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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Pilot Race H2 ?

I have just picked up a pair of Pilot sport h2s, i really have no idea about how well they perform as to how long till they reach operating temperature, if they let you know before they break traction, how many miles can i expect to get out of them including at least 1 trackday a month. In your opinion do you prefer the Supercorsa or the H2 ?
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Everyone has their own opinion about tires. Christ, some people even like Dunlops!

I tried the H2 last summer. Its a great tire. The traction is the best I've ever experienced but when they go, they're gone. Its pretty sudden too. Remember that they need to be warmed up a lot. A couple of smooth laps on the track before getting into it.

I do prefer the Super Corsas but they have the same issue as the H2. They totally suck in the rain. I've since been running the Sportecs and I like them better. The traction isn't quite as good at the H2 but the feed back is much better and they warm up very fast. They are good in the rain too.
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Everyone has their own opinion about tires. Christ, some people even like Dunlops!

I tried the H2 last summer. Its a great tire. The traction is the best I've ever experienced but when they go, they're gone. Its pretty sudden too. Remember that they need to be warmed up a lot. A couple of smooth laps on the track before getting into it.

I do prefer the Super Corsas but they have the same issue as the H2. They totally suck in the rain. I've since been running the Sportecs and I like them better. The traction isn't quite as good at the H2 but the feed back is much better and they warm up very fast. They are good in the rain too.
What's the same about the Supercorsa's, as the H2's..? I've run the SC 1's and 2's...even after they go off, they will still slide with some degree of predictablity...i.e. I had a SC2 on the front, entering a highspeed right hander, on the track, the front started to slide, a good 2 feet, never went away, I just stayed on the gas, at about 110 mph, and it came back..I've run pilots, and when they go, your down..Also, the Supercorsa's, or Metzler Rennsports..same tire, different tread pattern..will warm up much faster...Compounds for the Supercorsa's/Rennsports are as follows.
Supercorsa
SC1..supersoft(blue)SC2..soft(green)
Rennsports
RS1 supersoft(blue)S2....soft(green)

The Sportecs are a good tire, and they do work well in the rain, for riding on the street, but, for the track, the Sportecs/M-1's, have limited traction, depending on how hard/fast you ride...

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The H2 and the Rennsports are similar in that they both suck in the rain. Its like riding on ice. Fantastic on dry pavement though. I liked the Sportecs on the track even though the traction wasn't as good but you could ride the slide. It let you know when it was going and how. No surprises.

I'm interested to try the Diablo Corsas this season. They are suppose to be as good at the Sportecs on the street and a better trackday tire.
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