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Old 06-12-2008, 10:27 AM   #15
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I'm getting caught up after a hiatus...

Just to add my .02 worth.

Doug is spot on in every respect.

If I can make a recommendation for the future. In GS, you can run a DOT legal competition tire.

The manufacturers build in a "fudge" factor to the tire design. Smoe, like the BFG and the Hoosier build in 1/2 degree of negative camber into the tire (that's why they are hard to stand up).

They also play with the sizes to allow for greater competition.

For example, I ran the Toyo Proxes RA1 on the stock wheel. A 235/35R17 which is roughly the same height as the stock wheel/tire combination.

Hoosier (my preference) makes a 225/40R17 that is actually closer to a 235 in width (design "fudge"), but much stickier than the Toyo.

The wider tire gives you quicker turn in and response - especially in high speed sweepers and reduces understeer.

Also, they will NOT rub.

Good luck with your season!
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