|04-11-2008 09:01 PM|
The Star-Specs come up to temp more quickly than the 'old' type...grip is same.
|04-11-2008 08:53 PM|
|04-11-2008 06:44 PM|
I just want to clarify something:
The Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 you hear/see winning is the Star Spec model.
|03-20-2008 05:20 PM|
That's a good point!
We do have this "sticky" in the tires forum:
Read First: Focus Competition Tires: Info, Links, and Reviews
|03-20-2008 04:47 PM|
|03-20-2008 01:49 PM|
|03-20-2008 01:46 PM|
|Dcl2049||Shoot, why don't we have an Auto-X tire sticky?|
|03-20-2008 01:25 PM|
I'm only going by what I've seen at events around this state.
And as I mentioned, the Dunlops have had a horrible showing from what I've seen.
Maybe it's the temps (we have a lot of 90°+ event days), maybe it's the cars (a couple STIs ran them, a Vette, don't remember what else),
or maybe it's the drivers pushing them too hard?
Most of us that want to do well, are spraying our tires after each run at those (heat) events.
I'm definitely aware of the heat issues with the RT-615.
As far as Nationals, I only give the tire companies 1/2 credit for who wins what class.
Bridgestone has had a contingency package for quite a while.
Falken (IIRC) has never had one.
If you go to Nationals, and have a chance at placing, why wouldn't you run the tires that you can make some money on?
Course, with all that said...
Unless Falken comes out with a new tire, I'll be on something different once this set is wore out.
I do believe competition improves the bread, and as each company is coming out with a new tire they're getting better and better.
Falken set the benchmark a while ago with the RT-215, but it's since been surpassed by several tires now.
I'm still anxious to see what the new Kumho does.
|03-20-2008 07:25 AM|
So we have (likely) faster and (likely) cheaper...and awsome rain performance for the street.
...um, boy, I dunno what to say.
|03-20-2008 07:17 AM|
I am street sriving them. I don't want to run 2 sets of rims. These will be my daily driver tires.
Also, I suck. I'm a rookie. You won't see me at Nationals probably ever. So what would you say with that info?
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