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      09-18-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Question for Ben on R-comp

I will be attending the O'Fest at Barber this year and have registered for the 5 day track event. I'm also ready to start running R-comp or similar tires, however, I'm not really excited about buying another set of wheels as I already have two, both of which are 19".

The question is, I have 19x9 ET 22 fronts and 19x10 ET 22 rears on which I'm considering mounting Hoosier R6, 235/35/19 F and 265/35/19 rears.
Section width and tread width are 10.2/9.3 and 10.4/9.6 respectively and tire diameters are close to stock ( a tad smaller). Do you think this will be okay? The front is a bit smaller than stock by size but by tread width it looks to be about the same.

The alternative would be the 265/35/19 in Front and 295/30/19 in the Rear, but I'm worried that I would probably rub in both front and rear and I'm not racing for trophies but just want to have more traction and fun.
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      09-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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I will be attending the O'Fest at Barber this year and have registered for the 5 day track event. I'm also ready to start running R-comp or similar tires, however, I'm not really excited about buying another set of wheels as I already have two, both of which are 19".

The question is, I have 19x9 ET 22 fronts and 19x10 ET 22 rears on which I'm considering mounting Hoosier R6, 235/35/19 F and 265/35/19 rears.
Section width and tread width are 10.2/9.3 and 10.4/9.6 respectively and tire diameters are close to stock ( a tad smaller). Do you think this will be okay? The front is a bit smaller than stock by size but by tread width it looks to be about the same.

The alternative would be the 265/35/19 in Front and 295/30/19 in the Rear, but I'm worried that I would probably rub in both front and rear and I'm not racing for trophies but just want to have more traction and fun.
I think your proposed setup would be fine. As you note the 235 Hoosier runs pretty wide. Still might run into a little more understeer, although I think it would be manageable. See Hoosier's guidelines for the a6/r6 line for ideas about air pressure etc.

There is a pretty good chance you would see some rub with 265/35R19 as your front tire, although those with the 295 rear would be a good step up if you start running more competitively and didn't mind a little bit of work to make them fit.
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Thanks for your response. Follow up question. Can you guys heat cycle the tires prior to mounting (as indicated in the guidelines you enclosed) or is that something that can only be done by actual driving on the track?

If that can only be done on the track and there is the "ideal" wait time of one week, then these tires won't work for me.
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We can heat cycle properly prior to shipping. The machine rolls it against a roller to flex the rubber as it should be for a proper heat cycle. The week wait is the ideal, 24 hrs is the minimum, usually a few days is fine.
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