Dunlop Super Sport Race (DSSR) tires.....

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Dunlop Super Sport Race (DSSR) tires.....

Postby kary on Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:54 pm

Hey, a few of you auto-x'ers (and time trialers) asked me about these tires that I was running this past weekend and a few have also called me following the weekend about the availability of them. At this point I know I can get some with a little lead time but also need to order 4 or 5 sets at a time. So if anyone is interested in these tires please let me know.

Some background for those that are interested:
The tire has a tread depth of 8/32" out of the box. The treadwear rating is 60 thus taking less points than a Hoosier. The tire has a full tread and is legal for street. The Hooiser is legal for street also but this Dunlop tire can be used on the street all the time. The actual compound softness is the same or softer than a hoosier as measured by a local independent shop. I have driven 2000 miles on the street and run through 1 day of performance driving school and one auto-x. The tread depth on the front is 7-8/32nd and the rear is at 7/32nds. The available sizes are in 18" and are 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, and 285. Be aware that these sizes are larger than listed. For instance I was running a 235 and 265 which was equivalent to a 245 and 285. There are more sizing details on my website under the tire category if you want actual section widths and recommended wheel sizes for each tire size. If there are any questions please post, e-mail or call!
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Postby MikeD on Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:32 pm

Do they come in 17's?

Also, how do they compare to the Toyo RA-1, Michelin PSC, or Yokohama A032R?
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Postby kary on Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:06 pm

Mike, the DSSR tires have a very limited amount of sizes in 17" at the moment. 225/45/17 and 245/40/17. I asked them about more sizes and did not get a solid answer.

The only comparison I can provide is the MPSC tire. The DSSR get up to temperature much faster than the MPSC tire. I found that just in an auto-x lap the itre was ready to go. The experience I had with MPSC was it took a good two or three laps on a big track to get them up to operating temperature. As far as longevity I cannot comment yet on the DSSR tire. I think the MPSC does ok with longevity as long as you do not drive hard. For those that I have seen that drive hard, they only lasted 1 to 2 weekends depdning upon car type.

The Toyo's are very good in terms of longevity, though their track times are much ( a few seconds) slower than a hoosier. I felt the DSSR was right there with Hoosier based cars.

Just my observations....your mileage may vary :P
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