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Old 10-29-2003, 04:27   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering what tyres and wheels you guys use for track days and what is a reasonable price to pay.
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I use the same ones I drive around on
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Old 10-30-2003, 01:33   #3 (permalink)
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I use the same ones I drive around on
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be nice .. that wasn't because of lack of grip of the rubber !!
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Just wondering what tyres and wheels you guys use for track days and what is a reasonable price to pay.
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The ones I drive the car on the road with. 225/60ZR15 Pirelli P6000.
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Re: Track Days

Is it worth using old rubber on track days (if it's dry, of course). Wouldn't less tread actually be better - ie almost slicks, or once it gets to that low level, is the rubber actually no good for grip too?
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be nice .. that wasn't because of lack of grip of the rubber !!
Actually, it was from too much grip. If you had lost traction straight away instead of pushing you would have missed it by a fair way.
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Old 10-30-2003, 19:09   #8 (permalink)
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The best tyres to use on track days are any sort of "R" Spec tyres. They are street legal and the next best thing to a slick. But if you use them on the street expect to be replacing them every 1-3 thousand kays.
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On an old LJ Torana that I used to sprint. I used the 70 series road tyres and had to pump the up to buggery. The grip wasn't good, but neither was the braking, acceleration or handling.

On the next car (Honda CRX) that I used to sprint I used to have a spare set of wheels and swap the wheels over when my tyres (Bridgestone G-grids at the time) got too bald for the road. It was cheap, I got extra life out of the tyres but the road tyres weren't very good on the track.

On the car that I have now (Honda Integra) I have another 2 spare set of wheels and I use Bridgestone RE540s on them. The R rated tyres from Yokohama, Dunlop and Bridgestone are better on a track than almost all road tyres. Life, noise and wet weather performance aren't as good as road tyres. R rated tyres lopped 2.5-3.0 seconds off my lap times at Winton.

Road tyres will also cop a real pounding on the track, feathered edges, flat spots if no ABS, etc.
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So if I have a spare set of old tyres - should i just use them?
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