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Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« on: February 25, 2018, 02:52:52 PM »
Anyone out there had experience with soft compound tyres (like Nitto NT01s or similar from Yokohama, Bridgestone, etc). I want to use them on track days but be able to drive to the track with them on the OE wheels.

See: https://www.nittotire.com/competition-tires/nt01-dot-compliant-competition-road-course-tire/

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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 11:34:48 AM »
look at toyo R888R
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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 01:21:30 PM »
You wonít have any issues driving any of the modern semi slicks to and from the track if itís dry.

If itís wet then added caution is required. If the road has lots of standing water sitting on it leave the car in the garage.

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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 06:57:47 PM »
The nitto nt01 are a step above a street semi. They are really sitting on the edge between a full race semi and a high performance street tyre. So as above, I would not drive them in the wet, nor is it recommended to. If it's dry, go for it, if it's only to the track and back.
If you want a tyre that you can actually drive around on also(incl wet), go the Hankook RS3's hands down

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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 11:06:08 AM »
The nitto nt01 are a step above a street semi. They are really sitting on the edge between a full race semi and a high performance street tyre. So as above, I would not drive them in the wet, nor is it recommended to. If it's dry, go for it, if it's only to the track and back.
If you want a tyre that you can actually drive around on also(incl wet), go the Hankook RS3's hands down

Checked out the RS3s;  great reviews but they only come in 305/30/19 and 245/40/19..  The 305s are too wide for the GT's 9.5" OE rims, sadly..

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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 02:16:31 PM »
but be able to drive to the track with them on the OE wheels.

You probably already know this, but they will tend to throw up (and collect) a lot of loose gravel etc on the road (can be noisy and/or stone chips)

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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 09:43:32 AM »
look at toyo R888R
cheers tim

The R888Rs are highly rated in tests, but only come in 295/30/19 (too wide for 9.5" rims) or 265/30/19 (much smaller diameter than the OE 275/40/19s - so affect the gearing).

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Re: Track / Road tyres for 2016 Mustang GT
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 02:23:08 PM »
bridgestone in oz list RE11 in 275/30 and a 245/35 10 mm narrow on the front wont hurt and lower profile will help the gearing I run wider RE11's on mine love them
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