First track tires

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WillM
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Re: First track tires

Post by WillM » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:28 am

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RE71-R.

COM should have spec classes built around this tire.
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Re: First track tires

Post by gcranston » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:05 pm

paultg wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 pm
My MX5 is 2600-2650 lbs.
Palmer I did high 1:52s on a 225 width R17 NTO1.
The same car on 215 width R17 RE71R did 1:54s, 2 seconds slower and wore pretty fast for 1 event. They also lost grip / overheated after 1/2 session.

If you want a better tire that will last much longer and not drop off in grip pretty much at all go NT01. In perfect world do an RE71R (or equivalent) on your car for street use / rain backup.
Hmmm...
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Re: First track tires

Post by peejay » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:54 am

Since you have a hatchback, you should be able to carry at least two sets of tires. In fact, can you carry a set for me? I say go Conti DWS for DD and to the track, and NT01 for on the track. Then carry a set of Hoosiers for me. :D
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Re: First track tires

Post by billrice » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:24 pm

As long as the Hoosiers will fit on my car as well as in my car!

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Re: First track tires

Post by eclip5e » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:22 pm

WillM wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:28 am
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RE71-R.

COM should have spec classes built around this tire.
so i'm thinking about coming back to COM, and re-learning the tire landscape. Are these still the go-to hot tires?
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Re: First track tires

Post by beatus » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:09 am

re71r are still great. I'd consider trying the newer rt660 now too. They're cheaper than basically everything else in the class (NT01, r888r, re71r, etc. Yes I know the first two are more track dedicated that don't overheat as well).

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