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Old 08-08-2015, 11:12 PM
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<br />Throw it on the back and say fukit?
<br />Or get a cheap set of once frozen old rs3s?
<br />Something else that doesn't involve new tires?
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<p>I wouldn't throw it on the back. &nbsp;Flat spots tend to cause more flat spotting and locking up the rear more isn't going to be fun (one wheel may not be too problematic, but it will make everything else worse).<br /><br />use it as a daily tire? lol</p>
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My daily tires are my track tires. New tires won't happen for a while. I think the rs3s is where I'm leaning.
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You're at the wear bars anyway. You need new tires for street driving . . . especially in the PNW. Just ask @turbofan.
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From what I've read so far star specs grip way past the wear bars.
<br />Good thing I'm picking up the tires turbofan crashed on...
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Grip on track . . . absolutely.

Grip in pouring rain in the PNW . . . not so much.
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Those won't even grip on track. The flatspot will cause a loss in traction on every single rotation and it will slow you down big time and suck to drive. That tire is 110% done
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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You done fucked up.

Tire is now garbage.
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So were voting for the old rs3s over the flat spotted z1s?
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I wouldn't drive on a UHP summer tire that had been frozen over, but that's just me. Tires are kinda important
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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But gun to your head which would you pick?
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<p>RS3</p>
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But gun to your head which would you pick?
Neither. Get safe tires, dude.
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Ugh I know that is the right thing to do. I've got an auto-x this weekend. I'll make the RS3s work for that. I don't have track time until Sept 13th I'll see what I can come up with. Maybe I'll find aa set of UHP takeoffs or something.
<br />I'm not a fast driver. What does freezing them do besides lessen their grip? I'm fine going on a slipperier tire, I just won't be able to go as fast.
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y u no Rivals?
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RS3s=free
<br />Rivals=$$$$
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I'd run that ZII to auto-x. Its not going to blow out or anything. RE71Rs or Rival-S are the hot ticket now. But cheap/free RS3s are hard to overlook if you're not trying to win.
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Oh yeah free, yeah definitely gotcha there.
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RS3s are mounted up. New tire shopping has commenced.
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Idiot. Have you pursued getting a refund?
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