Cheap Track Tires

nibble

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After few track days, OEM Tires were... as you expect.. Trashed.. To replace all 4 corners, it would cost me around $1,500 after all associated cost. Hence, I needed alternate solution specifically for track days (non-competition). I thought Nankang AR-1 would be cheaper since this is made by Taiwanese Company but still a bit higher price range than I expected and its UTQG is 100. OEM MPSS is 300 although wear rate felt like 30.. After a long research, I've decided on Federal 595RS-PRO which offers 200 UTQG. I choose PRO instead of Federal 595RS-RR only because wet traction. According to their web site, https://www.federaltire.com/en/products_detail.php?class=UHP&products_detail_sn=42 , RR does not indicate for wet grip where PRO & R does. Btw, R does not offer 19". Over all cost of 2 pairs of OEM size would be less than $850 including shipping, mounting, tax & etc..

Hopefully, if all condition permits, I will be running these tires on the track next weekend to give some feedback.

If anyone else have good or bad on any other tire experience, please post.
 

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Your ahead of me. Weather and schedule I’ve only had one track day in Supra Have another 17th I think. Stock tires will be mostly done after. We get almost full days
I am going r888 and larger as I will not be daily driving it.
Let us know how they do?
 
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R888R are great tires. I was also thinking of it but it was a bit pricey. Then there was Nankang AR-1. Many reviews rated AR-1 to be faster tire than R888R so I researched on it. Both are very comparable even price... AR-1 might be slightly cheaper than R888R.
 

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