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Performance tire?
disarrae Offline
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Performance tire?
So for those of you who race these beasts, what tires do you use? What's your size, offset, ect? We're thinking of running the Star Specs because they meet the treadwear reqs and are a good tire at a good price. They are awesome on nimble lightweight cars, but are they just mush on the beasts? How much racing do you get out of a set?
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12-30-2011, 09:54 PM
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RE: Performance tire?
in my experience star specs are the heaviest sticky tire(too much rotational mass). whats your tread wear requirement?

ive driven on Potenza re-11's which are fantastic (180 tread wear) and the toyo r1r's are extreemly good(140 tread wear i belive). and both are a lighter tire than the star specs

this is also on my cobalt. not the mercedes. but if you have stripped about 1k lbs out it probably weighs the same as my cobalt does now.

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12-31-2011, 02:05 AM
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RE: Performance tire?
We can't have a tread rating low than 200, so it makes it a little tough to get the really good performance tires.
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12-31-2011, 11:13 AM
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ohhhhh. yea i wasent sure what your min was. in ST i can run a 140.

i suppose star specs it is! lol

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12-31-2011, 11:59 AM
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RE: Performance tire?
Not many people "racing" these cars on here, especially on actual race tracks.
Some of our friends from across the pond would probably be able to help more.

As for me, whatever has the most tread at the junkyardWink
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12-31-2011, 04:16 PM
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I can"t imagine why these aren't the race car of choice. I mean they have engines and you can drive them, what else do you need?!?!? We have 3 Pirelli out of date rotted tires and one Michelin (I think) I'd like something that won't explode and send us into the wall at 90 mph (assuming we ever go that fast)! It's crapcan racing, but I have the best engi-nerd car out there!
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01-01-2012, 01:28 AM
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(01-01-2012, 01:28 AM)disarrae Wrote: I can"t imagine why these aren't the race car of choice. I mean they have engines and you can drive them, what else do you need?!?!? We have 3 Pirelli out of date rotted tires and one Michelin (I think) I'd like something that won't explode and send us into the wall at 90 mph (assuming we ever go that fast)! It's crapcan racing, but I have the best engi-nerd car out there!

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01-05-2012, 02:03 AM
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No way, I'm a car hound and a dork, and have a totally over-engineered and inappropriate race car, so it all seems to fit Smile. Engi-nerd is an awesome term!
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01-06-2012, 09:40 PM
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And a girl? Or its just a girl who does the grinding? lol. My vote is BF Goodrich tires. I will never use anything else unless I have to.

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01-12-2012, 12:06 AM
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And a girl . . . We're a two girl team with 3 guys that race our car with us. It's quite fun. I'll look into the Goodriches and see if they have anything that will work for us.
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01-12-2012, 11:56 AM
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contact Art over at RB Motors in Louisville (Adams Street location), Kentucky. He competes with diesel MBs and would have an opinion
02-25-2012, 06:31 PM
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cool, thanks for the tip! We got a set of Star Specs for the moment, it's what pretty much everyone else runs. The car ended up significantly lighter than we thought, 2762 with the cage!
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02-25-2012, 08:15 PM
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