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Old 06-14-2018, 11:22 AM
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Re: WIL: DDT Weekend

The RE71R's seem to be fast right down to the cords.. What I don't like about them is the unusual wear you get from the middle water channel groove. I have run them for 4 track days 3 of those being events and there is still tire left. No rotating option in a FWD car.

I may however swap sides left sides to right sides, this will require swapping them on the wheels; it could help level the wear!

My only two events left are Shannonville and it will roast them anyhow..

The guys in the Type R had some pretty bald RE71R's and they seem to be running really well.

The Toyo's are a lot pricier than the Bridgestones.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:43 AM
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With the discounts available, for me the Toyo’s were the same price as RE71R’s.

Having run the 71R’s in 2016, the RS4’s in 2017 and now the Toyo’s, I would say the 71R is the faster tire, with the RS4’s and Toyo’s being pretty much on par with each other in terms of performance. At least for me and my driving style, both the RS4’s and Toyo’s don’t have the same mid corner grip as the 71Rs

In terms of wear, the 71Rs didn’t last very long, I still have about half the tread left from last year’s RS4s, and the Toyo’s seem to be somewhere in the middle of the two.

The Toyo’s seem like a decent tire, but not the fastest........though the driver a certain yellow Mustang seems to disprove this point
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:50 AM
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With the discounts available, for me the Toyo’s were the same price as RE71R’s.

Having run the 71R’s in 2016, the RS4’s in 2017 and now the Toyo’s, I would say the 71R is the faster tire, with the RS4’s and Toyo’s being pretty much on par with each other in terms of performance. At least for me and my driving style, both the RS4’s and Toyo’s don’t have the same mid corner grip as the 71Rs

In terms of wear, the 71Rs didn’t last very long, I still have about half the tread left from last year’s RS4s, and the Toyo’s seem to be somewhere in the middle of the two.

The Toyo’s seem like a decent tire, but not the fastest........though the driver a certain yellow Mustang seems to disprove this point
RS4s are practically immortal.

I ran all of OTA season last year including the 2 schools, all the PADA school and lapping days, autocross (5 events) AND I still have 35% tread left.

RE71Rs are hands down grippier but the RS4s aren't that insanely worse and cost less I believe.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:20 PM
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Thanks to everyone that lent a hand/tool to get the 1er resuscitated and pushed onto my trailer. It was greatly appreciated!

wrt RE71Rs. I find my fronts get super grippy about 1/3rd of the way into the outlap. So much so that I always say a mental "wow" as the front axle basically flings the rest of the car from left to right on corner entry. By the time the warm up is done, the rears have come online while the fronts have dropped off a tad.
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Pawel, what size Tire and what was the wheel width?
Looks like it might be a combination of not listening to understeer and a narrow wheel.
I'm running 225/50ZR15 tyres on 7" wide wheels, I don't think that would cause an issue?

I was definitely understeering a lot, I will have to adjust my driving style until that problem is fixed with better suspension and/or alignment. Anyway,I'm just surprised by how badly I destroyed them...
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I'm running 225/50ZR15 tyres on 7" wide wheels, I don't think that would cause an issue?

I was definitely understeering a lot, I will have to adjust my driving style until that problem is fixed with better suspension and/or alignment. Anyway,I'm just surprised by how badly I destroyed them...
Large sidewall with an undersized wheel, 225/45/15 with a 8" wheel would be much better. The tire is probably rolling over.
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