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kellysti
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Posted - 07/19/2012 :  18:31:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone. So I did a search thinking that there would be many current posts on this topic, but I was wrong. So perhaps a refresh of opinions on current track tire options is in order. I've been running BFG G-Force R1's (not R1S's) on my car for a few years now. However, they keep getting more expensive, and I don't get alot of "mileage" out of them. They are great tires, though, if you have unlimited budget! So I'm looking for something similar (R-comps, probably), but less expensive and with somewhat better wear characteristics. I can sacrifice a little grip, but I'm not willing to sacrifice sidewall stiffness as I hate the feeling of driving on "jello"! So what is the collective wisdom of this illustrious group on this topic? ;-)

Thank you!

Kelly

The management
admin/chief tire changer

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Posted - 07/21/2012 :  11:10:27  Show Profile  Visit The management's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hey Kelly, there are a wide range of opinions on this subject... mine is that the Toyo RA1 or the Nitto NT01 offer a great all-around compromise on the equation of $$$-life-grip. But, AWD wear characteristics may vary. And then, for those that don't worry about budget, HOOSIER is always the mack-daddy... more $$, but, lap times drop 1-3 seconds immediately!

Drive Well, The management
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kellysti
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Posted - 07/22/2012 :  22:04:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark! I've been hearing/reading good things about both of those tires. I'm leaning toward the toyo's at this point. thanks! hope to be at RA this Sunday, but it's going to be a last minute thing as i don't have my car back yet. i need to do front rotors and an oil change once i do get it back, so it will be tight, but hopefully it will happen!
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JeremyGSU
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438 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2012 :  22:22:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm running Nitto NT555 RII tires on my C5 Z06. They are very similiar to the NT01's. I run them both street/track.

Jeremy
2004 Z06 Corvette
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WarmPepsi
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327 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2012 :  08:40:04  Show Profile  Visit WarmPepsi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
NT-01's are a great tire. Run them full tread and you'll get a ton of life out of them... especially if you rotate them properly..
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zeeshan030
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1 Posts

Posted - 04/13/2015 :  07:23:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I track a car that is not a real race car but instead a daily driver. I spend alot of time trying to get the black marks off my paint job that is from the rubber of my tires or others. What is the easiest way to clean this off? I have used my fingernails and a rubber eraser. I am concerned about saving time and my cars finish. Any ideas?


aliiii
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tmtraylor
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2 Posts

Posted - 04/13/2015 :  10:21:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zeeshan030

I track a car that is not a real race car but instead a daily driver. I spend alot of time trying to get the black marks off my paint job that is from the rubber of my tires or others. What is the easiest way to clean this off? I have used my fingernails and a rubber eraser. I am concerned about saving time and my cars finish. Any ideas?


aliiii



This works great for me. I spray just a little on a cloth and wipe the rubber mark away: 3M adhesive remover

http://www.amazon.com/3M-03618-Adhesive-Remover-oz/dp/B000BQYA7W
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paver
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5 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2015 :  20:39:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zeeshan030

I track a car that is not a real race car but instead a daily driver. I spend alot of time trying to get the black marks off my paint job that is from the rubber of my tires or others. What is the easiest way to clean this off? I have used my fingernails and a rubber eraser. I am concerned about saving time and my cars finish. Any ideas?


aliiii

There is a product called Mothers R3 that works good. Also if you put a good coat of wax on right before the event you'll be able to get a lot of the marks off with just soap and water.
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