From: SunRider <SunRider@worldnet.att.net>
>I'm considering the Bridgestone RE-71's or the Toyo
>replace the Pilots which will be fried by next year.
>The Toyo's are really too new but how are the RE-71's
>chunking and flat spotting?
FWIW I placed second in street tire class at the
Southwest Divisionals at Mineral Wells, TX on
195/50-15 RE71s, behind a M3 on big Pilot MXX3's (hi
Steve!). About 8000 street miles, no chunking at all
(and the pavement was measured at 133 degrees!)
Dunno about flatspotting as I have ABS; this
particular size is very light (18 lbs) so it might be
prone to locking up. For $67 apiece the bang for buck
is unbeatable. It could even be a sleeper Street
Touring tire...check out
for RE71 track results vs. the SP8000 and AVSi.
Toyo T1-S are supposed to be fabulous but they're a
>I was told I should shave the R compounds as they
>esp. the Kuhmo's but that's why I'm here to learn. :)
naah...Kumhos won't chunk on a Miata even in Texas in
summer. ('less you're road racing...) They *will*
flatspot, however, as our class winner last Sunday
found to her chagrin...
Texas Spokes SCC, Austin, TX
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