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      11-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GTM_Challenge View Post
I agree with everything but the wear. I do know the Star Specs may tend to wear quicker on heavier cars, but on the S2000s and Miatas that we run them on, they outlast the RS3s x2. Ive seen all these tires on a number of cars, and as a generalization, the Star Specs will outlast the RS3s.

Now, on a miata, ive seen the RS3s last 148 autox session and 48 20 minute track sessions over the course of 3k miles - not too shabby. Conversely, I've had Star Specs on my s2000 be tracked for 20 weekends (8-10 sessions each weekend), set a new street RWD track record at Road Atlanta on a set with 4/32 left - sold to a friend immediately after that who got another 7k street miles out of them. I don't think RS3s would have done that. Granted - both chassis are much lighter.
I get 11k miles with 20 fast track days and that many AX events out of a set with my Z4 M Coupe. Closer to 20k miles on a less powerful car like my E46 325i.
'08 Z4MC, Interlagos Blue, Black int, CF trim, H&R springs, TMS camber kit w/ -3 deg, 245/275 Nitto NT01; HPDE instructor, Boston Chapter Autocross Co-chair, Boston Bimmer columnist
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