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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Do you use the RE71r as mainly track tires or drive on them year round?
    I use them strictly for autocross and track events. I read that driving them daily heat cycles them too much and can diminish the grip in the tires.

    I'll probably drive on them for a few days to get all the form release oil off of them and heat cycle them a few time before my next autocross to ensure they have maximum grip on the ST. The tires I bought for the ST are a smaller diameter than stock so I do not want to run around on them too much because the speedometer will be off as well.

    The last two days my wife has driven the ST to her medical school rotation (Like an unpaid internship) that is an hour away. I am really happy she enjoys driving the ST that much and that she is comfortable enough to take it on an hour long drive without any safety net if she were to get stuck somewhere like a steep incline at a stop.

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    Wheels temporarily installed for break-in. They're about a half inch shorter than stock and I don't want to rack up too many "Fake" miles driving around like that nor do I want to wear the tires out too quickly.


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    Dang those wheels look sharp lol. I'd totally daily them if it weren't for the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Dang those wheels look sharp lol. I'd totally daily them if it weren't for the tires.
    For sure! I wish they came in 18". I'd buy a second set and run the factory all seasons on them and then sell the factory 18's.

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    My First Autox in the ST on RE71R tires. Got first place in GS.

    My Fastest Run:


    My Wife's fastest Run in the ST. She got 6th in GS and missed fifth by .045 seconds. Not bad for he third ever autox.

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    Excellent runs, how do you like those tires?

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    The tires are fantastic. It is unbelievable how much grip they are able to deliver. You can feel the car grip and lift the inside rear tire constantly. Compared to the Pirelli all seasons these tires are absolutely ridiculously sticky.

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    Ordered hawk HP Plus pads today. After the last event with two driver's I had severe brake fade to the point I could put the pedal to the floor with zero lock up. I'll keep the stock pads for daily duty through winter and run the HP plus to finish the season.

    If I find it not too tedious I may switch back and forth between events and have read the HP plus are quite noisy when cold.

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    Only you can find it not tedious to switch the pads back and forth my friend lol.

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    Ordered hawk HP Plus pads today. After the last event with two driver's I had severe brake fade to the point I could put the pedal to the floor with zero lock up. I'll keep the stock pads for daily duty through winter and run the HP plus to finish the season.

    If I find it not too tedious I may switch back and forth between events and have read the HP plus are quite noisy when cold.

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    Don't say that too soon. You're talking to someone who bought wheels and tires so he didn't have to buy and replace front springs. Hahaha!


 
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