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Old 10-22-2007, 01:48 PM
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Tim, that sounds way low. When I was running the 911 on street tires, I started at 34 based on other recommends. Don't know what people on streets are doing in a 911.

With the RA-1s I start at 31 all around.
Cold or hot?
Like I said, I had much more predictable cornering at the lower pressures. I even passed a couple of cars after that.

That said, I'd sure like to try a set of RA1's to compare...
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I'd like to know if I was even in the ballpark on gear selection on SPM
realitive to a SC.
T1 3rd
T2-3 4th
Chute 4th
T5 3rd
T8-9 4th
T10- 4th
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I'd like to know if I was even in the ballpark on gear selection on SPM
realitive to a SC.
T1 3rd
T2-3 4th
Chute 4th
T5 3rd
T8-9 4th
T10- 4th
I'll let you know after next weekend driving on the new track. On the old surface I was in 2nd in 1-2 and 5. 3rd in 3, 9 and 10 going to 4th right at track out. New surface = higher speeds = different gears.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:20 PM
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Tim,
What run group are you in? Driving street tires is a great way to learn to drive the track, at somewhat slower (safer) speeds and with more predictable loss of control, and more feedback. Since Ben was in DE this year, we both ran street tires, and I think my driving improved significantly going back to them. We start our Toyo T1-R (rear) T1-S (front) street tires similar to you: cold pressure 29F and 32R. The wear indicator on your tires shows you are rolling the tire just about right. Of course, I only talk like an expert - others on this board know much more than I do.

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What run group are you in? Driving street tires is a great way to learn to drive the track, at somewhat slower (safer) speeds and with more predictable loss of control, and more feedback. Since Ben was in DE this year, we both ran street tires, and I think my driving improved significantly going back to them. We start our Toyo T1-R (rear) T1-S (front) street tires similar to you: cold pressure 29F and 32R. The wear indicator on your tires shows you are rolling the tire just about right. Of course, I only talk like an expert - others on this board know much more than I do.

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Cold or hot?
Like I said, I had much more predictable cornering at the lower pressures. I even passed a couple of cars after that.

That said, I'd sure like to try a set of RA1's to compare...
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I'd like to know if I was even in the ballpark on gear selection on SPM
realitive to a SC.
T1 3rd (2nd.. now, maybe 3rd if grip is as advertised)
T2-3 4th (3rd at T-2 exit, or 4th as above, 3rd at entrence to T-4)
Chute 4th (4th)
T5 3rd (3rd)
T8-9 4th (4th)
T10- 4th (3rd - IMO 4th is way scary if going fast)
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That said, I'd sure like to try a set of RA1's to compare...
Patience. If you try RA1's you're going to have a hard time going back, and you'll drive better a year from now if you wait.

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I'd like to know if I was even in the ballpark on gear selection on SPM
realitive to a SC.
T1 3rd
T2-3 4th
Chute 4th
T5 3rd
T8-9 4th
T10- 4th
Shift when your motor needs you to shift. There are some guys who watch a few videos and shift where the person does in the video, or based on what others have said. The only problem is that if they are not driving as fast, it just means that they are short-shifting, which makes them even slower. No names have been mentioned in order to protect the innocent.
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Shift when your motor needs you to shift. There are some guys who watch a few videos and shift where the person does in the video, or based on what others have said. The only problem is that if they are not driving as fast, it just means that they are short-shifting, which makes them even slower. No names have been mentioned in order to protect the innocent.
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I'd like to know if I was even in the ballpark on gear selection on SPM
realitive to a SC.
T1 3rd
T2-3 4th
Chute 4th
T5 3rd
T8-9 4th
T10- 4th
Ditto on TD. If you're taking turns 3, 9 and 10 in 4th in an SC because you're up at 6200 in 3rd gear, you're ready for RA-1s. And then some.

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