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The Tire War

26 May

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As those who follow F1 know, tires are the same for everyone. Everyone is handed out the same compounds and must run all of them during the race. Ok, sounds easy enough, fair enough, right? Ehhhh….wrong. During Friday, NBC’s Will Buxton took over NBCSports Twitter and was fielding questions. I asked about tires for the weekend…and the reply was “they are round, black and the same for everyone, lets race”. Well as it turns out, such is not the case.

See, F1 cars are very adjustable, very intricate machines. These are not spec cars. Nor are the staff each team employs. This is racing at its highest level: with the perennial levels of technology, and money all being mixed together in a world class stew. Will Buxton is now reporting that after Spain, in which Mercedes complained about their tires, was given a private test with Pirelli. 1000kms of private testing so Mercedes could “better understand how their chassis was relating to the tire”. It’s also being reported that Ferrari had a similar test after Bahrain. Certainly helps explain the awesome performances since those private tests were conducted. Of course such private tests are not allowed under the rules from a team level. But they are allowed under Pirelli’s contract as tire supplier for the series. Now, whether they plan to hold tests for each individual team remains to be seen, but its nevertheless going to be a hot topic.

Toyo Race Tire Clearance Sale

14 Apr

While we offer the full range, the sizes shown are in stock in limited quantities, and ready for pickup or delivery. You will not see pricing like this again, and it’s first come, first served only, so don’t miss out!

Toyo R1R –

An aggressive, arrowhead tread design, extra wide footprint, high-grip compound, and advanced autocross-inspired casing design, provide every advantage while driving hard through the corners and quickly accelerating in the straight-aways. It’s extreme performance for serious street driving.

•Silica reinforced high-grip compound.
•Stability control slits maintain the block stiffness during aggressive braking.
•Tapered center block edge increases center block stiffness.
•Unidirectional arrowhead shaped pattern enables excellent water drainage.
•Tapered center block edge increases hydroplaning resistance.
•Silica reinforced high-grip tread compound increases wet grip.
•Advanced autocross-inspired casing design with modified radial construction increases casing stiffness to give crisper handling.
•Multi-width EVAC channels improves water dispersion and contributes to improved steering response by narrowing towards the tire edge to widen the shoulder block area.
•Jointless bead wire.
•Wide high-tensile steel belts.
•High steel side-ply (select sizes).
•T-Mode Design Technology.
•Spiral wound cap ply.
•Computer optimized low profile design

225-50-16 – $569 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
235-40-17 – $589 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
245-40-17 – $730 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
255-40-17 -$745 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
245-40-18 – $799 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
255-35-18 – $864 shipped for the set of 4!!!!

Toyo RA-1

The performance-proven RA1 features all the high-tech components to provide an uncommon advantage to the cost-conscious competitor who still demands quick lap time. It’s true performance from Toyo!

The RA1 has a soft but durable tread compound and stepped tread design. This was the tire formerly used in the Speed World Challenge as the standardized tire.

•Advanced race-proven casing design.
•Two steel belts.
•Heavy-duty bead construction.
•Tread depth can be shaved to maximize dry traction response.
•Full tread depth of 8/32nds provides aggressive wet traction

205-40-17 – $920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
275-35-18 – $1920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
305-35-18 – $1920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
335-30-18 – $1920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!

Toyo R888 –

Ideal for road racing, track days and high performance driving schools, the Proxes R888 is the next-generation, street legal competition tire from Toyo Tires. In competition the R888’s improvements in casing and tread design improve dry performance while maintaining wet traction and control.

Features:

Enhanced R-Compound Tread – Maximizes grip for better competitive handling and performance.
Unidirectional V-Shaped Tread Design – Increased tread area and limited void improves dry traction V-shaped grooves assist with wet traction.
Continuous Center Contact – Increases braking performance and dry traction.
Semi-Slick Shoulder Area – Improves grip for better steering response.
Stiff Bead Construction And Wider Tread Width – Increases cornering force for better competitive handling.

195-55-15 – $620 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
205-40-17 – $894 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
215-45-17 – $899 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
335-30-18 – $1488 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
295-30-19 – $1488 shipped for the set of 4!!!!

if you know any Porsche owners, we also have a deal on the 225/40/18 front and 285/30/18 rear

to order just give us a call!

FS: Dunlop SP Sport 2050 225/40/18 <100 miles CHEAP

9 Feb

We have a set of Dunlop SP Sport 2050’s to get rid of. These are practically new as they have LESS THAN 100 miles on them.

These are ultra-high performance summer tires that come as OEM equipment on our new 2011 Mazdaspeed3. We replaced them in favor of some all-seasons for winter use on the stock wheels.

Tire Rack lists these at $209.00 per tire before shipping. We’re letting them go for $425.00 shipped for ALL four.

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