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    Hankook RS4's

    So tyre shop suggested instead of going 235/45R17's in Federal RSRR, to try Hankook RS4 (only $20 extra/tyre).

    These will be going on my evo 8 and looking to do PI and Winton as well as a few HillClimbs at Haunted Hills.
    I've got a spare set of tyres so only street driving will be a few hundred ks to the track an back depending on how lazy I am about changing wheels.
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    Evo 8. Such a cunt.
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    Maybe R888R would be a bit better option if only driving few hundred kms to track.

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    If you can figure out how to get a set of wheels and tyres in your boot and/or back seat for the couple of hundred ks from Bendigo to PI and Winton, the answer is "none of the above".

    Get some proper R spec tyres, and enjoy the faster lap times that they will provide.

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    ^^^ this!
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    I didn't like R running specs, changing wheels at the track was tiresome and R specs also started to cause other shit to wear out and break way faster so I went back to streets to simplify things.

    RS4, AD08R, Cup 2, you can't really go wrong with any of them and the RS4 are the best value of the bunch. R888's are a pretty good compromise as well between street and full on R specs.

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    Depends on how often you track them, how far you have to drive, how efficient you become changing wheels.

    These are cheap :

    https://www.ebay.com.au/i/292377190676

    Ultimately a 2nd set of wheels is the way to go (especially if chasing times), but for these OP requirements, R1R or R888R seem to be the most cost effective.
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    A Ryobi One + electric rattle gun with a 5ah battery, and a lightweight hydraulic jack will make swapping wheels at the track fast and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinkles View Post
    A Ryobi One + electric rattle gun with a 5ah battery, and a lightweight hydraulic jack will make swapping wheels at the track fast and easy.
    this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinkles View Post
    A Ryobi One + electric rattle gun with a 5ah battery, and a lightweight hydraulic jack will make swapping wheels at the track fast and easy.
    Did it for a year or 2 & still prefer not to. These days I like to just turn up and drive, not competing in any categories so absolute lap times don't matter, all I'm trying to do is beat my own PB these days.

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    question, why bother with R comps at all if you're changing wheels and tyres anyway at the track... why not just get slicks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skepticism View Post
    question, why bother with R comps at all if you're changing wheels and tyres anyway at the track... why not just get slicks?
    In my case, cost and availability of suitable sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skepticism View Post
    question, why bother with R comps at all if you're changing wheels and tyres anyway at the track... why not just get slicks?
    cheap r comps can be had for less than street tyres at times. slicks on the other hand are very hard to find at a good price. i scored a set of kumho slicks a few years ago for $160 a corner. havent seen any around that price ever since

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    18" slicks are very cheap and easy to find 2nd hand. Walt Kowalski on here sells them.
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    Anyone able to confirm the treadwear rating of the RS4's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmo View Post
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