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Old 02-20-2010, 06:47 AM
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OK so im looking to purchase a set of tires for the upcoming autocross season. This is my first big purchase as far as tires even though i have been doin this a while. I would love to get some Hoosier A6s but they are outrageous and I cant find a used set in 225/50/13. So i thought of trying a different tire but havent heard much about other tires as far as being able to compare with the hoosier. So lets here what you guys suggest.
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Look at Kumho 710's they are popular, and I wouldn't recommend buying used slicks unless you know the person.
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ya i checked them out they dont offer a wide enough tire in 13
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good luck finding sticky tires in that size
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hoosier, avon, hancook, and toyo make them and i believe yokohama i just dont know which is the best bang for my buck
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Default Re: D.O.T. R Compound tires

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ya i checked them out they dont offer a wide enough tire in 13
For 13" wheels, beggars can't be choosers, I think you're extremely lucky to have any tires at all, letalone multiple options. V710 215/50R13 (round shoulder) is awfully close to 225/50R13, you're not going to be giving much up. Would lower you about 10mm, too, and lower gear ratios about 4%. They're a little cheaper than Hoosiers and from what I've heard, will probably last quite a bit longer.

What class do you race in, can you use any other wheel sizes that might give more tire options?

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hoosier, avon, hancook, and toyo make them and i believe yokohama i just dont know which is the best bang for my buck
As someone who runs a 13inch wheel on my Dads CRX in CSP its only Hoosier and Kuhmo. That's it!!!!! All other tires do not built heat fast enough for autox. What are you putting then on... car and rim?

The 13inch hoosiers are only 1/2inch wider than the Kumho. And really need an 8inch rim if you what the best.
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For 13" wheels, beggars can't be choosers, I think you're extremely lucky to have any tires at all, letalone multiple options. V710 215/50R13 (round shoulder) is awfully close to 225/50R13, you're not going to be giving much up. Would lower you about 10mm, too, and lower gear ratios about 4%. They're a little cheaper than Hoosiers and from what I've heard, will probably last quite a bit longer.

What class do you race in, can you use any other wheel sizes that might give more tire options?
Hoosier get about 40 fast runs (yes I said runs). Then about 20-30 more and they fall on their face. And become big black paper weight.
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Default Re: D.O.T. R Compound tires

Give Eric Frisby at Frisby Race Tire (www.FrisbyRaceTire.com) a call at (800) 798-7201 or e-mail [email protected]. He's helped us with tires of all sizes and compounds.

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