I'm tired of beating on my daily driver, a 2015 Audi S3 that I am currently running in ASP because of my APR stage 2 tune. That being said, I'm buying a friends fully prepped STS Miata.
I ran a 50.1 in my S3 at the last event, while the owner of this miata ran a 50.07. He let me do two fun runs in it, and I ran a 52 followed by a 50.7. I feel I had some room to grow still being that I never drove a Miata before.
It currently has 200 tread wear 195/50/15 RS3's on it. Last year, he ran 140 tread wear R1R's. The rim is 15x7.5. I see that the new 200 tread wear R1R's are available in 195/50/15 now.
So what do you think?
195/50 200 tread wear R1R's? (I'm assuming these are the same old 140 tread wear compound, re stamped with a 200)
195/50 200 tread wear RS3's again?
205/50 Bridgestone RE-71R? (Not available in 195)
This would not be a daily driver at all. Purely for auto cross use. As long as they will last a full season with one driver, wear is not a concern.
The S3 is on RE-11's which I enjoy.
I know R1R's use to be the go to tire it seems. Just not sure about how they stack up now.