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Old 08-07-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default STI track day recommendations?.

Its time to purchase a new set of tires for track days and autox. Just wandering what others opinins are.

Something that has good grip and will not over heat so easily and start chunking like the RE070.

The OEM RE070's lasted 3,000 miles of which 150 were on tracks.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 08-07-2003, 08:10 PM   #2
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Track only, or will you daily drive them as well?

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Old 08-07-2003, 08:18 PM   #3
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falken azenis.

thank you
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:31 PM   #4
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Track only, or will you daily drive them as well?

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Track/autoX only I have a set of S03's for daily driving.
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:48 PM   #5
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If you want to stick to the stock size, (perhaps to stay in class in Autox) than for best grip I would go with Hoosier R3S03,but wear is rapid. And the cost is high.



Michelin Pilot Sport Cup's would be next in line for laptimes, again though $pendy.



For nearly equal grip, but slightly better wear, I would go with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa's, still $pendy.



These three options are big bucks, but they are amazing tires, as the saying goes, if you have the means I highly recomend you pick up a set.

Now for a slightly lower cost option, I would recomend thre Kuhmo Ecsta V700



Lastly there is the Yokohama A032,



it is a bit outclassed in this grouping, and it is not available in the stock tire size.

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-07-2003, 10:16 PM   #6
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I would suggest against the use of the Falken Azenis for track they as they easily become untable and greasy once they get too hot and it doesn't take much. The Falkens are a great SoloII or aggressive street tire as they work really well without the need of getting them up to temperature.

For the track on a budget I would highly suggest the Kuhmo Ecsta V700. If you have the money you'll have a hard time beating the Hoosier R3S03. You'll want to seriously look into having two these tires shaved and heat cycled prior to use.

If you're looking for a high performance set of street tires on a budget I would look into the new Kuhmo MX or you consider the Falken Azenis. The MXs should offer better wet traction and a little less road noise.
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