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lazyracer5
Dirt Roller

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posted May 15, 2004 09:23 PM  
ANY ONE WITH ADVICE ON A BRAND OF TIRE OR TIRE INFO. PLEASE HELP.MY COOPER COBRA RADIAL GT`S HOT SLICK AFTER A FEW LAPS .RULES SAY I HAVE TO RUN STEET RADIALS.ANY INFO IS WELCOME

joetaylor
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posted May 15, 2004 09:58 PM  
out of curisoty what tire press are you running that would have a lot to do with itnothooking up

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lazyracer5
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posted May 15, 2004 10:05 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by joetaylor:
out of curisoty what tire press are you running that would have a lot to do with itnothooking up



I RUN ABOUT 16 POUNDS IN THE TIRES

dirtdodge
Dirt Roller

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posted May 17, 2004 09:11 PM  
way to low for a street radial try atleast 30 on the right and 26 left

joetaylor
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posted May 17, 2004 10:06 PM  
dirtdogge is right way toolow getyour pressure up and you will see a big difference

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racer17j
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posted May 17, 2004 10:08 PM  
81 grand prix kumho 795's lf 14 rf 24 lr 25 rr 30. my car works pretty darn good

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bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

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posted May 18, 2004 08:52 PM  
yeah, 30 lbs might be just a little BOUNCY
I would agree

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BIGDADDYBOZ
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posted May 18, 2004 09:40 PM  
I run 30lbs on the Right side and 23 on the left.

iowa_dirt_track_girl
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posted May 18, 2004 11:00 PM  
here is the deal on the whole air pressure tire thing

Look at the dirt mark on your ties on the right side if it is half way up the side wall then that tire needs more air in it cause it aint doing you no good running on the side of that tire get that dirt mark up on the tread of the sidewall not half way down being down that low will have a tendancey to loosen up the car cause it has nothing to grab in the corners

stevenmw
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posted May 19, 2004 05:51 AM  
ANY ONE WITH ADVICE ON A BRAND OF TIRE OR TIRE INFO. PLEASE HELP.MY COOPER COBRA RADIAL GT`S HOT SLICK AFTER A FEW LAPS .RULES SAY I HAVE TO RUN STEET RADIALS.ANY INFO IS WELCOME

Lazy racer5 cooper tires where we race the compound is way to hard.If you really want a tire that is soft in the dot radials get you some Goodyear [Wingfoots] a bit higher than cooper cobras but well worth the investment.

The goodyear Wingfoots are the dirt wrinkle wall tires.Dot Radials and we run 12 pounds left side and 16 pounds right side on a tacky track and 10 pounds left side 14 pounds right side on a dry slick track.The car be stroking.

Good luck.
Steven.

tech355
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted May 19, 2004 06:40 PM  
On asphalt we run goodyear allegras 75 series. We get them at sams club.

bigcitycowboy
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posted May 20, 2004 07:36 PM  
my problem is i keep loosing the right rear tire. i run a 72 chevelle street stock with a 8" rims. ive been trying different tires. im currently running " road huggers" 245/60/15 both sides. car handles great. but i keep loosing the right rear. the rims seems to be ok, and the last race i was running 24lbs , but the track was real bad with rutz in it. i dunno if the the rutz would cause it to come off the bead. need help . its costing me valuable positions thx guys

19J
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posted May 20, 2004 09:54 PM  
To the original post here is some popular tires in Iowa. Sigma E are gettin up there. Cooper is going down. Mastercraft Avengers. Winston Winners. Firestone FireHawk. And many more i cant think of.

To bigcity are you running tubes? If not run them. They will save you a bunch. And yes ruts will cause you nightmares if the track is dryslick and rutty up the air pressure a lil so you dont roll them off the bead. Are the tires junk? If the sidewall is cut real bad almost tore off than yes it is rolling off the bead. Good luck.

WesternAuto17
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posted May 21, 2004 08:05 AM  
I can't tell you what tire to run because we're allowed to use race tires, but I can tell you this - I have run Cooper Cobras on my past couple street driven cars and they last for-friggin-ever. That makes me think they are a pretty hard compound.

[This message has been edited by WesternAuto17 (edited May 21, 2004).]

hsracer158
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posted May 22, 2004 01:54 PM  
We run a mild banked 3/8 mile track. Also use cooper cobra's. We run tubes, and the pressures are as follows, lf 20, rf 30, lr 15, rr 16. We have no roll over problems. the car bites very well. ( probably to well ) It spins the rr tire on the wheel about 1-2" every week. We also grind the tires every week. Hope that helps ya some

Rick

19J
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posted May 22, 2004 03:14 PM  
Yes Coopers have a very hard tire compund. Thats why no one likes them around here. They also "glaze" over too quick. The Sigmas last a lot longer and i believe are cheaper.

modracer09
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posted May 23, 2004 09:43 AM  
I dont se why peopel dont run tubes you can run a lower air pressure safley without the worrie of blowing a tire off the wheel. we ran Firestones 70s at 14lf, 15.5rf, 10lr, 15rr worked good lotos of bite no tire spin
ran about 1" stager on the front and 2.5 on the rear hope this helps


Steve Shaw Jr
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hobby9
Dirt Roller

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posted May 23, 2004 07:33 PM  
I run a cheap tire (MasterCraft) 205 70 on a hobby stock, pretty soft tread with decent durability. I run 39 rf no less than 28 in right rear, actually the lowest I have ran in it this year last night 14 lf 20 lr. Havent changed right front since Icebreaker.

ALCOHOL
Dirt Full Roller

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posted May 24, 2004 10:39 AM  
What are the Goodyear Wing foots? Give me more info on them, please. Can I get them at any local Goodyear tire dealer?

juliaferrell
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posted May 24, 2004 01:32 PM  
Go to a goodyear racing tire distributor. goodyear.com and click on racing, then find your nearest distributor.

racer17j
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posted May 24, 2004 08:54 PM  
Im sorry but I gotta say this. The goodyear
wingfoot is no wrinklewall anything. It is
a street tire no different than an eagle
or cooper cobra or mastercraft whatever. While its probably a good tire it is not racing anything. I only comment because I dont want anyone to buy this tire thinking its a secret weapon. Its the same green tire as the grand am radial g.t. or kelly
charger. Also the mastercraft avenger/douglas
/cooper cobra/sigma are the same greem tires of the cooper line.

iowa_dirt_track_girl
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posted May 24, 2004 11:36 PM  
does anybody know what they replaced the BFgoodrich touring TA with
I know they dont make them any more but what are they using now

We use the douglas tires from wally world and have no trouble YET plus we have used the kumho 795 and the sigma shadow

ALCOHOL
Dirt Full Roller

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posted May 26, 2004 09:00 PM  
Been to the local Goodyear dealer and they have no reference of Wingfoots. Also on the goodyear web site,,,I can't find anything either. Looked under racing and didn't see anything there. Can you still help me out?

bobaluuu
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posted June 01, 2004 08:49 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by ALCOHOL:
Been to the local Goodyear dealer and they have no reference of Wingfoots. Also on the goodyear web site,,,I can't find anything either. Looked under racing and didn't see anything there. Can you still help me out?

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the wingfoot is a regular street tire, nothing special or racy about it period.
Its probably obsolete inventory too. thats why goodyears retail staff of 6 months experienced salesmen know nothing of it.

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kgofsttrnlft
Dirt Roller

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posted June 02, 2004 09:45 PM  
Pep Boys sells a tire called a Coronet...also a cheapie....The bomber guys at a track near mine used to be under a street tire rule and the leaders there ran those...seemed to be pretty soft to me...that's been about 6 years ago....hope this helps

    

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