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Old 09-05-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Whats your opinon on the METZELER RACETEC tires

Please list pros and cons for the Metzeler Racetec tire
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No I dont race, but I do go to the track pretty often.
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Racetecs are nice race tires, but they are way more expensive than other race tires.

Bridgestone BT002s FTW!
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Racetecs are nice race tires, but they are way more expensive than other race tires.

Bridgestone BT002s FTW!
I was going to get either the Dragon Supercorsa Pros for 339.00
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The BT002 PRO for 310.00
Then I found a smoking deal on the Metzeler Racetec for 249.00
what to do what to do
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:12 PM   #6
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you could buy the racetecs and let me mount them on my bike and test them for you just to be sure...hehehe
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The racetecs are o.k., but I prefer the BT002.
I'd also check the date code on the Racetecs, especially for that price.
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The racetecs are o.k., but I prefer the BT002.
I'd also check the date code on the Racetecs, especially for that price.
+1 got some that were 3 years old once .. thought i found a smokin deal
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The vendor said they were made in the end of 06. Is there a way to verify that?
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Sure there is. Theres a date code, 4 digits, on the sidewall of the tire. The first two are the week it was made, the last two are the year.
I.E: 3506 would be made the 35th week of 2006, or 1204 would be the 12th week of 2004.
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As long as they were stored properly, then tires made in 06 would be just fine...

PS- Why not the BT002 race/street tire? You can find those for $250 a set.

IMO, the BT002 R/S, the Mich 2 CTs, and the Pirelli Corsa 3s are plenty of tire for the track unless you are running podium times at the track...
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As long as they were stored properly, then tires made in 06 would be just fine...

PS- Why not the BT002 race/street tire? You can find those for $250 a set.

IMO, the BT002 R/S, the Mich 2 CTs, and the Pirelli Corsa 3s are plenty of tire for the track unless you are running podium times at the track...

Yep, good advice right there!
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Thanks for all the comments I went ahead and went with the BT002 PRO
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