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Old 07-20-2004, 08:36 PM   #11
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I haven't switched to R compounds yet. Next year I might be ready for Toyo RA-1.

Most people say that R compounds are good for about 2 seconds on a 60second course, but you wont see that benefit right away. You have to learn to use the extra grip. When I switched from Toyo T1-S to Azenis there was a whole lot more grip and I had to relearn the car. took about 4 events.

Also going from Azenis to R-compound isn't a big a difference as other street tires to R-comp. Azenis are damn close to R-comps already. If you go with Hoosiers then there will probably a bigger difference but the Toyo and the Kumho R comps wont show that much difference in grip.

However, both the kumho (victoracer) and toyo r comps will work great when hot
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