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A lot of it has to do with the rubber compound and the tread patterns.
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Funny how the Continental ExtremeContact Wet looks a lot like the Hoosier H2O huh ;)
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A good purpose built rain tire makes the WORLD of difference.

At Barber this weekend, Spence was on the new Hoosier H20's and lets just say he looked like GOD in the rain. In the Pro-IT he was 6-8 seconds a lap faster than anyone on unshaved Toyo RA-1's (and this is on a short race track with a 2 minute lap in the rain).

The problem with really great rain tires is that they are really sticky and pliable, and if the track dries out even for a few laps, then the rain tire is essentially done. Toyo RA-1 rains dont succumb to this nearly as much as a purpose built rain tire.

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Have to say two weeks ago answered that for me. I was WAY faster (but still slow) on an old set of SM6s than I was on a set of street tires the session before in similar condition. The street tires had nothing. Was ready to pack up until Rick told me to try the SM6s. Actually had fun that session. You are welcome to the set I tried. It sucked. Gonna get some real wets as soon as I can swing 'em.
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