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    So I bought a set of the new toyo r-888R racing tires for the nx...205-50-15 on 15x8 wheels. I've run many, many kinds of tires on my cars throughout the last 20 years, from Azeris to a6... and I have to say that per dollar these these take the cake by a LONG shot. They don't match the A6 for overall grip but they blow away the hankook c71 and all the street tires out there. I've run them in 70*F dry, 50*F dry, and 45*F pouring rain with standing water. The most impressive aspect of these was their performance in the rain. I never hydroplaned, they stuck well, and didn't complain when aired all the way down to 24psi. At 135$ each mounted/balanced I don't think anything out there offers this performance. And they're only gonna get better as it warms up around here!
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    How does the Nitto NT05 compare? I have some brand new in 205/50R15 on B14 wheels. About to buy some 15x8 wheels so the tires aren't as bulged on the narrower B14 wheels.

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    ..and they never fall off and melt away like the old R888 compound was well known to do?

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    That is yet to be determined...as you can see I have not run in super hot nweather. I read that they addressed that issue as well as water evacuation. I would say they are better for what I do than the Nittos. Nittos take a while to heat up. I had a set that were scrubs when I bought them and they were slightly below the grip level of the hankook. I'd put the Nittos on the same plane as re-71R
    Please keep in mind I'm a solo guy!!!
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    1996 200SX SER heavy mods Sold 1998 Sentra SE Sold still going!

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    I'm a trackday guy. Your input is good info. I've always tracked on street tires like Extreme Contact DW, S-Drive, Ecsta, Michelin PSS. This is my first foray into track tires.
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    @ian, did you edit out the part about being an autocross guy? Are you using these for track duty too?

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    I added it at the end there. If those are the tires you're used to, you will adore your new track tires!!!!
    1991 Vail White NX2000 FSP Autocross build continues. Classic plates!
    2004 Spec V Autocross whore...traded for new whore...Focus ST
    1993 sapphire blue NX JDM traded for SRT4 like an idiot
    1996 200SX SER heavy mods Sold 1998 Sentra SE Sold still going!

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    Where is the 17" 295mm or wider option? Da fuq?

 

 

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