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Read my rant on wet tires over at Nankang NS-Sr.
My first time on these was at Road atlanta endurance race in 2018. Feb. Coooold, Wet. Started off clear, nice, cold and dry, then dropped off. I was in the 1989 Ford Mustang when the weather changed. Im a bad weather driver! I loove the challenge. When the weather changes, Im in it to win. My theory is that everyone else is all checked up and driving at 50%. Time for me to turn up the heat ! I was very impressed with these tires. They enstilled a LOAD of confidence in the car. I was able to hold a higher speed in the corners and wait longer in the braking zone. With that said, this is where I gotta help explain a few things to you readers. Some would think that if they are designed to be a wet tire then they need to stick like glue or as if we were all in the dry. Not so true. Look at the F1 cars or IMSA LMP type cars in the wet. Although they do stick well to the track with their wet setup, they still break loose in cornering, braking, accelerating. You guys gotta keep that in mind. It aint gonna be 100% stuck to the track.
During my racing stint, i looved the confidence that these tires inspired. While cornering faster than other cars, and upon exit, roll on the gas on the stock (200 hp) ford mustang and the tires would break loose slightly, make some steeering input, grab it and go, faster than the competition. THATS what these tires did for me. The Contis were NOT 100% planted. But still, I was able to do dance circles around the other cars, and Mustangs are known for dancing incircles (usualy by themselves in the grass, HAHAH)
I loved these tires so much that i bought them for my daily 2010 Mazda 3. When its wet out, i still take the ON/Off ramps at 50+ MPH with confidence, grip and pleasure, No over steerin in the tail. In the Dry...Still 60+ MPH ON/OFF ramps. Great tires. We buy these for our 200 TW option in the Endurance racing in the US as a wet tire. Would reccomened to yall. Price isnt bad for what you get. I like'em.