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Baby got some new shoes!

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  1. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    :)

    Got some new wheels and tires today for the slo. Some black slipstreams in 15x7 and some 205/50/15 Toyo RA-1's shaved to 4/32nd's. Damn I can't wait to get on the track with these puppies :)
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    Anyone want some free Rota center caps? They look like CF!! :p
     
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    are those the new toyo RA1 drag radials?? cus i was gonna buy two of those the other day...they look good....nice Slips..overall nice T&R combo..just dont eat the curb with those slips man lol

    i plan on getting some Toyo proxes RA1 drag radials 225/50/14,and im only gonna buy two for the front...let me know how they hook man.
     
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    Not for drag, they are road race tires. :)
    And don't worry about curb rashes, these things will never see public roads.
     
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    mmmmmmm R compounds

    :thumbsup:

    cant wait to see some more track day videos :)
     
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    they look great....but why did you shave them? mind you i dont do road race....just drag
     
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    I would imagine to flatten out the tread surface and mill off the stiff outer compound.

    Keep in mind this is just me talking from my ass.

    :p
     
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    Here is the reason:


    People only run them at full tread depth for racing in the rain.
     
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    the stupiditiy of this thread astounds me.

    DRAG?

    CURB?

    you've got to be fucking kidding me...


    mike- nice setup.
    i'm looking at the ao32r's or the avon tech-r's.... never been a fan of toyo... i dunno.
     
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    how do you shave tires?
     
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    not 100% sure on this one but from the shaved tires i have seen my best guess would be they put them on a machine kinda like a big ass lathe
     
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    RA-1's are the shit, we have run them on several spec miatas, and on several honda challenge cars. In fact I have yet to find a better "street tire," for the track.
     
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    awww they're cute! lol little dinky things=)
     
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    more detail. is this just for racing tires?
     
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    yes, shaving your street tires won't do shit. lol

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/tec...e.jsp?techid=67
     
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    Haha, some people are just clueless, its ok :)

    I was considering the tech-r's or even the khumo 710's. The advans are pretty expensive aren't they? I chose these just because they're the spec tire for honda challenge, which is where I'm working towards. I'm sure these will be night and day compared to my kuhmo mx's or azenis. :p
     
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