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    what's the popular CHEAP track tire nowadays?

    My back two tires are almost completely bald. i'm planning on replacing those two, and finishing the rest of the season with the RT-615's currently on the front before getting rid of those. Back when I originally bought the falkens, they were the super duper cheap option on the market, at $130 apiece. Now they're a bit pricier and fall into the range of other competitive tires.

    nitto NT01 $~210 = I hear this R-compound can be used without shaving
    nitto NT05 $~160 = Cheapest street/track tire I could find, compound similar to NT01
    falken RT-615K $~180 = Commercials claim 1sec lap time improvement from previous gen
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    NT01 is the best when warm/dry but absolutely dangerous on the street if the roads are wet. I drove an Evo with them and it felt like you could end up on 2 wheels if i was a little dumber in the corners but will pretty much hydroplane in the rain at highway speeds even when brand new.

    NT05 is still usable on the street and wear pretty well. The Z1's are a match performance wise but i hear mixed reviews on how the Z1's handle heat, some say great other say they get a little "greasy" compared to the 05's. Z1's have better street manners, if that matter...

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    dan bought v12s from tirerack for sandstone with a $60 rebate but i don't see your size
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    Quote Originally Posted by bridge View Post
    dan bought v12s from tirerack for sandstone with a $60 rebate but i don't see your size
    Tire Rack gives some pretty awesome rebate deals. I got $120 worth of rebates from my last two sets of tire purchases.

    I'm interested in some opinions as well. I'll be purchasing some tires for my Talon soon and I'll be on a pretty tight budget.

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    With the star specs being discontinued I think I'll be forced to go with the 615k's but they're not exactly cheap anymore in the K version.

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    I ran NT05's this year and liked them alot. My initial plan was to go with some NT01's but since I drive on the street a lot I needed a tire that wouldn't become useless in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximal View Post
    With the star specs being discontinued I think I'll be forced to go with the 615k's but they're not exactly cheap anymore in the K version.
    They're not discontinued, you can only buy them through tirerack online. Plus they jacked the prices way up, meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
    They're not discontinued, you can only buy them through tirerack online. Plus they jacked the prices way up, meh.
    You are correct. I heard at the NG they're discontinued but after doing some research quick it looks like tirerack is exclusive with them so every other site just listed them as discontinued. Guess that's what I get for listening to rumors.

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    i decided to go with the nt05's. $160 apiece and free shipping from discount tire works out to be almost the same price as the old rt-615's.

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