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Race Tires Versus Extreme Performance Summer Tires

Race Tires Versus Extreme Performance Summer Tires


I recently had a customer inquire about whether he should use R-compound Track & Competition DOT tires or if the tires in our Extreme Performance Summer category would be more appropriate. His email question is listed below: "Gary, I'm looking for tires for my BMW 335i that I can take to a non-competitive…

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Toyo's Best Track Tires Now Featured at Tire Rack

Toyo's Best Track Tires Now Featured at Tire Rack


…Advancements in casing and tread design also improve dry performance and maintains wet traction and control. Toyo's Proxes RA1 is a soft but durable R-Compound tire that has the resiliency to withstand repeated heat cycles which makes it attractive to cost-conscious competitors who demand quick lap times…

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Toyo Proxes R888: The Newest Race Compound Offering from Tire Rack


…are looking to expand upon the traction threshold of a street tire, a race compound or R-Comp is your next step. Offered in UTQG treadwear numbers ranging from 0 to 100, race tires sacrifice mileage for softer tread compounds that focus on maximum dry grip. Recently, Tire Rack came into contract with…

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New Track and Autocross Tires for 2013

New Track and Autocross Tires for 2013


…new to the Extreme Performance Summer category, which means they're intended to be streetable track tires. If you require a tire that has near R-compound performance, but need it to be durable enough to be driven to and from the track, the Extreme Performance Summer category is for you. For additional…

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Project STR Comes To Life


…improvements to an otherwise stock street car, such as wider performance tires and wheels, suspension upgrades and an engine ECU retune. Sticky R-compound competition tires are not allowed, so we’ll be competing on “regular” street tires. A 2010 Mazda MX-5 will serve as the foundation for the project…
 
Reintroducing the Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)

Reintroducing the Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)


…time to come up to temperature and it needed revised compounding for increased wet traction. Today, all of the original part numbers for the Hankook Ventus R-S3 have been replaced by the Ventus R-S3 (Version 2). The revised tire uses a new compound that addresses the concerns of wet traction and heat…

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Autocrossing with Bridgestone, Dunlop and Hoosier!


…report. When you are ready to take the next step, you will want to look at Track aka R-compound options. Even though the tires are street legal, they are not recommended for street use. This is due to soft compounds and other track specialty features that make them less than ideal for daily driving. Take…

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport: One Year Later

Michelin Pilot Super Sport: One Year Later


…noise is completely gone." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR "Driven hard in dry conditions they handle much like R compounds. Driven hard in the rain and they are phenomenal!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Audi S8 Sedan "These tires allow you to track the car all day…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Rim Width Range for Track & Competition Use


…combinations that fall outside those recommended by the tire manufacturer. While this practice is most frequently requested to accommodate mounting wide R-compound tires on narrower wheels than recommended by the tire manufacturer, there are also instances where competitors want to squeeze wide Extreme Performance…

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Do I need an R-compound tire for the track?


The answer is "no." If you are just getting into track events or autocross, you do not need to have R-compound tires. R-compound tires are very good and will help lap times improve as skill level increases, but I would suggest any of the top tires from the Extreme Performance Summer tire category or…

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Looking for Your Next Set of R Compound Track Tires?


Tire Rack is a Hoosier Tire Dealer offering the Hoosier R6 in over 50 sizes from 13-inch up to 19-inch. The Hoosier R6 comes with 4.5/32 tread depth, so no tire shaving is needed. A quick heat cycle by Tire Rack would benefit the R6. Heat cycling can be added at time of check out at $15 each. Take…

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Tire Test Results : Testing Extreme Performance Summer Tires: How Well Can They Handle the Extreme?


…the ever-moving performance target for the category, we're seeing some brands make tweaks to existing products so they can take advantage of new compound or construction technology rather than risk falling behind while they develop a new clean-sheet design. One of the newest of such evolutions is Hankook's…

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