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Old 05-09-2008, 11:36 AM
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This topic has been beat to death . . . SEARCH!
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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actually I did. Couldn't find much. Only discussions about R-compounds.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:35 PM
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General Exclaim UHP in 275/30-24 on chromed Zinc Z9 Sabinis.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AznSky
actually I did. Couldn't find much. Only discussions about R-compounds.

it just so happens that is what people run at a Road Course. your in luck!
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by betamotorsports
General Exclaim UHP in 275/30-24 on chromed Zinc Z9 Sabinis.
LMAO!!!

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Old 05-09-2008, 02:48 PM
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What about Nitto NT 555? Should be fun if it rains.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:28 PM
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If you are up in Michigan then you get some rain, and that pretty much nixes any DOT-R compound. No matter what the tread, even the RA-1, that is just not going to make it with water on streets. And that is assuming you don't mind only getting 5,000 miles out of them, especially if you run the track a couple of times.

I like the Enkei NT03+M for wheels that you can use on street and track.

For the tire............I like the lightweight rubber compounds from Toyo/Nitto and Michelin. Then often run three to four pounds per tire lighter than the other brands.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:52 PM
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I successfully ran REO50 and REO50A (non pole position) for about 15 track events. They handled well, good wear, and squealed like a pig at high slip angles. The squealing really helps a track newbie work up to speed. And is it is very good street tire for the price. I would assume that the REO50A pole position would be a great choice



Originally Posted by AznSky
Ok so I killed a tire at the track yesterday. Looking to get a whole set of wheels/tires. This will be mostly for weekend road course use but it will be my dd setup as well, so it has to be a streetable tire.

I'm probably going with Rota Torque's in a 18x9.5 +20 all around. Looking for a 275/40/18 tire all around as well. (this will fit a stock Z right?)

Currently looking at Bridgestone RE050's Pole Position cuz a lot of my co-workers like them. Any other recommendations? Price range $200-300 per tire please.

Thanks!!
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:51 PM
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so if I go same all around I'll be at 275/40/18 on 18x9.5.

If I go staggered, It'll be a 18x9.5 rear and 18x8.5 front. But what about tire sizes? Still go with 275/40/18 rear? 245/40/18 fronts?

sorry for the noob ?'s
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:05 PM
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REO 050 Pole Position - i have tracked it on a dry and wet track - excellent on both
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:18 PM
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yea I think I'm going to go with the RE050 Pole Positions.

Now the next thing to decide: Staggered or Same size all around......
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:00 PM
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IMO a F425 and R275 will likley lead to more understeer than wanted (driving style, suspension set-up, tire pressures,...will all affect this too) - personally if I were to be buying new tires for track days, I'd get a square set-up and possibly dial in a bit of understeer via suspension/alignment - that way you're less likely to oversteer in high speed sweepers and still able to rotate tires for even wear.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:02 AM
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Does your car have VDC? If it does, and you don't want to completely disable the VDC, go with a stagged setup...

Note: It isn't hard to remove the yaw sensor, but you may not want to do that for other reasons.


Originally Posted by AznSky
yea I think I'm going to go with the RE050 Pole Positions.

Now the next thing to decide: Staggered or Same size all around......
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:24 AM
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Nope, no VDC. Just an 05' Enthusiast with TCS. At my last (and first) driving school, my instructor told me to leave it on. However, I do take it off during auto-x and I sometimes fish tail when I'm pushing it too hard. But haven't spun out yet, recovered each time
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:40 AM
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Why not buy wheels that you can use in case you decided to make your car a SCCA T-2 car? The rules state you can run 9x18 fronts and 10x18 rears. We run those and have a 22mm spacer in front and about 8mm rear spacer. We also run 285x18 Kumho 710 tires which meet the rules. With those wheels and spacers it brings the tires out to the edge of the fenders. I can help you get a discount with the wheels as Enkei sponsors us and if you are interested in take-off tires with one weekend on them, I can help you there too.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:50 PM
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Bridgestone RE01R, you can get them from TireRack in your price range. My last set of tires was the RE050A and I enjoyed those for autocross/track as well. Can't go wrong with either.

I think you can rotate the RE01R's off the rim as well (unlike the RE050 series). Which I need to consider doing as I have a lot of high speed left turns at my local tracks.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by GWord256
Bridgestone RE01R, you can get them from TireRack in your price range. My last set of tires was the RE050A and I enjoyed those for autocross/track as well. Can't go wrong with either.

I think you can rotate the RE01R's off the rim as well (unlike the RE050 series). Which I need to consider doing as I have a lot of high speed left turns at my local tracks.
+1 on RE01R's

Other options:

Yokohama AD07
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Toyo R1R
BFGoodrich KD, KDW2
BFGoodrich G-Force Sports (if you're on a budget)
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:17 PM
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yea I was considering RE01R's but they don't come in the 275's.

What do you guys think of 275/35's vs 275/40's?

And racerbob, I don't think I'm gonna go that hardcore yet. This is still a DD. If I eventually start tracking a lot, then I may think about T2
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:19 AM
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ok thanks for all the help guys. I think this will be my setup:

18x9.5 +20 Rota Torques all around (yea yea I know ppl don't like rotas, but knowing me I'd want to change wheels within a couple years anyways)
275/35/18 Bridgestone RE050's Pole Position all around.

Stock suspension, stock everything else

Any comments?
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:45 PM
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RE050A PPs and Pilot PS2s both worked great for me (well, as "great" as a street tire will be). The RE050s were especially good in the rain (kept them around as spares when I switched to Sport Cups, very glad I did).
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