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Old 03-09-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Street tires, in the wet, at the track.

OK...I know there have been a lot of threads about what tires are good in the wet, in the dry, etc, but I have a new twist (sort of). When I go the track, I drive there on my street ires, and put on the R-comps. Now, in the event that it's a very wet track, I usually just use my street tires, so I want a good street tire that's going to be great in the wet, at the track. I currently have 225/40-18's Kumho MX's, but I'm thinking to replace them with something better in the wet. I also still have my stock RE070's. So, first question is, if it looks like it's going to be a wet weekend, should I just use the RE070's? I haven't seen much about how they are in the wet, let alone in the wet at the track. I have heard that MX's suck in the wet, which is why I'm thinking to replace them (I was sucked in my the "deal" at Tirerack). Should I save my money and just use the RE070's in very wet track conditions and keep the MX's for the regular street driving, or dump the MX's altogether and get some better street & "wet track" tires? Now, if I get new tires, I'm thinking the Good Year GS-D3's since they've gotten high marks for wet traction. Also seen that the Falken FK-452's are good in the wet, and they'd save me some money I could put towards brake pads. I wish they still made the S-03's. I had them on my wagn and they were great in the wet. Should have snatched them up when they were on clearance at Tirerack. Anyway...I'm done ranting.
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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everyone says the bfg kdw2 are amazing in the wet
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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I have PS2s and love them i think im one of 10 on NASIOC that do tho.Read here http://www.tirerack.com/features/mot...astresults.jsp and RE070s were real bad in the rain.Brad
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:52 PM   #4
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I don't know. I've only tracked the RE 070s in the dry. I'm happy enough with them on the street to have picked up another set of take offs and have used them all year long since 2003. We don't get much rain in Northwestern Oregon. };-)

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Old 03-10-2007, 12:11 AM   #5
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Honestly, unless it's absolutely dumping rain, I don't see any reason not to run R-compounds in the wet. I guess it may vary from track to track - if the track you're visiting has areas that commonly develop standing water, even if it's not raining that hard, then maybe street tires would be better.

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Honestly, unless it's absolutely dumping rain, I don't see any reason not to run R-compounds in the wet. I guess it may vary from track to track - if the track you're visiting has areas that commonly develop standing water, even if it's not raining that hard, then maybe street tires would be better.

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Yeah. This is what I'm talking about. Unless it's really pouring, I'd probably stick with the R-Comps. I should change the title to "very wet".
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Very wet, G-Force KDW 2's. RE070's suck when wet though...
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What about RE-01R's?
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What about RE-01R's?
I'll be running these wet and dry at the track this year- we'll see

I also have had very good luck w/ the S03's in the wet and I was very pleasantly suprised w/ the S02's performance in the wet (dry traction was very good). Lots of folks don't know they still make these- they are oe fitment tires, but for several different cars-so a pretty good selection of sizes. I ran the 225/50/16- an oe rear fitment for the S2000.
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