: Will 245/30/18 Hoosiers Fit the V?



sefa01
02-05-07, 12:35 PM
I've been running 245/40/18 Hoosiers for track days for 3 years. They've become pretty expensive ($253 per), but I can get 245/30/18s or 285/30/18s a lot cheaper.

Anyone who knows more about tires than me (which includes a large part of the poplulation) have an opinion?

thebigjimsho
02-05-07, 12:45 PM
I thought you just tracked the Vette now? I guess you could do 245/30 but that might be too small. But it would fit on the rim.

Feffman
02-05-07, 01:35 PM
Sefa01:

I've been looking at the Hoosier R3 S05 ($185) as well, but it appears on heavier cars they don't hold up real well. No experience with them though. I've compiled a list of track tires and close to stock sizes for the V below:

Yokohama Advan A048 235/40-18 OR Advan A005 (Slick)

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 235/40-18

Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/40-18

Toyo Proxes RA-1 245/40-18

Hankook Ventus Z214 245/40-18 OR Ventus RSS Z211 225/40-18

Dunlop SP Super Sport Race (Good luck finding these)
235/40-18
245/35-18

Kuhmo Ecsta V710 245/35-18 OR Ecsta V70A 245/35-18

Nitto NT-01 245/40-18

Falken Azenis RT-615 245/40-18

Hoosier R6 DOT Radial 245/40-18 OR R3-S05 245/40-18

Federal Tire FZ-101 (no sizes announced yet) OR 595RS 255/35-18

I'll be making a decision this week on track tires.

Mark "Feff" Pfeffer
www.MVPTrackTime.com

sefa01
02-05-07, 01:59 PM
I thought you just tracked the Vette now? I guess you could do 245/30 but that might be too small. But it would fit on the rim.

I track them both. But I may track the V more this year since I'm putting a Maggie on it. I like the fact that I can throw four slicks in the back. With the Z06, any tire you track is a compromise.

sefa01
02-05-07, 02:03 PM
Sefa01:

I've been looking at the Hoosier R3 S05 ($185) as well, but it appears on heavier cars they don't hold up real well. No experience with them though. I've compiled a list of track tires and close to stock sizes for the V below:

Yokohama Advan A048 235/40-18 OR Advan A005 (Slick)

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 235/40-18

Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/40-18

Toyo Proxes RA-1 245/40-18

Hankook Ventus Z214 245/40-18 OR Ventus RSS Z211 225/40-18

Dunlop SP Super Sport Race (Good luck finding these)
235/40-18
245/35-18

Kuhmo Ecsta V710 245/35-18 OR Ecsta V70A 245/35-18

Nitto NT-01 245/40-18

Falken Azenis RT-615 245/40-18

Hoosier R6 DOT Radial 245/40-18 OR R3-S05 245/40-18

Federal Tire FZ-101 (no sizes announced yet) OR 595RS 255/35-18

I'll be making a decision this week on track tires.

Mark "Feff" Pfeffer
www.MVPTrackTime.com

You've done a great job of identifying candidates. But I've run the stock run flats, GS-D3s, and Michelin Pilot Cups at the track and none are as good as the Hoosiers. I guess you can shave the Nitto NT-01s and some others to have pseudo slicks, but the price is almost the same as Hoosiers.

Dreamin
02-05-07, 03:06 PM
Cant find any Hoosiers in 245/30/18. Which model are you looking at? Do you mean 245/35/18?

sefa01
02-05-07, 05:51 PM
Cant find any Hoosiers in 245/30/18. Which model are you looking at? Do you mean 245/35/18?


You're right. I was confusing it with the 285/30/18 that I also mentioned.

Dreamin
02-05-07, 07:33 PM
Wheel range for this tire is 10.5" - 11.5"...and hoosiers run wide. I wouldn't run these on stock rims.

You could probably get away with this on a 9.5" wheel... which would work on the rear, not front.

rand49er
02-05-07, 08:23 PM
... You could probably get away with this on a 9.5" wheel... which would work on the rear, not front.Hey, Dreamin', at the risk of :horse: ,what choices do we have for wheels in that size category that I can afford?

Dreamin
02-05-07, 09:07 PM
In an 18" race wheel...

CCW makes a great race wheel, i'd run 18x9 front and 18x9.5 or 18x10 rear. ~$2500
http://www.ccwheel.com/files/wheelprofiles-model.php?id=c14


Jongbloed makes a nice 18x9"... but i think they stick out a little. $3850 i think. Calicadi is the expert on that wheel.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/83880-no-more-teasin-full-monty-attached.html

Chef
02-05-07, 11:40 PM
I like that new race wheel from CCW in terms of being cost effective and the look is strickly a race look - No way would I think about a 19" wheel...18" with some sticky shoe FATTIES ARE PLENTY:thumbsup: good plus the rotation revolutions to boot...

Good work Feff & Dreamin!:thumbsup:

rgd
02-06-07, 10:52 AM
In an 18" race wheel...

CCW makes a great race wheel, i'd run 18x9 front and 18x9.5 or 18x10 rear. ~$2500
http://www.ccwheel.com/files/wheelprofiles-model.php?id=c14


Jongbloed makes a nice 18x9"... but i think they stick out a little. $3850 i think. Calicadi is the expert on that wheel.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/83880-no-more-teasin-full-monty-attached.html


Dreamin, have you called over to CCW, is the C14 wheel available in a six-lug version? They still only list the original three offered long ago.

How many days are you guys running Hoosiers getting from the tires? I have been very surprised at how mine have lasted. After the third day I figured I had maybe two days left at best. But since then I think I have another 5 maybe 6 days with at least one more to go.

How far are you running them down, until the groove is gone, until you see cord? (inquiring mind(s) want to know)

Thanks
rgd

Dreamin
02-06-07, 12:24 PM
Yes, John (CCW) offers the C14 in a 6-lug. I think he's done a few sets for SCCA T2 cars.

For the hoosiers:
S03: 5-6 track days
S04: 3-4 track days
S05: 5-6 track days
R6: Dont know...

Just before you see cord ;) But definitely past the grove disappearing

rand49er
02-06-07, 01:33 PM
In an 18" race wheel...

CCW makes a great race wheel, i'd run 18x9 front and 18x9.5 or 18x10 rear. ~$2500
http://www.ccwheel.com/files/wheelprofiles-model.php?id=c14


Jongbloed makes a nice 18x9"... but i think they stick out a little. $3850 i think. Calicadi is the expert on that wheel.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/83880-no-more-teasin-full-monty-attached.html
Oo-o-h ... that would seriously erode my maggie fund. :nono:

Those CCW's look really nice!