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Old 03-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Used race tires?

You guys know of any good sites to find some used race tires? For road racing. I've seen a few online but mostly for foreign cars. I was just wondering if us mustang guys had somewhere specific.....thanks!
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I wouldn't buy used tires. They will have a wear pattern different from yours and are likely to be shot to **** or improperly stored for a winter leading to a drying out of the compound. I would look into tire rack and get new ones.
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I don't think it's possible to get real road race tires. Don't you have to have a license? My friend told me about a place that sells their tires after every race their cars go through. But I'm not completely sure I could be wrong
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Yes Sam, that's what I heard. They do that for some euro car sites. Heat cycles they call it I think. They run/test the tires, then they sell them.
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Yeah I heard after they're first run they're no good for them anymore. But they are like brand new. Your best bet is go to your local shops and ask around
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Will do..I'm gonna call one of the tracks near by.
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I thought you were looking for a normal track tire. Like a competition hoosier. You won't get a true used race tire. And they would be useless. They de-laminate and become useless after being overheated.
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Yeah but what he would use it for would be good. It won't be put up to the same stress the track car puts it through. So the used real tires would be plenty good for him. Of course they don't compare to true new race tires. But I'm pretty sure they cost a pretty penny an near impossible for an average joe to get
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Once again Sam is right. New they cost a fortune. My buddy that raced with me last year with his M5 BMW just picked up some used race 18" slicks for about 500$ and he said the same thing.....for us guys to go and lap our cars these tires are beyond good. But for these racing companies as soon as they test out a few laps with them, the tires are no good anymore.

Lets get serious, I'm no professional. So I won't go spend a ton of money for new tires. Unless I start lapping my fastback every week. Which for now is not my goal. I want to have fun every few weeks at the track and enjoy the best of both worlds with my car.
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