04-29-13, 10:21 PM
I contacted every tire company that makes DOT R compound tires, and put in a request for factory size R 19" tires for our cars. Hoosier, Toyo, BFG, Kumho.
They all say, with enough request from the general public, it can happen. So please contact them via their web sites, and request R compound tires in our sizes. Which is a 27" OD.
Mickey Thompson makes the DR's for our car. 3723R is the number I believe. Cecil..........
04-29-13, 11:46 PM
We need road course tires, on all 4 corners !!!!
R888 is and R compound. I just drive around on 19" MTs and had no issues. Must be real careful around the corners or any rain.
04-30-13, 05:47 AM
I was going to go with Mickey Thompsons for the rears on the street, but after talking to the local MT tire rep,I decided not to. He told me that the MT would only be good for 1500 miles on the street and were not recmended for highway use. I would hope to get at least 5000 miles out of a set of tires.
I've done about 4 passes on my MTs and based on he amount of wear they have at the moment, they will last 5000+ miles. I have 2K on them already and they look good. I will say though, they do shatter my confidence at high speeds or cornering. The things like to wobble :)
05-10-13, 12:03 PM
Guys he's talking about R compound ROAD RACING tires for lapping and autocross. Not Drag radials :)
05-10-13, 12:10 PM
It's becoming more and more appearent most of you guys are drag racers. Road courses are so much more fun, than smashing your foot to the floor for 11 seconds:)
05-10-13, 01:12 PM
I don't know, 10 second quarters make my nipples hard. lol
05-11-13, 03:15 AM
My nipples stay hard for 20 minutes on the road course.
05-11-13, 05:42 PM
And the drive home because you know what an apex is and how to take it...
05-12-13, 08:38 PM
I did finally hear from Kumho. The sales dept says they'll send it up the request line. Took them like 10 weeks to respond.
05-13-13, 10:07 AM
Just pick up 18 TSW Nurburgrings and run 275s all around. They're plentiful and cheap :)
05-22-13, 12:27 AM
Hoosier R6 has 295 30 19s and 265 35 19s that are 26.1 tall. For a track tire you could get away with that diameter no problem. I run 305 30 19 re11 which is 26.3 and it is fine.
If i were to do it...i would run a Hoosier R6 in these sizes......or 295 all the way around if i had all for rear rims on.
R6 is the road course tire.....the A6 hoosier is an autocross/hillclimb/cold weather tire for when you cant get them up to full temp in one run.
EDIT: i just notice they make the R6 in 295 35 19....that would be wicked as a square setup with 9.5 inch rims on all 4 corners!