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Old 04-30-2024, 02:15 PM   #183
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hmm that seems very dated not sure what you watched but here is the latest stuff from their youtube page



Last year


A few solo test. They have a lot more on their youtube

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extreme force


a052


Its not the end all be all but hope it gives you an idea. I am pretty sure most Autox people run the bridgestone RE-71RS or the a052a when it comes to track driving the tire choice varies more.

Looking forward to hearing what other think

I see, I think the Extreme Summer category may be a little too extreme. Based on my choices, tire rack is suggesting to stay in the Max. A good combination of Dry and Wet, without generating too much road noise and having a decent thread life. Plus I don't think Im quite ready to fully take advantage of an Extreme tire when Im just starting.
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Old 04-30-2024, 02:20 PM   #184
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PS4S would be the easy button then.
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Old 04-30-2024, 07:00 PM   #185
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They did have a comparison feature. Looks like the Top.5 are


1. Hankook Ventus R-S4
2. Dunlop Direzza ZIII
3. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
4. Falken Azenis RT615K+
5. Toyo Proxes R1R


@NoHaveMSG thoughts?
I’ve only driven the Hankook, Falken, and Dunlop on that list. My experience is mostly with track so demands are a bit different. I don’t know how the RS4 is going to be as it is more of an endurance track tire and it may be a little iffy till you can get some heat into them.

The Dunlop will come to temp a lot easier then the RS4. It was pretty friendly tire to drive. Wear wise it was okay, not nearly as good as the Hankook. I remember it felt pretty good in the wet too.

I believe the 615k+ was the spec SSC tire at one point. It’s friendly to drive on. I don’t remember much else about it though as it wasn’t my car that I drove them on. It was an FRS though. I believe they wear pretty well.
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Im between the NEOVAs or the a052. I think I can make it work with limited road use and only taking the BRZ out when its time for events.
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Of that list, I would buy the RS4 or 615K+. They will last the longest, take abuse, and won't cover mistakes as much as the A052 or similar.
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I think after much indecision, and a lot of research, Im going with the Continentals Extreme Contact Sport 2. Reason being, they seem be perfect for my purpose road/tract/auto-X as they came recommended by both Tire Rack and GRMS.



The ECS2 are a revised version of their predecessor but Continental improved the dry grip while still maintaining wet grip, on average, they outpaced their Michelin rival. Ride was the quietest out of all its contenders on the "Endurance 200TW". They may need a little extra to get up to heat, but the numbers plus the price ($700) after rebates, was too good to overlook.



I think I must improve on my driving before I start getting serious and competing in a proper class, instead of almost cheating my way out of novice class with tires that will mask my mistakes.
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I think after much indecision, and a lot of research, Im going with the Continentals Extreme Contact Sport 2. Reason being, they seem be perfect for my purpose road/tract/auto-X as they came recommended by both Tire Rack and GRMS.



The ECS2 are a revised version of their predecessor but Continental improved the dry grip while still maintaining wet grip, on average, they outpaced their Michelin rival. Ride was the quietest out of all its contenders on the "Endurance 200TW". They may need a little extra to get up to heat, but the numbers plus the price ($700) after rebates, was too good to overlook.



I think I must improve on my driving before I start getting serious and competing in a proper class, instead of almost cheating my way out of novice class with tires that will mask my mistakes.
Start racing enough and you will be tire shopping yearly anyway so it doesn't matter much LOL

TR lists those tires as 340TW by the way so its just like the PS4 in that regard.

Keep us posted on your driving and those new tires
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Start racing enough and you will be tire shopping yearly anyway so it doesn't matter much LOL

TR lists those tires as 340TW by the way so its just like the PS4 in that regard.

Keep us posted on your driving and those new tires

Yep, weird that they are rated on the 300s but Grassroots Motor Sports has them as Enduro-200TW.

I agree with the first statement lol.
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Yep, weird that they are rated on the 300s but Grassroots Motor Sports has them as Enduro-200TW.

I agree with the first statement lol.
Are you sure you're not confusing them with the ExtremeContact Force

ExtremeContact Force 200tw
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/conti...econtact-force

EXTREMECONTACT SPORT 02 340tw
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/conti...ntact-sport-02

The comparison video for the Sport 02 is against other Max summer tires like the PS4s and Potenza Sport.

Either way it will be fine Just making sure you know what you're buying lol
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Are you sure you're not confusing them with the ExtremeContact Force

ExtremeContact Force 200tw
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/conti...econtact-force

EXTREMECONTACT SPORT 02 340tw
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/conti...ntact-sport-02

The comparison video for the Sport 02 is against other Max summer tires like the PS4s and Potenza Sport.

Either way it will be fine Just making sure you know what you're buying lol

I went off this list.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/ar...-buyers-guide/
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Got it yeah it looks like GRMS has them in the same category but Tirerack does not.

Either way one is a 200tw tire and the other is 340tw anyway LOL
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