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Old 02-05-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Whats better?? need help tire experts....

So for this year, I am going to start tracking my car.... so tires are going to be a big influence... I have a set of 15s for my e30, which will have Toyos on them...

But I have the opportunity to buy a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cups, in the correct size too, which is good, however which will be better on track?? Toyo RA1s or the Pilot Sport Cups??

I dont seem to find anything about toyo on tirerack so I dunno where else to look... any help appreciated
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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ONE thing to say TOYO RA1...............
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:50 PM   #3
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Don't touch R-compounds until you are experienced. That means years for most casual students.

Something with good feedback like Falken RT-615's, Hankook R-S2's, or even Yoko ES100's would be much more useful to learn on. A hell of a lot cheaper, too.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:18 PM   #4
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Jay, which one is the best outta those 3? I tryed lookin around but I read lots of mixed opinions.... Kinda leanin towards getting the Hankook ones... how would a Falken Ziex 512 hold up to the RS-2s?? obviously not as good I suppose but for the feedback characteristics...???
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:32 PM   #5
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Those tires aren't even comparable. A floppy sidewalled all-season to a borderline R-compound street/track tire.

The RT-615 is the best, then the RS2. Don't track 512's.
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Don't track 512's.
Tell tomek that, lol. He was raving about them a while ago.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:52 PM   #7
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I think he actually chunked them too, or at least ripped the shoulders pretty badly. The sidewalls are just too soft to be lapping on them.
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:00 PM   #8
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Tell tomek that, lol. He was raving about them a while ago.
Thats what I thought ...lol, wow im really confused now... guess i gotta give Wheels Direct a call...
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i thought the 512 werent bad on the track?
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:37 PM   #10
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The sidewalls are just too soft to be lapping on them.
Would the sidewalls be okay if it was a 40series tire? ie 205/40/17??? still gonna prolly get the rt615, but just as an opinion/desperate option....
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:52 PM   #11
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I auto-x'd my 215/40/17 512's...they're soft.

If you want a decent tire at the same price level, look at the Kumho SPT. Still not nearly as stiff as the RT-615 or R-S2, but much more suited to the track than the all-seasons.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #12
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Thanks Jay... ima go take a trip to wheels direct in a couple days.. see whats teh scoop there...
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