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ZachmanJ
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted March 31, 2003 02:26 PM UIN: 23
Rules allow a 70 series tire and no all terrain or truck tires. Any suggestions on which tire would work the best on dirt?

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted March 31, 2003 04:41 PM UIN: 14464409
i have been running cooper cobras for along time and they bite real good. just look at what the other guys are running and ask how much and where they got them. most will be truthfull. good luck.

gould
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 126
posted March 31, 2003 07:43 PM
kumho 795 series. 45 bucks a piece.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1577
posted March 31, 2003 08:04 PM UIN: 54865418
mark another one up for kuhmo's. i like firestone fire hawks too but i can'
t afford them. i'm not a big fan of cooper cobra's seen alot of them seperate and peel like a retread on realy dryslick nites

pit_boss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted March 31, 2003 09:33 PM
Do the kuhmos work good as an all around tire?From a tacky track to dry slick ?also we need 205/70/15 or 75 series, I dont see a 205/15 in the Cooper Cobra GT series, on there website.IMCA type rules call for that size.

SS90
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted March 31, 2003 10:10 PM
BF Goodrich T/A TR4

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1577
posted April 01, 2003 12:12 AM UIN: 54865418
yes they are a very good all round tire pretty soft compound but good wear out of um the only down side of them is thet feather after a bunch of dry slick nites but just run um on the other side of the car or turn um white wall out for a couple nites and they are good as new we have some that are about 5 years old and still run um

RC Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted April 01, 2003 09:58 AM
Read in a Steve Smith book that you should take your street tire to a re-tread shop. Have them shave 1/2 of the tread off. In other words, decrease the depth of the tread. Or, in other words, the tread is too tall and will flex, giving a squirrelly feel to the tires.

Any one ever heard of this? Or have done it? If so, is it worth the effort and cost?

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1577
posted April 01, 2003 10:15 AM UIN: 54865418
you could do the same thing by power braking and doing a burn out in the parking lot thats free and alot cooler lol you can also do that to deglaze them thats what i do every week before i load the car lay a good patch down the street and get all the crap blown off them

dirtrace54
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 91
posted April 01, 2003 01:57 PM
The cooper cobras are big around here. But I did a big study on tires and came up with another tire thats identical, alot cheaper, and is made in the smaller sizes. It is a Hancook H714 Sport IV. They look almost identical to the cobra gt and are actually a lil softer by a durometer check. I raced a set last year and had GREAT luck with them. Hope this helps

pit_boss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 01, 2003 08:08 PM
Well, I went and bought the Kumho 795's today, well see how long they last,I would have liked to had seen the Hancook tire, I have always liked Coopers, I got them on my hauler.

backofpack
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted April 03, 2003 06:08 PM
i dont know but we ran grandam tires with lots of wins i took a durometer with me this time the grandams read 60 and the 275 60 15 kumhos read almost 80 i bought the grandams just because of all the rain figured it would be tacky first half of the season might be sorry but the tires here dont have much life cause all the idiots that cant make the turns and need a gaurd rail plan on trying the kumho tire when it dries up some thanks

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted April 04, 2003 05:22 PM
Go to Pepboys, and get the Futura GLS, the cheap ones, I think they are made by Cooper.
loojack...

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted April 04, 2003 05:24 PM
Hi me again, where do you get the kumho 795's for $45? Thanks, loojack..

pit_boss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 05, 2003 10:14 AM
Check these guys out......http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=Kumho&model=Touring+A%2FS+795

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1577
posted April 05, 2003 05:41 PM UIN: 54865418
we get them from a guy in town but if you have a tires plus store near you they carry them there too

racinrich1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted April 05, 2003 08:09 PM
Tirerack will shave new tires for $25.each...
This does reduce "Block squirm".. they have tech info on their site.
Rich

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 218
posted April 08, 2003 07:48 AM
What is the tread wear rating on the kumho?

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted April 08, 2003 09:30 AM
another good thing about grand ams is you can have them warrentied atleast I do just do not tell them what it goes on. Later Bobby

dirtrace54
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 91
posted April 09, 2003 02:20 AM
If anyone wants to know more about these softer cooper cobra gt look alikes let me know. They do make these in the smaller 70 series that cooper does not. that way they are imca legal and you can have your stagger

pit_boss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 09, 2003 07:06 AM
quote:
Originally posted by odb93:
What is the tread wear rating on the kumho?
560 on the treadwear.


racer3397
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted April 11, 2003 04:09 PM
i have always had good luck with master craft tires around here and they are cheap!!!

Fastboy
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted April 14, 2003 05:58 PM
I,ve had really good luck with my cooper cobras, but ask around the pits. Different
tires for different tracks.

Hutch5375
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted May 06, 2003 12:28 PM
So does Cooper Cobra GT make 205/70R15???

dtd_93
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted May 06, 2003 10:15 PM
around my neck of the woods... witch is in canada.... the tire of choice seems to be dayton daytona sr's.. not too sure what sizes you can get thease in but I do know you can get 225/70 235/70 255/70....they have a nice soft compond.. but have to watch it they will do the same as a cooper and peel off on a dry track if you run them hard enough

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