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Old 07-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Question Tire advise?

Running Michelin Power Pilots 2ct. right now. Love the tire. The problem is I'm going thur back tires like every two to three months. Just don't feel like buying tires that often. What other tires I can get that will give me the same grip, but last a little longer. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of the Bridgestone BTO23's. I can get about 8,000 out of the back. They're dual compound and have a harder compound in the center for better wear and softer on the sides for grip in corners.
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I just put over 6k on mine and a track day and still have some life left on it. I'm changing it next week only because I'm going to the track 8-4 and it doesn't have enough life left for that.
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Q2's are great tires as well. I personally never got a lot of life out of the BT-016's, but then again, suspension made have played a part.

Get your suspension dialed by someone reputable, and you will prolly see a difference in tire life. Also, check your aire pressure EVERY TIME YOUR RIDE.
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I'm not real fond of the Q2. I'm running a set of them now. I cant get the rear to hook worth a and its wearing quickly as a result.
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I'm not real fond of the Q2. I'm running a set of them now. I cant get the rear to hook worth a and its wearing quickly as a result.
Odd..what pressure are you using? I have run fast LVL2 TD paces with Q2's with no issues.

I have noticed with dunlops (at least with the GPA's) that they enjoy LOW cold pressures for track use.
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The Pirelli Angel ST will last longer, it is considered an extended mileage sport tire. However, it will not perform as well for an aggressive rider.
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The Pilot Road 3 is a good tire to consider.
It's a dual compound: harder center with softer sidewalls.
With the proper tire pressure it'll handle everything but the most aggressive riding and will wear very well.
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Keep a pilot front and replace the back with a pilot road or the latest equivalent.
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Odd..what pressure are you using? I have run fast LVL2 TD paces with Q2's with no issues.

I have noticed with dunlops (at least with the GPA's) that they enjoy LOW cold pressures for track use.
I usually run it at 34. Any higher and it break lose until 3rd. I punish rear tires. I usually just keep the drag tire on it. It hooks on the street. It just doesn't turn well.
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