View Full Version : Where to get tires cheapest?
05-07-2001, 07:01 PM
I need to by some new D.O.T. competition tires size 15x205x50. Any suggestions on brands, price or where to purchase them would be appreciated.
My Yoko A032R's are corded after two Solo 2 events this weekend and my car seems to understeer with the corded tires on the front and oversteer with them on the back, go figure.
05-08-2001, 02:45 PM
These suppliers carry R-compounds but don't always stock them ... but normally they can get them in an day or so
Oshawa Tire carries Kuhmo V700 (If memory serves me)
Wheel Tire Zone carries Yoke 032R's (Eglington & Dixie area)
Tire Works carries Toyo RA1's (Dixie and 401 area)
05-08-2001, 03:38 PM
I couldn't get V700s from Osh. Tire. They had none in stock and were more expensive than Tire Rack. Tire Rack shipped me tires in 4 days.
I love them as a sponsor, but I can't buy from them with seven week "maybes" on delivery.
05-08-2001, 06:57 PM
Thank you for the information Moose and Shaman. I have only had one set of R compound tires, A032R's, and I would like to try another brand maybe Kumho or Toyo just so I'd have something to compare them to. Hoosiers would be nice but I hear they are more expensive.
05-08-2001, 07:14 PM
Hoosiers are almost twice as expensive as Kumhos.
05-08-2001, 07:20 PM
Are they twice as good? I know they weigh a lot less, I guess you get what you pay for. I'd buy a set if they would last all season but I think I will need probably two sets to make it through the season.
05-08-2001, 08:31 PM
Hoosiers are great tires, and they're worth some time on a track, for sure. They also wear much quicker than Kumhos, and I can't afford them at the rate my car goes through those... (three-four sets a year).
05-08-2001, 08:54 PM
Four sets of those bigass tires, wow, you must have more money than me. You need a sponsor. At least my tires are smaller and therefore a little cheaper.
We need a tire company sponsor for the Solo 1 series that supplies us with tires at cost. Wouldn't that be nice.
Kumho is coming out with a new construction tire. It's supposed to be lighter than the present V-700. No idea about pricing.
05-08-2001, 09:22 PM
I have a few sponsors, but that is a major expense, obviously.
With over 500rwhp, I think I'm going to be in for even more than last year... :( It's great news that Kumho is going to lighter construction... I need to get some lightweight wheels - next year, maybe.
05-10-2001, 12:59 PM
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05-10-2001, 08:44 PM
I bought four Toyo Ra-1's 205/50R15 @ $165.00 from Tireworks because they were closest. I wanted to try something different from my Yok's. They look like they will stick pretty good, guess I'll find out May 18 at Mosport.
I find Toyo's take a long time to break in before they get fast. You may want to scrub them in for a heat cycle before going to the track.
05-11-2001, 12:16 AM
Kumhos are like that, too. My first time out, they felt like street tires.
05-11-2001, 06:40 PM
I have lapping day next Friday to break them in before the first event on Saturday. If it warms up this weekend I'll take them out for a drive and scrub them up a bit, but I don't want to wear them out too fast!
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