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Re: What tires to buy?

>I recently purchased an 86 4k Quattro that I use as a daily driver and 
>for Solo II racing.  The guy that had the car before me was really cheap 
>and put on some no-name 175 size tires.  Keeping in mind that the car is 
>used everyday and I can't afford a second set of tires and wheels:
>1.  What model tire should I buy to maximize racing performance?
>2.  In stock class, what is the maximum size tire I can legally run?
>3.  Should I use the widest tire or is there an advantage to narrower 
>4.  What other changes should I consider to make the car more 

Steve, you finally made it!

Right now I'm running Yokohama AVS intermediates on my GTI. They provide
excellent dry grip but have a short lifespan. Wet traction is decent and
road noise is tolerable. It seems though it would be ideal to run on autox
tires and and maybe use some all-season perf tires year-round. Or maybe a
set of snow tires for the winter mounted on 14" steel wheels and put some
sticky tires on for summer and racing. 

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Good Luck...see you on the 7 of May!

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87 Audi 4KS   
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