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Old 06-08-2016, 12:20 PM   #21
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OH SNAP SON!

Currently $132.45 ea.

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Higher prices than expected, I might bite and try to get a set.
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Gathering data is never a waste of money haha.
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Yah, not cheap considering they're an unproven tire from a company known more for low tech rim protectors than any motorsports involvement. RS3's are $20 less.
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^this, exactly this.

However, what if these are softer, more like the Rival S or RE71? That'd make them considerably faster than RS3's no?

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^this, exactly this.

However, what if these are softer, more like the Rival S or RE71? That'd make them considerably faster than RS3's no?
Nexen, dude. Nexen.
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Nexen, dude. Nexen.
Sadly true, at best we can hope for something close to the Federal RSR in terms of grip...not terrible but not worth spending more money on compared to the RS3. I'm OK if I end up being wrong on this one.
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Frankly, I'd hope the opposite: Tires that wear like iron for the daily so it doesn't look goofy when we take our race tires off between events.
Cheap sticky 225/45/15's already exist. What doesn't exist yet is the commuter tire that will last 20k+
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Will RS3's not last that long when kept off the track?
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Will RS3's not last that long when kept off the track?
I got ~12k out of my RS2s forever ago. I doubt the RS3s will go much further. Rival S was half that (~5k miles).
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I have only done two track days on them and I am probably really slow, but my Bridgestone RE11's have over 30k miles on them and are still useable. Too bad they don't exist anymore.

EDIT: 205/50/15 on Enkei PF01 15x8

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This is currently my most worn out RS3v2. They're about a year old, and have roughly 3700 street miles, 5 track days (23 thirty minute sessions, novice group...), and about 30 autocross runs on them. I'm pretty sure they'll survive the rest of this year. They're $107.82 plus shipping... As my grand pappy would say, "you can't beat that with a stick."

These Nexen's would need to last a long time to be worth the extra money, but it's awesome that we're getting more options in a 225.
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The comparison I want to see is 225/45 Maxxis VR-1 vs 225/45 RS3v2. Those are the top tier of the street/track crop right now IMO.
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The comparison I want to see is 225/45 Maxxis VR-1 vs 225/45 RS3v2. Those are the top tier of the street/track crop right now IMO.
I'm hoping a 225/45 VR-1 is available by the time my RS3's are finally done. I just want to give Maxxis my money haha.
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Frankly, I'd hope the opposite: Tires that wear like iron for the daily so it doesn't look goofy when we take our race tires off between events.
Cheap sticky 225/45/15's already exist. What doesn't exist yet is the commuter tire that will last 20k+
BAM! KUMHO ECSTA AST in 225/50-15
UTQG: 400
$72.25 each
As an added bonus, the 23.9 inch height fills up the wheel wells.
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BAM! KUMHO ECSTA AST in 225/50-15
UTQG: 400
$72.25 each
As an added bonus, the 23.9 inch height fills up the wheel wells.
If by "fills up the wheel wells" you mean "rubs everything and ruins the handling"
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If by "fills up the wheel wells" you mean "rubs everything and ruins the handling"
Oh, how soon they forget. It was only a few years ago that 225/50-15 was all we could get, and we were grateful for it!
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Oh, how soon they forget. It was only a few years ago that 225/50-15 was all we could get, and we were grateful for it!
I don't know what to tell you. They don't fit the car, no matter how badly you want them to, and no matter how many people ran them 10+ years ago. Racers polish the fender tops with 225/45s. Put a tire in with a radius that's 0.5" taller, and you have to increase bumpstop height by ~0.3" to compensate. Suddenly you've reduced suspension travel and are forced to run the car higher to compensate, which reduces available camber and hurts transitional reponse. It's all bad news. The reality is that anyone using a 225/50 could probably make the car go faster with a 205/50 and a good chassis setup. With the myriad of good 225/45s on the market today, there's absolutely no reason to waste money on 225/50s.
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This is currently my most worn out RS3v2. They're about a year old, and have roughly 3700 street miles, 5 track days (23 thirty minute sessions, novice group...), and about 30 autocross runs on them. I'm pretty sure they'll survive the rest of this year. They're $107.82 plus shipping... As my grand pappy would say, "you can't beat that with a stick."

These Nexen's would need to last a long time to be worth the extra money, but it's awesome that we're getting more options in a 225.
I'm pretty sure mine are nearly that worn, and they only have 3 track days on them and MAYBE 1000 street miles. probably less.
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I don't know what to tell you. Blah, blah, blah.
Wow, you've really gone off the deep end.
First of all, the post was tongue-in-cheek. Second, there are no 400 treadwear tires in 225/45-15, so that one is next best thing. You completely missed the point of the post. Third, not every street car must be optimized for the track. Last, the post was tongue-in-cheek. Chill.
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