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Old 07-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Let's get a place together where we can exchange tips, tricks and anything relevant to open track days and road course events.

For those that have already taken out their Focus on a few track days, what tire setup, pressures and impressions did you take away from it?


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Old 07-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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I have used Toyo Ra1’s typically I shoot for 40psi hot. I’m now running the RR’s and shoot for the same pressure but I only have one day with them on the car at this point.
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I have used Toyo Ra1s typically I shoot for 40psi hot. Im now running the RRs and shoot for the same pressure but I only have one day with them on the car at this point.
I've heard great things about RA1's, but typically have always been used to NT01's, and more recently have been sticking to RS3's from Hankook - a really, really great tire that's easily streetable too.
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For me a big factor was going with a 15” tire and being SM and SSM run toyo is helps keep the price down.
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I have running kumho on a dedicated Scca Ita car for 3 years. Forced to use 16" wheels due to the rules. Kumho 215 /40 for the first two years. Terrible tire failures which included the Tire Rack getting involved. Moved to the newer gen 215/45 series tire and running much higher starting pressures to avoid tire failure. Very good results with the newer series. Remember pressure is important but using a tire temp gauge is so important for more exact results. We corner weight prior to each event, camber is also a very important part of the equation.
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