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Author Topic:   Tire Compounds?
LyonRacing
Member
posted October 13, 2003 08:15 PM
Lots of people I know are moving to HOosier's.. but, I'm still with American Racer... any real advantage with Hoosier?


lucky13
Member
posted October 14, 2003 07:34 AM
our track switched to the hoosiers a couple years ago. They still allowed the AR's but the guys who showed up with the AR's where out to lunch. The hoosiers are a racing tire, better sidewall, better tread design, which relates to better side bite and forward bite. If you can run the hoosiers, run them and run them on all 4 corners, dont try to "budget" them with the AR's you already have and only run the hoosiers on the back because they will overpower the frontend


Wauge28
Member
posted October 14, 2003 02:02 PM
Very simple...

IF your track allows both the Hoosier and the American Racer, again IF...take your American racers and mount them to your trailer. Your trailer will love the new rubber.



LyonRacing
Member
posted October 14, 2003 03:07 PM
LOL, guess there's my lesson for the day.


Dustejr73
Member
posted October 14, 2003 04:45 PM
I agree 100% Davy. You missd the Reno NV race a couple weeks ago. It was great running the IMCA tires again. I would love to trade the Hoosiers in on them if they could insure we were all running on the same IMCA tire. We have seen first hand how much difference a "doctored" tire is compared to the new off the shelf tire.

Heard you did well in Antioch after a rough ride getting there. Homer called my cell looking for Papenhousen with panic in his voice

Dustejr73
Member
posted October 14, 2003 08:04 PM
I like the guys standing up for the AR's. We run a late model and the compounds fly of the chart. We actually have a total of 7 different compounds (Hoosiers) for the car. This just means that many more rims and tires to be lugged to the track. We are even thinking about adding a second row on the tire rack on the trailer to accomodate them. With the AR's, it was alot simpler. The AR's also have a tougher sidewall than the Hoosiers. I will say this, I have seen guys run just as good towards the end of the main on the AR's if the track is black, plus the last a h*ll of alot longer than the hoosiers. There have been times where we only get 2 or 3 nites from the hoosiers. Add that onto the 30 dollar difference between AR's and Hoosiers for the late models. I know this is a mod catagory, but wanted to express my opinion. Plus for a mod, check out the AR 82/8 they have diff compounds and some mods around here like 'em just as well and there about 15 bucks a tire cheaper. Sorry for the long message guys, just tryin to help.


way2fast72
Member
posted October 15, 2003 02:44 AM
Hey guys, what are the sizes and compounds that are being ran on the Hoosiers? The reason I ask is because I`ve got about 25 of them I would like to get rid of. They are A20 and A30 compounds I think they are 8.00x87x15 but need to check for sure. some are new, and the rest are very good.


DNS
Member
posted October 29, 2003 01:34 PM
does anyone know what the tire rules in Az are at manzanita and casa grande especially. I am brand new to the dirt track deal and need to find out.

Thanks

lucky13
Member
posted October 29, 2003 06:30 PM
Check out www.whowon.com and search for the tracks. I am just about positive it is IMCA rules down there, so you would need the pucks.