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Old 04-06-2017, 06:07 AM   #61
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We're waiting for a set of the Sur4G to checkout, which is more likely to be a Super200. The Sur4's we have are going on to a street car and won't be tested or even evaluated.
To add to that...Isley commented on another forum that the G-Spot will be "competitive". And the tire they used for reference in their testing was the RE71R.

Note that this was autocross testing, not track. So cone usage appears to be the primary target market.
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Just received a set of 225/45/15 Nexen Sur4G's. They passed the highly technical "fingernail leaves a mark" test. 66 on my durometer at 75. Soft!
I'll do some sprint races on them in a few weeks. I'll report back if I have any useful info. I'm assuming GRM is gearing up for a super200 shootout now that all the players are in the field

BFG Rival-S 1.5
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Maybe the Conti Extreme Contact as a control
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So now we'll use a durometer......
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So now we'll use a durometer......
And calibrated fingernail
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Ran the sur4g for the first time yesterday. Temperatures were rising rapidly during the first few sessions so we did not get any decent controls. Informal feedback is they are not particularly precise steering on initial turn in or at the limit. Very high grip. Seat of the pants felt the same as the Rival s 1.5. They seem to have a narrower temperature window that they were happy in. Not sure what that temperature is but they were greasy to start got good and then fell off. In contrast the RS4 starts out with a bit more grip and just gets better the more you pound on it. The Rival s would fall off just a little bit but would not lose as much as the sur4g did.

Only did one session so I have no clue as to the wear rate. These might end up being a good option for autocrossers in some classes but I don't see them being as a track Day Tire. The RS4 cost only a bit more and is far less temperature-sensitive.

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I've been running these for several months and they are extremely sticky, and they last pretty long. Ive driven them theough some pretty rough rain as well and they hold up great
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It must be known.. with these tires does the car...

Handle like it's on rails?

Cuz that's what really tells you if it's good or not.
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I've been running these for several months and they are extremely sticky, and they last pretty long. Ive driven them theough some pretty rough rain as well and they hold up great
So what conclusions can we draw from your report?

I'll give you a hint: Nothing

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https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net...pdf?1495331885

Nexen took 1/2 in C street on an ND at the New Jersey Pro. From what I gather the Garfields are very fast, but its obviously not a slow tire.
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