Clearance sale on 2018 season Conti race tires

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  1. JAJ

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    Maybe everyone knows about this already, but...

    https://trackdaytire.com/specials/

    It's all the spec tires for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on sale - wets, roval and road course slicks. The Ford Mustang GT4 G5500 tire pn 20558 (305/660R18) is available NEW for $190 each.

    The company also seems to be offering special pricing on Hoosiers for HPDE and club racers. Don't know if it's a good deal or not.

    https://trackdaytire.com/msrdeal/?utm_source=motorsportreg&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=msr_email
     
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    It’s an OK deal but last years overstock went direct through Hoosier and was a lot cheaper. I guess trackdaytire cut a deal.


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    I picked up a set of the 'slow' Daytona Construction 5000 305/685 tires directly from Hoosier for $99/tire and $15.00 for shipping. Don't care how fast they are, they are durable and still a slick for less than you can buy any Mustang size tire for. If I had the space I would have bought more.
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Word of caution, in my case any ways.... They really do no last very long, which was a surprise. I got no more then 3 hours out of them, but got over 8 hours out of R7's
     
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    I had already purchased a set of the medium-hard compound 305/650/18's direct from Hoosier and decided to grab another set of the softer compound last week. I too was going to stick with R7/A7 only but hard to pass up brand new slicks for $800.
     
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    Yes the price is like a Siren song!

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    Thanks to all above for the tip on these. I need new rubber this season, so thought I would try these. I have 18x10 wheels, so went with the 265/650/18's with the 5500 compound to be a closer fit to the 275 NT-01's I was running. Looks like I need to step up to 18x11's to get more options. Will be my first true slicks, so hoping to have fun learning with these. From what I can piece together, these should be grippier than the 5000, but not a ton more than the NT-01s. Staring at first kid's college tuition this fall, so was also looking to save a few $$ ;)
     
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    I picked up a set of the G5000 305/685 as well and wow what a deal! Have you had a chance to mount them yet? Any fitment issues? I will be running an 18x11 wheel this year.
     
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    You may find them about the same as the NT01s , but the price is definitely beneficial with college tuition staring you in the face.

    18x11 rims -- you are running a 25mm spacer up front, correct ?
     
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    So are the Conti Series tires D.O.T. stamped race tires that would be awful on the street?
     
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    I only saw slicks and wets on the Hoosier website and they were less than this deal above. They only had 2 left of the G6500 305/650/18's that the GTD cars ran. They still had the LMP compound that is supposedly softer than the A7 and they are less than $200. I got a set of each compound and may grab another LMp set.
     
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    Doc ,

    You have a PM.
     
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    Yes, correct. I read these contis are slightly larger than the NT01s. Waiting on my wheels to be delivered then I will test fit
     
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    Not a big fan of NT01s , as they are slow too, since they are a decade old design, but many like them as they seem to last longer than some other tires?
     
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    Which one is the LMP tire? Also, if anyone can tell me. Which is the softest tire they have available; 5500, 6500, etc. I can't seem to find anything out and their website is beyond lacking in information.
     
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    Frankly , just go to www.hoosiertire.com , as they still have some on Sale ( look under discontinued tires ) and they are less money. They also give a nice description of what each of the Continentals are best suited for. Hope this helps you out?
     
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    The 20820 and 20825 tires on the website are the LMP3 compound. One is a 2017 version and the other is the softer, 2018 version. It doesn't look like they have any more of the harder GT4 compound. I am only discussing the 305/650/18 size.
     
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    does anyone know if the 305/660R18s are gone forever? I assume none of the series are using them so they are no longer in any sort of production. I have 18x10s and dont think i can stretch (or gain any value) from the new size.
     
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    Please don't use "race tire" and "blow out" in the same sentence..thanks..


    lolol
     
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    Ok - done - it was either replace "blow out" or insert a period in the title to make it into two sentences :)
     
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