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Tires for daily/autox/track

I'm sure these type of topics get covered all the time but I havent seen anything recent or anything with the particular answers I needed.

My 2010 speed 3 is in need of some new tires and I only have one set of wheels. I daily drive her and also autox and run a few track days a year. The factory tires have lasted about a season and 1 event but I chunked them the first track day they ever ran. The other wrinkle is I would love to get 2 seasons out of something so when I turn the car in (yeah I'm autoxing a lease) I dont have to give them a new set of tires, this might be unrealistic I know.

I have been reading a lot of good things about the Hankook v12 evos, specifically car and driver shows them being as fast as a falken 615. Or also I know the start specs are great tires but I dont know about wear on them.

Anyone have any input?? people who have autox/track time on a v12 evo or have used a start spec for summer daily and track time?? FWIW I have snow tires for the winter so thats not an issue.
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Re: Tires for daily/autox/track

How many miles are you wanting the tires to last approx?
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Re: Tires for daily/autox/track

Figure roughly 20,000 miles with say 10 autox's and like 5 track days over the 2 seasons. For what its worth the stock tires are about dead and have around 12,00 miles on them with 4 autox and 2 track days. On my last car (2002 civic coupe) I was getting about 1.5 seasons on tires (Falken 615 and Kumho XS) I realize this is a heavier car and is very camber limited so I might be reaching for the stars. I guess I should specify I'm leaning towards a 235/40/18 to slightly increase the diameter and hopefully keep me off the rev limiter so much.
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The Hankook V12's you mentioned would be about right and a good choice.
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I had ventus v12's and they were decent at best for autox. I would go kumho xs or dunlops if you are serious about autox and still want to DD them..

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Only one problem. He said he wants to get about 20,000 miles out of the tires along with 5 track days and 10 AX&#039;s. He&#039;d be lucky to get half that with the tires you mentioned. Obviously the V12&#039;s aren&#039;t the best tires for AX or track, but it sounds like longevity is a priority to him.
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