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Old 01-22-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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get the Hoosier A6 if you have the $$ and you want the best


get the Kumho Ecsta V710's if $$ is an issue but it's still a great tire.

as for a street tire at 140 the general concusses around here is the hankook rs3. but there are plenty of other good one too.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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from what ive understood the V710s supposedly last a bit longer than the A6's but I personally have experience with neither
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #13
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^^fact

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Then you do the whole learning your car thing all over again ... and add even more fun.

Like with me going with these new tires ... which I will probably drive around the neighborhood then go to the school's empty parking lot (Sundays) and drive around to get a feel of them.
good idea, not only to get a feel, but to break them in. you need to get the "oil" they use for the mold off of the tread.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #14
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anyway. i ran 6 events last year, my first season. sooo i have experience, but i cant stay out of last on my current tires. everyone in my regions running on upgrades. that is why i need new tires. my best event was a 51.7, while everyone else was at a 48.9. or around there.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #15
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I've also heard the 710 lasts a little longer. Thanks for the feed back. I need to decide if I will run a DOT tread tire like the RS3 or the A6-710s. We don't start racing in this area till late March so I can't say I'll provid any feed back soon.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #16
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So, i hear the Rs3's suck at daily driving.... but awesome at racing.... how? lol

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sooo i came up with these.... based on the reviews. pricey, but i dont think they will disappoint...

With a cheap set of rims, like these.

* i was going for a lighter set, and i do like these. plus the weigh like 4 lbs less than stock.
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6 events may feel like a lot, but 6 years is more like it.
i bet if you put some of those faster drivers in your car and you drove theirs, you would still be in last. i'm not trying to discourage you, but i'm walking proof of this. and i'm sure others are as well.
buuuut if you want the best street tire for autocross get the RS3s, if you want the best race tire for autocross get the A6, simple.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:32 AM   #18
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With a cheap set of rims, like these.

* i was going for a lighter set, and i do like these. plus the weigh like 4 lbs less than stock.
For that price ... I would go Rota. Much lighter for the same cost.

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yeah, but the only ones with my bolt pattern have a different size.... 17x7.5, or the ones that fit look ugly and boring. 17x7 4x108 45mm, right?


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Nope ... the SVT can hit 16" rims just fine. There are some that are 16x7 with a 40/45+ offset. The 17s are nice, but I have learned having 16s are even better for racing with the SVT.

Which the SVT can handle.

Then you just find good tires.

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