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Performance Street Tire Shootout

Just posted on Youtube (links below) is a tire shootout between:

The new Bridgestone RE-11 ( successor to the RE-01R)

The Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec (I’m running on them now and I am quite pleased with them)

The Toyo Proxes R1R

and the Yokohama Advan Neova AD07

The Z1 Star Specs are about a year old now, so I was expecting the RE-11 to totally stomp on them, but that wasn’t the case. I wasn’t too familiar with the R1R’s, but I expected the AD07 to get destroyed by the Bridgestone and Dunlop offerings.

In the first segment they’re doing at least 3 laps per brand of tire: in lap, best lap, dick-around drift lap.

Best times:
Z1*: 1:10.145
RE-11: 1:10.661
R1R: 1:10.858
AD07: 1:11.859

The second and third segment consists of a 15 lap battle. The Z1* put in the fastest lap, but the RE-11 had a better average, though it was a lot closer than I thought.

Ignoring the in lap:
RE-11 averaged: 10.878
Z1* averaged: 10.885

Considering all that, I think I’d still give the RE-11′s a whirl once, but over the long run I think I’d stick with the Star Specs. They’re significantly cheaper. Both Bridgestone and Dunlop are offering special rebates on their respective offerings btw. All but the Toyos can be bought at Tirerack.com.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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