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ZachmanJ
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posted March 31, 2003 02:26 PM  
kumho 795 series. 45 bucks a piece.

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racer17j
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posted March 31, 2003 08:04 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
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posted March 31, 2003 10:10 PM  
BF Goodrich T/A TR4

racer17j
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posted April 01, 2003 12:12 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
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posted April 01, 2003 10:15 AM  
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
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Total posts: 80
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
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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
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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
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posted April 04, 2003 05:24 PM  
Hi me again, where do you get the kumho 795's for $45? Thanks, loojack..

pit_boss
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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
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posted April 05, 2003 05:41 PM  
Tirerack will shave new tires for $25.each...
This does reduce "Block squirm".. they have tech info on their site.
Rich

odb93
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posted April 08, 2003 07:48 AM  
What is the tread wear rating on the kumho?

b4racing
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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
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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
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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 Roller

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

dtd_93
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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

speedyd1
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posted May 09, 2003 04:01 PM  
do you have a limit on tread width? if not try 265/70 r15 's. great street tires and not to costly. i think they're about 75 each.
check out www.tirerack.com. they have every tire in the world. search by size.

allan
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posted June 04, 2003 10:29 AM  
you cant beat having new tires,but down here in south texas the big thing is finding the lightest tires faster off the corners.

widebody
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posted June 04, 2003 04:05 PM  
some of the best tires we used to race on were police car tack offs, from the local county garages. They were speed rated, had low tread wear rating. were free, the tread was generally down to 4 or 5/32's.. the sizes were 225 70 15.. the rules have since allowed the am racer imca tires.. ahh the days of cheap tires..

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