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Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:51 pm
by permabanned
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you can rock different tires front and back. as long as you got same tires on the same axle youll be fine. different tire companies sizing runs different, i know from my tires, goodyears 245 is quite a bit wider than BFG 245.

then you can rotate the tires and mess with handling

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:43 pm
by AHTOXA
jomotopia wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:One thing holds true - OE tires are always pretty low end.


on "regular" cars maybe, but high performance cars usually come with pretty good high performance tires. the STi comes with Bridgestone Potenze RE070s, which i hear are really awesome in the dry. my car had some crappy all seasons on it when i bought it (used) so i've never driven on them.

the OE tires that came on my wife's Toyota Matrix only lasted like 5k miles, and sucked from the start.


Absolutely, you probably missed a part of it in a post just above.
AHTOXA wrote:It's a shame that most regular cars don't come with good tires stock.


GTIs come with the same Potenza tires you speak of if requested at no charge. Good tires for sure.

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:49 pm
by gizmo
I have until saturday to decide which tire(s) I want to buy. I'd prefer to buy two better tires for the price of that one POS replacement. I'll put the two tires wherever they seem to be most effective, so long as I have some cleancut proof that whatever make and model I buy does indeed outdo the one that I have.

Without recommendations, I have no choice but to stick with what I have. I don't want to start messing with the cars handling. I want to keep it as bad as it was, not make it worse.

What to do?

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:54 pm
by permabanned
unless you are running road race slicks or azenis rt615s youll be hard pressed to worsen the handling by getting new tires

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:58 pm
by gizmo
Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season.

121 a pop.

How does that sound?

BFGoodrich gForce Sport

130 a pop.

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:28 pm
by Leedeth
Never get all seasons they are suck.

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:30 pm
by gizmo
Well, I don't have money to spend on my car, and even if I did I wouldn't spend it on this car. So, seeing that I need to buy tires, I want one set that will work year round until these things expire in 40-50K.

I can walk into costco and get 2 of those put on for the price of one S32A at toyoter.

Should I do it? If so, how do you guys feel about the gForces?

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:43 pm
by AHTOXA
Well, I made a comment recently about all-seasons being "no-seasons" but that's a bit over-exaggerating on my part. There are a few good choices out there withing the high-performance all season department.

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:32 pm
by Prodigal Son
Cheap, durable, grippy. Pick two.

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:36 pm
by permabanned
g forces are summer tires, i might be getting a pair for my racecar

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:22 am
by IMBoring25
They make an All-Season version of the g-Force, too. It's called the g-Force A/S (Original though that is).

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:22 am
by AHTOXA
permabanned wrote: i might be getting a pair for my racecar


Image The probe?

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:25 am
by permabanned
that be the only car i own, and my garage is full of race car parts

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:29 am
by AHTOXA
I suppose the definition of a race car is rather vague.

Re: Does anyone here autocross or race on a circuit?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:48 am
by watkins
Car that races?