Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
12/12/17 10:30 a.m.

These are heady times for enthusiasts: We get to enjoy a huge selection of fast, truly street-legal tires from a wide range of manufacturers. The prices are fair, too.

This is all courtesy of the universal adoption of 200-treadwear street tires across multiple, popular competition venues. The popul…

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CyberEric Reader
12/12/17 11:45 a.m.

Thank you for the test!

Is the Nexen a new tire with the same name? Sounds like they've made some big improvements. 

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
12/12/17 3:15 p.m.
CyberEric said:

Thank you for the test!

Is the Nexen a new tire with the same name? Sounds like they've made some big improvements. 

This from Nexen-------We did change the name slightly. From SUR4 first edition to the SUR4G which was tested this time around.

Good read. I would really get into a 200TW track tire comparison test; no auto-x tests, big track only. With the focus dividing the tires up, into hero lap tires, sprint race/HPDE tires, and enduro/endurance tires, based on observed tire behavior and the test results. Yeah, that would be a long day, that would require a pretty big support crew. And multiple relatively similar track cars. I don't mind taking off work to help wink

ogrib New Reader
12/12/17 3:46 p.m.

... but how do these compare to the RE-71R?

fanfoy Dork
12/12/17 3:55 p.m.

Wow good job Nexen. 

CyberEric Reader
12/12/17 5:18 p.m.

In reply to Joe Gearin :

How could I have missed that! :) Thanks!

CyberEric Reader
12/12/17 5:19 p.m.

In reply to ogrib :

Was wondering the same thing. Probably depends on driving style and car weight/tire size. At least that's what seemed to separate the Rival and the RE71R.

Trans_Maro PowerDork
12/12/17 9:02 p.m.


Like the "available at wal-mart for $30.00" Nexen?

NickD UltraDork
12/13/17 5:30 a.m.
Trans_Maro said:


Like the "available at wal-mart for $30.00" Nexen?

Yeah, they threw down with a serious motorsports development program

red_stapler Dork
12/13/17 7:17 a.m.

Nexen is basically what Kumho was in 2000 or so.

Jaynen SuperDork
12/13/17 6:45 p.m.

The Nexen are just a great bargain. If you are not trying to be the best of the best especially save yourself the 30-40 bucks per tire. I will say running them at a track day they did start to get a bit hot and greasy about 20 minutes in to a 30 minute session but up until then they felt very consistent (we were running them on a 2015 WRX at VIR full course)

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