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Old 01-08-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Autocross Tires for 2013

Im curious as to what tires everyone is going to be running this year. I have my order in for a set of the new Direzza Z2's in 215/45-17 which should be in around the first week of February.

A close friend of mine happened to run into a bunch of Hankook reps from Korea at a nudie bar in Orlando , and they started talking tires and apparently the Z2 will end up being faster than the RS3. Here's to hoping that they are that good of a tire


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Faster on what size car? With which driver?

Sticking to RS3 because nothing else can handle the heat of 12 runs in a 2900lb car on a 90 degree day while still being in the hunt for ftdi on a 50 degree day in November. And the feel at the limit is much more inspiring than Z1. I was an early adopter of RS3 (back in 2010 when tire dinosaurs roamed the earth) but want to let others try the Z2 on heavy cars first...
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More info on the new Z2

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I'll be sticking with my "Magic Tires". They just keep getting better and better.

I loved the Z1s on my Focus and hated the XS. I've seen a Focus do well locally on RE11s. He was only using those because he got them really cheap.

What class are you running mike?
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I'll be sticking with my "Magic Tires". They just keep getting better and better.

I loved the Z1s on my Focus and hated the XS. I've seen a Focus do well locally on RE11s. He was only using those because he got them really cheap.

What class are you running mike?
Are your magic tires the Z1s?

I run in STF.
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Are your magic tires the Z1s?

I run in STF.
I run the Z1's on my SVT (in STF) and have been very happy with them.

I have had the "these tires are great when hot but downright scary in the wet/cold" XS's and really just wanted something that worked good in most weather conditions.
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Are your magic tires the Z1s?

I run in STF.
The 195/50 Toyo R1R is magic and apparently made of unicorn poop.

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at the risk of being laughed at...anyone have anything to say about goodyear eagle gts? they are good on the road have heard people using them for autoX but what do you guys think
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at the risk of being laughed at...anyone have anything to say about goodyear eagle gts? they are good on the road have heard people using them for autoX but what do you guys think
Eeek 400TW. I'd suggest not wasting your money on the GT and go straight for an extreme performance summer tire. I don't think you'd be happy with them on course. For me, its easier to go a little slower during heavy rain on the street for better performance on course.

I've been rocking Bridgestone RE-11A's for 4000 miles and 36 Autoocross runs. I'm very happy with they're performace in both instances. They even handled the monsoon season we've been having here in MI well above my expectations for an extreme performance tire. They have been wearing great as well. With that being said, I just sold them. They're still not fast enough.
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