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      12-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #11
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Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
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Location: SoCal

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Originally Posted by dapopa9 View Post
Yeah I'm going to stick with NT01's for now. I feel I got the more laps out of them then the RS3's and they are about the same price.

I checked on the R888 and the new Hankook TD's but they are a bit more $$
Yeah because NT01s remain sticky 'til they cord, I hear. I'll probably run a couple more sets of NT01s too before I try something else like TD, etc.

Originally Posted by thorny View Post
I saw some reports from miata guys that Hankook TD is about a second faster around Buttonwillow vs NT01 and 4 seconds faster than RS3. I am talking about 1:53 vs 1:54 vs 1:57 times. Not too many people run them though.
Yeah, I'd expect nothing less. However, tire sizes might be an issue. TD, so far, does not come in 275/35/18; but, rather, 265/35/18, 285/30/18 & 295/30/18.

Anyhow, I know there are several seconds to shave off just by attacking certain sections with better lines. From this point on, (as I don't plan on any engine/exhaust tunes or mods nor aero) it's all up to me to get to that 2:00 mark - better lines, better driving, better strategy, etc.

Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD View Post
Nice work! Nt01 is supposed to be a pretty sticky tire! Ill have to try them
You must. Be sure to pair'em up with capable suspension for maximum performance.

Originally Posted by CanAutM3 View Post
You California guys are so lucky, you get to tack all year round .

The white stuff is all over the place up here and it is a four month wait until the next track day .

As usual, nice driving OC .
We indeed are lucky. I'd go stir-crazy if I had to hibernate for four months... I'll be sure to post track videos regularly for y'alls consumption as a substitute. Thanks CanAutM3.
BRP 1:56 | CVR 2:01 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34