The use of semi-slick racing tires for the day is fine. Moreover, the tires with minimal development generally offer a strong grip, and in terms of appearance they also seem aggressive (meaty).
In terms of features, semi-slick tires are designed with a soft compound and ultra-high performance (UHP) composition. These two points are presented to improve grip, contribute to handling and stability when traveling at high speeds. With fewer grooves on the tread, more rubber surfaces are attached to the road, thus giving this type of tire a better grip when the track is dry or wet.
The asymmetric tread pattern with minimal grooves actually makes semi-slick tires noisier when used, because there is no sound exhaust lane. However, this does not interfere with the cabin, especially if your car is already using a racing exhaust.
Usually semi-slick tires have size limitations. Because it is designed to make a racing car stable when accelerating, the tire wall profile is usually thinner than standard tires. Typically 50 profiles with palm widths 195 to 215.
Don’t be surprised if the semi-slick tires run out quickly, because they are designed with a thinner tread thickness than ordinary tires. The tread wear indicator (TWI) or the indicator for the wear rate of semi-slick tires is only around 160, while ordinary tires reach 260. Moreover, the type of soft compound makes the tread wear out faster.
Apart from the fact that the semi-slick tire construction has been made in such a way as to withstand the extreme pressure of the car, especially in corners, do not be surprised if it will make the car slam a bit hard, especially when it passes through uneven lanes.
However, all these advantages and disadvantages will be comparable to the appearance of a car that looks cool. Especially if it’s filled with tire bombs or writing on the tire walls that expose the brand, size, or even according to taste.
In the market there are many semi-slick tires from several road legal tire manufacturers. For example, Achilles 123, GT Radial Champiro SX2, Yokohama Advan Neova, Accelera 651 Sport, and so on. Usually it is sold starting at Rp. 700 thousand per piece.