Originally Posted by e36jakeo
I ran Toyo RA1s for a long time, which you can drive on the street and track. If driving during the non-rainy season you can have them shaved to 6/32" or less to lessen "tread squirm." If you are switching rims at the track there are lots of Race compound choices (Hankooks, Hoosiers, etc.). Toyos are better to learn on.
In terms of the strength of the rims, I have driven the SSRs to and from the track for 4 years and they have held up even with race suspension. They probably are not quite as strong as the stock rims since they are so light, but I have not had a problem.
Thanks for the suggestions. Good to hear the wheels held up on the streets.