More on track tires...

james accordino
Fri, 9 May 2003 17:52:44 -0700 (PDT)

I think also cost factors in here.  I run Michelin
tires on every vehicle I own.  I KNOW they are the
most expensive tires.  I KNOW there are cheaper tires.
 I've tried many if not all of them.  I ran Blizzak
MZ-02s last winter and will go back to Artic Alpins at
the earliest opportunity.  On my Dorf pickup, they
last at least 3 times as long with better
characteristics than any other tire I've tried.
Firestone Steeltex...what a joke.  Cooper Cobras are
also a joke.  Just MHO.


--- wrote:
> I forgot to mention that I use the R version
> Goodyear GS-CS, which are supposed to be good for a
> second a lap over the Hoosiers when in their prime.
> There is also a Goodyear Eagle F1R that is awesome
> in both wet and dry.  The main problem with them,
> though, as with the G-Forces, are that they tend to
> lack long-term progressive grip.  They're great a
> few times, and then really start to fall off.  I
> think (as do many others) that Michelin currently
> holds the upper hand in street/track performance.
> Not only do the Pilot Sport Cups provide an
> excellent long life streetable track tire, but any
> of the series (oem on some Audis, most BMW M's)
> Pilots are an excellent choice as a sometimes track
> tire.  The question that you have to ask yourself is
> how much ytou're willing to compromise
> streetability, longevity, etc. for grip.  The
> ultimate, of course, is to have both street and
> track tires/wheels....
> Carter

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