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Old 02-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #15
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Curious to see how these would be on the street. I can't imagine they're any better for wear compared to the Goodyear.

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Those ratings don't mean very much across tire brands. Each manufacturer sets their own ratings in relation to the tires they sell. Although it will wear fast, it may still outlast the OE setup
True, but softer compound usually means quicker wear. The BFG's also have less tread from the factory compared to the Goodyear. I really wish one of these factories would make a 315/30/20 to keep the overall height closer to stock. The 35 increases the height from 28.4" to 28.7" which is not that much; but still makes a difference.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #16
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G2 after one day at the road course.

These are mine. Poor things were only one week old.
I read in the tire warranty book that when the tread lines on the outside are completely gone, that's when the tire is at its best. For grip and handling. But has nothing to due with wear. Only the inside tread lines reflect wear. These tire still look new and have not reached their best handling capability levels. A few more times around the track and they should start reaching maximum grip levels according to the description given in/with the tire warranty book. Let us know once all the outside tread is gone if you're able to get a faster lap time with about the same amount of gripping/traction. Can't wait to get my first lap in the books!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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I read in the tire warranty book that when the tread lines on the outside are completely gone, that's when the tire is at its best. For grip and handling. But has nothing to due with wear. Only the inside tread lines reflect wear. These tire still look new and have not reached their best handling capability levels. A few more times around the track and they should start reaching maximum grip levels according to the description given in/with the tire warranty book. Let us know once all the outside tread is gone if you're able to get a faster lap time with about the same amount of gripping/traction. Can't wait to get my first lap in the books!
Thanks thats great info
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #18
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jbotta, I really enjoyed your video and look forward to seeing more. I think I read where your mic will be in back by the exhaust. Can't wait to hear the sound of that going all the way into the red zone! Post a pic of your tires, they must have serious wear. How many miles do you get out of a set of these good years?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #19
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Curious to see how these would be on the street. I can't imagine they're any better for wear compared to the Goodyear.



True, but softer compound usually means quicker wear. The BFG's also have less tread from the factory compared to the Goodyear. I really wish one of these factories would make a 315/30/20 to keep the overall height closer to stock. The 35 increases the height from 28.4" to 28.7" which is not that much; but still makes a difference.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:33 PM   #20
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jbotta, I really enjoyed your video and look forward to seeing more. I think I read where your mic will be in back by the exhaust. Can't wait to hear the sound of that going all the way into the red zone! Post a pic of your tires, they must have serious wear. How many miles do you get out of a set of these good years?


2 track days on this tire, 3500 miles, still in great shape untill the nails 4 days before track day, I was in panic mode trying to get another before the weekend
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #21
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Was watching an episode of "Fifth Gear" on bbc channel, and they were running a GTR trying to set a mileage record in one hour. But after only something like 12 miles the Run Flat Dunlap tire disintegrated and peeled apart. Those are the stock tires, but that had to have been a defective tire from the get go. Luckily it was a "run flat" tire, the blow out was instantaneous and they were traveling somewhere around 150 plus mph.
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2 track days on this tire, 3500 miles, still in great shape untill the nails 4 days before track day, I was in panic mode trying to get another before the weekend

I have done that before with my other branded sticky tires on cars! If it makes you feel better it was brand a new Michelin factory pilot. In your video you stated torque settings for your wheels. I am curious why you torqued them down at "140ft/lbs" and the manual states 110ft/lbs?
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I have done that before with my other branded sticky tires on cars! If it makes you feel better it was brand a new Michelin factory pilot. In your video you stated torque settings for your wheels. I am curious why you torqued them down at "140ft/lbs" and the manual states 110ft/lbs?
140 lbs/ft is what the regular 20" wheels require - he probably just did 140 lbs/ft out of habit.
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I have done that before with my other branded sticky tires on cars! If it makes you feel better it was brand a new Michelin factory pilot. In your video you stated torque settings for your wheels. I am curious why you torqued them down at "140ft/lbs" and the manual states 110ft/lbs?
When car was brand new found a loose lug nut, I thought the 5 spoke rims were set for 140 need to investigate, Thanks for making me aware of this.
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