Whats the reason for making a tire this way? What are the pros/cons?
>>21217526Maximum contact patch while still being able to disperse some water. Make no mistake these are still useless in the wet but at least you wont hydroplane. Mean grip in the dry though obviously
>>21217526slicks with absolute minimum tread to qualify as road legal
>>21217526The reason? Jumping through government regulation hoops to stay street legal while still having essentially racing slicks on your vehicle. What's not to understand here?
>>21217676why though? why not just swap on legit slicks at the track?
>>21217716these you can drive to the track with already installed, for some reasonalso some racing leagues limit treadwear numbers for an "even" playing field
>>21217716I did that a few times when I was a conefagger. Lugging 4 tires, a jack and jackstands around in the back of a GTI with a cage was a real treat. After the Yokohama A008R came out, I just carried a little 12V compressor and an air tank.Some guys pulled a little 6x8 trailer with all their shit. Miatas look funny pulling a trailer.
>>21217725>>21217749>>21217807if your car is street legal its not fast enough to need slicks. car "enthusiasts" are the biggest tool bags jesus christ.
>>21217526Why would you need this on the street? As soon as it rains at all you're going to crash.
>>21217894For street car builds. Clearly you wouldn't want these on your daily but your weekend canyon carver with the absolute maximum grip you can get while still being road legal. Pretty fucking simple concept.
>>21217676That's Nitto with their Demon slicks though.
>>21217861>if your car is street legal its not fast enough to need slicks.Probably #7 on my list of the 10 dumbest things I've read on /o/. Keep at it, anon. You'll be #1 someday.
>>21217526>at least you wont hydroplaneKeep telling yourself that while you spin at 50mph in the rain.
>>21217861Only if you live in a shithole.
>>21217526They probably think you can put the tread towards the inside of the car, that way the slick can remain in contact with the road as much as possible during cornering. I highly doubt these are any more effective than traditional dot approved semi slicks. They most certainly are going to perform worse on a wet course
>>21217861>car "enthusiasts" are the biggest tool bags/thread
>>21217861I have a 485 horsepower 475 ftlb torque street legal vehicle. If I drag race on my road tires I will spin and go nowhere for the first few seconds, even if I heated them up. Drag slicks are illegal on the road, but these things aren't so if I owned a set and put them on the rear tires, I could go out and do some street racing drag races and actually grip.
Why would someone care about the legality of their tires if they're already street drag racing? I think they're missing the point that it's already a traffic crime and I doubt they'll give a shit if you have "illegal tires"
>>21217526>dot legalaside from brake fluid, is there a single reason why anyone would consider dot standards good by any measure? The motorcycle helmet standards are truly fucking hilarious for example
>>21217861There's a reason people say that a Camry on slicks will embarass most sportscars.
>>21218973nobody does, but you need to follow it to be street legal.
>>21217861hahahahahahahanigger you what? haha come on boy you best be trolling because that's the stupidest shit I've ever read on /o/ and I've been here for 10-12 years. hahahaha
>>21217526Pros>really really good contact patch, virtually no gaps, maximum traction, really soft tread compoundCons>literally can't displace water to save itself, hydroplane city, the tread is purposeless and only exists to meet DOT regulations. Normally tread is designed specifically for displacing water where here there is no purpose.
>>21217526That's exactly what my tires look like everytime I go to Discount Tire. They tell me I need a front end alignment, wtf do they know they're not mechanics
>>21217861Were I'm from it has a huge street racing scene (Houston) and it wasnt uncommon for some of those cars to make 1,000 hp or more and they were street legal. You put street legal tires on those and theyll slip more than a deer on ice. Hence why alot of them either showed up on slicks or swapped them at the meet
>>21219019ThisThe term street legal has virtually nothing to do with power numbers.
>>21219010bruh the fact that your tires are wearing so unevenly means you need an alignment.
>>21219019Do you know birdman and bird Jones?
>>21217526Is the slick side inside or outside when the tire is mounted?
>>21217861Dude, good tires are the single best performance addition to ANY car. If you're super serious about an autocross league, running racing rubber WILL help you. The tires aren't just about grip under acceleration, they're about cornering and braking too.
>>21219048I would think that the tread would go on the outside. On the off chance that the things actually DO squeeze any water off the road, you'd want it to go away from the car, not under it.
>>21219048The slick side goes on the inside because these are for cars that run a lot of factory camber. Most of the weight is on the slick section in a straight line and the knobby section bites in the turns.
>>21219032Do you even camber bro?
>>21217716it's a pain in the ass to trailer your car to the track and I don't want to buy another set of wheels
>>21219545>someone actually got one of thise I1ITI1IT license platesMan, who does he think he's fooling? I don't know how the DMV even let that fly but I'd imagine any traffic stop or speed cam will be met with, "Oh, it's that guy with the Mazda with the license plate that looks like all ones."
>>21217538>you wont hydroplanei fucking hate this board
>>21219702Yes, because the 30 year old with a GED cares enough to remember some faggot in a Miata, while he spends an extra 2 minutes decifering a plate at his $18.75/hour job.
>>21217526some race classes require a DOT legal tireThat being said a lot of Hoosier tires are infact DOT legal, and have "tread"my current tires are bias ply and are not DOT legal
>>21219702the funny thing is "its a mazda with all 1s or something" they do a wildcard search and ill bet its the only miata with a plate like that in that color.
>>21219034Cant say I do was only in it for a couple years during junior senior year while working fulltime so didnt get to go as often as I wanted too, also socially awkward so didnt talk much unless someone wanted to race
>>21217861Found the bus boy.
>>21219755Right.. half that tire is a fuckin flat contact patch.. make no mistake, they WILL hydroplane 10/10 times over 45mph
>>21217538>but at least you wont hydroplane