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Old 01-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #11
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Re: Rain tires

i honestly see no reason to stay with one company for rains.. they are SO different that there is simply zero relevance to the DOT/Slick (no offense Tdub ). As i stated, the only reason i would go with the trackside vendor is to keep up good relations. If you are not at the track a ton, then get whatever tires you want, from whomever you want.. Again, rains have nothing in common with the DOT tires.

We do a TON of rain racing here in FL. The michelin Rains are very good.. can google a race tire distributor, i THINK Tommy Mason with Mason Racin would be the nearest to you.. call him up. He's just ice racing on the Wisconsin lakes during this time of the year
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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i honestly see no reason to stay with one company for rains.. they are SO different that there is simply zero relevance to the DOT/Slick (no offense Tdub ). As i stated, the only reason i would go with the trackside vendor is to keep up good relations. If you are not at the track a ton, then get whatever tires you want, from whomever you want.. Again, rains have nothing in common with the DOT tires.

We do a TON of rain racing here in FL. The michelin Rains are very good.. can google a race tire distributor, i THINK Tommy Mason with Mason Racin would be the nearest to you.. call him up. He's just ice racing on the Wisconsin lakes during this time of the year
Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #13
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The only reason I recommended same brand was basically the reason you stated.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #14
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Michelins work good
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #15
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. I'd say. Which Michelins?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #16
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. I'd say. Which Michelins?
i would suggest rain tires in the conditions pictured above..
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:44 AM   #17
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Re: Rain tires

Metzeler has a rain tyre which performs very well based on some feedback I got from those who ran it, but unfortunately I can't recall the exact model, I would say the highest end rain tyre to err on the side of safety.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #18
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Re: Rain tires

I use Diablo rains. They are awesome. I feel almost as good going through running water as i do in the dry. This is also what world superbik uses.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:46 PM   #19
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Picking up a spare set of rims to have just for when it rains at the track but now the decision on rain tires. What do you guys run/recommend?
I *love* racing in the rain. It gives old guys like me a chance.

I've raced on the bridgstone, dunlop and michelin rains and I probably like the michelins the best, although it's really hard to compare them because conditions are so different.

I don't know how it is in Florida, but in Utah rain tires just cook when not being used. I wrap mine in plastic bags, tape them closed and leave them in the cool garage when not using them. Leave them in a hot trailer for a month and they're done.

Mine have always lasted a long time when treated well and only used when it's really wet. I'd probably buy whatever pays the best contingency, I guess.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:08 PM   #20
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Rain tires are way fun. Any brand is going to be a good choice. Keep the pressures up. The treads work to maintain traction, more than the tire core flexing to make contact.

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