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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby dopdog » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:21 pm

David wrote:I've got ZZSs coming this week, and first event (Debden) on May 8th -- so I'll let you know what I think.


hope you have a good day and look forward to a glowing report of proceedings.

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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby jeffw » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:14 pm

I'm going to use A92 or A15 slicks I think...

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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby dopdog » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:52 pm

jeffw wrote:I'm going to use A92 or A15 slicks I think...



I think A92s will be too soft for your car and will not give you the extra grip you think with them. A15 will give you much better life. On my Jedi A92s on the front, 1 lap of Goodwood destroyed them.

The hill climb boys use the A92s but only run about 30-40 seconds.

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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby jeffw » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:50 pm

A15 then...all I need to do now is get my head round the sizes !

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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby David » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:49 pm

Agree on A15 -- when the Striker was going in ModSpecProd we ran A15 at the recommendation of BMTR. Slight problem was, running only 7" rims, there was no equivalent of the 215/50-13 we ran on the rear with road-going tyres. With 8" or 9" rears, no problem.
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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby jeffw » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:05 pm

I'm currently running 6" and 8", front and back. I'd like to run 7 & 9 but that will have to wait.

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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby David » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:30 pm

Jeff

Chat to BMTR (Motorsport section) -- they will set you right on sizing. No problem with 6" and 8" (in fact, unless sizing has changed over the last few years, pretty much perfect). Even your gearing should be there or thereabouts.
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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby jeffw » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:40 pm

What wets (if any) did you use David?

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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby David » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:50 pm

Second hand ex-Formula Renault wets. Michelin 20/54-13.

Used rather rarely, but pretty effective.

Think I still have them -- old, but yours for a song if you'd like to give them a try
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Re: Right, who is doing what this year

Postby dopdog » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:20 pm

Next question then Jeff Crossply or radial? that will give us a clue for tyre sizing for you :)


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