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RC Racing
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Total posts: 236
posted April 29, 2003 11:36 AM  
Need to decide this week what tires to run. MUST run DOT tires (rules state NO racing tires)on my 2300# car with 15x8 wheels.
General consensus seems to be either Firestone Firehawks or Cooper Cobras.

My questions are:

(1) Which Firehawks? The SS20 or the Indys? Which Cobras?
(2) What should one look for, in general, when deciding on DOT tires? Those with a low mileage warranty rating, which I guess would signify a soft tire?
(3) What tread pattern?
(4) Anyone ever head of a “Super CT Sport Radial 60” tire?

If so, do you know who sells them? Who makes them? The local Class champion 2 or 3 years running runs these, said they’re some of the softest he’s had. He did know where they came from as his sponsor picked them up.

Thanks and take care

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rico 08
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1139
posted April 29, 2003 01:07 PM  
The treadwear rating on the side will tell you some about how soft they are,some of the higher mileage tires will be high say 400 rating,try to stay low say a 200-300 wear rating for a softer tire.

gould
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Total posts: 730
posted April 29, 2003 01:41 PM  
kumho 795 series work well. they only cost 45 bucks a piece. they are low milage tires with nice tread. gould

RC Racing
Dirt Freak

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posted April 29, 2003 02:08 PM  
Gould, couple of questions if I may please:
1) who sells the kuhmos
2) are you related to the Goulds that race in the Houston and Oklahomo areas? (just curous)

Thanks

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racer17j
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posted April 29, 2003 03:41 PM  
The rules at the track I will primarily run at (Battleground) states: "D.O.T tires only. No racing tires allowed." What you're refering to are the SIMS/ULMA sanctioned tracks.

So I don't believe I can. Would (will?) if I can though. Going to talk to track promoter to clarrify.

Thanks

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nate 11
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted April 29, 2003 10:00 PM  
rc racing the rules now say hooiser tires optional. the last time i read them. was at battlegrounds couple a weeks ago. was talking to some fellow and he told me about the change. nate 11

RC Racing
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posted April 30, 2003 10:00 AM  
Nate, I just looked at their web site. I didn't see any reference to Hoosiers. Appreciate the heads up though, so I'll call the track promoter for confirmation.

Next time you're at the track, look for #57 (not #57S), a red & yellow limited, and say hello. Hope to debut on 5/10.

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Hutch5375
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted May 06, 2003 12:20 PM  
Any suggestions for a 15X7 DOT tire in either a 205/70 or 205/75?? That what we have to run at NRP.

mikehaze
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted May 07, 2003 12:36 PM  
i run mastercraft which i am told is made by cooper just cheaper

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uforacing51
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Total posts: 570
posted May 07, 2003 04:04 PM  
Hoosier makes a D.O.T. approved tire also.

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