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Old 07-22-2004, 03:37 PM   #12
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For those of you who have raced your SVTF on the track, how much tread wear do you get from one day of racing?
Hmmm. 5,000 miles and 6 times at an AutoCross event.
(3 on a short <1mile track, and 3 on a long ~2mile track)
It's about time to rotate the tires.
Nothing major, but I'm noticing the first line inside the outer tread is almost gone on the front tires.
The rears aren't showing any wear at all.
OK, let me explain that a little better.

See the outer tread with the very thin circumferential line adjacent to it?
That line is almost gone on the fronts.
Otherwise, I'm very happy with the tread wear, considering how hard I push it on the track.

That particular "feature" of the tire isn't even 1/8" deep.
I believe they meant for the tire to wear that way.
It gives you better traction (in the dry anyway) as it wears down over the life of the tire.
In essence, the outer tread blocks and the circumferential rib all become one once the groove is worn down.

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