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Old 09-12-2011, 02:51 AM   #9331
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Izzy, Zab and I ran in AutoX ... I have to get use to the springs. They have changed the way the car feels.

I didn't get that good of numbers this time.

Oh and Daniel and our newest member,SPRAYPAINT, made it out as well.

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Oh yeah the car's going to feel way different. I'm just now getting used to the way mine handles now. Still need more tail happiness.

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Well looks like for my birthday I will be getting my concealed handgun license paid for by my family so im pretty excited.
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so i think it is about time to stop buying used tires as it seems i am replacing them every few months anyway. so, checking out tire rack i always look for the cheapest. which happen to be Sumitomo HTR Z II, 215/40ZR17. set of 4 for $348

anyone have opinions on those? brand opinion, etc
I've have pretty good luck with used tires. But by using used tires I found a tire that I liked so I went out and bought some brand new. I need tires now but I'm just going to throw the SVT's on my car since it has practically brand new tires on it.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #9332
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I had the sumitomo htr iii on my 18s. They were freaking amazing... But pricey.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:31 AM   #9333
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Those arent bad. I am going to get Kumho Ecsta AST's for my 08 though.
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yeah i have had Ecstas before. they aren't bad and are in the same price range (set of 4 in that size is 360)
I use these too. Good price for a great tire. I don't have any complaints about them, and I don't see myself getting anything different when I need to replace them.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:45 AM   #9334
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I like my Kuhmos... they were a great deal..and you get a great tire... It can hold the corners pretty well.. if you know what i mean
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:00 AM   #9335
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Ray and Izzy, thank you for the invite yesterday. I have never been to an autoX event. I think I have found my new sport. I did not know how cheap this could be or that you can even use a STOCK car. I also had my little co-driver (3 year old son) who was very mad when we left because he wanted to race!
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:14 PM   #9336
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so i think it is about time to stop buying used tires as it seems i am replacing them every few months anyway. so, checking out tire rack i always look for the cheapest. which happen to be Sumitomo HTR Z II, 215/40ZR17. set of 4 for $348

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Those arent bad. I am going to get Kumho Ecsta AST's for my 08 though.
This is what I do, or did for a living. I was a manager for Goodyear for 8 years. Sumitomo and Kumho are at the bottom end of the spectrum on quality. Thery are okay when they are new but are a harder compound ans are not that good in wet weather. If you are using them for track only then wet weather does not really matter. What type of driving are the new tires needed for. I can help point you in the direction of a less expensive quality tire.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #9337
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Ray and Izzy, thank you for the invite yesterday. I have never been to an autoX event. I think I have found my new sport. I did not know how cheap this could be or that you can even use a STOCK car. I also had my little co-driver (3 year old son) who was very mad when we left because he wanted to race!
Yessir Autox can be a relatively cheap hobie:
$30 a month for a Regional event
$500 a year+ in a good set of street tires (right Ray? LoL)
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #9338
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as for tires.. I went thru 2 sets of Khumos in less than 8 months when I had my SE-R. After that I've had Toyo Proxes4 wich gave me 4 months in the Eclipse, I bought 2 used Nexen which handled like shyt! replaced those with 2 Goodyears in the front and they brake loose every time I step on it.. I would never buy Sumitomo.. khumo - maybe.. My next set of tires that will go in the Miata will be Falken.. when I bought the car they were new and handled half a season of Autox and a full year daily driven.. till I had a flat in LCR. The 2 I have left still have life in them.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #9339
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Well i added a few more tools to my colection, got me a brraker bar and a better wrench and also got a tool bag so my tools arent spread all over the place. Next on the list is a torque wrench and some extensions and more sockets.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #9340
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