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Re: race/track tires
>They are closing out old stock on the 226 compound autocross tires.
>I got a set of Comp T/A R1 in 222/50-16 for my Mustang SVO for $40
>each! And these were molded at 6/32 of an inch! Anyway, you can
>call them for prices on the 230 compound Road Race R1 tires.
>NOTE: The 226 series tire is NOT speed rated. It's meant for
>autocross duty only and it gets up to operating temperature quick. It's
>quite possible that these tires may overheat, get greasy and start
>chunking on a track like Lime Rock. I'd buy them for cheap thrills
>if nothing else! :) Still, if you're going to do Lime Rock, get the
>230 compound R1s. I figure they are about $110-130 each.
DO NOT USE 226 Series TIRES AT A TRACK EVENT. It's more than "possible
that these tires may overheat, get greasy and start chunking" IT WILL
HAPPEN. I can not emphisis this enough. Never use a Auto-X tire at a
track, especially on a nose heavy Q. If your lucky those 226's will last
for "maybe" one session of hot laps after that you'll have cords on the
rim and no tread. The Auto-X tires are designed to work around 120F.
Race tires are designed to work around 180-220F