Has everyone seen the new Hoosiers?

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Has everyone seen the new Hoosiers?

Postby JoeE » Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:06 pm

Have you seen these?
Hard to believe they are DOT.
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Only 3 sizes though, and pricey of course.
205/50ZR15 - $186
225/50ZR16 - $194
225/45ZR17 - $217
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Postby fastneons » Mon Dec 01, 2003 4:19 pm

hopefully they are better than the as04. I got better traction with the azennis, than I did with the hoosiers. I could never put the power down coming out of a corner with the hoosier.
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Postby JoeE » Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:04 pm

I got better traction with the azennis, than I did with the hoosiers.

I remember that. I maintain though that comparing used Hoosiers is not really valid. They are known to have a short life, and they can't be bad when most of the SoloII national champions are winning on them.
But, on the other had what you and Rick have done on the Azenis is impressive.
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Postby RayAR » Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:45 pm

After running the Azenis I don't think I would even be willing to try Hoosiers again. The only problem I had is my car had a push with them. I think I just need to change my driving style and get the alignment right.

I am sure new Hoosiers would be faster then the Azenis but I am not going to spend the money to keep fresh Hoosiers on my car(They say 40 laps before they lose time dramaticly)
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Postby fastneons » Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:09 pm

I maintain though that comparing used Hoosiers is not really valid


I agree, somewhat. You would think that even a used slick would perform close to as good as a street tire though. Ray, I experienced the same push, going into the corners, as well. Maybe, I just used the wrong driving style with the slicks? Although, I don't know how the two driving styles could be that different. Look at me, talking like I actually know how to drive :)
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Postby rkaiser » Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:47 am

I think Kuhmo has a DOT racing slick coming out too. I remember seeing something about it on the SCCA forums. It's bound to be a heck of a lot cheaper than the Hoosier
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Postby RayAR » Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:33 pm

I think I am trying to enter the turns to hot. I gotta start remembering to "slow down to go faster". DOT slicks are nice but considering the surfaces we race on and that I do it for pure fun the Azenis are almost as fast and a lot better value.
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Postby JoeE » Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:23 am

Kumho has two DOT R-compound tires, and they are more reasonabley priced, and I believe they are pretty good.
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Kuhmo's "NEW" race tire

Postby Benush » Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:51 pm

I got to go to SEMA and stopped by the Kuhmo booth to look at the new race tire. It looks like a slick - like the new Hoosiers above. The woman at the booth autocrosses and said that the tire will be in limited sizes this year. Supplied through TireRack (maybe Discount Tire, too) but "should" be available as special order through local Les Schwab. By the hints of the her conversation, don't expect it to last any longer than the Hoosier's. Didn't ask about the price. If I remember correctly she called them a "V710"

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Postby fastneons » Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:21 pm

On the subject of tires, look at this rally tire by falken, one more reason to have rallycross. They didn't look to expensive either.Image
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