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      09-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Mahlzeit View Post
How many amateur track days would say are left on the tires? A track day is 4 20 minutes sessions of lapping a road course like Laguna Seca. No idea how to interpret heat cycles.

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Originally Posted by Dan Parker View Post
Sorry for the delay. This is a really tough question to answer. - LOTS OF MUMBO JUMBO DELETED - I wish I could answer your question with more precision but there are too many variables for me to do anything but speculate.

since Dan's too skeered.... I will HAPPILY speculate



Based on my own usage of the same tires... i would imagine probably 6-8 weekends of time left for an intermediate level driver.. .. assuming 4 - 30 minute sessions a day and two days per weekend. if the owner were to pay to flip the tires on the rim(s) after the first 4-5 weekends, they could likely last even longer. Dan is definitely correct... tire wear is greatly user dependent. Also.. what one feels acceptable to drive with regarding wear bears and low tread is also a personal decision.
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