Originally Posted by vicious_fishes
they're not an R compound and what are you comparing them to dry?
from what i'm told even a falken 452 blows them out of the water.
Im werent comparing them to anything, I said they are decent. If I should compare them to the most recent tires Ive driven, my currect semi slick Yokohama Avon tires are a 10 and Pirelli P-zero a 7. For the first minutes of track driving, the SS595 would be a 6, but they dont like getting to hot, and the sidewalls are quite soft, so I must bump them to a 5. In dry. Works great for (dry) street, and they are so cheap! But this is simply my impression and not based on scientific evidence to say the least. But Ive tried all these tires on tracks as well as street, and different cars as well, and I must tell you, the 595 impressed me. A lot. In wet they just scared the **** out of me.
Perhaps R-compound is the wrong word. Its what we call legal semi slicks tires where Im from. The 595RS or something is a semi slick tire, a friend of mine just ordered one for his S14, Im looking forward for a test run!