Car #: 94 Posts: 176
quote:Originally posted by Pat Newton: Anybody remember the R888s? How were they in heavy rain conditions? Would you trust them on the street in a downpour (on a Miata at freeway speeds), or is that a recipe for certain death?
Very good I'd wager. Plenty of sipes to remove water and softer R compound will be great on the street in the rain compared to harder compound street tire.
Car #: 92
Year : 99 Posts: 32
quote:Originally posted by Pat Newton: Already have the tires, just wondering if I can trust them in the rain.
I've been quite successful on full thread R888 in the rain races I've run over the last 5 years (we have free tires, as long as they are marked "E" and have some thread). Starting at 1.7 bar I have no problem getting them luke warm and 2.0 bars when back in the pit (running a bit "damper controlled" with more low speed bump then normal).
Start cold at your normal warm pressure, then add some more if there's a lot of water.
Car #: 47
Year : 94 Posts: 488
^^^ all in good faith to help i'm sure, but must read to be helpful. Pat, put em on the street car, set at 32 psi cold and fugetahboutit. Perfectly safe for the street in any rain conditions, bought a new set at half price 2 years ago and they stick great in the rain, on the street - under 100 MPH.