posted on September 09, 2014 14:01
Maxxis has been in the tire game for a long while, but only recently have they jumped into the road race DOT R-compound market with the RC-1. The goal for the tire was to be an all-around performer as well as being durable and affordable. Such characteristics will appeal to all crowds of motorsports whether it is wheel to wheel racing, time attack, or HPDE (high performance driving event) "track days". The size availability covers a lot of the more popular ranges, with some niche sizes that will be out shortly. The test vehicle was my own project 370Z, which represents a street car that gets tracked often being the norm for the majority of HPDE attendees. Project 370Z is a full weight, relatively softly sprung, daily driven car. So the RC-1’s had their work cut out for them in the wear and heat cycling capacity department. Also, Project 370Z is driven to and from the track on the tires it uses for the event since I have only one set of wheels for the car. So I have to get the tires mounted the day before I leave for events and changed back after the weekend which is a scenario that a significant amount of track day goers deal with regularly.
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