Let's get serious about track tires for GT350

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US, European or Japanese company?

A true new tire or an extension of something out in limited sizes?
Not sure the origin of manufacturer but sold through an American company. Tested extensively at this point

 

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Not sure the origin of manufacturer but sold through an American company. Tested extensively at this point
Goodyear is the only major manufacture that is American. BFG, Cooper, Firestone and Hoosier are American, but foreign owned.

Might know what you are talking about... It will be interesting to see what is revealed.
 

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Goodyear will be releasing a bunch of new sizes for the Supercar 3 (SS 1LE/ZL1 tire) very soon. Supposed to include 285/35/19, 295/30/19, 305/30/19 and 325/30/19
 


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Met a fella today at Cars n Coffee that mentioned seeing at Geneva a "Sport Cup 2 R"...this might be what he is referring to
 

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Should have pictures next week
 

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Met a fella today at Cars n Coffee that mentioned seeing at Geneva a "Sport Cup 2 R"...this might be what he is referring to
Yeah, I’ve seen those as well but can’t imagine they would be much of a choice for broke drivers like me.. will probably last half as long and be priced similar to cup 2s
 

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Met a fella today at Cars n Coffee that mentioned seeing at Geneva a "Sport Cup 2 R"...this might be what he is referring to
IIRC that's the tire that Koenigsegg equips on all their supercars... about $25k for a set
 

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Damn, looks like the 102y tires are all $450 and above, was $378 plus shipping. Was hoping to find a better deal over the winter on 305 fronts for my R, looks like I’ll have to shell out some cash. Just hope the Porsche spec lasts longer.

On another note, as my car is 80% track use, can’t I just do an alignment to track camber specs instead of camber plates? The little street driving might even out the outside wear the track causes...
 

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...can’t I just do an alignment to track camber specs instead of camber plates?...
Unfortunately, the only way to get the Ford Performance track alignment camber setting on the front is with camber plates. The rear gets there with the stock parts, but the front doesn't.

Camber bolts will work too, but for track time, I wouldn't want to give up the strength you lose with them.
 

 
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