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Author Topic:   207/75/15 dot tires, recommendations?
cantdrive55
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted October 01, 2003 11:02 AM  
These tires are for a 100 lap enduro. I can run any type tire (performance, snow etc.) However the tire size limits me, Cooper Cobra's don't come in that size. From reading this board that is the most recommended tire. I checked pep boys they have 2 options for the size some Futura and some Cooper. The Coopers are only $30 a piece, I like that part, and the Futura's are $36 a piece and they have 35K and 55K mile rating respectively. Should I go with the cheaper, softer tire? Will it last 100 laps? Or should I go with the 55K mile tire to make sure it lasts through the race. Or is there some awesome tire that I should be running? It's a 3/8 mile track with medium banking and it will go dry slick after about 40 laps.

Also, having never raced before...How many spares should I bring?

Thanks

bigcitycowboy
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted October 01, 2003 02:29 PM  
what size tire are u limited to running?? and what class of car are u running??motor?? trans?? gear?? what size rims?? 7"-8"-10"???

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 01, 2003 05:07 PM  
oops 205/75/15 is what the subject is supposed to say...

Ok, tire size? listed above

Class? Pure stock I guess you could call it, it's an Enduro!

Motor? 5.0

Trans? Stock 91 Crown Vic Automatic (not sure the designation)

Gear? 3.08 Pathetic I know but I don't want to spend the money to have someone change it and I don't have the equipment, besides it would be illegal to change.

Rims? Stock, I think they are 7"

I hope this helps you come to a recommendation BigcityCowboy.

Thanks Racer17j I was leaning that way. I have a set of Kumho's on my street car that I've been very happy with so far. By the way, thanks for all the help on my prior questions Racer17j..I had scrapped the idea of racing as being too expensive for now but I ran into what originally was a good deal, 91 Crown Vic with very sound 5.0 for $200 just needed a rearend, but then after I already bought a rearend to put into the car, the guy's partner decided he wanted more for the car ($400) I ended up buying it after all, so anyway, that's how I ended up racing this car instead of the ones I was asking about before.

Winland Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 02, 2003 12:49 PM  
I recommend that you have at least 4 tires in the pits. Have the pressures pre set and then set them up in the pit so you know which tire goes where (stagger, offset etc)
I alse recommend at least 1 spare radiator and even a few tie rod ends. Some extra hoses, belts etc.
I had to replace my radiator after an unfortunate hit in the last enduro and still finished 11th since we pitted while a red flag was out.
It is not uncommon to get 2 or more flats per race.
The tread dosent necessarily wear out, the side walls get punctured from contact with other cars.
DO not spend too much on rims or tires. Just get a basic rim with some decent tread on it and then set your pressures.
WR
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cantdrive55
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted October 02, 2003 11:19 PM  
ah yes tie rod ends hadn't thought of that, thanks

bigcitycowboy
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted October 06, 2003 06:59 PM  
everything sounds good...the only thing i can recommend, is to make sure your air pressure is good. u dont want to have a tire come off the bead, due to under inflation. usually in a race like this, its not the car that starts the fastest on the track, the wins, but the car that is able to finish the race good luck and have fun

b4racing
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Total posts: 626
posted October 07, 2003 01:27 AM  
I like multi mile brand. If you would happen to get a side wall punctured take it in and have them warrenty it. They do not need to know what happened. YOu will get the warranty as long as it is not drove flat. They get pretty good traction too. Later BObby

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 07, 2003 06:18 PM  
I guess that is an advantage of working at a tire shop though huh. Later BObby

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