A lot of what ive heard from people using them seem to coincide with what a lot of reviews say. Nearly the same amount of speed but without the greasy issues after 4 laps and shorter lifespan. Take it for what its worth I guess.
In all honesty I feel like a connoisseur of tires, so many brands out there to try out. So far, tires ive driven on include
1. OEM Contis
2. Federal 595 RS Pro
3. Falken RT615K
4. Yokohama Advan Apex
5. Falken RT660
6. Kumho V730 (next)
7. Nankang CRS (next)
So far the best bang for the buck...
Once I get into the 230s, the gauge starts to move towards 3/4s, once youre at about 240 I can confidently say youre at 3/4s of the digital bar.
I have a water and oil temperature gauge installed on the car, but my water temp is off due to the acuity reverse flow hose. it reads about 10 degrees...
Id opt for a set of tires that wear better for lapping instead of a set of A052s, RE71s, etc. because youre right, it does get very pricey if you cant get a few lap days out of them. My RT660s have been wearing excellent, im 3 events in on them and expect at least another 3-4 events. Im gonna...
Just to avoid confusion what I was saying is that my oil temps hit 270 on a mid 60s day, which im not concerned about at all.
My water temp didnt go above 230 however.
The oil cooler goes on at the end of this month, so well see how that affects oil temps and overall ECT.
Im interested to see...
Someone directly answered the question on page 3.
But just about anyone is going to say that just because you can doesnt mean you should. You pretty much answered the reason why in your post with the car hesitating and pulling power. The risk doesnt outweighs the menial cost benefits.