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205/50/15 Toyo RA1 pro race team take off tires, killer deal!

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Four, Toyo RA1 track tires in 205/50/15, heat cycled, shaved, fresh pro race team....

I buy all my track tires used from John Berget, they are fresh, sticky and have nearly full race prepped tread still on them. The tire is an R100 and holds up very very well to heat cycles, great grip in all ways and very predictable break away.

I was able to fit the 225's front and rear on my 15x9 wheels with fender pulling and rolling so going that route.

This are great on 15x8 and will work on narrower wheels as well.

I just got this in on Tuesday, $370 shipped, $279 shipped in cont US OBO.

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Considering how these kind of tires will be used, that's a great price. Might help to provide photos of the remaining tread. But that sounds like at least 6 full HPDE all out sessions left in them (roughly 2 events). Very tempting. I'd put them on some incoming 15x7 Team Dynamics PR 1.2s. 205/50-15 is my target size. I was looking at possibly getting NT01s and heat cycling and shaving would be happening to those -- which frankly just adds more incremental cost to the new tires.

Question: Do you think they'd be good to hold over the winter and use next year? Probably summer. I just am not sure if my car will be ready this season (seems unlikely). Wheels are still in transit.
Thanks. I'll send an email. I've corded RA1s in the past. Kind of a queasy feeling looking at the tires AFTER they come off the car and, erm, seeing cord stripes or the edge bead kind of peeling and cords showing there.
Oh sigh. I had hoped to contain costs on this car, but things keep sneaking into my plans. I've been ruminating on a fire suppression setup as well. My old car had a Spa Technique LWM 50 SL AFFF 2-nozzle (one at the driver's crotch, one at the injector rail) fire suppression setup.

Your price is very fair...just not sure I want to sit on them for a year. Hah. My wheels are finally on a truck and coming (after 4 months), but there's still lots to do before getting on the track. Main thing: I am still waiting on Carbotech to get its act together. I've found some teflon/stainless brake line options and am resigned to Castrol SRF (nothing else comes close). I'll go that far and even get some kind of cooling setup done (adapted Porsche fins most likely), but 2 or 3 HPDE track days per year just does not warrant a BBK. I'll just try to dial back a little as the day wears on. My stock setup on the SVT Focus never let me down with the XP8/Castrol SRF/Goodridge setup, even with the Powerworks SC.

The worst mechanical incident for me was when one of my crap stock motor mounts (connecting the engine to the transmission) snapped on track at Seattle (speculation was that it was loose from some work that was done on the transmission). Luckily, I was under braking (which makes sense), at the slowest part of the track. I just stayed on brakes and rolled to a gravel runoff area.

I did not realize you had ran them before, I have corded tires as well, a bit scary but never had a failure....

I had both front rotors crack all the way to the hubs and close to the studs after coming off the track after the cool down lap....Brembo STI calipers, one piece stoptech rotors that were brand new that day, do not recall what pads and I had brake ducts on my very quick Forester ST.

Glad it happened at 10MPH and not 128MPH when I hit the brakes....of course more likely to fail while cooling I would think.

I called Stoptech and they paid to have them over nighted to me to inspect them as quite concerned, the next day I bought a Stoptech BBK for it.

I have had an engine let go, 5 holes in the block, off in my own oil backwards at 110MPH, jumped out, put out the fire with my handheld Halatron extinguisher....before the Safety Crew got there. They reminded me I am not supposed to fight the fire but I said it was habit I taught for 3 years in the USN so they were cool about it.

My ST is getting a Halatron as well, full time, base of passenger seat.

No blown tires, yet, hope to not have any.
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