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Old 06-01-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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Street/AutoX tire suggestions

I need some new tires.

Car is a 92 sedan, H/C/I 302. Cobra 13" front brakes, 98 GT rear; ABS. I'm running 8x17inch wheels. Current tires are BFGoodrich g-FORCE KDWS in 245x45-17. I'd like to stay at that size, or not much bigger. Also, I'd like something with better grip than the BFGs.

The car is never driven in the snow, and rarely in the rain. But, it is often driven on the street. I mostly AutoX and drive on concrete.

I need something that'll hook well "off the line" as they say, and obviously I need something that'll turn and stop well.

Suggestions?
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Can anyone comment on the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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Michelin makes a good tire but they are pricey. Sendero and Craig K. would probably know best.

Sendero is on his honeymoon all week but maybe he will chime in when he gets back
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Michelin makes a good tire but they are pricey. Sendero and Craig K. would probably know best.

Sendero is on his honeymoon all week but maybe he will chime in when he gets back
I know most of y'all are into drag racing, so I wasn't expecting much.

Anyhow, after talking to some people, I think I'm going to go with dedicated street tires, and dedicated AutoX tires.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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I know most of y'all are into drag racing, so I wasn't expecting much.

Anyhow, after talking to some people, I think I'm going to go with dedicated street tires, and dedicated AutoX tires.
That's probably what Sendero would have recommended, too.

I like that approach. That way you don't have to worry about destroying your street tires and having to find a way to work the next day if something goes wrong.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:04 PM   #6
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That's probably what Sendero would have recommended, too.
Yes, definately two sets of tires.


What class are you going to run it in? This will determine what wheel/tire combo you'll need.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
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Nathan wanted me to tell you to invest in Kumho 712s. Never greasy and awesome grip
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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Nathan wanted me to tell you to invest in Kumho 712s. Never greasy and awesome grip
When do they fall apart?
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:13 PM   #10
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Depending on class rules, you can always look into buying a set of "used" tires from a pro driver source.

I was buying Hoosier DOT full race tires for $75 when new were $225, they only had one weekend on them and would last usually another 4-5 weekends, this was full w2w track racing.

Try Appalachian Tire, they never did me wrong had great prices and shipped out quickly

http://usedracetire.com/
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