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King of Rear Clunks
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Do what I'm planning:

Start with the cheaper route. If they wear too quickly and/or otherwise suck, you won't feel bad for spending less money, and won't have to live with crappy tires very long (or heck replace em early if you really dislike em).
 

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The HACK said:
Get H or V rated tires and really test your driving skills on the track. :)

At the Vegas school I was riding with an instructor in a set of Toyo Proxes (h rated) he uses on 15" rims for club racing and he was HAULING *SS. It's not the car, it's not the tire, it's the driver. :)
Lots of people are under the mistaken impression that higher speed rating always equals better grip and vice versa. This isn't necessarily the case, since one isn't technically related to the other.

Grip has to do with the compound's grippiness, the tread's ability to keep more/less rubber on the road, and the compliance of the structure.

Speed is from the above components' ability to either not create as much heat at high speeds for long periods, the ability to withstand that heat and/or find a way to dissipate it.

GENERALLY speaking, higher performance tires also have higher speed ratings since they tend to go on faster cars and the drivers tend to use em that way more.
 
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