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Question Opinions on my tire wear?

I just had my first track day at Pacific Raceways near Seattle. It's kind of a bumpy track, so I left my suspension at street settings. My suspension is stock, except for a Dan Kyle link. It was about 60 degrees that morning, and I set my tire pressures at 32 front 31 rear per the instructors.

I went with the intermediate group and after getting over the initial fear and learning the track a bit, I was keeping up with those guys pretty well. I didn't have any traction problems except on the bumpy or worn parts of the track, there I felt some headshake, and a tiny bit of front sliding on the brakes and rear sliding on the gas.

So anyway, here's my tire pics, Dunlop Q2s:
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It was 95 degrees outside when I got home, and the tires were at 38 front 35 rear. So, I know some of you guys can probably read tire wear, do you think I was overinflated? Thanks for any insight you can spare.
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Overall, looks pretty decent to me.
The tires have nice graining across the faces.
A good starting point.
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I came across this on another forum. Thought it may be useful in the future.
http://www.feelthetrack.com/tire-wear.html
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Useful link, thanks.
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I came across this on another forum. Thought it may be useful in the future.
http://www.feelthetrack.com/tire-wear.html
That's Dave Moss who owns Catalyst Reaction.
That's what I was using to gauge your tire wear patterns.
I made some screen caps of his video as a reference.
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Yeah, the tires in those pictures are quite a bit more shredded than mine are, so it looks like I can push them a good bit harder with no ill effects. Can't wait till my next track day!
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Those tires actually look pretty good!
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I need to hit the track on my bike.
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How do you like your q2's on the track ?
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Looks like your at a constant throttle speed, need to put a little more to the throttle on the exit of your turn , when you see different wear lines across the tire it shows were your hitting the throttle.

Your still not all the way over on the edge ( can defiantly push harder w/o losing grip ) and it could be the track your at, but it looks as though your more comfortable with left turns than you are with right turns..

I haven’t tried the Q2’s yet, was thinking of it though, been using BT03’s which I am very happy with… they stick well.
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