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      08-23-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Bridgestone RE-11 for track use?

Has anyone tried the Bridgestone RE-11's on track? If so, do they work substantially better than the PS2's?

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I've tried the older version of this tire, the RE-01R on the track, and it did quite well. Especially compared to the PS2, I would highly choose the Bridgestones over the Michelin's.

BUT, even more so, I would choose the Yokohama AD08's over any of them. We've put them on our E92 M3 and they're simply amazing. The AD07, the previous tire to the AD08, was considered the fastest street tire on the market. Today, the AD08 when running the same car, on the same track and same conditions (tested on a EVO 10), worked to be around the track to be much quicker and stable.



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Much better than the PS2s. I've done track days in both wet and dry conditions with both tires and I found the Bridgestones to be much more 'grippy'. Plus the are a good bit cheaper than the PS2s.
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I myself have driven on its little brother, the RE01R on the street and track. The tire almost feels like a R-compound but still has great characteristics in wet unlike a R-Comp would have.

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The Re-11s will eat the PS2 with out a doubt. But for real highway speed. I think the PS2 are a bit better for like speed 180mph
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The Re-11 is definitely better for track than the PS2. Not a full-on race tire, but about as close as you can get while still being street friendly.
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Thanks a lot for the replies. That's what I was hoping to hear, because I would like something better than the PS2's, but not a pure track tire.

I think I'll do one more 3-day event with the PS2's and then get a set of RE-11's.

I considered the AD08, but the RE-11 has the advantage of being available in the OEM 18" size. I don't want to start playing with dimensions.
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