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Old 08-05-2016, 07:26 PM   #441
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Surprised to hear you virtually wore them out in one weekend. That's a lot of track time, but I expect the RS3's will last longer.
You and I have different ideas of "wore out"

Those tires look mint. Send them my way please.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:45 PM   #442
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I am running a 225 RS3 and 230 whp in a 2400ish lb car on track.

I have done... 8 20-minute sessions plus about 2 hours on track (the 2 hours were split up throughout a day) plus 7 autocross runs (I know... that only kinda counts) and I'm probably halfway through my RS3's. So.... sounds like wear is pretty similar, and I gave my tires more breaks than you gave yours.

Aidan, you'll notice I said VIRTUALLY. They're down to the wear bars...
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That looks like more meat than a shaved tire. you have 40% minimum life left.

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they're 9/32s new. That's MAYBE 2/32s at its deepest, no? Hard to tell from the photo
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Why did you run it backwards? Is that from rotating the tires to spread the wear?
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Why did you run it backwards? Is that from rotating the tires to spread the wear?
Thank God you posted this...I thought I was going crazy.

I've never seen a tire run backwards in endurance racing, for any reason, ever.

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I'm one of those people that anomalies stick out and bug the **** out of me. I actually checked the thread three times before I posted. What, no one else has commented on this? Am I misreading the tire orientation? Heh.
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We ran the 245s for ~5 hours on Sat (2 hours of that in the rain) and a full 8 hours on Sunday, rotating them on the car overnight.
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As Sav pointed out, yes they were rotated to even out wear over the weekend. Run directionally in the wet, and mix matched for wear on Sunday in the dry.

Tread only needs to be directional in the rain, that's the only time it's a consideration is for water dispersion to prevent hydroplaning
Here's a brief article about it for inquiring minds: Tire Tech Information - Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go?
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Some tires have directional casings and running them backwards can cause the case splice to open up. Not sure if the VR-1 is like this, but it's something to keep in mind. Some tires are super picky about this (Toyo RR).
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Some pictures of my car back on the ground with the 15x10s and 245s.


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How is that cowl induction working?
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How is that cowl induction working?
Its not.
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How is that cowl induction working?
hows my valve cover clearance to the K24 under it?
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Oh lol, I forgot. This is the same car. Sorry I commented about that again! I'm sure you get a lot of flak from that hood.
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Oh lol, I forgot. This is the same car. Sorry I commented about that again! I'm sure you get a lot of flak from that hood.
yeah i comes up a lot, i hate the spacers but i haven't found an attractive attractive solution thats not a $800 hood.
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Car looks great on those wheels, Josh. Looking forward to seeing it with the flares painted.
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yeah i comes up a lot, i hate the spacers but i haven't found an attractive attractive solution thats not a $800 hood.
Pretty sure David has a K24 valve cover that will clear an NA hood for way, way less than $800
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Pretty sure David has a K24 valve cover that will clear an NA hood for way, way less than $800
I believe he has it. Clearance is still super close though, and we've seen a little variation from car to car. I'd like the think the hood could be spaced up a lot less than it is. Josh?
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Yeah i could probably reduce the spacing a bit, I have you valve cover that is nicely powder coated, with no spacers and all bracing removed from the underside. I have less than 1/8" clearance to the hood (checked with clay).

These give be around a 1/4"-3/8" clearance and also extra clearance to the header because that was close as well. The Garage Vary cowl hood is $900+250 shipping!!!!

I should use this dilemma as an opportunity for my 1st composite project and make a hood blister to clear the valve cover.
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