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2002 C4S

Track season is pretty much over here but thinking ahead to the Spring... does anyone here who tracks their car have any recommendations for a set of tires for the track that are still suitable for daily driving in the street (ie. in the rain, etc... no slicks). I wanted a tire that has both good track performance and also won't wear out in 2 weekends at the track.

There are a lot of rankings/feedback at Tire Rack and Discount Tire but I thought I would see if anyone here had anything in specific on their 911 that they liked before I make the leap and purchase.

Thanks.

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Thanks to all for the comments. Actually the Super Sports were what I was looking at and am leaning toward at the moment.... however, as you stated, not too cheap. I was wondering (aka hoping) that maybe there was a cheaper tire out there that was just as good in all categories of performance but was a lot cheaper.

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I was looking for the same type of tire for the casual use of my 2003 C2 on track lapping days. I have experienced a lot of track time, but mostly with a dedicated (non 996) track car that used R compound tires not suited for rainy days, etc. After a lot of research and listening to others on this and other forums, I decided to go with a set of Sumitomo HTR Z III. I am amazed at how good they are on both the street and track. Don't get me wrong, these are street tires, not dedicated track tires, but they are a very satisfactory compromise if you want to drive to the track and back without hauling a set of dedicated track tires along. They are relatively inexpensive, but have held up so far to a total of about 12 hours of pretty agressive track time wih little wear showing. Just my $0.02 worth.

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Good question. No louder, and maybe less loud, than my Continental ExtremeContact DW street tires. In fact, now that I have used the Sumitomos, I would think twice about buying the significantly more expensive Continentals for general use.

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Wow, I just saw the Sumitomo HTR Z III on Tire Rack. Only $650 for a set of 4 -- and they have a solid 4 stars (better than some that are twice as much). Thanks for the info, I think I will try these since they are half the price or less of some of the others I was considering. Thank you!

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