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Old 10-18-2008, 08:57 PM
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Re: Auto-X tires... and sizes

r comps or street legal tires for the street mod classes. R comps put you into modified I think which then means you don't need r comps you can run real race tires rather than glorified street tires like Bill. Reason I suggest it is you can get slightly used real race tires cheaper than r comps.
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Re: Auto-X tires... and sizes

What are you saying is the difference between R-compounds and "real" race tires???
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What are you saying is the difference between R-compounds and "real" race tires???
About a second on an autox course in the same car.
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Re: Auto-X tires... and sizes

Ben,
You need to explain a little more on the construction of R-comps vs "real" race tires
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You need to explain a little more on the construction of R-comps vs "real" race tires
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Re: Auto-X tires... and sizes

R comps need to meet DOT standards for on road conditions, race slicks are not dot legal and don't. Bias plys and softer sidewalls still rule the world of race slicks which allows for the tire to roll into the turn giving more surface area to grip. Compounds can be made to suit conditions like short tracks, heavy cars, light cars poor track surface, etc.

You don't see R comps very often on race tracks (though then do make decent rain tires).

Just like going from street tires to r comps they do have a big learning curve on how to drive (esp for those who don't remember bias ply tires) but the advantages are well worth the change in driving style.
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