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post #31 of 212 Old 11-08-2012, 11:18 AM
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I run the Pirelli Diablo supercorsa's, amazing tires & the 180/60 dot in the sc2 (green) is great, i run the sc1 (blue) front and that tire is amazing for feedback & grip. Very predictable tires which is nice. The slicks i run the same set up except the rear is a 180/55.

Dot's i would recommend either the q2's or the Rosso Corsa's. If you have any sort of advanced pace i would NOT recommend the pro series slick or dot.. they are a very stiff carcass and don't flex well, which results in ALOT of sliding.
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If you have any sort of advanced pace i would NOT recommend the pro series slick or dot.. they are a very stiff carcass and don't flex well, which results in ALOT of sliding.
At what PSI were they when you were sliding? I've only used them once on my last track day. It did slide once on my 3rd session but after bring PSI down rear to 26lbs hot & front 31lbs (recommend by Pirelli vendor), they felt great the rest of the day. I also read that Pro's use these tires for endorance races cause they last long.
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At what PSI were they when you were sliding? I've only used them once on my last track day. It did slide once on my 3rd session but after bring PSI down rear to 26lbs hot & front 31lbs (recommend by Pirelli vendor), they felt great the rest of the day. I also read that Pro's use these tires for endorance races cause they last long.
if you lower the pressure in them that should work, i run the pressures around 32f/27r when i had those but they didn't last long, i pulled them off for the real slicks and haven't looked back

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I prefer the Q2's in 190/55 rear and 120/70 up front and for the price/durability they cant be beat. I may switch one day....but for now they come up to temperature quickly and I dont need warmers....
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To follow along with this, I have been using Dunlop GPAs and have really liked them because they warm up really quick. My only issue is, that I would like to switch back to a 180 tire but GPAs only come in 190s. What would be a comparable tire that I could also use on the street? I have a pair of takeoff slicks, but I know I am not ready for those yet, especially without tire warmers. Any advice would be appriciated

*As a reference, I run in fast B group, and hopefully will be jumping up to I early next season.
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To follow along with this, I have been using Dunlop GPAs and have really liked them because they warm up really quick. My only issue is, that I would like to switch back to a 180 tire but GPAs only come in 190s. What would be a comparable tire that I could also use on the street? I have a pair of takeoff slicks, but I know I am not ready for those yet, especially without tire warmers. Any advice would be appriciated

*As a reference, I run in fast B group, and hopefully will be jumping up to I early next season.
q2's would be perfect for ya they are a great tire and can take you into advanced

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Anybody use the BT-003s? Last track day I rode, I ran the BT-016s on my CBR and was satisfied. But now I'm a better rider and I'm looking at the 003s for the track; the only thing holding me back is I will still be riding them on the street and they can't be anywhere near decent when it's wet out. Someday, I'll get two sets of rims...
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Bridgestone R10's are incredible. They make my little mean kawie handle sharp as a knife and are street legal too.
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Nothing wrong with Battlax 003's in the wet, it's proberly more your lack of confidence, the tire's limits are far more than you think. The R10's now that's a different story...
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I see some of you guys running 180/60 or 190/60... Are you still running it on the 55 wheel?
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I see some of you guys running 180/60 or 190/60... Are you still running it on the 55 wheel?
the 180/60 is a pirelli dot race tire.. i love them damn things!! they are built for the 5.5" wheel yes, the 180/60 pirelli and the 190/60 share the same profile dimensions (at least in pirelli)

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To follow along with this, I have been using Dunlop GPAs and have really liked them because they warm up really quick. My only issue is, that I would like to switch back to a 180 tire but GPAs only come in 190s. What would be a comparable tire that I could also use on the street? I have a pair of takeoff slicks, but I know I am not ready for those yet, especially without tire warmers. Any advice would be appriciated

*As a reference, I run in fast B group, and hopefully will be jumping up to I early next season.
At your pace Q2's or the DRC's are more than good enough. If you go the DRC route get the 180/60 rear. It has a larger foot print on its edge than the 180/55. You may need to adjust your geometery some to offset the change in ride hieght. Either the Q2 or the DRC will easily take you to the start of Advanced group times.
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Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa's get my vote.

They are a massive step forward from the Corsa III's and have more grip than I can use on the track in the dry. Last year I was able to push harder and faster into corners, more so than I have ever done.

Plus they don't need tyre warmers like some of the more race orientated tyres like the R10's.

In a recent magazine test, the lap times set on the DRC's were only a second off the full-on track tyres. (I'll see if I can dig it out)
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How do Q2s do in the heat? That's what I'll be riding on this season.. and I'm in Texas so it gets hot.
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How do Q2s do in the heat? That's what I'll be riding on this season.. and I'm in Texas so it gets hot.
they do pretty well, we get some hot temps here too, as i said they'll take you well into an advanced pace (at least on our surfaces here in the midwest) but that 180/60 DRC is hard to pass up

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