Brakes Wheels 1st Gen Tires Thoughts on next wheel/tire setup for the track

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by BlimeyCabrio, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. cristo

    cristo Well-Known Member

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    Nice article in June's GRM issue comparing the BFG g-force Rival,
    BFG g-force Rival-S, Yoko Advan AD08R, Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec,
    and the Bridgestone RE-71R.
    They also hint at testing the Hankook RS3 V2, Toyo R1R, andKumho V720
    at a later date.
     
  2. CHKMINI

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    I am very happy with the RE 71 R's. I too wore down a new set at least halfway at the Dragon but plan on buying them again. The other roads that Dick described we really needed foam filled mudders to properly drive them.
     
  3. TheModFather

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    That was just the shortcut Mark... All I am saying is, there is a road around the back side of Lake Santelah that is a good cross between the Dragon and Hellbender, and nobody knows it is there. ;) (Show you next year, but keep it quiet)
     
  4. BlimeyCabrio

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    Joyce Kilmer Road? Been driving it for years. :Thumbsup:
     
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    Great... Now everybody knows. :(
     
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    Dude.... Hundreds of MINI drivers know that road. But only a few are crazy enough to actually like it.
     
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    Its fun, yet a little sketchy in some spots, and is more than a 10 minute run. :)
     
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    After Action Review:
    The NT01s performed very well, my first weekend with them at the track. No rain, temps in the 80s. Took about one session to wear the "newness" off and scrub them in well. After a couple of sessions, they had a nice vulcanized look and feel and "stick" to them.

    CMP is hard on the left front; I cross rotated after three sessions. The tire that saw the remaining 5 sessions on that corner is about 80% through the tread blocks, the others are 30-60%. Of course there is LOTS of life left in these tires after the blocks are gone. At that point, they're basically "shaved by wear". I'm still learning CMP (and to drive this car in its current config), and was grinding tires through understeer much more than I will be once I get my act together. I suspect I could get another 3-4 weekends out of this set.

    My first event on 100 treadwear tires, and it was AWESOME. They really are an equalizer against the higher HP cars. I loved them enough that I ordered a spare set, while I can find them.
     
  9. UKCoopeR

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    Discount Tire has the occasional $100 off a set of 4 which makes them even more hilariously cheap. I have bought 2 sets at a time myself :)
     
  10. cct1

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    Damn I'll have to watch for that.
     
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    Good to know!
     
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    FWIW, I just ordered 4 from OnlineTires for $637 shipped. Regular price. Not as good as the $100 off when you can get it, but better than DiscountTire's normal price.
     
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    100 off is back
     
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    Good to know, thanks!:Thumbsup:
     
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    Before your car is back together I could paint them if you like...
     
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    what are the 15x8 6UL owners using to adapt the hubs?
     
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    cct1 is running some custom hub-centric spacers that adapt from the 56.1mm hub bore to the 67.1 wheel bore.

    I'm running standard 12mm 56.1mm hub-centric front spacers, with 56.1-67.1 alloy centering rings on the front, and standard 5mm rear spacers with the 56.1-67.1 rings. Worked just fine.
     

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