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Old 11-12-2007, 10:16 PM   #11
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:23 AM   #12
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Since we're spread across the country, there are a lot of vendors that get used. If you're going to use them as track-only tires, you may want to look into getting them shaved. With the RA1's, shaving them to 4/32 or even 3/32 not only makes them significantly faster, it (paradoxically) makes them much longer wearing. The tires won't overheat and blister or chunk, especially at the edges.

Whether shaving the R888's makes them faster or last longer remains to be seen, but you should ask your vendor if they offer shaving and what, if any, additional charges apply.

I think Phil's gets $10/tire. Radial used to do them for free, but as they're local to me, I bring them my wheels so that they don't have to mount the tires on something in order to shave them.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:41 PM   #13
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I figured everyone is using the same tire and size so it would be cheaper if everyone bought them from the same vendor?
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:57 PM   #14
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I figured everyone is using the same tire and size so it would be cheaper if everyone bought them from the same vendor?
i wish it were that simple. if you could find someone local you would save on shipping. shop around to get the cheapest price. i get mine at:

http://www.vilventires.com/

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:48 AM   #15
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I've found over the years that vendor's margins are so small on race tires that there's not a whole lot wiggle room available. The only real savings to be had are on the shipping fees and/or mounting.

My local shop offers $10 mounting and FREE flipping between events to racers. That's a couple of hundred bucks over the life of a set of tires.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:29 PM   #16
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I see that you're in New York.

A couple of options. Phil's Tire Service (www.philstireservice.com) has trackside support for most of the NASA Northeast and Mid-Atlantic events as well as the NASA National Champtionships. They're in Craigsmore, NY (wherever that is?).

Radial Tire (Silver Spring, MD) also has great pricing. Website is www.radialtire.com - ask for Paul. Either company will be happy to ship to you.

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I'm sure that there are other online vendors as well, but I've used both and have been quite happy.
Personal opinion here, but Radial Tire is the ONLY way to go. I haven't met anyone more knowledgable about R-compound tires than Paul.

As an FYI, Paul is one of the 2 drivers in Grand Am that I crew for.

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:39 AM   #17
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:29 PM   #18
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Does everyone run the 2.3l engine?
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Does everyone run the 2.3l engine?
The cars at the moment seem to be evenly split between the SVT and the 2.3. The Zetec got some new parts (cams/head) for this year, so it will be up on power, and the SVT and 2.3 have lower RPM limits. So we'll see a lot more 2.0 duratecs and zetecs this year.

Weight is also up for the 2.3 liter cars.

Based on Ford's testing, the cars should be very close this year, especially if you the zetec and 2.0 duratec run the 4.06 ring and pinion.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:41 PM   #20
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So how many horsepower do these things make?
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