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I had to pull out of a track day at Reno last year due to rain and slicks. Now I have an extra set of wheels and want to mount up some tires for wet days. I was going to mount some Pilot Race's, but thought I'd get some feedback first.
 

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I'd say power 2cts would be good for wet track days, as they do very well in the rain. But it just really boils down to how hard you ride. But I don't have much track exp. in the rain... but I've ridden in the rain a ton on the street and the cts never slipped once on me.
 

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Never thought of those, I just put them on my street bike for the first time I've used them. Don't have much time on em though.

I ride mid to upper B+ group. Not too fast, not too slow, just right
 

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I'm in that same group, but never have done a wet track day... just guessing.
I know they are a good wet tire for sure. I don't know what else you could use besides an all out rain tire.
 

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I don't plan on doing rainy track days, but with a two week cancelation policy, it's a crap shoot early and late season. It killed me to pull out Sunday when it rained. There wasn't a chance in hell I was going out in the rain on slicks.
 

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Yeah, i've never run on slicks at all. Two of my friends had to learn their lesson the hard way about slicks. I told them they weren't fast enough to use them, both of them wrecked due to not keeping their slicks hot enough. But what do I know?


I plan on running Diablo supercorsas for a pretty long time until I am outriding them. Then I'll worry about slicks
 

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I like the slicks, I'll never go back. Slicks are rock solid in the corners, they're just a little less stable on the straights than other tires. Plus they don't spin up with the 1k as much. I'm one of those riders that doesn't like the rear stepping out, makes my ass pucker for the rest of the session.
 

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Plastic Cup Politics said:
Yeah, i've never run on slicks at all. Two of my friends had to learn their lesson the hard way about slicks. I told them they weren't fast enough to use them, both of them wrecked due to not keeping their slicks hot enough. But what do I know?
That is so true, everybody thinks they are AMA Pro's when they hit the track.


I cannot stand riding in the rain, so I sit in my truck, I could tell you what tire the truck has but that would be no help at all.
 

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That is so true, everybody thinks they are AMA Pro's when they hit the track.


I cannot stand riding in the rain, so I sit in my truck, I could tell you what tire the truck has but that would be no help at all.
yeah alot of people don't understand that a slick only functions properly if you keep it hot... and that means riding the hell out of it.
 

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That's why I was asking, I looked at those but have never seen or ran any of them. Figured if I'm going to mount tires for the rain, I'd get feedback from people that have. I never ride in the rain, but everyone says "less spills on the track and good learning experience for lines and throttle control to run the track in the rain". Last year I ran Sat and got rained Sunday. Lost out track fee, gas, time, motel. Call me a cheapskate, but I was bummed and would have rode, but that weekend had no tire services. Just trying to avoid that again
 

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That's why I was asking, I looked at those but have never seen or ran any of them. Figured if I'm going to mount tires for the rain, I'd get feedback from people that have. I never ride in the rain, but everyone says "less spills on the track and good learning experience for lines and throttle control to run the track in the rain". Last year I ran Sat and got rained Sunday. Lost out track fee, gas, time, motel. Call me a cheapskate, but I was bummed and would have rode, but that weekend had no tire services. Just trying to avoid that again
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, Full Wetts are the dogs balls, very sweet, you can go 80+% of what you'd do in the dry. The catch is well, it's got to be wet, I mean raining, standing water etc. Those tires will wear super fast if they encounter too much dry track.. They were great in the rain, the only negative is that if you hit an oily spot under that water, you're prolly going down...(I've done it, hehe).
Look for a used set, with little wear, save some loot, never lose out on a rainy day ever again!
 

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I would invest in at least a set of intermediate rains as they will work well on full wet conditions and partially wet conditions. If you cant afford to buy rains you can use any good DOT tire to get you by but you wont be able to ride as hard as being on rains.

Rain tires will wear really fast if they are ran on dry pavement, so keep a good eye on the track conditions.
 
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