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Ryan
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posted March 20, 2001 09:23 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Ok, here's the deal:
I've a supercharged '91 CRX that I drive only in the summer, only in the dry, and only about a max. of 10 thousand km's a season.
It is predominantly a street car but will see some limited track use on social lapping days and what not.
I'm looking for new 15" tires that will give me maximum dry weather grip. If it's raining the car doesn't even come out of the garage so wet weather traction is not an issue for me on this car. Same goes for the treadwear since the mileage I put on it is very low.
Because of all this I'm thinking of trying a DOT approved "competition" tire and using it all the time on the streets too.
I'm thinking about 205/50/15's in the Yok A032R, Kumho V700, BFG R1, and Toyo RA-1.
I'm wondering if anyone has experience with any of the above and, considering what I've mentioned above, could give me some feedback.
Thanks.

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Charlie
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posted March 20, 2001 04:24 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan:
Ok, here's the deal:
I've a supercharged '91 CRX that I drive only in the summer, only in the dry, and only about a max. of 10 thousand km's a season.
It is predominantly a street car but will see some limited track use on social lapping days and what not.
I'm looking for new 15" tires that will give me maximum dry weather grip. If it's raining the car doesn't even come out of the garage so wet weather traction is not an issue for me on this car. Same goes for the treadwear since the mileage I put on it is very low.
Because of all this I'm thinking of trying a DOT approved "competition" tire and using it all the time on the streets too.
I'm thinking about 205/50/15's in the Yok A032R, Kumho V700, BFG R1, and Toyo RA-1.
I'm wondering if anyone has experience with any of the above and, considering what I've mentioned above, could give me some feedback.
Thanks.

The soft compound rubber will pick up all dirt, stones and other debris in the street. You probably won't be happy with the rock hard ride when you hit a pothole or speed bump, and you will find these tires are very noisy.

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Arnold
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posted April 06, 2001 10:10 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
The problem is you CANNOT always predict what the weather will be like. Even with all the money and technology available Formula 1 teams are sometimes caught off guard. However they have the luxury of getting a set of rain tires in a 10 second pit stop. I know friends who drove on BFG R1's and was caught in a rainstorm. They were lucky to make it home and will never use competition tires in the streets again. These tires are better in the dry than most ultra high performance tires but the advantage of about 0.5 seconds per lap which will make the difference between 1st place and last place in F1 is not going to mean much to you in the street. Don't do it.

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