Love the 18” used slick market. Got screwed on a set via e bay, so now stick to only well known forum members or imsa / challenge teams. I just picked up a set of continentals for my 18x10.5... will be curious how they stack up against my dh slicks. The dh slicks had 1-2 best cycles. These continentals were new for $124 each... shippedThor, assume you are talking about used Michelin slicks from some of the various Pro Racing Series? You are spot on that they are a step up from the Hoosiers , which we all know are quite quick!
I believe they had multiple compounds available. The prototype tires (lighter cars) were for $99... but this compound (6500 I believe) was used in the gt4 class. Still lighter than my 3500 lb Heffer... hoping to get 4 - 6 days (2 - 3 weekends out of them). Will be rotating constantly... I’ll report back.I've run the BFG R1S on track and doing hillclimbs mainly and as Bill mentioned they are a nice track tire but I can't attest to endurance yet. Never ran Hoosiers. I have run lots of the take off Pirellis and Contis. I have a garage full of the Daytona leftover Contis and as Bill stated, some of the compounds I ran were for much lighter vehicles so I ate them up over a two day event. But for the price (less than $200/tire) they were great. They still have some leftover 305's that were used as the rear tire for GT4 Mustangs and they are cheap! Pirellis hold up longer and are pretty sticky so they have been a popular choice with folks here. Haven't used the Michelin's that I also got from a board member here....that's coming this summer.
Dang! That makes me tear up...The Pirellis are like crack if you can get your hands on good sets. 4 seconds faster than my new Cup2s on the same day.
Hoosiers are really HPDE/TT friendly. They heat up very quickly and are predictable. Half lap and you're safe.
My Pirellis are slick as ice for 2ish laps by comparison. I managed completely flat spot one hitting the bump going into T1 at COTA on a 90* day on my first flyer
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Funny you ask Bill. With the Contis I was starting in the low 30's but when my Pirelli friends heard that they thought I was crazy. They are starting in the low/mid 20's which I thought was way too low. But I did start at 29 psi and noticed better grip and less warm-up. I would love to know what others are using.Are you guys starting with the Pirellis super low on air?