Accelera 651 Sport - 200tw budg-o tire from Indonesia

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I was looking for a set of tires to do HPDEs with and had done them before on UHP all seasons which for my skill level was fine to start out with but by the end of the second HPDE I did last Nov, I was out-driving them and the outer edge was getting tore up...on a set of ~$950 Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4s. Since then, I picked up a second set of wheels and some slightly used summer tires, Continental Extreme Contact Sport in a 235/40/18, which are great street tires but again, wanted more for the track events. Enter Accelera. Picked up a third set of wheels and got a 15% discount code for their vendor tirestreets.com from a guy at the track sponsored by them; I know a few folks I do these events with that run also them with success. $550 delivered for a set of 4 255/40/17s extreme performance summer tires. Driving the last week with them, they are certainly louder than the Contis or Michelins I have but not awful. Had to play with the pressure a bit and landed on 35 hot. Stepping down to a 17 with a taller sidewall than my summers improved the overall ride quality for bumps etc. Just beating around town and pushing them in a few of my "test" spots to the limit they definately have more lateral grip than the Conti summers. Curious how they'll do at the track in Nov. I'll be putting my summer street tires back on soon...definately wouldn't want these as daily tires! The popular tires in this category seem to be Falken Azenis RT660, Yokohama Advan A052, and Hankook Ventus R-S4 at around ~$200+/tire in this size so if these work out, that will be a bargain!

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contemplating another set of wheels with track tyres of the same size aswell, Most likely Nankang AR-1 for me though. So interested in your experiences.
 
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Less about the tires, more about your wheel sizing. Agree completely. My Lexus GS comes with 18” stock. Due to the big brakes, there are very few wheels that will fit as a 17 and keep the original offset and backspace. I paid the money for enkei 17” instead of the original 18 and it was the correct move in every way. Better over bumps and regular cracking, lighter on its feet. No loss in communication, and the slightly increased give actually helps toss the car into a solid turn… not quite like turn-in, but sort of. I can get it to ”hook” better? Bold move downsizing the wheel but I agree with your thinking and observations.
 
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Same here, conscious move to order the car with 17", which is the smallest size that fits, and even my upgraded wheels are 17" (but wider). Thinking of getting a 9" wide set for track use with the tyres mentioned above, the daily tyres are 235/45R17 on 8".
 

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My daily wheels with 235/40/18 summers are 18x8.5 et43 and another set with 235/40/18 all seasons are 18x8.5 et45. These wheels are 17x9 et42.
 

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Ok....report after 2 day HPDE at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this past weekend. Got settled on cold pressures starting at 28-29 psi and ended up after a 24 min session at 34-35 worked best. This was with ambients 70-80 F. They did great. My first time on more aggressive tires and I really liked them....as my instructor said "You got ever one of those $535 out of those today." They ened up a 7-8/32" with even wear so per the comments in the VW community that turned me on to these, they do wear well as a lapping tire. They don't have the outright grip that some of the "super 200s" have but for me at an intermediate driving level they are great and will save trashing my street tires. I started out WAY too high w/r to pressure that landed me at 40 hot and they were all over the place. They give lots of feedback and noise but it's v. predictable and easy to drive/manage. I like them/call them a win for what I paid. If they last 2-3 events I'd be happy. They also make a 100tw that is also supposed to be good but won't manage heat quite as well according to some that use it vs. this model. I've been daily driving them for over a month and honeslty, they aren't even that bad on the street even in the rain. Just a bit loud is really all. I can see forgoeing the street summer performance tires I have and just selling the third set of wheels and just running these and using my Michelin PS4 all seasons the rest of the time.

For the oil....270 F was about the temp over a run. Liquimoly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W40 that was put in by my shop when they did my timing chain work last month. I'll run HPL Euro 5W40 next year.


Here's an in-car of solid lap I did (for me) but the phone didn't focus correctly but you get the the idea.






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As long as you get some heat in them and you're not dealing with deep water they can work well in the wet. Trouble starts if you can't get them warm. This goes for most tyres in that category. So city driving might not be ideal, they will have reduced grip compared to regular summer tyres.
 
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