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 91 
 on: December 01, 2017, 04:24:09 AM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by jloehlein
275/35/18 NT01s are $249ea at Discount Tire Direct.  Can't comment on number of sessions, it depends too much on your setup and driving style...also NCCAR chews up tires.

 92 
 on: November 30, 2017, 06:16:29 PM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by gunny
Thanks guys, I've had the most votes for NT01's, unfortunately they are the most expensive! Of course if they last longer, then thats less mount & balance cost too. How many 20 minute sessions at nccar would you think they average? I've found Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's for 600 shipped, which is about half the NT01's, but they probably will only last a few track days, especially NCCAR.

Only 135 Gunny in the vette? I thought you'd be higher than that! Notice I said "ultimate grip" Obviously I want to stay on the pavement, just don't want Hoosier like grip so I can feel to mistakes, in a safe way of course!



Well I'll follow you into turn one so you can test that "Ultimate grip" on cheap tires! Yea I rounded down, you made me look at my videos. All I could muster was 138, sorry to disappoint.

LOL
your going to have a blast!

Gunny

 93 
 on: November 30, 2017, 01:22:04 PM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by mikedamageinc
Thanks guys, I've had the most votes for NT01's, unfortunately they are the most expensive! Of course if they last longer, then thats less mount & balance cost too. How many 20 minute sessions at nccar would you think they average? I've found Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's for 600 shipped, which is about half the NT01's, but they probably will only last a few track days, especially NCCAR.

Only 135 Gunny in the vette? I thought you'd be higher than that! Notice I said "ultimate grip" Obviously I want to stay on the pavement, just don't want Hoosier like grip so I can feel to mistakes, in a safe way of course!


 94 
 on: November 30, 2017, 07:22:37 AM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by pipefitter
 The best I've had on my Camaro were the NT01's. I've used Kumho Victoracers, V710's, Hoosier A3's, A6's, and the NT05's I hate. Like Justin was saying they stick very well, and last for ever. I had them on the Monza I drove in my SCCA schools. They showed very, very little wear. Dollar for dollar, I think they're the best tire out there. I'll probably go back to them.

 95 
 on: November 29, 2017, 04:18:59 PM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by gunny
It will be on my 3700# (with me) Camaro which eats the outside. Currently around -1.8 camber but I'm going to grind the slots for another -.5 and I have offset bushings that get another -.5 if necessary.

I don't mind dropping a little more for tires that will last and ultimate grip doesn't matter since I'm learning. Also these will be dedicated for track, maybe drive to the track but that's it. Inside storage isn't a problem either.

Thanks for the recommendation!

LOL Grip doesn't matter! Get a Grip! LOL just kidding!
But really grip does matter. I was running on old RS3's and the grip was so bad it wasn't fun going 135 into turn one at NCCAR! In that same session I went off and that was pretty scary. I actually drove home and put my re71r's on to run in the sunday session
Grip Matters, cant learn if your off the track and being a nuisance/hazard to the other drivers on the track.

 
Gunny

 96 
 on: November 29, 2017, 02:48:31 PM 
Started by KasbeKZ - Last post by KasbeKZ
I have a set of 4 RR's with lots of life left. 2017 build dates. Good even wear. I paid $200 for them a few months ago and never even mounted them. I'd like to get $150 for the set from someone that can put them to good use.

There's a picture of one in this album.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/U6PeK1VadmlVEuPm1

 97 
 on: November 29, 2017, 09:38:54 AM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by mikedamageinc
It will be on my 3700# (with me) Camaro which eats the outside. Currently around -1.8 camber but I'm going to grind the slots for another -.5 and I have offset bushings that get another -.5 if necessary.

I don't mind dropping a little more for tires that will last and ultimate grip doesn't matter since I'm learning. Also these will be dedicated for track, maybe drive to the track but that's it. Inside storage isn't a problem either.

Thanks for the recommendation!

 98 
 on: November 28, 2017, 07:29:19 PM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by jloehlein
I don't have feedback on either of those tires, but I'd recommend the Nitto NT01 over any of those (including Pilot Super Sports), hands down.  I have a set of 8-year old Nitto NT01s that probably have over a dozen track days and 5k street miles on them - when I ran them in the Spring at VIR, they were still faster than brand new Azenis.  Also - I went through ~30% of the Azenis in like 4 sessions...compare that to like 60+ sessions on the Nittos.  The only real precaution I've taken with them is to store them inside in the winter.  They're like $1k in your size, so still "expensive", but they're the longest lasting track-oriented tire I've found.  As long as you can get enough camber in the car to make sure you're not chewing the shoulders off the tires, they might actually be cheaper in the long run.

What car are you putting them on, and do you drive the car on the street much?

 99 
 on: November 28, 2017, 07:44:00 AM 
Started by pipefitter - Last post by pipefitter
They're allowed. Or they were back in 2012 or so. Plans for next year are up in the air.....a new car, a different car that I already own, or some work on the Camaro.

 100 
 on: November 27, 2017, 06:27:26 AM 
Started by mikedamageinc - Last post by mikedamageinc
I'm looking for cheap summer tires to learn track driving in 275-35-18. I've been to a few events and between running mostly old Hoosiers and a session on all seasons, I could tell how much smoother I had to be on the street tires. So I'm looking for the best cheap summer tires I can get, not spending a grand on some Pilot Super Sports, though I know they would be great.

***EDIT***(previous tires not so great)
I'm thinking about the following, both good reviews, one is cheaper and seem to be reviewed more for track/ax so that alone sounds better that they get attention:

Kumho PS91 $580 shipped from tire rack.
Federal 595RS-RR $515 shipped Amazon

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