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Old 12-31-2012, 06:54 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Mile30 View Post
... and I just realized the Falken is an R compound... DAMMIT! Now I thought I was finally going to get KDWs; I confuzzled myself again.
the falken isnt an R compound. its UTQQ is 200.
popular consensus (and the SCCA street tire classes) rate a R compound tire at below 140 UTQQ.

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Originally Posted by wadej
I intend to change the wheels and tires when I get to each event. I won't be driving to an event on the tires I'll use on the autocross or track.

The wheels are Sparco 17 x 7"
did u have an autox class in mind. my guess would be STF, if you are shopping street tires, which elminate all the R compound tires like the Toyo R888, and most of the Yokohama Advans. It also would likely steer you away from the softer more delicate street tires that cant handle the heat like the Toyo R1R. I'd be looking at the hankook RS3 or similar.
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