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Old 04-23-2003, 01:26 PM   #13
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2001 GMC Sierra

Default Re: Re: racing on street tires a couple times... will this work?

Originally posted by MNbiker

Personally, I wouldn't bother getting special tires for racing, if all you plan is a limited number of events. Heck, even the stock RE-92's are excellent to learn on. Lower-grip tires tend to be easier to learn on, as they break away more gradually.

As for ripping up tires, you shouldn't have problems at shorter autocross-type events, if you do two things: 1. inflate your tires to somewhere in the mid 40's cold. 2. Get a GOOD alignment - make sure the shop gets you as much negative camber as possible in the front.

Track racing's another story - you can eat up street tires pretty fast on a track, due to heat buildup.


I think I'm beyond the beginner learning stage to the point where crummy tires would just piss me off... I've done a lot of racing on karts and a friend who was an instructor at Proformance race school will be helping me figure the car racing thing out so I think the RE92's would wear out their welcome in a hurry...

thanks for the info guys!!
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