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Best Track (R-Spec) Tyres For A Gt3 996


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Hi from OZ fellow GT3 lovers

- really like some un-biased advice re BEST R-SPEC TYRES FOR A GT3

IE - FAST ON A TRACK - BUT STILL USEABLE ON THE ROAD - LEGALLY!

Guessing Treadwear/softness 80 or lower

Michelin Pilot Sports often seen (think they were original fitment on my 2004 car)

- but I hear they are super dangerous in the wet on the road - just no grip.

There seem to be a number of non "big-name" supplier now offering R-specs that are very good value

- price relative to life - eg Hancock

Obviously - 18 inch - 235/295 - perhaps you can run up to 305 on the rear?

thanks

Justin

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Hi JBW..... For the track and getting there and back, I've run only Pilot Sport Cups on my '04 GT3. As you say, they are 'factory fitment' for the GT3. They ride harder on the street than the PS2 but grip significantly better. I spent a half day on a very wet, cold track last month on a new set of the Cups. I was very wary of the grip and handling, as much for the temps as the wet track and standing water. I was actually very pleased with how they handled. Of course, they hydroplaned across standing water at speed on the straights, but, overall, did a great job of mechanical grip on the only wet parts. It was cold enough that I could not get normal heat into them, so ran cold pressures that would be fairly good hot (32/35). But, overall they did fine. Remember they were new and, therefore, had the new tread depth. For what it may be worth...........

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many thanks Craig

very interested you are positive re wet use

- my workshop is so wary of them - I've found the same - but admittedly mine were old & worn when I bought the GT3

cheers Justin

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I am on a set of re050as which are pretty good in the dry bar the tyre dusts problem

ok in the wet but seem to be at it's absolute poorest when they are cold and the roads are slightly wet

I have heard the yokohamas ad08 are very good too

The yokohamas a048 which I used to run on my evo were excellend as a track tyre but as they have only a small groove they do aquaplane in the wet the newest model from yokoha is the a050 which are the closest thing to race spec tyres. Available in hard medium hard, medium, soft and super soft compounds

Cg

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