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clifton23

clifton23

Member Since 19 Jan 2017
Offline Last Active Jan 11 2019 08:08 PM

Trackcar friendly inspection shop near Austin?

05 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

Anyone have an lead on an inspection shop that is "trackcar" friendly? 

It might be a long shot but I'd like to get my car inspected after installing seats and a 4 point.


Amazon now sells tires!

13 December 2018 - 02:41 PM

Amazon sells tires!  I just found out about this.. 

 

NT01s are Prime $191 for 255/40/17.  Compared to Discount Tire $199.

 

They don't have all brands/models, but they have my favorite!


The Drivers Edge - May 19-20

06 May 2018 - 07:12 PM

Who is in?


RE71r again or something else?

23 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

I have been through multiple sets of RE71r tires on my E36 M3, 245/40/17 on a 17x8.5" wheel.  I like them, a lot.  I get 2 to 2.5 weekends out of them which isn't all that surprising based on other's experience.

 

I recently purchased a new set of track wheels (17x9.5") with the goal to squeeze 255/40/17 on the E36.  The wheels came with a set of Continental Tire Challenge BimmerWorld take offs 245/40/17.  Supposedly these are Hoosier compounds, just re-branded for Continental, but I cannot confirm this.  While they say 245, their true section width is 275!  I have no history or data on these tires. They were purchased used because I was purchasing the wheels and they tagged along.  The buyer told me he only had two 30 minute sessions on them but the history from BimmerWorld is unknown.  So it is unknown how many heat cycles these tires had on them before I put 5 through them at Cresson.

 

At Cresson on the same day the Conti's were .3 seconds faster around the 3.1 vs the RE71r, but the RE71r were much more fun to drive. The Conti's just seemed to want to give up mid turn and I lacked confidence in them.  

 

I can't say if it was tire pressures, or if they are heat cycled out, but my worn out RE71r (no tread pattern left but not corded, yet) were almost just as fast.

 

 

 

Here is where I need some TJ advice...   Do I slap on a set of 255 RE71r or go with so other R-Compound tire?  

 

 


Love this track

09 April 2018 - 12:48 PM

Just finished the Lemons race there and I fell in love with this track.  It flows really well and has a great mix of high and low speed.

 

I look forward to doing an HPDE here in the future.