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    Oddly enough I've never had a track day in the wet so I don't know why I'm worried about having a wet tire set now but I have a feeling I'm due for a day in standing water soon.

    So, what tire do you guys prefer on a wet day? Full tread Ra1's? A048's?


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    I have one day in very wet conditions on full-tread RA1s, and I would recommend them to anyone. Lots of wet weather experience here on the board, so I'd be interested in others' input.

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    Hoosier rains. If you don't want to buy a true rain tire, then full-tread RA-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Hoosier rains. If you don't want to buy a true rain tire, then full-tread RA-1.
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    GRM test said basically the same thing but included a Conti DW Street tire.

    Hoosier Wet > Full tread RA-1 > Conti DW
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    Hoosier rains will still wander around plenty at speed when going over standing water at a track like BRP or ACS. Just go with it and stay relaxed and the car will do the same thing.


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    Rain tires? What are those?

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    full tread RA1 - do NOT run those in the dry.... you will destroy them in 2 hours.
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    what about R1R's?
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    R1R and Star Spec are great in the wet. I think the AD08 was in there too...but I'm not too sure of that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Wtf? Did Emilio just +1 Richard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dc2696 View Post
    Oddly enough I've never had a track day in the wet so I don't know why I'm worried about having a wet tire set now but I have a feeling I'm due for a day in standing water soon.

    So, what tire do you guys prefer on a wet day? Full tread Ra1's? A048's?


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    if youre driving the S2k? just skip the rain days, those cars are ass happy as it is.. i watched 5/6 of those go down in one rain day at BW, two even criss crossed in front of me on the bust stop section.. it was one the scariest things ive dealt with at the track, but overall my fatass speed6 kicked ass over most cars that day, thats rare for me... i think i was running cheap ass Eagle GTs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by markspd6 View Post
    if youre driving the S2k? just skip the rain days, those cars are ass happy as it is.. i watched 5/6 of those go down in one rain day at BW, two even criss crossed in front of me on the bust stop section.. it was one the scariest things ive dealt with at the track, but overall my fatass speed6 kicked ass over most cars that day, thats rare for me... i think i was running cheap ass Eagle GTs..
    No no, S2000 is my street car/daily driver. 500hp in the rain would be mental :/

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