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January 12, 2015, 01:36 PM #50

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Originally posted by Igor
Hmmm maybe i should get direzzas instead :p
Do it Igor!   My ZII's were awesome all summer and into late fall. I was impressed how much grip they had even at 2 - 3 degrees C, plus confidence inspiring in the wet. :)
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    January 12, 2015, 02:02 PM #51

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    Originally posted by Imprzme
    Do it Igor!   My ZII's were awesome all summer and into late fall. I was impressed how much grip they had even at 2 - 3 degrees C, plus confidence inspiring in the wet. :)

    how is your tire wear? how many events/DD kms have you put on them?
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      January 12, 2015, 02:27 PM #52

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      Originally posted by Igor
      how is your tire wear? how many events/DD kms have you put on them?


      Interested in this bit of info as well!
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        Originally posted by Imprzme
        Do it Igor!   My ZII's were awesome all summer and into late fall. I was impressed how much grip they had even at 2 - 3 degrees C, plus confidence inspiring in the wet. :)
        Or try like me, drive near bald z2's in the snow lol.
        Moving car to storage I was by stunned the traction I had in -10.
        It was dry pavement but still the best I've experienced of the summer tire lot.
        My car was 30 events, lots of fun runs, co drives in that, lots of hooliganism(tire smoke and hanging the tail out) and about 4500km street driving. That's my rears. Fronts are still at about 3/32 and those saw about 36 events and all that.
        I'd rate them as wearing well. I make them earn there keep and they did just that
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          Originally posted by Joe
          Or try like me, drive near bald z2's in the snow lol.
          Moving car to storage I was by stunned the traction I had in -10.
          It was dry pavement but still the best I've experienced of the summer tire lot.
          My car was 30 events, lots of fun runs, co drives in that, lots of hooliganism(tire smoke and hanging the tail out) and about 4500km street driving. That's my rears. Fronts are still at about 3/32 and those saw about 36 events and all that.
          I'd rate them as wearing well. I make them earn there keep and they did just that

          How often would you say you would have to change your tires? every two years? I got a few years on my Z1s but that was on a lighter car.
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            I change my tires every season, I love fresh rubber :)

            My rivals from last season probably have around 20% of the tread remaining.  I always start the season fresh and rotate my tires every 3 events.  Last year I made every event with lots of fun runs, and 1 school.  I also daily drive the crap out of these tires :)  If I had done the second school I would not have made it to the end of the season with a decent amount of tread for the final 2 events.  I am sure that there is a few events left in the tires from last season, but my thinking is this; if you use a tire right to the bitter end, are you really getting max performance from a tire with 15% of the tread remaining ?  I personally think it will cost me time in an event if I am using tires that are below 20%, that's why I am willing to waste the last 20% of the tire.  I also feel this helps me mentally.  If I could afford it I would put new rubber on half way through the season :)

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              January 12, 2015, 10:53 PM #56

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              Originally posted by Igor
              How often would you say you would have to change your tires? every two years? I got a few years on my Z1s but that was on a lighter car.
              There has been one point I got three seasons but that was due to me not attending religiously.
              I would budget for two seasons. If you street drive, less. If your hard on tires, less. If you have a heavy car, less. If you life being a hooligan, less. 
              2 seasons is my goal.
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                My ZII's i bought and installed on my car late June I believe. All events after that, plus the full weekend race school (40+ runs that weekend alone).
                I ran with them all summer full time - how many km's I have no idea...I have about 30% tread left now.
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                  Thanks for the answer guys
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                      Subscribed for this thread. Can't wait for the season to start and try it out :)

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                          January 17, 2015, 09:02 AM #63

                          Dan

                          What is everyone's take on Ventus V4 for a run or two during the year?  I realize they are classed as all season tires, but i picked them up so cheap i couldn't pass them up.

                          Thanks!

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                            You will have fun at autocross no matter what tire you use :), but an all season tire sucks bad....lol.

                            When you find out you love it, you will need to get a set of good tires (Ultra performance summer only tire).

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                                Originally posted by Igor
                                Any news on the schedule?

                                It's being finalized. Should be released soon.

                                Originally posted by Dan
                                What is everyone's take on Ventus V4 for a run or two during the year?  I realize they are classed as all season tires, but i picked them up so cheap i couldn't pass them up.

                                Thanks!

                                @Dan , I personally wouldn't worry about getting different tires for just a couple of events. You won't feel a measurable difference as you will most likely just be focusing on getting through the run without going off course. Also you will get a chance to learn a lot more about car control and car feel on the limit with tires that have less grip.
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                                  Originally posted by Dan
                                  What is everyone's take on Ventus V4 for a run or two during the year?  I realize they are classed as all season tires, but i picked them up so cheap i couldn't pass them up.

                                  Thanks!

                                  @Dan - Run what you brung. I ran cooked a008's for a season. I ran hockey puck r-comps on my cressida. I ran the stock jetta tires. It doesn't matter, as you will have fun regardless.
                                  Good high end tires only muddle up your mistakes by having the extra grip to compensate, or you chew them up without knowing why. Learning on some tires that have a lower grip limit will teach you to be smoother, and teach you better throttle/brake control. The ventus is a good start for that with a decent amount of grip.
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                                    January 17, 2015, 02:43 PM #68

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                                    Thanks guys! @Joe  @Nouri

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                                      As I said, you will have fun no matter what tire you use :)
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                                        back in 2010 I was racing with motomaster all seasons for a good year lol. Joe is right, run what you brung, get the feel of it and start from there.
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                                            Does a car have to be saftied for it to be allowed to race? For example if i have i project car that runs and meets the autoX specs and i bring it on a trailer can i still race it?

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                                              Originally posted by Jerez Black
                                              Does a car have to be saftied for it to be allowed to race? For example if i have i project car that runs and meets the autoX specs and i bring it on a trailer can i still race it?
                                              Solid question. Bump for answer.

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                                                Originally posted by Jerez Black
                                                Does a car have to be saftied for it to be allowed to race? For example if i have i project car that runs and meets the autoX specs and i bring it on a trailer can i still race it?

                                                @Jerez Black - As im aware, it does not have to be safetied/registered. We have had trailered race cars compete.

                                                Please keep in mind that if the car won't pass a safety (for legitimate concerns such as suspension, brakes, rust, loose battery, bad wiring, etc) it is unlikely to pass a tech inspection. Use the tech sheet to check your car before registering, its a simple list and basic safety. Good idea for any car we get in for any reason to drive.
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