Originally Posted by ddavis4035
im thinking about gettin a new set of wheels and tires to only use on track days so i dont tear up the tires i drive on daily. Do you have a recommendation on what tire to go with? and should i keep the 20" diameter or go with something a little smaller to keep the rotating weight down? Its a v6 so i wont have to worry about brake clearance like the SS model. And as far as tire pressures, should i go with a higher pressure or lower pressure on road courses? Im very new to this so thanks for all the help
An 18" wheel and tire will definitely save some weight and make your suspension react quicker. There is also a lot more options in tires. If you are going to have a set of dedicated track wheels/tires I would use the Toyo R888's or Nitto NT01's. Generally speaking higher pressures work better if the wheel width is correct for the tire but they will always vary slightly depending on other factors. In other words there won't be a set pressure anyone can recommend for all
Probably the best thing you can do to decrease your lap times and save your tires is a performance alignment. Adding more negative camber will wear tires a little quicker in the long run but will help save them at the track because they won't roll over as much and chew up the outside. This is also something to consider if you get a second set of track-only wheels/tires. A set of sticky tires and a good alignment will literally transform the car!