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      12-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #475
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Originally Posted by beemer View Post
hey Ian this is becoming a track tyre thread, lol

we should have a track tyre thread as a resource for tyre options, its too expensive to try every option.

i recommend toyo 888 for the occasional track day hero as you will learn plenty and still get about 10 track days out of them making a track day cost 200 in tyres plus the day. it adds up pretty quick. but i see no cheaper option.

edit + you can swap over the fronts and rears as EC will waste the rights quickly
May be we should . What R888 size do you run?

Originally Posted by Ian///M View Post
PS2's.... think my pressures were too high though. I should know better, was lazy to adjust.

Haven't read good things on the Trofeo R's

Yes, need to get a set of used 18" wheels and track tyres to match in a few months.... probably Potenza RE-11's.
Interesting re Trofeo Rs - I have only found good reviews, most negative reviews are on the original Trofeos as it doesn't last at all. They are about 2 seconds faster than Michelin PSC on a 2 minute track. I know there is a M3 owner who had it on his car and he don't feel comfortable as it is too fast. If you can point out those negative review that would be more appreciated as I was quoted 8xx fronts and 9xx rears, so don't want to put them on and not happy with it.

Saurabh - do you know how much you can get them for in stock sizes?

RE11 seems the best option so far for stock sizes. Either or, we really should be putting on camber plates as most of the tires operates the best at around -2.5 camber.
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