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Any suggestions for best racing slicks?

Going to take my QV on the track more regularly. Any suggestions for track-specific tires? Racing slicks or similar? Best fitment for our car, and if anybody knows any deals for wheel/tire combos?

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Going to take my QV on the track more regularly. Any suggestions for track-specific tires? Racing slicks or similar? Best fitment for our car, and if anybody knows any deals for wheel/tire combos?
I have some proxes RR mounted to my winter technicos ready to try out in two weeks. Sizes aren't ideal for our 19's but close enough for casual hpde use imo. They are dirt cheap so if I end up hating them, the entire set was the same price as a pair of corsa fronts that won't even last a weekend.

Hoping to get 3 weekends out of them.
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Mickey Thompson’s ET streets. They have a 295 that fits. Otherwise you need a rim and tire and it’s a crap shoot. I know there is an15” rim guys running. Not sure who makes it.
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Thanks. Figure to leave fronts in place and just swap rears?

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Thanks. Figure to leave fronts in place and just swap rears?
If you are talking about a track with actual turns you need to do all 4.
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Thanks. Figure to leave fronts in place and just swap rears?
If you are talking about a track with actual turns you need to do all 4.
Like he said. If it’s straight line you can run something other than corsa in rear. For turns I would stick to corsa or maybe pilot 4s.
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Then I need tires all the way around. For Mickey Thompson I found that their ET STREET S/S is the only thing close. Sizing isn't exact for our car. See attached pics...
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Then I need tires all the way around. For Mickey Thompson I found that their ET STREET S/S is the only thing close. Sizing isn't exact for our car. See attached pics...
Like I told you, proxes RR in close sizes. Other option is Hoosier, they are within a couple mm of stock but $$$.

If you really want to do it right, find some 18's that clear the brakes and there will be a lot more options.
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My recommendation is the Toyo Proxes RR. Or go with the R888R. I used them on my Corvette for two seasons with occasional street driving. Decent grip, smooth breakaway characteristics. Are they Michelin Sport Cup 2's or Re71R's? Nope. But, unless you are willing to shell out some serious coin for sticker Michelin slicks, they will get you through just fine.

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