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Old 11-01-2017, 11:25 PM
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Re: My first season with OTA

Originally Posted by LemonJus View Post
I could've sworn Tire Rack did a tire test on the BRZ but not sure if they compared widths as opposed to a bigger radius tire.

Either way, track pads are a MUST along with proper brake fluid. There's a thread on this forum by @Brutus about various different fluids and their boiling points (both dry and wet) right here:

Both your car and mine are very similar so let me know if you have any questions! I am envious that your car comes with a square tire size setup compared to my factory stagger... argh more money to spend on wheels.
I've toyed with the idea of running staggered myself, but there is real no benefit to me.

When it comes to brakes, I'm not sure if I'm going to go to an aggressive street/track pad, or if I'm just going to get track specific pads and swap them in before each event.

Originally Posted by wparsons View Post
CSG has a lot of data posted on tire testing... at stock power they found a 225/45 is faster than a 245/40 (same tire/compound), BUT that's on the specific track(s) they tested at. I would bet that at the DDT a 245 is faster, and possibly SMP full as well.
I found an article by Road & Track that compared stock, to a stickier 215, to the same brand 235. The 215 was faster.

That being said, I think that I'm going to go with the 235 R888R's. If they end up not being 0 PIP then I'll go with 245 R1R's. I plan on getting a second set of rims for the track anyways so that expense is already accounted for. (My stock wheels are 7.5" wide)
2017 Subaru BRZ Inazuma
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