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      01-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #23
dogbone
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Here was the car last weekend at Buttonwillow on ARC-8 wheels and Hankook TD 265/295 tires:

(This is the same car as in Post #13 of this thread)

APEX ARC-8
Hyper Silver
18x9.5" ET22 & 18x10.5" ET27
265/35/18 and 295/30/18 Hankook TD soft compound tires
JRZ Suspension (actually the front is not on JRZ in these two pics. The front is stock damper, H&R Race lowering spring, and GC camber street plates. JRZ fronts are going back on on Monday.)

No problems at all with 295/30/18 in the rear. (That was my first time on TD tires. They are unbelievable in terms of how much grip they have. Incredible.) These wheels have seen around 20 punishing track days. They've tasted desert-----ahem----a few times. I've done several drift days on these wheels. They have to deal with the forces of a big brake it. Actually the TD tires added another new element of force because of their grip. You should have seen the AP Racing calipers smoking when I came in after a 15 minute session, and they have dedicated race pads for the track. They ride berms frequently because the JRZ are so compliant on berms. They have been totally solid on the track. Never a hiccup. I have no hesitation at all recommending these wheels as great staple track wheels----light, strong, affordable. Is there a better combination for tracking?
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