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Tire Choice? HPDE, AutoX, Race License hopefull


berny2435

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Ladies and Gents!

 

This community seems like it has a great wealth of knowledge and the only other place I've gotten information from about my car's setup is Honda-tech

 

THE Question?

What tires should I run this year?

 

My background

I have 5 Days HPDE experience on Street Tires. 205/45/16 Hankook RS2 Z212s. there is still plenty of tread left to go to the track and back but I will soon need new tires.

4 days at HPT, 1 day in rain/cold too

1 day at MAM - open track in car bymyself

 

The car

95 Honda civic K20a2 6spd swap - 207whp dyno tuned

2480 lb with driver and full tank

soon to be caged and have racing seats

modded suspension

I have shaved/used Hankook Z211 that have about 2/32 left untill they reach the bottom of the wear indicators.

 

I've heard some experienced people say that I should hold off on running R compounds. I wanna hear some more information from this forum.

 

Tires sizes I will concider = 15" 205-225s, 16" 205-225s

 

I've been eyeing the idea of 215/45/16 Falken RT615s and using them for both HPDE and AutoX

 

??? Should I run R comps before and during the FAAST racing school or other approved racing school?

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I have been running R comps from day one at the track. I have used street tires when I damaged a R comp and it completely changes how the car handles.

 

I think the first question it do you plan on racing and if you do what serise to you plan on racing with. Do they require a spec tire?

 

personaly I like the RA1's. I run 225/50/15 on my Integra.

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I have been running R comps from day one at the track. I have used street tires when I damaged a R comp and it completely changes how the car handles.

 

I think the first question it do you plan on racing and if you do what serise to you plan on racing with. Do they require a spec tire?

 

personaly I like the RA1's. I run 225/50/15 on my Integra.

 

yes I plan on racing and it would be Midwest H1 and TTB. Spec tire is RA1

 

so you suggest getting the RA1 then?

 

I've read about the Full tread vs shaved approach for rookies.

Do you think I should still shave the tire before my 1st HPDE?

What do you think I should run for camber? 3 front, 2 rear?

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