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      02-07-2011, 10:41 PM   #45
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1st one with our friend Leh Keen from this board at a Porsche club race.



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I wanted to be able to run 18" wheels with my Brembo 380MM BBK so I called IND today and spoke to Ilia. He is hooking me up with set of HRE R43's in brushed finish for track wheels.

For Tires I think I am going to go with a set of AD08's in 265F/285R. Since I am a novice on the track I figured I should get a bit of track time under my belt on street tires before going to an R-Comp tire. If you guys have any recommendations as to which tire and size I should go with please let me know, I appreciate any advice you veterans can give.

Can't wait till August....... I am 90% sure I will be able to be there. It will be April before I can commit 100% but at this point it looks like a go!
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I wanted to be able to run 18" wheels with my Brembo 380MM BBK so I called IND today and spoke to Ilia. He is hooking me up with set of HRE R43's in brushed finish for track wheels.

For Tires I think I am going to go with a set of AD08's in 265F/285R. Since I am a novice on the track I figured I should get a bit of track time under my belt on street tires before going to an R-Comp tire. If you guys have any recommendations as to which tire and size I should go with please let me know, I appreciate any advice you veterans can give.

Can't wait till August....... I am 90% sure I will be able to be there. It will be April before I can commit 100% but at this point it looks like a go!
Yep you are on the right track as far as the tires & wheels are concerned.Are you doing 9.5.s & 10's or 10.5's?
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Yep you are on the right track as far as the tires & wheels are concerned.Are you doing 9.5.s & 10's or 10.5's?
I was thinking 9.5's & 10's....... What do you recommend?
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I was thinking 9.5's & 10's....... What do you recommend?

Hey Jamie - that is a good set up. I have the HRE Fall Lines, which I believe are like the new R43's. I am using 9.5 and 10 and run 275/285 with NT05's so I could drive to the track. The 268/285 AD08's will be a nice set up as well. This will give you the same stagger as stock and the street rubber will let you get a good feel for the car and what it can do on the track. Unless you plan on running a 295 or wider on the rear, no need to go to a 10.5 IMO. The 9.5/10 will also allow you to run 275 on all four corners if you choose as well. I picked up some RA1's and will be doing that myself this year.

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Hey Jamie - that is a good set up. I have the HRE Fall Lines, which I believe are like the new R43's. I am using 9.5 and 10 and run 275/285 with NT05's so I could drive to the track. The 268/285 AD08's will be a nice set up as well. This will give you the same stagger as stock and the street rubber will let you get a good feel for the car and what it can do on the track. Unless you plan on running a 295 or wider on the rear, no need to go to a 10.5 IMO. The 9.5/10 will also allow you to run 275 on all four corners if you choose as well. I picked up some RA1's and will be doing that myself this year.

Hope you can make it out!
+1.I run 10's all the way round and I think I will probally stay with the Nt05's and I still have at least 1 set of RA 1's to use up.We found out last year that I could improve the balance of the car by spacing the rear wheels out by 18mm so I think I will stay with the square setup as it does make it easier to manage the tires life cycle by being able to flip them around.
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I wanted to be able to run 18" wheels with my Brembo 380MM BBK so I called IND today and spoke to Ilia. He is hooking me up with set of HRE R43's in brushed finish for track wheels.

For Tires I think I am going to go with a set of AD08's in 265F/285R. Since I am a novice on the track I figured I should get a bit of track time under my belt on street tires before going to an R-Comp tire. If you guys have any recommendations as to which tire and size I should go with please let me know, I appreciate any advice you veterans can give.

Can't wait till August....... I am 90% sure I will be able to be there. It will be April before I can commit 100% but at this point it looks like a go!
Uh oh!!!

And hey Duncan, I've tentatively signed up for a group buy on a set of the Apex 8's in a square setup (10x10 following your recommendation) and I think I'm going to go with your advice on the Nitto's (NT05's or NT01's - which one keeping in mind I'll be driving to/from the track??/). Question is, can we get them 'round here for something reasonable??

Talk soon and thanks for the advice - Mark
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Uh oh!!!

And hey Duncan, I've tentatively signed up for a group buy on a set of the Apex 8's in a square setup (10x10 following your recommendation) and I think I'm going to go with your advice on the Nitto's (NT05's or NT01's - which one keeping in mind I'll be driving to/from the track??/). Question is, can we get them 'round here for something reasonable??

Talk soon and thanks for the advice - Mark
Yep!I have a guy in Mississauga who is good for pricing & Installation.

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Jaypod also used him last year for his NT05's on his HRE's.

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Jaypod also used him last year for his NT05's on his HRE's.
Thanks again Duncan. Last question for either yourself or Jaypod...NTO5's or NTO1's? I'm sorta leaning to the 01's, only street use they'll see is pretty much the commute to and from the track(s). Jay....a quick thought on your 05's (versus why you didn't go with the 01's) would be appreciated if you get a moment. Again, thanks. I really appreciate your insights !!
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Thanks again Duncan. Last question for either yourself or Jaypod...NTO5's or NTO1's? I'm sorta leaning to the 01's, only street use they'll see is pretty much the commute to and from the track(s). Jay....a quick thought on your 05's (versus why you didn't go with the 01's) would be appreciated if you get a moment. Again, thanks. I really appreciate your insights !!
I can't say for sure but I would think tire life would be the advantage of the 01 over the 05.
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I can't say for sure but I would think tire life would be the advantage of the 01 over the 05.
Quite the opposite.I got a useful 8 full days out of my NT05's and I usually get a useful 3-4 days out of my RA-1's which supposedly are the same carcass & compound as the NT01.Toyo & Nitto are the same company.
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I wanted to be able to run 18" wheels with my Brembo 380MM BBK so I called IND today and spoke to Ilia. He is hooking me up with set of HRE R43's in brushed finish for track wheels.

For Tires I think I am going to go with a set of AD08's in 265F/285R. Since I am a novice on the track I figured I should get a bit of track time under my belt on street tires before going to an R-Comp tire. If you guys have any recommendations as to which tire and size I should go with please let me know, I appreciate any advice you veterans can give.

Can't wait till August....... I am 90% sure I will be able to be there. It will be April before I can commit 100% but at this point it looks like a go!
You have a few options to clear your BBK instead of the HREs if interested.
The AD08 is a 285/30 not a 285/35 right?
I use a similar set up to Jay's with the NT05s, but Im using ADVAN RS wheels.
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Quite the opposite.I got a useful 8 full days out of my NT05's and I usually get a useful 3-4 days out of my RA-1's which supposedly are the same carcass & compound as the NT01.Toyo & Nitto are the same company.
I have 4 events on my NT05s(Road Atlanta and Barber) and a few mountain runs when I was living down south, should be able to get at least 4 to 5 more track days out of them.
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The AD08 is a 285/30 not a 285/35 right?
I use a similar set up to Jay's with the NT05s, but Im using ADVAN RS wheels.
Thanks for the info...... I am getting a good deal on a custom built set of HRE's in a special finish. IND may be coming to the Glen to get some photos of the car with the wheels on it!

As for the AD08's Ilia let me know today that they were only available in a 285/30/18 and the diameter of them will be too small. I am going with NT05's instead.
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Thanks for the info...... I am getting a good deal on a custom built set of HRE's in a special finish. IND may be coming to the Glen to get some photos of the car with the wheels on it!

As for the AD08's Ilia let me know today that they were only available in a 285/30/18 and the diameter of them will be too small. I am going with NT05's instead.
You can get away with a 285/30/18 if you are just using it for track I think.
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Quite the opposite.I got a useful 8 full days out of my NT05's and I usually get a useful 3-4 days out of my RA-1's which supposedly are the same carcass & compound as the NT01.Toyo & Nitto are the same company.
I apologize, I meant exactly what you are saying but typed it in backwardsmust be feeling dyslexic today.

The 05's will last longer than the 01's but the 01's will have more grip.

Thanks for the correction Duncan.
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Thanks again Duncan. Last question for either yourself or Jaypod...NTO5's or NTO1's? I'm sorta leaning to the 01's, only street use they'll see is pretty much the commute to and from the track(s). Jay....a quick thought on your 05's (versus why you didn't go with the 01's) would be appreciated if you get a moment. Again, thanks. I really appreciate your insights !!
Hey Mark, as the others have said the biggest factor was going with a street tire that had good reviews for on track performance that would last. I did 8-10 track days on them last year and probably could get at least 1 more day out of them. When newer they will still give you some traction should it rain to or from the track. The NT01's wont last as long or give you much traction in the rain. The NT05's will probably also be a better way for you to learn the handling characteristics of the M as I dont think you have had a chance to track it yet. Rcomp tires because of their stickiness tend to cover up any minor errors and not give you the same feed back on how you are progressing. Whatever you decide, I know you will have lots of fun!
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