Thought I would start a discussion here on this subject, I am in need of tires and thinking the $70 off Bridgestones is going to make them worth trying. The Rival S might wind up being the fastest tire at Lincoln (after all the site specific testing they did last year it should be) but I have no plans on running there. I know it's a new compound but felt like the "old" Rival heat cycled quickly and wanted more camber than the FX16 could give. The pressures always wound up so low it looked like you were driving on the sidewalls even @ ~2.7° of camber. Hoping the supposed stiff sidewall of the 'Stones will help with this.budweeks wrote:Yeah, time to buy some new autocross tires. But which tires? Mark Foley, Opie, and Sam continue to go fast, and I know everyone else is looking at ways to go faster. I'm talking of autocross street tires, of course, but there are at least 5 possible choices this year. Maybe this will stimulate a discussion so we all (in street or ST, that is) will have better information to know what to buy.
Here are the contenders I know of in alphabetical order:
BF Goodrich Rival "S"
Dunlop Direzza Z2 "Star Spec"
Hankook Ventus R-S3 "Version 2"
The early results from Solo Tour and Pro Solo events this year show that the Bridgestones and Hankooks are the favorites so far. The guy at the Tire Rack I talked to thought that the Dunlops were best. The BFGs and Kumhos are just now getting out there I think.
What do you think? Please comment.
As a side note I asked my daughter (who is scary good at guessing correctly) which tire I should run btw the Rival, Bridgestone, and Hankook and she choose the Bridgestone. There was one caveat though, I apparently need to find pink ones ¯\_(ツ)_/¯