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Old 05-28-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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Impreza WRX Rain autoX Question?

Its going to be raining at the NWR autoX on sunday. What do you think i should do, Run my Falken Azinis with about 15% tread left or run my re92's with about 50% tread on them? What woould you do?
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Old 05-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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15% tread on the azenis will be sketchy... but if it's not pouring or there's no standing water, then they should be OK... either tire, you'll have to back out of the throttle and be smoother with the steering...
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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Running the Azenis might be a good lesson in car control. Don't expect to be too fast though.
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:56 PM   #4
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Azenis at a rainy AutoX is not going to be the end of the world. Like Paul says, it will be a good lesson in car control.

Rainy AutoX = Fun
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:24 PM   #5
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Rainy AutoX = Fun

Definately....
.... ......Just drive like it's dry out you got the advantage with awd..
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:04 AM   #6
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You might do OK on Falken Azinis with about 15% tread left, if there not much standing water.

The key would probably be how much water is on the surface. If the water is fairly deep, you're more likely to float (hydro-plane), vs. the higher adhesion (stick) of the Azenis.

Given that the RE92s have much less adhesion, I'd go with your baldy Azenis, unless it is pretty sloppy deep standing water.
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:28 AM   #7
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i say go with whichever is slower since ill be running against you. see you there.
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Old 05-29-2004, 01:59 PM   #8
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Yeah! If I were racing you I'd definately recommend the RE's, but you'll go faster on the Azenis. See you there! Still hoping for a dry track (fingers crossed)
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Old 05-30-2004, 12:26 AM   #9
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Its shouldnt be that bad. Last time it was raining i got 13 out of 170 or something, with only about 25% tread left. aww come on duece, its the beauty of all wheel drive!
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I've got my "shaved" aka worn Azenis on for tomorrow's autoX and it might be wet so we'll see if the street Yokohama AVS ES100s go on tomorrow or not. Probably not since I'm lazy.

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Just ran in the rain today with the Azenis. They performed very consistently, and after adding some pressure in the rear, I was able to fight understeer better than on the re92s under similar conditions (asphalt, drizzly, cool). However, there wasn't a huge problem with large puddles, as the rain was on and off.

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Our autoX yesterday was a mix of wet, very wet and dry conditions.

WRX's in STX got a wet then drying course while the STi's in A Stock ran in the very wet and they went good on their OEM tyres.

We in Street Mod got dry conditions so that was good. Not that my times were very good but fun none the less.

The drive home was in a torential rain so driving on "shaved" Azenis wasn't that fun. A bit of aquaplaining is never good.


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