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Old 09-05-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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For track use you'll want a dedicated race tire as they come shaved (shallower tread prevents the tire tread from ripping itself apart). They operate much better as they heat up (retain their grip). A street tire (even high performance ones) will get greasy much more quickly. There's a handful of ultra high performance summer tires tires that can be used for lapping with OK results but you risk the chance of chunking the tread. Size wise, some wider 15's or 16's (meaning new wheels as well) would actually be better for track use.
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