2006 330i, TSM, Black, manual, sport
Drives: 2015 GTI, E86 Z4 3.0si Racecar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester Springs, PA
A buddy of mine has done several track days on the Hankook V12 with no chunking or odd wear at all. They've held up great so I wouldn't count them out.
Yes, the Star Spec and RS3 will definitely give you more grip and work better under harder conditions, but the Hankooks will teach you to be smoother and not push so hard as to induce so much understeer because they will get too hot and feel greasy. That's what used to happen with my Goodyear Asymmetric F1. They would work great unless I pushed them too hard so 15 minutes into a session I'd have to slow down and let them cool.
Also, remove the Cobb. The LAST thing you do for track days is add HP. Learn how to drive first and then add HP. Brakes are actually the MOST important performance part on your car. Yes, way above tires and especially above adding HP. If you can't stop........you're in BIG trouble.
2015 GTI S, 6M, LP, Volk TE37SL 17x8.5, Michelin PSS 245/40, HPA SHS Coil-Overs, Peloquin LSD, Sachs SRE, Eurocode F/R Sway Bars, SuperPro Control Arms, Remus Catback, APR Stage 1 Tune, APR CAI, Aero Force Gauge Pod, APR Boost Gauge, Kersher Front Lip, Short Shifter, Tyrolsport Deadset, Stoptech BBK, HPA Dogbone
2008 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe - because racecar