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Old 05-26-2009, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Fastest road racing/timeattack tires?

Which tyres gives you best the laptimes this year? Is there any new developments or is it still the Hoosier R6 that are the fastest?
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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depends on what class you're running, as their are tire restrictions. for r-comps, i ran fastest on nt01's. street tire class, i like the direzza star spec. for unlimited and tt i like the r6, though they don't last a long time.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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This depends on so many factors it's impossible to give you an answer. Depends on whether your class requires DOT approved tires, how many laps you need to do in a single session, etc.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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Just competing against the clock and other friends at trackdays actually. So unlimited, but dot-legal in other words

There usually is a lot of "competition" with the porsche guys. I usually beat the gt3's, but have a hard time with GT2's and the more modified gt3's. Its all in good spirit though

I usually race for no more than 10-12 minutes before the cool-off round.

I wonder if Yoko A048 are comparable to Hoosier R6, or if the hoosiers are way better? R6 looks a bit more hardcore?

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It depends on how much you're willing to spend for a non-competitive event. The Hoosier R6 is great but they don't last long so you'll be replacing them often, and they are far from cheap. For just a track day tire the Toyo R888 is nice, but quite a bit slower than the R6. Honestly I think it's pointless to run Hoosiers for non timed events, it will get really expensive and you can have just as much fun on tires with double the treadwear.
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I'm thinking about doing the street class in the time attack. I used the Kumho XS at a recent track day and they were great. I might get a shaved set for time attack.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:00 AM   #7
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It depends on how much you're willing to spend for a non-competitive event. The Hoosier R6 is great but they don't last long so you'll be replacing them often, and they are far from cheap. For just a track day tire the Toyo R888 is nice, but quite a bit slower than the R6. Honestly I think it's pointless to run Hoosiers for non timed events, it will get really expensive and you can have just as much fun on tires with double the treadwear.
Thanks! Great info!
I also compete "for real" in autocross, so I can just as well spend my money on that! Road racing is more fun though
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If you have the cash, the R6 is the fastest for sure. If you cant spend quite that much, the next fastest tire IMO that is slightly less money is the Kumho V710, or the Hankook Z214. If you cant splurge for either of those, the Nitto NT01 is a good choice too... identical (almost) to the R888 with a lower price tag and a 100 wear rating. It is the tire of choice for the mod class in RTA.
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depends on what class you're running, as their are tire restrictions. for r-comps, i ran fastest on nt01's. street tire class, i like the direzza star spec. for unlimited and tt i like the r6, though they don't last a long time.
Star spec's suck BIG TIME. Ecsta XS ftw.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Model=Ecsta+XS
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Star spec's suck BIG TIME. Ecsta XS ftw.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Model=Ecsta+XS
oh REALLY?
What is that tidbit of info based upon. Could it be only because you just bought a new set of Kuhmo's and need reassurance?
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:44 PM   #11
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Which tyres gives you best the laptimes this year? Is there any new developments or is it still the Hoosier R6 that are the fastest?
Fastest?

C91, A6/C71, R6/C51...thats my experience. Obviously this all depends on what youre doing. Different classes have different rules if youre actually racing. For HPDEs it would be pointless to run the C91, A6, C71. The R6 and C51 would also be pointless for HPDE drivers. For HPDEs you should be running NT01/R888 type tires at best. Time trials, autox events, and time attacks also have their rules, but thats a whole different game compared to racing and HPDEs.
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This test on tirerack suggest that the BFGoodrich g-force R1 is even better than Hoosier R6. However, some peoples reviews suggests that R6 is better, but also that the BFGoodrich tires last very long.

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...irePageLocQty=

Anyone with a view on the BFGoodrich? They are semi-cheap to buy...

I would really like something a bit faster than R888 and with more steering-feel. I think R888s sidewalls are a bit on the soft side...
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I wonder if Yoko A048 are comparable to Hoosier R6, or if the hoosiers are way better? R6 looks a bit more hardcore?
The A048 is no where near the R6. It's closer to the R888, but given a choice, I'd take the R888.

Question is, do you want tire with decent grip that will last you a few weekends, or do you want tires with ton of grip that last one weekend? If you're not actually competing, the R6 is overkill IMO. Unless you have a lot of money to burn.
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Non DOT Michelin, Yok or Pirelli slicks. Make R6 look like RA1

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Non DOT Michelin, Yok or Pirelli slicks. Make R6 look like RA1

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+1. if you are not limmited to run Hoosiers go with Michelin, Yok or Pirelli slicks
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Star spec's suck BIG TIME. Ecsta XS ftw.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Model=Ecsta+XS

And I suppose that's a fact? My buddy tested them back to back on an evo, same day, same track against the nt-01 and nt-05. This evo normally competes on nt-01's and managed to run it's FASTEST time on the star specs...and nittos gives them tires.
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