Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Near Idyllwild, California
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Don't feed the bears!!!! Were trying to talk him to coming to Colorado for the Nationals. We want him calm cool and collected. Hey are you coming to Blackhawk?
Tires, I have been down this road a lot, but will tell you that if the other half is only going to drive the car in the summer on warm days, really is only one tire to have. It does not start with a M or G.
If traction and performance are the primary need, RE71R's have no equal currently. They are not cheap, but the performance is absolutely amazing. I put them on the Mallett and it made it at least driveable. I have them on my skpel, and on 243 in socal, it will run with or away from a SuperSnake. The tires hook up, but not great mileage. I think Robo got about 20K out of his. The only problem with them is that they are very sticky, will pick up small pebbles and chip the paint in front of the rear tires. I just ordered Norm's fender skirts to try an stop some of it. If you buy them I would advise 3M clear vinyl on the front of the rear quarter panels. At 20K life line they would last you at least 3 summers is my guess. Keep them inside and out of the sun. I have a little over 5 K on mine and they still look new. And they are as sticky as the first day. 1/16th inch pebbles stick to the tread to this day. I have had mine for nearly two nears. Fantastic tires.
But if it gets cold, you have to warm them up, and below 50 degrees they do not work as well, no question. But I have not had any rain problems with them. Put close to 2000 miles on them over a 5 day period with lots of rain going to Gunnison, Colorado and back. No hdyroplaininge, and supposedly are rated the best wet weather use in their catecory. How much that means, no idea.