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2300cc
11-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Hey all,
I have been doing some autocrossing with the Abarth, and yesterday was the first autox with my performance and suspension capabilities and I am way past the capabilities of the stock all season tires on the 16" wheels. I would like to get an extra set of wheels and r-compound tires for next season.

I was wondering if anyone would like to share their autox tire set-up that has worked well for them? Please include tire type, and size. Thanks!

cy-clone33
11-04-2013, 12:11 PM
I bought faulkin RT615K for my autoX events in my 500T.. $695 mounted, and I LOVE them

Robert Nixon
11-04-2013, 12:14 PM
I recently went from the stock 16s on my Abarth to some 17 inch Ciao wheels and Dunlop Direzza IIs. Only done one autocross on them, and I feel like they were much better than the stock Pirellis. These are only high performance summer tires, so they aren't the racing tires you say you are looking for. My plan is to continue in SCCA G Stock category, and next year they are changing the tire rules, so these Dunlops will be good for 2014 and 2015 in the tire categoy.

If you are going all in, I imagine some 17 inch wheels will be able to fit some Hoosier racing tires as long as the don't go above around 210/45 or so.

cy-clone33
11-04-2013, 12:28 PM
I assumed that he is running SCCA events, so the only tire allowed for the 2014 season will be a wear rating of no less than 140 ( mine are 200 ) then in 2015 the minimum wear is moving up to 200.. no pure race tires are allowed after dec 31, unles this car is modded up to a class other than street or street touring

Robert Nixon
11-04-2013, 12:35 PM
In 2014 you can still enter the Stock category since it will have the same rules as this year's stock, but the new 140 and 200 will be a re-named Tire category

shagghie
11-04-2013, 12:47 PM
215/40/17 Direzza ZII's are doing it for me.... Had to roll the front fenders 5mm though, but so worth it. (I'm lowered on Neu-F springs)

shag

abarth&911
11-04-2013, 04:17 PM
It all depend of which class you intend to run. Since you said you modify the car you are obviously not stock.
Depending of the mode there is class with R-compound tire or street tire. Of the high performance street tire
+1 on the Dunlop ZII. On stock 17 wheel and Eibach pro-kit spring no need to roll the front fender.

2300cc
11-04-2013, 04:24 PM
I would like to stay with 16" wheels and it doesn't look like the Dunlops have a comparable size for 16s. I am looking into R-Compounds as I normally don't run with the SCCA, I typically run with the PCA or BMW club.

Thanks for the help so far guys!

shagghie
11-04-2013, 05:44 PM
what R-comp in 16" are you looking at?
I would like to stay with 16" wheels and it doesn't look like the Dunlops have a comparable size for 16s. I am looking into R-Compounds as I normally don't run with the SCCA, I typically run with the PCA or BMW club.

Thanks for the help so far guys!

stealthy1ss
11-04-2013, 07:07 PM
16's suck for finding good tires. You have to go with a 15 or 17 to get the best selections. I ran Toyo R1R's this year (205/45/16) and they worked really well unless it was hot out or at the end of a session at Road America.

shagghie
11-04-2013, 07:10 PM
Are there any non-suck 15" wheels that clear properly you've found? Don't like the Stance ones much. Wonder if Buddy Clubs would clear... hmmm.


16's suck for finding good tires. You have to go with a 15 or 17 to get the best selections. I ran Toyo R1R's this year (205/45/16) and they worked really well unless it was hot out or at the end of a session at Road America.

jguerdat
11-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Since you're looking for 16" R comps, the 205/45-16 Hoosier seems to be the way to go. About stock diameter (.1" shorter). The Kumho 215/40-16 V710 could be an option if you really wanna squeeze them onto a 6.5" wheel.

Dean2
11-05-2013, 02:50 PM
The 15"x6.5" Monzas that Madness sells clear with 5mm spacers. (I have seen a post that said the spacers weren't necessary, but Madness says they are.) The wheels are 14.4 lbs. There's also a 7" wide version available.

2300cc
11-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Hey guys, thanks for all the responses! Judging by the selection I may go with a set of 17" wheels and tires so I have more of a variety, since the season is winding down I will have to mull it over through the winter.

Thanks again for all the input!