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Hankook Ventus R-S4 Tires


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#1
rickyboycz

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Hey guys,

 

I just wanted to check in and see if anyone has had an opportunity to run on these tires yet.  I just picked up a set and will be using them in my next HPDE event at the end of the month.  I checked online and only found one review by a guy that used them in autocross.

 

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Rick



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they look promising, 245/40/15's for the the wide tire miata guys too.

 

http://www.miataturb...k-rs-4-a-92176/


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Some more testing including the Toyo R888r

 

http://www.tracktune...and-hankook-rs4



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I'm glad to see it isn't another cheaty 200tw street tire. I am more curious how it compares to the Direzza ZII in both grip and treadlife.

 

I wonder why they aren't offering a 205/50/15. I do like the 245/50/15 option though.



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I'm glad to see it isn't another cheaty 200tw street tire. I am more curious how it compares to the Direzza ZII in both grip and treadlife.

 

I wonder why they aren't offering a 205/50/15. I do like the 245/50/15 option though.

 

Tread life, dunno, but it's definitely right up there with the current crop of "Super 200's" grip wise whereas the ZII is older tech. It wears like iron because it's slower :)



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Tread life, dunno, but it's definitely right up there with the current crop of "Super 200's" grip wise whereas the ZII is older tech. It wears like iron because it's slower :)

 

They are great for time trials and short stints, but when you can kill them in a weekend aren't ideal for the typical track dayer like me.

 

I plan to stay in the true 200tw category for a while. Or as long as they continue to make them.



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They are great for time trials and short stints, but when you can kill them in a weekend aren't ideal for the typical track dayer like me.

 

I plan to stay in the true 200tw category for a while. Or as long as they continue to make them.

 

I might be a bit biased since I just started running them, but the RC-1 is a terrific track day tire. I'm using them for TT where they're not quite grippy enough for the job, but  I love this tire already. Well behaved, drives like a 200TW street tire without the tread squirm, lots of audible feedback, and should maintain the same grip all the way to the cords unless you're camber limited and murder the shoulders. If you don't have the ability to bring an extra set of wheels/tire they obviously don't work out, but I'd choose them over any street tire any day...except a rainy one.



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they look promising, 245/40/15's for the the wide tire miata guys too.

 

http://www.miataturb...k-rs-4-a-92176/

 

 

This is a terrible tire test. It really tells you nothing.

 

 

 

So we're having this emerging "super 200 TW" tires that wear like cheese apparently. One question i have is how much quicker they will wear. I'm trying to figure out which tires have the cheapest $ spent per track weekend metric..... I had michelin PSS that lasted 8 track weekends and 15k DD miles.  My Yokohama AD08R lasted 7 track weekends and 8k dd miles.  Anyone else have some data they can share? 



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FWIW, looks like current 300TW is the old 200TW.

 

http://www.miataturb...e3/#post1397328



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This is a terrible tire test. It really tells you nothing.

 

 

 

So we're having this emerging "super 200 TW" tires that wear like cheese apparently. One question i have is how much quicker they will wear. I'm trying to figure out which tires have the cheapest $ spent per track weekend metric..... I had michelin PSS that lasted 8 track weekends and 15k DD miles.  My Yokohama AD08R lasted 7 track weekends and 8k dd miles.  Anyone else have some data they can share? 

 

 

Pilot Super Sport ZP last about 3 weekends on the fronts and "forever" on the rears. 

 

though I do run fairly aggressive negative camber in the front and the car is 3350lbs  

 

I'm also not sure if the tire is the same compound as the smaller non ZP tires.  



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