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Old 03-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Which rubber?

Hey guys, who feels like criticizing me / recommending course of action? I'm still trying to figure out the optimal things to run for wheels and tires this season. I'll list the relevant stuff, skipping winters and things.

Wheels
(8) OE Ford, 16x6 +52.5
(2) OE Ford, 15x6 +52.5
(3) Team Dynamics Pro Race 1, 15x7 +45
(3) Team Dynamics Pro Race 2, 16x7 +45 *

Tires
(4) 205/50/16 Dunlop Star Spec Z1 with ~2/32" and corded inner shoulders
(4) 205/55/16 Dunlop Star Spec Z1 with ~5/32"
(4) 225/50/16 Hankook Z214 C71 with a couple small spots of cord, ok for ~10-15 runs
(?) 205/50/15 RE-11, ~2/32" (3 for sure, maybe 4, not sure if the 4th is usable)
(4) 205/50/16 Continental ExtremeContact DW with ~7/32 *


*Can easily obtain

Am also eyeballing steel Diamond racing 15x8 wheels for less than $100 each... eventually probably wind up running those in FSP. But am going to play around in STF for now, I guess, until I get another Torsen (Except obviously when using up the Z214's I will run FSP... maybe I should wait to run those if I think I will get a Torsen before the end of the year?)

Currently all 8 starspecs are on 16x6, and winters are on 15x7 and 15x6. Should I autocross on...

All: 16x6 with 2/32" 205/50 SS
All: 16x6 with 5/32" 205/55 SS
All: 16x6 with 225/50 Z214

Front: 15x7 with RE11, Rear: 15x6 with RE-11 (if the 4th RE-11 holds air)
Front: 15x7 with RE11, Rear: 16x6 with 2/32" 205/50 SS
Front: 15x7 with RE11, Rear: 16x6 with 5/32" 205/55 SS

Front: 16x7 with Z214, Rear: 15x7 with RE-11
Front: 16x7 with Z214, Rear: 16x6 with 2/32" 205/50 SS
Front: 16x7 with Z214, Rear: 16x6 with 5/32" 205/55 SS


I bolded the lines I am most likely going to use... Using any of these options, I can daily drive the 5/32 SS on 16x6... although maybe I should switch those off and use the DW's for DD, since they are a better DD tire.


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