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Tire source and RA-1s for AX


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Folks,

Sorry if this question has been asked too frequently. Can anyone recommend a source for the spec Toyo's in Northern CA?

 

Also, how do they compare with the Kumho and Hoosier alternative for AX?

 

There's probably alot more potential for lower times between the ears of the driver than between the car and the track in this case.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

PS - Whenever I get really sick of the world, I come to this group for a dose of common sense, community, good will, competitive fun, and modest pride. Kudo's!

 

Bob S.

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I keep using Chapmans BMW of AZ, no tax balances the delivery fee per tire. Seem to be pretty competitive on price? Although order early, I've had 2, maybe 3 out of 3 delivery issues. Although they did bend over backwards to rectify in the end. It always cost me more money to fit tires at tracks, miss sessions etc.

 

Dylan.

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I also use Chapman, but they a local for me. I think some of their deliver issues were related limited supplies from Toyo. Do order early as there are certain times of the year that these tires tend to get scarce from any source.

 

I here is list of toyo motorsport tire dealers.

 

http://www.nasaproracing.com/news/toyo_dealers.pdf

 

It is in PDF File

 

They show an American International Motorsports out of Sonoma, CA along with Chapman, Vilven, and Appalachian Tire.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Ohh... for autocross the hoosier is by far the best, The kumho V710 is supposed to be pretty good too. Then a distant 3rd is Victoracer and V700 Kumho. After this is the Toyo.

 

Best thing about the toyo is their long life and ability to stand up to alot of abuse. Hoosiers are much stickier at the track, but are gone after a weekend or two. Kumho last twice that. Toyo's tend to last twice as long as the Kumhos and are only a tiny bit slower. Toyo's are really great value R-tire, but not the absolute fastest.

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Folks,

Thanks very much. I'll consider my options.

 

Actually, a set of Hoosiers and a set of Toyo's sounds pretty good. Let's see, Hoosiers @ $200 each, Toyo's at $160 each, legal advice for divorce proceedings, X hours at $250 per hour. Hmmmmm.

 

Thanks again.

 

Bob S.

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Yeah, Bob. $160 is the "guy on the street" price from places like Discount Tire, etc. Our price through one of the authorized motorsports dealers that Joe spoke of, is $128 a piece. Smokin' deal. And everyone loves the TOYO's! We're all on equal tires....................and they last and last.

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