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Old 01-16-2004, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default all seasons for autox??

is it possible to use all season tires on stock rims for autox? i don't plan on doing much autox, just wanna try something new. if it is possible, any recommendations? thanks!
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:03 AM   #2
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Sure. You can even use your RE-92s. You may not win top time in your class, but you'll have a lot of fun and learn about your car. Just pump them up near the max printed on the sidewall.
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
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Are the Pirreli P-zero's decent for racing? I checked out tirerack, they were the highest rated all season tires. thanks!
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Old 01-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #4
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hey man, no all-season is decent for racing.. its an all season, if you are just going to have some fun.. then beat the heck outta the RE-92s.. they'll be fun until you get better.. and then you'll be hooked and buying a dedicated set of auto-x tires.. its an addiction..
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Old 01-16-2004, 05:37 PM   #5
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Make sure to BUMP your tire pressures, especially up front. Maybe around 40 -42 PSI up front, 35 -36 in the rear.

You want to avoid having the sidewalls roll over too much. Especially up front.

Driving on sucky tires will help you learn to be a good autocrosser. you'll have to learn to be smooth, anticipate the corners and not overload the tires by braking/turning all at once.

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Old 01-16-2004, 06:17 PM   #6
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I ran all seasons for 2 auto-x seasons.

If you're just looking to have a good time, there's nothing wrong with them. BUT you'll never be really competitive with them.

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Old 01-17-2004, 07:24 AM   #7
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I liked my Sumo HTR+s in 225 width that I ran at autox. Get the wider sized tire and you will be good. Better all seasons will be a big improvement over re92s. People on this site like to have 3 sets of tires so they will always say all seasons are no good but some of them are damn close to summer only tires. The P-zeros I have herd good things about also. Watch your tire pressure also most all seasons do not have a stiff side wall.
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Old 01-17-2004, 11:09 AM   #8
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zojirushi - all the people in autox that i've seen progress from RE-92s to better perfromance tires are actually the ones w/ better times now. i guess all that slipping and sliding around really taught them car control... so it might actually be to your advantage to start w/ the crappy tires... just a thought!

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Old 01-17-2004, 12:34 PM   #9
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thanks for the advice everyone!

i think my plan is going to stick with the RE's for now and decide what tire to choose later on.
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:04 PM   #10
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if you are planing on being #1 they probably wont work. but if your out on a sunday drive then you will have a great time on them. i ran my 02 wrx of a entire season on my re92 i finished 2 and 3 a few times. it does come down to driver skill.
in my STi on the stock tires i finishe 2nd twice. so i cant wait till i get some r rubber.
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i run the pirelli p zero nero in the winter on my STi i love them. in the snow they rock for a all season.
see ya have a great day.
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:29 PM   #11
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I ran street tires on my Firebird Formula for two years. It was a blact because of all the power- once I learned to use it I became competitive. Then when I got a set of victoracers, I got fast- the grip is incredible with that one change.

BTW, I never looped that car on the street tires! Having the LT1 and rear drive was like haveing two steering wheels- it was so easy to correct that car with the gas peddle.
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Old 01-18-2004, 12:27 AM   #12
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now that i've decided to keep my stock tires, what other suspension mods should i do as a beginner? thanks!
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:25 PM   #13
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now that i've decided to keep my stock tires, what other suspension mods should i do as a beginner? thanks!
As a beginner you dont need any mods. Just an alignment maybe. The only thing that is going to help you for awhile is seat time.
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I agree with Afdpl, the folks who start out with a bunch of mods never learn to be good drivers because they are always blaming the mod or lack of mod on their results. Plus, all their brain power is expended on analyzing the mod, not their driving.

Start with the RE92s, a bunch of air pressure and a 'performance alignment.' Learn the techniques of autocross, then tinker with the car.

Go enjoy!
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:44 PM   #15
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ok thanks a bunch people!
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