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Posted by Jeff J. on March 23, 2002 at 15:06:47:

In Reply to: Re: Advice on an R compound Auto-x & DE tire? posted by Randy Walters on March 23, 2002 at 01:06:36:

I'm leaning a bit more towards the Kumho V700 Victoracers.. Thanks for the info.

I'm looking into possibly mounting a set of R Compound tires on my 15'' stock wheels for use in autocrosses and track events. Any recommendations? I assume the best size is 225/50/15 for the stock wheels, right? I am really just looking for an all around good tire that will last me a while. Maximum performance isnt so important at this stage.. Any R Compound tire will be a serious upgrade from my street tires anyway. Let me know if anyone has any particular recommendations. Thanks. Jeff J.

If you've run more than a few autocrosses and you
feel that you're driving well on your street
tires, i'd recommend either the Toyo Proxes RA1
or Kumho V700 Victoracer, each in 225/50-15. The
Kumho is faster than the Toyo, but the Toyo is
more "streetable". The Kumho is a better autocross
tire, but for track a lot of guys prefer the Toyo
as it doesn't get as "greasy" feeling as the Kumho
does after a lot of laps and the Toyo would make
a better dual-purpose track/autocross tire. For
autocross only i'd go with either version of the
Kumho. Forget the Hoosiers - they're for very
experienced (and/or very rich) autocrossers :-)

Here's how the various R-compound tires stack up
on the autocross course (from slowest to fastest):

Yokohama A032R
Toyo Proxes RA1
Kumho V700 Victoracer
Kumho V700 Ecsta
Hoosier R3S03
Hoosier A3S03

89 325is

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