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Rim Decision for autox slicks

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by LudeBoy, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. LudeBoy

    LudeBoy Slave to the EF

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    Ok, I have a set of 14in alloy rims and a set of 16in alloy rims. The 14's are probably close to 5lbs lighter a piece. Which should I purchase a set of slicks for autocross for?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    14s
     
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    I'd go for 15s personally.. But for autox between a 14 and a 16 I'd hit the 14.
     
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    14's, only because rubber is cheaper and is in a size you'll be able to get.
    16's are tough to get anything good in
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I'd go with the 15s also, 14s because you have them.
     
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    another thing i forgot to mention...

    it depends a lot on your class.

    while stock classes allow for DOT approved slicks such as the victoracers and hoosiers... they DONT allow for wheel size changes.

    st classes you can't run slicks at all- street tires only.

    what classes are you trying to run in?
     
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    LudeBoy Slave to the EF

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    STO. Street Tire Open. The tires are DOT approved so would they not be able to fit in that class? Yeah I wish they were 15's but I have to live with what I have right now. These were the tires I wanted to put on them.. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...re1=yes&place=5

    I am running a 91 hatch BTW. Did really well in STO last event. Placed 3rd in front of a wrx and a M3. I ran my 16's with parada spec 2's up front and sumitomo all seasons in the rear. Was looking for that .15 of a second I needed to beat that boxter that placed 2nd. I refinished up those 14's and was planning on putting some nice tires on em.
     
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    i may be wrong, but i'm 90% sure that all the ST_ classes require a STREET TIRE with a 200 treadware or higher compound. you should consult your rule book.

    and its not street tire-- its street TOURING :p

    as for the .15 of a second...

    R-comps are good for roughly 2 seconds on a 60-second course with the right driver who knows what hes doing.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Maybe he doesn't race with the same organization that you do.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    scca? lol what other organization is there for autox that has ST classing?
     
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    LudeBoy Slave to the EF

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    None that I know of lol. It is Street Tire. There is also of course Street Touring.

    http://www.stlsolo.org/Default.aspx?tabid=330


    Class: STREET TIRE OTHER -------------------------------------------------------
    1t RYAN MARZEC 95 M3 DNF 44.705 43.836 43.123 43.123
    2t JASON STRATTON 99 BOXTER 46.872 46.657 45.255 44.924 44.924
    3t ALAN TARKA 91 CIVIC 48.012 46.170 45.382 45.112 45.112
    4t WALTER MICHL 95 M3 47.958 47.662 47.916 45.806 45.806
    5. MARCOS HERNANDEZ 05 STI DNF 79.980 51.867 46.092 46.092
    6. DAVID STUCKEL 88 240 51.221 49.478 48.399 48.166 48.166
    7. DENNIS BUEHRLE 91 CIVIC DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF
    8. SCHWEIKER MATT 95 MUSTANG DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ
    8. DAVID VERNON 05 CIVIC DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ
    8. MICHAEL VERNON 05 CIVIC DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ
     
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    [​IMG]

    i think thats a regional or your clubs classing. i don't think that class exists on scca.org
    if it does, i've never heard of it, and there definitely wasn't a classing of it at nationals.
     
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    Yeah thats what it looks like. I searched scca.org as well. Couldn't find shit on the rules of that class or anything about it. Guess i will email the regional folks about it.
     
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