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Author Topic:   60 series tires
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted December 03, 2003 08:13 PM  
Help needed on what a good 60 series DOT passenger tire is. Can run 60's or 70's. I am going with the 60's, just not sure what the best would be. Thanks for any help in advance.

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted December 03, 2003 08:26 PM  

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posted December 03, 2003 10:53 PM  
Cooper Cobras.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted December 04, 2003 11:22 AM  
I agree with Tilley88 Cobras are awesome.Another good one is Dean Stinger,basically the same as Cobras.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 296
posted December 04, 2003 02:19 PM  
We used to run on DOT tires, and cobras were the best, firestone firehawks, are nice, low tread wear rating. dont be afraid of the 70 series tires, having a bit of sidewall flex is a good thing. and they are easier to find, 235 70 RR and a 255 60 LR is about 3" stagger and right around 8" wide. for 7" your down to a 225 70 and a 215 70 for around 2" stagger, more or less depanding on air and brand.. widebody

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted December 04, 2003 07:31 PM  
If your rules will let you run them i would run the Hoosier dot`s

Dirt Freak

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posted December 05, 2003 09:24 AM  
Firehawks dont have very tough sidewalls.We ran them one year and lost all of them.Cobras have stronger sidewalls.

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posted December 05, 2003 12:12 PM  
20bmw nailed it. if they will allow any DOT tire and you can afford them, you can't beat a set of hoosier quick time DOT street legal drag tires.

Dirt Freak

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posted December 07, 2003 09:14 PM  
[Not drag tires but the hoozier d.o.t. legal
dirt bozz in med or soft compound. This tire is killer off the corners and holds up well for the entire season. Contact me by p.m. thru this forum I sell them and can ship anywhere

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posted December 07, 2003 09:24 PM  
we always had pretty good luck with BFG radial T/A`s,sidewalls didnt hold up to well with the Firestone SS10,the SS20 seemed a little better.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted December 14, 2003 01:28 PM  
go to discount tire or if there isnt one around you call discount tire direct and get the road hugger radial g/t made by kelly their the best tire for the buck hands down.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted December 19, 2003 11:07 PM  
If you want you could also try the Goodyear RS-A tire that was used on police cars with a 15" wheel but alittle steep @ 160.00 dollars a tire.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted December 27, 2003 07:35 AM  
I used gillet accelerator g/t 60s .they worked great for me.but dont run to little air pressure,it will chew them up.this year im going to run american racer tires. the old ones from the istock or imcas .most drivers will give you there the way im from texas we race at thunder mountainspeedway in rusk texas and i was purestock track champion and my wife was 3rd inthe cruiser class for point.i have a QWIK chasses.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted December 27, 2003 04:28 PM  
tracks around here say no blizac tires because the got a real soft conpound id run them if you can or the DOT quick times

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted January 04, 2004 11:10 AM  
i ve ran grandams all year they still look new they duro out at 65 and are still real close to that no now cost about 65.00 per tire hook up great on a dry slick track

Dirt Roller

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posted January 08, 2004 10:30 PM  
Thanks for the help everyone.

Dirt Maniac

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posted January 09, 2004 07:54 AM  
We used to run the Blizzaks too. Only on the front. sometimes they grab too much on the rear. They do wear out fast though. And technically they are a snow tire. Lots of places around here say no snow tires. Another good tire if you can get away with it is the dueller (sp?). The A/T tires are not supposed to be a truck tire. I'd stay away from the Firehawks. A great street tire, but we rolled off every one we ever put on. Especially the taller sidewall. They are just too soft. It might sound funny, but the Sears Guardsman is a pretty good tire too. Good cleanout pattern. I work in a tire factory and have looked at a lot of different tires over the years. Just my $.02.

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