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    Man do these potenza's suck goat cheese. Yes, the 92's. I know. I will be getting new ones soon.

    I know the tire THREADS are worn out.... Was looking at the Azenis, KDW's and the Proxes.... Until I get another set of rims, I would need the best DD and track tire....

    Thanks for the feedback
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    Azenis are great tires in dry weather, but in rain or on dirt/gravel, they leave a lot to be desired
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    Dunlop DirezzaSport Z1 Star Specs.

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    i just did my first auto-x on re92's too. i dont think they were that bad, but then again i dont really have much to compare to.

    my next autocross will be with continental contipro's. i heard they're super sticky so.. im excited =)

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    Finished 4th in my class and 46 out of 56 drivers. Not TOO bad. They change the tracks every month.... Only ran 3 times, the potenza's got to 180 degrees after the 3rd run and were not sticking AT ALL so I let the car cool and worked the last 2 heats.

    Funny stuff, 2nd run I spun out at 70 or so and looked over and caught a facefull of rubber bits in my eye.... still finished 1 sec slower than my fastest time

    Just need a set of tires and a front sway and I will do "better".
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    JR, these ?

    Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

    135.00 a piece, not bad.... As long as they are better for our cars than the Azenis and KDW's..... How many miles tracking have you used them? And do they get HOT on the tarmac ?
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    You got it. They are much better tires than the Azenis and KDW's. They will get hot, but they will actually stick better, at least to a point. I recommend them as a DD/race tire for the following reasons:

    1. They are relatively inexpensive for a quality hi-po tire.
    2. They grip very well, even when not at "race" temp. Other tires need to get some heat in them before the stick.
    3. They grip well in the rain.
    4. They have a stiff sidewall and handle like crazy.

    They are currently my AutoX competiton tires.
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    I have the Azenis RT-615, and they are a great tire. Although, I want to try the Star Specs next.

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    hmm, i might have to go get myself a set of those. the 009 potenzas i'm running are getting low on tread.
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    Hey JR....

    Not to be a boob BUT.... Are we talkin the same tarmac temps and such ? Have you auto-x'd in San Antonio ? I was a spectator in July and looked over and saw some tires melt onto the pavement WTF.

    Don't get me wrong, I will wet them down if need be.... but after opening up the hood and such after each run, I can see it be a PITA... know what I mean ?
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    Talking tire temps.
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    I've been running a set of the BFG KDW IIs. I'm getting reasonable tread wear out of them and the performance is great, wet and dry. They stick well and when approaching the limit it is progressive, not sudden..... reasonably easy to manage the throttle to control near breaking loose.

    However, I will NOT buy another set. My car is my daily driver and I read several critiques of these tires saying they were loud. And they are. They were not so bad when brand new. But, the more worn they get the more they sound like mudders. I have a good friend with a tricked out K5 Blazer and he says my tires make more noise than his. I think/hope he exaggerates.

    If I were doing track days and kept street tires and track tires, maybe these would be good track tires (don't know). But, they're annoyingly noisy as street tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    Talking tire temps.

    Yes sir I am, and the tarmac temp
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    i just did my first auto-x on re92's too. i dont think they were that bad, but then again i dont really have much to compare to.

    my next autocross will be with continental contipro's. i heard they're super sticky so.. im excited =)
    I did the same, first auto-x on the 92's but they did suck ass. Replacing those for just about anything else would be a good idea.

    I recommend the Azenis's personally, though I know a lot of folks are going to Bridgestone's and Nitto's. I want to try out the N1's next season.

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    there are several new entries into the ST market this coming year, but I agree w/ JR for the $ nothing even comes close to the Dunlops

    honestly I think it's a great idea to give a go (or even two) w/ the RE92's- they "force" you into some good habits- slow in, fast out, unwinding the steering wheel, listening to your tires, etc

    when you do go to a god hi po tire though, the difference is night and day (of course then you find other shortcomings that likely need addressed )
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