Wed, Dec-29-2004, 11:45:06 AM
This is for auto-x(2x month) and some track lapping.
Notice I'm not including any hardcore R-compound(a la Kumho/Hoosier) but I've thrown in the Dunlops and Pirelli's cause their cheap. Looking for a near race tire. Whichever I choose, it will be used only for racing, not street.
Feedback is appreciated.
1. Dunlop SP Super Sport Race
2. Pirelli PZero Corsa
3. Toyo TS-1
4. Kuhmo MX
Wed, Dec-29-2004, 01:48:28 PM
I would say try Dunlop. The grip is not like R-compound and especially when cold, it's no better than street tires. However, the price makes it worth to try them. IMO, they are no Rcompound, but better than Street tires.
The 2nd choice woule be Kumho MX known to have great grip as S03s but still cheap. Many track folks and autocross guys use them.
T1s are great street(especially rain) tires, but not close to Rcompound. It never haydroplanned, which I love.
No experience with Pirelli Pzero corsa, but possibly better than Dunlop if you don't care the rotatability?
Wed, Dec-29-2004, 03:10:45 PM
I live in South Florida, so cold is normally not an issue unless you consider 55 degrees and above is cold.
So the TS-1's are just really good street tires? For some reason, I thought they were just a notch below R's comp. Until I get comfortable with the cars handling ability, I wanted to go with the best (cheap) street borderline R comp tires. Then next year, go with R comp's.
thanks for input Jonam.
Wed, Dec-29-2004, 03:39:31 PM
If street/track/autox, get Kumho MX or toyo T1s. MXs have better dry/wet grip but again T1s are the best against hydroplane
Since you will use them only for track/autox, still I would say dunlop. They are good transition tires b/w street and R-compound, IMO, in terms of auio warning at the limit and the level of grip.
Wed, Dec-29-2004, 04:11:09 PM
thanks and I appreciate your input, dunlop it is.
I had another question on the brake dust shield section that no one answered. Is there any issue with leaving the brake dust shields off permanently?
Wed, Dec-29-2004, 04:44:43 PM
There's many track folks out there who removed them for good, I haven't heard any problem.. As you become more experienced on the track, you will end up getting ducting or/and BBK and you will have to cut them out anyways.
Do the rear, too if you haven't. The brake will run much cooler.
Those shields are there to protect something...but honestly, I do not remember what they are for (I've read a post regarding what they are for, but I did not care much since it was no big deal). Either Dan Law, Dave Z or SG_M3 should be able to answer what theyare for.
Edit: Oh and wait until the weather gets warm if you can. If they are shipped from Indiana, and the freezing cold temp would harden the compound during the shipping.