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    The BF Goodrich Comp Sport 2 tires on my Mustang GT track car are done. Plenty of tread left but they are heat cycled out. I estimate that I've put around 40-45 heat cycles in these tires along with about 2500 street miles (mostly highway). It did make for some fun drifting around the sweeper and hairpin turns at Auto Club Speedway yesterday but wasn't conducive to lowering lap times.

    So...what's a good track day tire that does the following:
    - R-compound or "extreme performance summer tire"
    - Street legal, even though I probably won't use these much on the street (I'll use the heat cycled out Comp Sport 2s for street driving)
    - Tread that works OK in the rain or on a wet track
    - Tread wear rating around 200 or lower (BFG Comp Sport 2 is 300!)
    - Good to very good grip for at least 30 heat cycles
    - Reasonably "competitive" in the sense that I could do some competitive time trials/time attack with these tires
    - Good reputation (e.g., history of being durable and not prone to chunking or delaminating)
    - Price: I realize you have to pay for quality but nothing outrageous (how's that for subjective?)

    So far on my list is the Nitto NT-01. I used these before on a previous Mustang and really liked them but that was a while back.

    Thanks in advance for any input!

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    If you buy today - I think it's $75 off set of four Nittos. And free shipping - no tax in Cali I believe.

    Promotions - Discount Tire Direct

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    Wish I had known you were there this weekend, I would have said hello.
    Nitto or Toyo R1's
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    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    Richard likes Neat O's because of their longevity and Emilio indicates that they are driveable in the rain.

    I just got a set and would provide a report after this weekend, but I am too old and crappy to hit the 2 threshold.

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    NT-01s are a good choice. I had one set and I liked them a lot. I've heard it's not a good rain tire, but I never used them in the rain. If you do go with NT-01s, you can rely on the drought to reinforce your excellent decision making.

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