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Old 05-10-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
jmott
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Default Re: Slick Tires In Racing

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Originally posted by STI-C-YA
Hi everyone!

I have this question. I'm racing my Sti in the circuit track every 45 days and I want to use slick tires for that. Someone told me that slick tires may damage the drive train of my car due to the amount of pressure that the car puts in it. I want to know if this is true because I also use my car for daily drivig and I dont want to damage it. Thanks

track driving puts a whole lot of abuse on your car and may damage it, race tires or not.

however, the STI can put up with extremely sticky tires, that would be the last of my concerns.

a good track tire is the Kumho Victoracer. If you want to step up to something better and more expensive, then try the hoosier road race DOT tires. (R3S04s? I think they are called)

neither of these are techinically 'slicks' (they have token grooves), but most track day guys run tires like these.
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