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happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted September 03, 2004 04:33 AM  
When running Hoosiers how many of you are running the hard compound on the right rear and what are you putting on the other three corners?

[This message has been edited by happy (edited September 03, 2004).]

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted September 03, 2004 08:21 AM  
We used to be required to run a H40 on the RR in our area, but not any more. Tire was very hard to get hooked up. We ran 1 H40 and 3 A40's on the other corners. Now we can run 4 A40's all around. Tire wear has increased, but car handles better.

Now if they could just improve the sidewall in the Hoosiers, we would really have something.

brownstone
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted September 03, 2004 02:30 PM  
This tire has to have the worst sidewall of any tire ever made.
We run the a-40 and sometimes even with a new tire and rim plus lube it takes 50 lbs to get it to seat.
The tires are way over priced for the poor quality we are gettting.

dirtracer14
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1261
posted September 03, 2004 06:01 PM  
I have to agree on the price and how fast they wear out. What are you paying for the A-40 ...we were told when they went to the A-40 that there would be points $$$...have yet to see that!!!!

Kromulous
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 796
posted September 07, 2004 07:12 AM  
You guys run the A-40 because your required to? What about the D-40's? we run them exclusively around here in the Cincy area, at least i thought so.

teamnofear
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted September 07, 2004 08:45 AM  
For slick tracks in midwest, I like A-40 on RR and D's on the other 4 corners. Tire wear is pretty decent if you keep from buzzing tires or you dont have a terrible push.

fastow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted September 07, 2004 09:19 PM  
teamnofear how many corners you have on your car?????????? LOL

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted September 08, 2004 12:12 AM  
Our rules don't allow D40-s on the rear. We can run them on the front, with A-40's only on the rear.

We are paying $100 to $105 each for Hoosiers.

brownstone
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted September 08, 2004 07:11 AM  
We can only run A's. However 3 of the tracks around here are now allowing the American Racer UMP style tire.
The compund is pretty close to the A-40, but not as soft as the D-40. The sidewall is SOOOOOOOO much better and the edges do not feather as bad as the Hoosier. I know UMP will never allow them but the outlaw tracks are staring to and the response has been good so far. Price wise they are about same or a little less.

I will continue to run the Hoosier's for now because only one of the tracks that we run allows the Amercian Racer. Cant afford to have both.

STICK01
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 164
posted September 08, 2004 07:32 AM  
Brownstone - What is the AR UMP style tire?

What does it look like, and where are you running it?

We typically start out with all D-40's and then go to an A-40 on the RR for heats/dashes then on to 3 - A-40's for the feature.

STICK

brownstone
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted September 08, 2004 11:57 AM  
stick,
The AR tire looks a lot like the Hoosier UMP tire, its the same width and size. The compund is simular to the A40. I am down in Alabama, and they allow them at three of the tracks that we go to in MS (Meridian, Hattiesburg, and D'lo). I looked on the AR webpage and there is no picture of it there.
The tread pattern is also a little different which means the edges of the tires dont wear out as soon. The sidewall is much better than the A-40 also. Sorry I dont have more info, I know down here there is more talk of these tires being allowed at more and more tracks. Of course the ones running the UMP sanctioned rules will not allow them even though they are not softer.

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