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VinceBanger

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Hi all.
Question - I've decided to have some fun and take my car to a local track (they offer Pay Per Lap). All my buddys keep telling me that i need racing tires. Problem is I have no idea what tires to use. Any suggestions?

thanks
 
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VinceBanger

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new tires coming?

ok... a buddy just told me that at sema last year BFG was talking about bringing the R1 back. Anyone confirm that? i can't find any info on it yet. I think i'll wait a bit before i buy.
 

Mr.Cool

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I use my street BFG G force KDW's on the Road Course events I attend. They work just fine and are alot cheaper than the Goodyear F1 eagles that came on my car. Since the nearest track to me is a 300 mile one way drive and I have no desire to start trailering my car if I had R compounds on, these street tires work just fine.
 
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Hi. I've been doing track days with my '96 for three years. I'm still running street tires, and having a great time! Until your skill levels come way up, you really don't need R compound tires.

It's my opinion that you will learn better driving skills on street tires than on R compounds. The race tires let you get away with bad driving habits.

Barry
NASA HPDE Instructor
Southern California Region
 

Hib Halverson

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Hi all.
Question - I've decided to have some fun and take my car to a local track (they offer Pay Per Lap). All my buddys keep telling me that i need racing tires. Problem is I have no idea what tires to use. Any suggestions?

thanks

It's pretty tough to make a useful tire recomendation until you tell us what kind of car you're taking to the track.
 

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