losing 2 seconds on Pirelli tires?

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Mon Oct 4 22:08:00 PDT 2010


Hm.   Bizarre that the Dunlop dealer at WERA is unaware of the 160 rear DOT.  He tried to convince me to run Dunlop slicks (cause I have a 180 rear for the superbike) and leave Pirelli on the Superstock :-(

On Oct 4, 2010, at 7:43 PM, Chris Burgess wrote:
> Dunlop does to have a DOT rear.  It is a 160 and is of the same
> compounds as their other non-NTEC race tires.  For slicks you can also
> run the 165 slick.
> 
> If you want the exact tire Dunlop recommends for the 4.5" rim you can
> get 150's which are designed for that rim and again are the same
> compounds as their non-NTEC race tires.
> 
> What I had to adjust to when running Pirelli's was an empty bank
> account.  I had to buy new ones every other weekend as my super slow
> speed to maintain grip.  With the Dunlops...once a year cause I feel
> like its good to get new tires at least one a year.
> 
> -Chris
> 
> On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com> wrote:
>> Dunlops have no rear DOT for me either.   Michelin had no tire vendor locally any more.  And changing tire vendors yet again?
>> 
>> I'm just curious if people out there found things they had to adjust to make Pirellis work for them.
>> 
>> On Oct 4, 2010, at 3:12 PM, Chris Burgess wrote:
>>> I'm at a loss.  If a tire isn't giving you the performance that you
>>> need, then why continue to run the tire?  Why not go to something
>>> else.  Michelin and Dunlop are both available tires for you.  Why not
>>> run them?
>>> 
>>> -Chris
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com> wrote:
>>>> Anyone out there got any clues about how to make the Pirelli deliver?   I'm done with surgery drama and back on the bike Oct 13 at Infineon, so I'm hoping to find something I can try to make the tires deliver.
>>>> 
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>>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>>> #553 WERA
>> 
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>> #553 WERA
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