not?!
I don't even have a set yet. So you will likely hear from others long before anything would appear in GRM.
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Originally Posted by AndyHollis View Post
I don't even have a set yet. So you will likely hear from others long before anything would appear in GRM.
Well ****... I took your "bird in hand" wayyy to literal.

Here's to hoping they'll be almost as fast as a super200 and last just as long as the RS3v2!
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Originally Posted by flier129 View Post
Well ****... I took your "bird in hand" wayyy to literal.

Here's to hoping they'll be almost as fast as a super200 and last just as long as the RS3v2!
not likely.

what I meant was, go with the known quantity.
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Just got an email that my RS4's have shipped. No tracking for ETA yet, though. They are coming from NV.
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We realize extreme ultra high performance for the FINAL WINNER.

Works for me.

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Don't want to be the 2nd or third winner. Only the last.

Any initial impressions?

How do they smell?
Does the tread pattern look cool?
Taste good?
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I am excited to have these mounted on the 15x9 advanti's I've had in a box for months
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Is the rubber nice and stretchy? Any concerns about breakage during high friction situations?
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Can we get durometer readings of RS4 vs. Maxxis trailer tire? I've been really happy with the wear rate of my Maxxis. Hoping the RS4 wears similarly.
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Direct observation, controlled environment A/B data:

I walked out and dry humped the stack. Sonny said, "too late, I had firsties". So they tolerate sloppy second dry humping at least as well as Rival-S 1.5 225/45.

Anecdotally, durometer reading almost exactly the same as the tread on my new mountain bike shoes.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
Direct observation, controlled environment A/B data:

I walked out and dry humped the stack. Sonny said, "too late, I had firsties". So they tolerate sloppy second dry humping at least as well as Rival-S 1.5 225/45.

Anecdotally, durometer reading almost exactly the same as the tread on my new mountain bike shoes.
This information is much more relevant to my interests than anything in GRM.
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