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    Thread: Which of these tire setups will provide more cornering grip - all else equal?

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      02-29-2012 11:34 AM #1
      225 R-Comp or 255 Star Spec (or similar)?

    2. 03-01-2012 02:16 AM #2
      Depends on what type of R comp and under what use conditions, track or autox. Then comes track temperature and conditions. Why not just do a wider R comp?

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      03-01-2012 04:20 PM #3
      Road race use.

      The two options are "scoring neutral" in NASA. A larger r-comp means I probably have to move up a class which I don't want.

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      03-01-2012 11:21 PM #4
      It's really condition dependent, like rex said. Unless you have 9"+ wide wheels to mount the 255s to, your contact patch isn't going to be the full 255. I run 225 star specs when it's cold and/or wet, and 265 f/225 r r-comps when it's warm.

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      03-18-2012 11:29 AM #5
      I'd run the r-comps, they can take more heat and are usually lighter with a stiffer sidewall.
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    6. 03-31-2012 06:38 PM #6
      Id run the r-comps (hoosier, BFG, or V710). They will have equal or better grip, take hard track abuse/heat , and they will weigh less. Problem would be the tire wear.

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