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April 08, 2016, 12:42 AM #0

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Since it's spring now and I never got around to researching tires all winter I'm looking for some help. I'm looking for 2 sets of 275s for my evo. One will be used for everyday/highway well the other set will be my streetishable track tires (as long as there DOT I'm open to them) trying to keep the track tires under $400 per tire. Car is not a daily

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    April 08, 2016, 09:54 AM #1

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    How much track time do you plan on doing? Autocross or time attack?

    Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a great track/DD tire, they're all rated #1 in the "Max Performance Summer" category on Tirerack.com. Unless you want something more aggressive and track focused.

    Check out these two links, credit to Magner for posting them in another forum.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=MP

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHP
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      April 08, 2016, 10:06 AM #2

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      Originally posted by Vince
      How much track time do you plan on doing? Autocross or time attack?

      Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a great track/DD tire, they're all rated #1 in the "Max Performance Summer" category on Tirerack.com. Unless you want something more aggressive and track focused.

      Check out these two links, credit to Magnet for posting them in another forum.

      http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=MP

      http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHP

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        April 08, 2016, 01:12 PM #3

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        First off what kind of track do you have available in SK? Autocross? Oval?

        If you are just *interested* in track and not an avid racer then I wouldn't even think about buying track tires. If you want to attempt track the tires @Vince suggested will be great for daily and not bad for as novice track tire.

        If you get hooked at the track then next season you'll have a better idea with your own research and speaking with your fellow racers.

          April 08, 2016, 03:38 PM #4

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          I am running MPSS in exactly that size, 275/35/18. Although only on the rear.

          I found the best deal at costco, yes costco.

            April 08, 2016, 04:00 PM #5

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              I'll put like 5000km on the car a year. Was thinking about nt-05s and a set of cheaper tires for when it's not on the track. But they gotta be decent enough to make 500whp respectable on the street. Will be tracking at castrol in Edmonton. Will also be doing some events in sask. So mix of time attack and auto cross
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                April 09, 2016, 02:06 PM #7

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                So I've bin reading up on the tires you guys have recommended and depending on what I can find for prices I will probably be picking up mpss for everyday tires. But still feel I want somthing more aggresive for the track. My only concern is finding the happy middle for a tire that will preform good at low heat for auto cross but not overheat for bigger tracks.

                  April 09, 2016, 04:16 PM #8

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                  Originally posted by SkevoX
                  My only concern is finding the happy middle for a tire that will preform good at low heat for auto cross but not overheat for bigger tracks.

                  I don't think you'll ever find that - it's either one or the other. No matter what you buy it'll be a tradeoff if you want both.
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                    April 09, 2016, 04:40 PM #9

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                    Originally posted by Imprzme
                    I don't think you'll ever find that - it's either one or the other. No matter what you buy it'll be a tradeoff if you want both.
                    I'm thinking I'll use the mpss for autocross and possible get somthing very track orientated for the other set. Possible just make the leap to a nt-01 or somthing of that variety

                      April 09, 2016, 04:45 PM #10

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                      Originally posted by Imprzme
                      I don't think you'll ever find that - it's either one or the other. No matter what you buy it'll be a tradeoff if you want both.
                      Following this, I would try and decide which one you would be doing more and find something that suits that better. Something like a Bridgestone re71r will be great for autocross since they're quite sticky, however they wear quickly when hot from what I've read. Something like a Hankook rs-3 will be great when hot and will wear well on track, but be difficult to heat up and maintain for an autox event.

                      Both tires will work in both situations but try and find one that suits what you'll be doing more often.
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                        April 09, 2016, 06:37 PM #11

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                        I couldn't decide on the ideal tire for me that's why I got a secound set of wheels so I can easily switch back and forth depending on what I was doing

                          April 09, 2016, 06:53 PM #12

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                          Sounds like you might need a third set!
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                            Originally posted by Nhil
                            Sounds like you might need a third set!

                            Way to plant the seed

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                              I used to own a set of Kuhmo Escta V10 slicks I used for autocross. They were simply amazing and turned my civic into a go kart. Definitely have to change the wheels at the event.

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                                What about the Nankang NS 2R? It's  DOT R compound that's pretty affordable and seems to have good reviews.
                                 They come in 180 and 120 treadware.

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                                  Originally posted by cluelessk
                                  What about the Nankang NS 2R? It's  DOT R compound that's pretty affordable and seems to have good reviews.
                                   They come in 180 and 120 treadware.

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                                  I can't find anything on these

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                                    Originally posted by themikewoo
                                    I used to own a set of Kuhmo Escta V10 slicks I used for autocross. They were simply amazing and turned my civic into a go kart. Definitely have to change the wheels at the event.

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                                    Originally posted by themikewoo
                                    I used to own a set of Kuhmo Escta V10 slicks I used for autocross. They were simply amazing and turned my civic into a go kart. Definitely have to change the wheels at the event.

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                                    Have you ran any other slicks to compare these too? Car will be trailered to tracks so wear isn't a issue. From what I've researched lots like to stick to the Hoosier slicks or hankook

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                                      Originally posted by SkevoX
                                      Have you ran any other slicks to compare these too? Car will be trailered to tracks so wear isn't a issue. From what I've researched lots like to stick to the Hoosier slicks or hankook

                                      No I have not. I decided to jump back to street tires because with racing slicks it puts you into one of the most penalized groups if you were wanting to be competitive.

                                      But mainly slicks hide your mistakes and save you bacon when you should of spun out or not made the turn. I wasn't progressing as a driver.

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                                        Originally posted by themikewoo
                                        No I have not. I decided to jump back to street tires because with racing slicks it puts you into one of the most penalized groups if you were wanting to be competitive.

                                        But mainly slicks hide your mistakes and save you bacon when you should of spun out or not made the turn. I wasn't progressing as a driver.
                                        You still aren't!

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