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Old 01-23-2006, 06:57 AM   #1
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Hoosier RS04 for autocross

I got a line on a set of new Hoosier track tires 1/2 off. I will be attending up to 14 autocross events and doing at least 2 (hopefully more) track days this year. I wanted a good dual purpose tire, and these Hoosiers popped up. This will be my 1st season on R comps, 2nd season running autocross. Will they be able to to perform without major warmup time? They are also 205/40/17's so will loose a bit of width. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 01-23-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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Did you consider the Falken Azenis as a choice? It'll last you a lot longer than a slick will and you can get a better sized tire for width. It's my choice since I'm going to STS, but I was recommended that tire over a slick. I think you've got the skills to beat the Minis on those tires without having to opt for slicks.
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Did you consider the Falken Azenis as a choice?
I would run Azenis if I was going to STS but staying stock, I want the best I can get within my budget. I also want a tire that I can run in a couple of track day events at Hallet. TireRack has Avon Tech R's in 225/45/17 on closeout for $129 which is about the same as the Hoosier sale price, both of which beat Kumho's and Falken's price.
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The Falkens can be had for fairly cheap (less than the $129), but that seems like a pretty good price for a slick tire.

http://www.vulcantire.com/azenis_rt6...?refad=Froogle

225/45/17 Azenis for $112
http://www.edgeracing.com/tires/2254517/

215/40/17 Azenis for $102
http://www.edgeracing.com/tires/2154017/

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So did you get your Team Dynamics wheels yet?
Waiting till my tax return comes in so I can spend it :)

I should have everything ready by the end of Feb, so I will start the season on my street tires.
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Isn't the RS04 the track tire, and the AS04 the autocross tire? Why not get the one made for autocross?
Price. The AS04 is $213, and the closeout on RS04 is $129. If the track compound will not suffice for autocross use, then I will have to go with the Kumho Victoracers at $158 ea.
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when yall say one is for "track" use and the other is for autocross what do you mean by "track"? is that possibly for drag or is it more like road race?
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when yall say one is for "track" use and the other is for autocross what do you mean by "track"? is that possibly for drag or is it more like road race?
The RS04 is made for road race use while the AS04 is made for autocross. The tire compound in the AS04 is softer, stickier, but wears quicker. I want to compete in autocross but do a couple of road course track day runs and am looking for a good dual purpose track/autocross tire.
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ah ok, damn. im looking for a good drag tire. i'd like slicks but havent had much luck.
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The Hoosier AS04 and RS04 are pretty much slicks, only 2 grooves. I have never been to the drag strip with my focus, but I believe these would fit the bill, but you wouldn't want to drive on the open road with them.
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