The semi-slick FZ-201M is a 100 UTQG (100 treadwear) competition tire that comes with 6/32" tread depth and delivers the optimal balance of dry and wet traction, consistency, and longevity, making it ideal for time attack, track days, and high performance driving schools. Also an excellent choice for endurance racing where 100 UTQG is allowed.
Features of the FZ-201M
Advance compounds provide consistent performance throughout the life of the tire.
Running the Federal FZ-201M - some things to know...
Chassis Setup Recommendations
For optimum performance the Federal FZ-201 and FZ-101 race tires require no less than 3 degrees of negative camber to start. There will be a loss of maximum performance and maximum wear if these standards are not met. Less than 3.0 degrees negative camber can result in excessive wear on the outer shoulder junction as well as across the entire tread surface. Higher pressures are needed when the vehicle has limited negative camber. Federal race tires typically offer better performance with spring/shock rates higher than previous brands you may have run and in the full race category. Avoid generating excessive heat into the tire by spinning or sliding during a track session. Over braking along with spinning or sliding of the tire will also cause premature tread wear as well as possible tread splice issues. Federal FZ-201 and FZ-101 are fully designed race tires and have to be treated as such to achieve maximum performance.
- Also please note that the tires have an INSIDE and OUTSIDE printed on the sidewall of the tire. It’s hard to see but it’s there. Please make sure your tire tech knows that the tires are asymmetrical.
Rotation of FZ-201 for Optimal Wear
Staggered sizes (different size tires front and rear)
Rotate side to side after each session
Square set up (all 4 tires/wheels same size)
Make it a practice to rotate the tires as follows:
Cross Rotate (LF to RR / LR to RF)
Rotate tires RR to LR and LF to LR
Rotate side to side (LF to RF and LR to RR)
Working temp 175~220 degrees - for best performance and no overheating
Race car set up 3.0 degrees negative camber
Starting pressures - no lower than 25 psi so as to not compromise the tire sidewall construction. Look to start around 28-29 psi or whatever it takes to get the hot pressures to 31~33 psi for cars such as an EVO or Sti. Look for hot pressures around 38 psi for heavier cars such as BMW.
|Size||Overall Diameter||Section Width||Measured Rim||Approved Rim Width Range|
225/45R17 235/40R17 255/40R17
225/40R18 245/40R18 255/35R18 265/35R18 285/30R18