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Old 10-07-2003, 10:23 AM
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I've got links to quite a few competition tire manufacturers so I thought I would post them.



CAUTION!: Most of these tires may not be used for street use! They are legal when new, but not recommended!



Some don't have sizes to fit all our cars, but here they are anyway:



Drag Tires



*moved to drag race forum in case you're looking*



Autocross - Road Race Tires



Goodyear Eagle GS-CS

Hankook Ventus Z211

Hoosier A3S03 & R3S03

Kumho Victoracer V700 & ECSTA V700

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

Nitto NT-555RII Extreme R

Pirelli P Zero C & P Zero Corsa

Toyo Proxes RA-1

Yokohama A032R



New tires available for next season:



Hoosier: A3S04 & R3S04

Kumho: ECSTA V710

Yokohama: ADVAN A048R
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:59 AM
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i have the 555R II 's right now i like em!
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Old 10-07-2003, 11:19 AM
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I am using the Hoosier A3S03's and have a set of the Vivtoracer V700's too on another set of rims. The difference in traction from one to the other is noticable in favor of the Hossiers.
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:45 PM
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i need a tire sponsor they are too goddamn expensive for me since i like doing burnouts
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Old 10-07-2003, 02:31 PM
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I need one too! No burnouts here though.



Yokohama gives away a set of A032R's every SOLO I weekend here. People that use Yokohamas that weekend get entered in a draw. In 7 weekends they only averaged 7 people that made both events on Yok's, so my chances are good if I get a set at the start of the year.
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Et streets are very good. Stick like glue.
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Old 10-08-2003, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TYSON' date='Oct 7 2003, 10:23 PM
I've got links to quite a few competition tire manufacturers so I thought I would post them.



CAUTION!: Most of these tires may not be used for street use! They are legal when new, but not recommended!



Some don't have sizes to fit all our cars, but here they are anyway:



Drag Tires



BFG Comp T/A Drag Radial

BFG G-Force T/A Drag Radial

Hoosier Quick Time & Quick Time Pro

Mickey Thompson ET Streets

Nitto NT-555R Drag Radials

M/H DOT Cheater Slicks



Autocross - Road Race Tires



Goodyear Eagle GS-CS

Hankook Ventus Z211

Hoosier A3S03 & R3S03

Kumho Victoracer V700 & ECSTA V700

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

Nitto NT-555RII Extreme R

Pirelli P Zero C & P Zero Corsa

Toyo Proxes RA-1

Yokohama A032R



New tires available for next season:



Hoosier: A3S04 & R3S04

Kumho: ECSTA V710

Yokohama: ADVAN A048R
No Brigestone RE540S or 555S Potenzas in the States?

Rubber Of Choice for racers here (When not using Durex ) for 'treaded' regs
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Old 10-09-2003, 12:01 AM
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I can't find anything softer than a 140 treadwear from Bridgestone here. I think they used to bring one, but can't find any info. Post some!!!
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Originally Posted by TYSON' date='Oct 9 2003, 12:01 PM
I can't find anything softer than a 140 treadwear from Bridgestone here. I think they used to bring one, but can't find any info. Post some!!!
I'll get a spec sheet. Control tyre for street car class (circuit) here. I have 540's on the Cosmo, but cant remember the treadwear figure . I am pretty sure they are softer than Proxes RA1s.

They are also very over spec in certain sizes. The 225/50/16 I use for example footprints wider than the 235/45/17.



The mates & I have tried R-Comps in Proxes (RA1), Yokahama (032R & 008R), Dunlop and Bridgestone on our cars. (Silvia, 180SX, Rx3, Rx4, Mk2 Turbo Escort, Cosmo sedan) Most of us are on Brigestones now! The Bridgie suits my Cosmo well, the sidewall is FAR stiffer than ANY other R-comp available here. We have used 520's & 540's. Mate has a set of 555's on his Rx4 coop in 255/40/17. They havn't rolled yet we are still doing the race-restoration/rebuild on it but they should be good! Getting a wheel tyre combo that big on a old car without it looking dumb and having no lock was fun, but the grip level should pop the eyes out
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:35 PM
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I am thinking of getting a set of those Hankooks if they are cheap. Victoracers used to be cheap when they were first out. They were trying to prove they were good.



I want to get a really cheap rim/tire setup for my Mini. This might be the tire.
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