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So with 2016 on its last leg, what is everyone going to be running for 2017? I'm currently on the Federal 595 RS-RR (aka YARRS) and plan to run them possibly til the Match Tour in San Diego, or until they cord....We will see.


In other news, what appears to be Hankook's next EP tire...
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Not sure if this is real, but Dunlop's potential contender...
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I wonder how these will match up against the RE71R and the Rival S if they do come out next year...
 

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Doubt the RS4 or DIII will even be available this year. In fact, it may be close for them to even be legal in 2018 per SCCA rules. We'll see.
 

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RE71R's for me. I probably won't DD it much this year, so hopefully I can get more track time with it. :)
 

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I was planning on running RE71R when my RS3s wear out. I interested to see these new Dunlops tires or the revised rival s
 

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My RE71Rs that I received this past June still have plenty of life left in them so I'll use them up, hopefully I'll be able to get the whole summer out of them!
 

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Looks like Hankook's challenger to the RE71R and the Rival S is going to be out this 1st half of the year.
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Man are they pricey for the size I need!
 

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The RS4 is 160ish a tire in the 255/40/17 size

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I'm currently on the Federal 595 RS-RR (aka YARRS) and plan to run them possibly til the Match Tour in San Diego, or until they cord....We will see.
Just curious, did you find an optimal tire psi setup for these yet?

I tried running 38-40 in front and 36-38 in the rears over the weekend, the tires seemed to like it for the first two runs but my last two runs they seemed to heat up and start to loose grip.


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Just curious, did you find an optimal tire psi setup for these yet?

I tried running 38-40 in front and 36-38 in the rears over the weekend, the tires seemed to like it for the first two runs but my last two runs they seemed to heat up and start to loose grip.


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For my setup, 38 psi in the front and 34 in the rear worked best. They didn't seem to mind heat too much either as I did have 3 back to back re-runs which had a 2 minute break in between at my last event and tested their tolerance to heat. It also helps to spray the tires down once temps start to come up.
 

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slightly off topic, its time to replace my f1's after 38k. I havent autox'd her in a few years and i want to get back into it a few times a year (2-5 events). The car is also driven 200+ miles a week so R comps are not my best bet... Will a Pilot Super Sport be my best bet for all around performance and somewhat competitive on a local level? At least a noticeable improvement over the f1's? Thanks all
 

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slightly off topic, its time to replace my f1's after 38k. I havent autox'd her in a few years and i want to get back into it a few times a year (2-5 events). The car is also driven 200+ miles a week so R comps are not my best bet... Will a Pilot Super Sport be my best bet for all around performance and somewhat competitive on a local level? At least a noticeable improvement over the f1's? Thanks all
PSS are a great all round tire. I've seen several people running the continental DW's, Cooper RS3-S & firestone Indy firehawks at my local Auto-x events, both tires are very affordable and offer better grip and the F1's

Watch some of the review videos on tirerack.com they put almost all of the summer tires up against the PSS.


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I plan using RE-71's again. Used them last year and loved them. Got two track days and 12 autocross events out of them. Could tell towards the end of their life they were heat cycled out though. The grip is excellent and I order them from Discount Tire so if they are doing a holiday promotion you can get some great deals.
 

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tirerack had a special on 245/40/18 r-s3 so i jumped on them. Throws me out of GS but i wont be competing for season points anyways.
 

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tirerack had a special on 245/40/18 r-s3 so i jumped on them. Throws me out of GS but i wont be competing for season points anyways.
How? GS and other stock classes allow for any size tire that fits the allowable wheel and fender without mods.
I would be questioning more as to why a GS car is running a tune in a catagory that doesn't allow for any kind of ecu tunes.
 

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i reflash to stock if i run GS.
I was under the impression i couldnt run a wider than oe tire?

keep in mind i havent seen a course in 2 years :(
 

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You can run as wide of a tire that will fit your stock wheel or wheels that are +/- 1 inch, same OEM width, and +/- 7mm from the original offset.
 
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