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This is a discussion on Sinister's Progress Thread within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I think I might be purchasing RPF1s for next year's summer tires, Kevin. Just thought I'd let you know since ...

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    I think I might be purchasing RPF1s for next year's summer tires, Kevin. Just thought I'd let you know since you frequently have relations with your RPF1s
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    Quote Originally Posted by itWRXjustfine View Post
    So is it a good idea to take your brazed pickup and put a weld on it or just get an aftermarket unit all together?


    If anything I think that would make it more likely to fail. If you look at the pics, the tube itself cracks, not the joint. It's just too flimsy in the first place, then they over heat it when brazing, making it even more brittle.



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    Got it, sounds like an aftermarket unit is a much more solid idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    trying to decide between 20gxt and 20gxtr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister
    trying to decide between 20gxt and 20gxtr
    So that one thread I sent you wasn't enough to be convincing?

    Quote Originally Posted by A265
    How do you like those Hankook? I'm thinking of picking some up as my tires are toast. Those seem to be my best bet, good ratings and cheap.
    They're decent tires. At $100/corner, you can't beat them. There are better tires on the market, but you have to spend more to get them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I think I might be purchasing RPF1s for next year's summer tires, Kevin. Just thought I'd let you know since you frequently have relations with your RPF1s
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    So that one thread I sent you wasn't enough to be convincing?
    Very convincing... Blouch is convinced that on pump I'd be fine... but E85 the pistons would crack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    How do you like those Hankook? I'm thinking of picking some up as my tires are toast. Those seem to be my best bet, good ratings and cheap.
    I don't love them. Basically I'd say they're acceptable. Sidewall is too soft. They're quieter on the road than my last set of tires. They stick like glue, and love the rain... but they don't "feel" sporty...

    For the cost, and the length of time they'll last... they're awesome. Great performance street tire. Don't try and track them though... and there are better autoX tires out there.
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    You and me both We'll basically have the same cars... only difference will be the block, and the e85
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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    How do you like those Hankook? I'm thinking of picking some up as my tires are toast. Those seem to be my best bet, good ratings and cheap.
    I run the Ventus on my 911 and there's a lot of other Porsche guys I know that have switched over to them due to the cost. I get maybe 7-8k miles per pair out of my rears so I like saving money on tires!

    They're not as good as the best ultra performance tires on the market, but they're usually 1/2-2/3 the price. The value for dollar you get out of them is really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    They're not as good as the best ultra performance tires on the market, but they're usually 1/2-2/3 the price. The value for dollar you get out of them is really good.
    absolutely.. value is awesome... and their wear rating is superb.

    I'm just afraid to track them next spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    absolutely.. value is awesome... and their wear rating is superb.

    I'm just afraid to track them next spring.
    I think they might be my best bet, I don't track my car and I only do a few autox. I'm still learning and I'm not very competitive.

    Thanks for the input guys.

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