Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
1/13/21 9:19 a.m.

Let’s say you’re a track day enthusiast who just wants to go fast—and also drive the car to and from the track. What tires do you fit? 

Online forums and social media outlets are full of advice, but rarely do they involve back-to-back testing showing how the options compare.…

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Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/14/21 9:31 a.m.

Strong praise for the Goodyear! 

Cool tire test article, as they always are!

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
1/14/21 9:50 a.m.

I was actually considering some Nankangs for the Datsun as the price is hard to ignore when compared to my usual Hoosiers but the article is making me rethink that. Not so much the slower lap times but the characteristics. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/15/21 1:41 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

The Nankangs intrigue me--intrigue me a lot--as a track day tire that can handle a lot of laps. That is my reality. Give me a track tire for lots of track day laps. I believe it comes in some wide 15, too, which also works for me. 

(Also, that F40 on their site might be the coolest thing ever.)

adam525i (Forum Supporter)
adam525i (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/15/21 3:00 p.m.

These guys seem to like them for their 'ring rental fleet - https://www.apex-nuerburg.com/track-car-rentals/ They talk about them favorably on their Youtube channels Misha  Robert

They make a few sizes of the AR-1 for 16" wheels (what I run on the E28) and they're cheaper than most of the 200 tw options at that size, it's just not clear if they'll come back in stock in Canada (but I'll keep checking through the spring).

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
1/15/21 4:07 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Wide 15s????? none of that for me.............it'll be 175/60-13s for the Datsun (same tread width as the Hoosiers I run now).

It would be a mostly track day tire for me as my 87 Novakar F500 appears to be the car I will be vintage racing for the next few seasons. In the event the Novakar has an issue then the little Datsun will be my back up.

So yes they intrigued me as well.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/18/21 5:50 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

Well, wide 15s for me. But very cool to see that they offer down to a 13. 

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