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Old 04-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
Kubica
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Autocross Tires for 2013

Thoughts on tires for the upcoming season?

I was hoping to start a discussion based on actual experience, rather than an analysis of Tirerack and C&D reviews.

Possibilities:

A) Dunlop Start Spec 2
B) BFGoodrich Rival
C) Bridgestone RE-11A

Also, what's the deal with the Michelin SuperSports as an autox tire? I have read they are faster than the old Star Specs? Can anyone confirm or deny with actual experience? They weigh several pounds less than the tires listed above, so I am considering them.

I am currently on 235/40/18 Star Specs on BBS RCs and I think I could go faster on a shorter, lighter tire with slightly less grip. Straight line acceleration takes a big hit when I switch out my winter setup (225/45/17 Hakka's on BBS RKs) that weight 4.5 pounds less at each corner. Most of that weight increase is in the tire, and they also stand about 1/2" taller.
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