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What tyres for track days...

imported_Stewart Apr 27, 2006

  1. imported_Stewart

    imported_Stewart Guest

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    Well, I finally decided on a Dark Grey Pearl metallic for the refurb of my 18" MTM reps..

    The next decision is what tyres to shoe them in?!?

    I've had Pirelli P-Zero Nero's, long lasting and noisy but ****.
    Toyo Proxes, umm ok
    Eagle GSD 3's, noisy in dry and /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif in the wet
    Pilot Sports - still got 2.5mm left after 17k miles and generally ok all round - quite impressed actually although squealed like a stuck pig last May at the ring..

    Kumho track day tyres (forget the model but **** in the wet) and i mean REALLY **** in the wet but very good in the dry once they were warmed up...

    What are your experiences for track day tyres but also bearing in mind that these will also be my every day driving tyres...

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Yokohama Parada Spec 2. Fenking great traction, but I'm reckoning about 6-7k before I need a new set.
     
  3. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I'd just go for cheap ones if you're really going for track abuse... so probably the toyos.

    You've obviousily got different F1s to me because mine wipe the floor in every area with any of the other tyres I've tried especially in the wet.
     
  4. imported_Stewart

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'd just go for cheap ones if you're really going for track abuse... so probably the toyos.

    You've obviousily got different F1s to me because mine wipe the floor in every area with any of the other tyres I've tried especially in the wet.

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    Which ones have you got m8?
     
  5. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I've got the same ones as you... 225/45/17 F1 GSD3s and I've been very happy with them especially considering the price. I got two for £170 fitted.
     
  6. DuncS3

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    I've tried five sets on my S3 - and for the last two have settled on Toyo T1-S proxies - basically because I think they are a good all rounder - tested on track too and no complaints. Previous to Toyos I had Yokohoma AVS Sport which were pretty good

    Dunc
     
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    I'd just go for cheap ones if you're really going for track abuse... so probably the toyos.

    You've obviousily got different F1s to me because mine wipe the floor in every area with any of the other tyres I've tried especially in the wet.

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    I'll 2nd that. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  8. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Parada Spec-2 for sure. I've used toyos for a few years now, but these are another league!
     
  9. S3Steve

    S3Steve Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yeah id go for Parada Spec 2's, im well impressed with mine.
     
  10. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

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    toyo proxies are sticky but very soft i had two on the front tear on dual carriage way i would never trust them on a track after that

    might be safer with michelin or good year i like there wear character on street don't know about track , i've used michelins on sprint circuit with FWD car and i managed to wear them to scrap on the outside edge

    having said all this i don't have much track experience but i thought i'd ad what i'd experienced..
     

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