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Old 05-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #104
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Thought I'd update with my general impressions of the RE-11A

Haven't had it on the track yet, might get a free weekend later this month.

Initially had the inflated at 34 psi for the first 100 miles. They drove fine, but felt a little off and would not give me any indication of approaching their limits. I know wearing in new tires takes a little bit, so this might have been the case. Grip was excellent, but I decided to take a little bit of air out and run 30 front and 32 rear.

Big difference in feel. Lateral movement gave much more feedback through the wheel and audibly. Grip improved slightly, but most definitely noticeable. I'm going to be driving on them like this for the next few days and see how I like it.

Ride comfort and noise are acceptable for DD. Coming from junk tires to these is night and day - every single aspect of the cars performance was increased.

As soon as I get out to an event, I'll post some more feedback.
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