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coolhandluke
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All,

This thread will serve as a reference for rain/wet tire performance.

Non-romp options:
-Bridgestone RE71R
-Khumo XS

Rcomp tire options:
-Toyo RA1
-Hoosier Radial H2O Wet


More updates to follow.


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No personal experience with them but the Conti DW is supposed to be an awfully good wet (street) tire also.
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No personal experience with them but the Conti DW is supposed to be an awfully good wet (street) tire also.

But I don't think they are available in Integra friendly tire sizes unless you run 17s? The available 16s look too tall to use?

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Derp. Excellent point. I haven't bought legit "wet tires" in ages and forgot about the sizing limitations.
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But I don't think they are available in Integra friendly tire sizes unless you run 17s? The available 16s look too tall to use?

Correct. That is the only reason they aren't listed.

Christian - Someone asked me to create this thread so I pieced the information above together. I would love you/others input.


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That someone was me

My current street/rain tires are Khumo XS which I liked but they don't seem to have them in 15" rims any longer. I'm guessing they are phasing this tire out and replacing it with something else. Given that my car is primarily a track car, I'd like to have something that is actually decent in the rain during down pours.

Craig - Who's probably to lazy to change the NT01's when it rain anyways


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you could try the v720s, whether or not they hold up is another question lol, but I RE71rs should do the job as a street/track tire

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Correct. That is the only reason they aren't listed.

Christian - Someone asked me to create this thread so I pieced the information above together. I would love you/others input.

Honestly, I don't have much first hand feedback... certainly nothing that is quantifiable or more than opinion.

Z2 SS- pretty good in the rain but not awesome.
RE71R- better than the Z2 SS and likely my current pick as a 200TW "rain tire".
Rival (not S)- not bad in the damp but hydroplanes easily on standing water.
Nexen- No clue yet... only have run in the dry.

R-comp:
RA1- pretty damn good in the rain at full tread and fresh. They'll also work as intermediates if the track start to dry.
H2O- supposed to be awesome in the rain but I was always too cheap to buy them.

Hoosier used to sell (maybe still does) a "Dirt Stocker" tire that was unbelievably good in standing water. They were used extensively before the H2O was developed and are damn near as fast but were waaaay cheaper. Downside was that they didn't come in a ton of sizes.


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