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Mini66
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 16, 2005 06:19 PM  
I'm new to racing, the track here is 1/3 mile clay, Euro Metrics are real popular here, but are no longer available. We must run a "street" tire, no mudgrips, offroad, etc. Any suggetions??

TIA

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted September 16, 2005 08:11 PM  
FIRESTONE FIREHAWKS, COOPER COBRAS

Dunnracing98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted September 16, 2005 11:55 PM  
alot of guys here in colorado run american racers but the few don't run cooper cobras looked a set over and actually thought about giving them a try fairly cheap and last a long time

dirttracker98
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted September 17, 2005 04:10 AM  
get them "buffed down" before using them it will make a difference.

mini50mod4
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted September 17, 2005 03:11 PM  
most all of the guys at at our track including myself run "dean stinger radial gts" tires they are a very good tire and relativly cheap you can get them at pyrless tire

rallye26
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted September 19, 2005 07:51 AM  
Ones that I have found to work well for both asphalt and dirt alike are the Sumitomo HTR 200's. THis is what a lot of guys run at the tracks up in WI. Cheap tires too! Last a long time. You can get them on tirerack.com

streetstock82
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted September 22, 2005 10:18 PM  
i had good luck with cooper zeons. a little pricey but have excellent grip.

scort
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted October 20, 2005 07:18 PM  
Skip the Cooper Cobras, they just don't hold up well enough.
Try these tires,
1st choice for quality and cost,
Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212 .
2nd choice for quality and cost, Dunlop FM-901
3rd choice for absolute performance ( on a dry slick track ) with cost in mind, Nitto NT-01

all can be purchased at Tire rack

Mini66
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted October 29, 2005 09:33 PM  
Thanks to all, I put Cooper Cobras on and ran at a track in another town and went from being lap traffic to top five in the heat and main, this was only my fourth race ever, I think the tires helped, or I'm getting better. The car felt good, some clown hit me pretty good to get around me after I passed him, but the car didn't let go. It ****ed me off, good thing I'm 47 and not 27!! I see why some people get into it after a race, it's too **** much fun to be arguin' about it afterwards.

Thanks Again

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