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    Where is the cheapest place to get them?

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    Believe it or not, the tire shop at Buttonwillow. You can get cheaper prices, but it almost always entails shipping charges, which renders moot any savings. Richard EVO also has a contact at a tire shop in L.A.

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    Free mounting and balancing, and no shipping charges:

    CK Tire
    4901 S. Broadway Ave.
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    (323) 234-4800

    Be sure to ask for Paul and tell him Richard sent you. You can call him for price and he will call you back with price and ETA. He can usually get RA-1or NT-01 in a few hours or the next day. He doesn't do tire shaving, so if you want them shaved, buy them at Buttonwillow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Free mounting and balancing, and no shipping charges:

    CK Tire
    4901 S. Broadway Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    (323) 234-4800

    Be sure to ask for Paul and tell him Richard sent you. You can call him for price and he will call you back with price and ETA. He can usually get RA-1or NT-01 in a few hours or the next day. He doesn't do tire shaving, so if you want them shaved, buy them at Buttonwillow.
    Any Idea what 225/45/15 cost?
    I got quote for $157 each, picked up in Cerritos from Online tires.
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    Paul quoted me $165+Tax
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELO168 View Post
    Paul quoted me $165+Tax
    That includes free mounting and balancing.
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

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    Nope, I told him straight buy out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    That includes free mounting and balancing.
    Does anyone have an opinion on "factory" heat cycling (see link below)?

    Tire Tech Information - Competition Tire Heat Cycling Service

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    It might be good for some race tires, but unnecessary for RA1s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    It might be good for some race tires, but unnecessary for RA1s.
    On the other hand, shaving is ESSENTIAL for RA-1. For that reason alone, NT-01 are better (and NT-01 better for other reasons too).
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    On the other hand, shaving is ESSENTIAL for RA-1. For that reason alone, NT-01 are better (and NT-01 better for other reasons too).
    You don't shave NT-01s? Or do they come pre-molded to a lesser depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkmccready View Post
    You don't shave NT-01s? Or do they come pre-molded to a lesser depth?
    RA-1 comes with small tread blocks at 8/32" tread depth. If you don't shave them they squirm like crazy when new and last less time than if shaved (counterintuitive but true -- too much heat builds up on track on the full tread tires).

    NT-01 comes with very large tread blocks and 6/32" tread depth. Everyone shaves RA-1. I don't know anyone who shaves NT-01 (except maybe for the guys Emilio mentioned tonight that pay more to run one qualifying lap in a Time Attack than the Enduro racers pay to race for 3 hours).
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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