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2KWhiteSnake
01-17-2006, 06:49 PM
The Avon Tech R competition tires are on sale for $139.00 for 275/40's. It's a steal considering they were $203. I called them and asked why they were getting rid of them and was told that the Tech R is being replaced by the Tech R"A", which is a little different rubber formulation. The grip is supposed to be better than the v700 kumho's and a little less than Hoosiers, but they last a long time.

Just thought you'd like to know. I'm buying 12 for myself. :)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=Avon&model=Tech+R

Craig

bolt-on
01-18-2006, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the heads-up on the Avon tires, Craig; ordered a set today! Yes Tony, I used the link from the club's web site ;) .

2KWhiteSnake
01-18-2006, 04:41 PM
Sure thing Larry! I actually ordered 8 of them last night...I'm trying to convince her to let me order 4 more, but I guess those 8 will get me started. I'm eager to see how they are compared to my usual Toya RA1's. I hear good things about them. I just couldn't pass them up at that price.

Hope all is well with you and your family!

Craig ;)

Hazman
01-19-2006, 08:23 AM
Thanks for the heads-up on the Avon tires, Craig; ordered a set today! Yes Tony, I used the link from the club's web site ;) .
Hey Craig
Thanks for the post on the Avons. After I saw that Bolt-On was ordering some I decided to get a couple of sets also. I have to keep up with the other white '97 somehow!!!:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
01-19-2006, 08:19 PM
Did you use the link on our website to buy them?? How much better/worse are they then the Hoosiers??

flynfink
01-19-2006, 09:36 PM
think the 275/40 - 17's will fit our 94 ?

2KWhiteSnake
01-19-2006, 09:51 PM
Did you use the link on our website to buy them?? How much better/worse are they then the Hoosiers??

If you are referring to the Hoosier grand am cup tires, then the Avons are better, especially in how many heat cycles you can get from them. My GAC Hoosiers were cycled out after 3 sessions (got extremely hard and slick), and the sidewalls separated from the tread after a total of 3 track days. I have since been running Toya RA1's, which are AS sticky as the Hoosiers (GAC)when new, and I get about 6-8 hard track days on them a set, and the good thing is, they get stickier (not more slick like Hoosiers) as they get older.

The Avons are supposed to be more sticky than a Toyo and a little less that SO4's. And they have about the same wear as the Toyo. They also are known to have very stiff sidewalls. It's had great reviews so far. I grabbed 2 sets of them to give them a try. Anything is better than those GAC Hoosiers.

Grab em while you can!

Craig

2KWhiteSnake
01-19-2006, 09:54 PM
think the 275/40 - 17's will fit our 94 ?

Hey Jeff!

I've heard there might be slight rubbing on SN 95's when using 17X9's. I read that on Corner carvers. You can search for "AVON" to find the thread.

Update: Found the thread Jeff... :) http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24710&highlight=Avon



Craig

cobrabitn
01-20-2006, 12:32 AM
Thanks Craig...I'm going to try them and see if I like them better then the GAC Hoosiers which is what I have but I will say that the Hoosiers lasted me more then three events. I'll be buying 4 tomorrow but I am tempted to buy 8 like you since I already planned to spend a grand on tires anyway.

You know how tough I can be on the track and the Hoosiers lasted me all season except I did cord one at Talladega but that was my fault for not rotating the tires. I learned a valuable lesson that day. :)

They lasted through the following 2005 events:

2 high speed autocrosses
CMP
Gingerman
Talladega
I still have some rubber left on the other three tires.

It looks like those guys on CC are talking more about AX then open tracking...

2KWhiteSnake
01-20-2006, 12:46 AM
Good to hear that yours lasted. Mine weren't corded (still had plenty of tread), but the sidewalls split away from the tread, which is dangerous. If you read about the Hoosiers you'll find that they are "1 hit wonders". They heat cycle after one or 2 sessions, which is why they perform so well in "races". That's fine for racing, but I lost 50% of my grip after 1 day (SCMC event last year). I threw them away and I've been running Toyo's the last 8 or so weekends. They've been consistent, and got better as they got older, which is opposite of Hoosier. They are much more forgiving also. They'll "shout" at you if they are going to let loose.
Bob Sheilds swears by the Avons, as does Ronn Hale (of course they are lightweight BMW's). But, I'm sure you'll dig em on our 3500lb pigs. Outstanding tire for the price. Mine will be delivered tomorrow, but too bad the car is still at Lesters so I can't test them out. I'm hoping he'll be done soon.

CC's is a little of both. The majority of the guys over there are road course junkies. The talk about the Avon tires was more related to AX, but 90% of the general tech is about road course. Of course, it all applies to the same thing........."corner carving". :)

Thanks Craig...I'm going to try them and see if I like them better then the GAC Hoosiers which is what I have but I will say that the Hoosiers lasted me more then three events. I'll be buying 4 tomorrow but I am tempted to buy 8 like you since I already planned to spend a grand on tires anyway.

You know how tough I can be on the track and the Hoosiers lasted me all season except I did cord one at Talladega but that was my fault for not rotating the tires. I learned a valuable lesson that day. :)

They lasted through the following 2005 events:

2 high speed autocrosses
CMP
Gingerman
Talladega
I still have some rubber left on the other three tires.

flynfink
01-21-2006, 12:17 PM
where do I find our referral number for tire rack?

flynfink
01-21-2006, 12:20 PM
Hey Jeff!

I've heard there might be slight rubbing on SN 95's when using 17X9's. I read that on Corner carvers. You can search for "AVON" to find the thread.

Update: Found the thread Jeff... :) http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24710&highlight=Avon



Craig

OK, won't work, we're running the stock 17x8 cobra wheels off of my 99'. gonna go find some 255/45 -17 for it.

tomsgarage
01-21-2006, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up Craig! Mine are on the way! Now I just can't wait to get them on track at CMP!

Yes, I went thru the link on the clubs homepage! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
01-21-2006, 06:13 PM
Jeff,

Just go through the link on the home page.

Thanks Tom for doing that...

I talked to Garry today and he has the 04 up and running again. He called me to see if he can go through the link on the site and I told him he could. He's getting 4 tires today and I'm getting 8, 4 of them are for Burke. I'm also getting new rotors from TR, too. I got my rollbar today and I'm going to see if John can group all of the SCMC members together as one group? Rick did this at Talladega and it was a blast! :thumbsup:

I've just got my schedule for 2006 somewhat finalized and it looks like it's going to be another whirlwind of a ride this year. Can't wait for March and am looking sooo forward to the 2006 SVT Cobra Nationals! BTW, I've been talking smack all week with John and Burke just to sort of get them primed! :rotf:

Craig,

I will send this message out to all of the club members so they will be aware of it, too. :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
01-22-2006, 11:19 AM
Got the tires delivered on Friday. I must say...I'm impressed with them. Sidewalls are very stiff. I went ahead and got mine heat cycled at the rack, so they should be ready to roll when I hit the track.

Hopefully they won't sell out soon so others can get in on it.

Craig

triumphdick
01-22-2006, 05:20 PM
Thanks for the great info on the Avon track tire, i purchased eight.

beerkat
01-23-2006, 12:58 PM
I did not get 8 but I did get 4. Mine are coming out of Southbend IN..

Thanks Craig or the information:thumbsup: I also went through the link on our home page.:D

2KWhiteSnake
01-24-2006, 04:54 PM
I did not get 8 but I did get 4. Mine are coming out of Southbend IN..

Thanks Craig or the information:thumbsup: I also went through the link on our home page.:D


Sure thing Kim!

Craig

tomsgarage
01-26-2006, 08:34 AM
Wooo Hoo! Got home last night, and the tires were there! :bounce:

Good looking tires, can't wait to get them mounted up and try them out! Got a question about what kind of pressures to start with? CMP will be my first time on track with REAL TRACK TIRES! What to expect besides the BIG GRIN on my face???????????

beerkat
01-26-2006, 08:48 AM
You know Tom with these tires there will be no playing in the rain.:D Of course the only times I have spun is when it is wet and your behind me.:thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
01-26-2006, 11:42 AM
Wooo Hoo! Got home last night, and the tires were there! :bounce:

Good looking tires, can't wait to get them mounted up and try them out! Got a question about what kind of pressures to start with? CMP will be my first time on track with REAL TRACK TIRES! What to expect besides the BIG GRIN on my face???????????


I'm going to start them out around 34-35 up front, and around 32-33 out back like I do with my Toyo's. Target hot pressures to be "around" 40 psi up front, and around 36-37 hot out back. Although, 40 up front might feel a little much for some people. I can't find much info on a good hot pressure, but if Kim will help me out, we'll get some tire temps with the pyrometer to see how much they need.

Craig

tomsgarage
01-26-2006, 01:03 PM
Thanks Craig! Good info! I will be glad to help out taking tire temps and pressures also!

Beerkat, I still can see those spins! I will be riding to the track on my street tires, and I will have the track tires in the trunk. Garry says they will fit in the back of the Cobra with the rear seat down. So I will have some rain tires with me so I can get a "upclose" view of you spinning again ;)

2KWhiteSnake
01-26-2006, 01:48 PM
Thanks Craig! Good info! I will be glad to help out taking tire temps and pressures also!

Beerkat, I still can see those spins! I will be riding to the track on my street tires, and I will have the track tires in the trunk. Garry says they will fit in the back of the Cobra with the rear seat down. So I will have some rain tires with me so I can get a "upclose" view of you spinning again ;)


I'll ask around about pressures for the Tech R's. I should be going to pick the car up tomorrow. It's been a long 2.5 months without it. Les has one last thing to finish up and then he's throwing it on the scales again. :D I've been salivating for weeks.

Craig

johnbasf
01-26-2006, 06:28 PM
30# hot!!!! like the Toyos.

cobrabitn
01-27-2006, 07:29 AM
I put my back seat down and 4 tires will have just enough room to squeeze in there without interference. I drove down to Talladega on street tires last year and it worked out great! :thumbsup:

beerkat
01-27-2006, 08:04 AM
30# hot!!!! like the Toyos.If we want 30# hot what should we start at cold? like 25

I will help with the temps and pressures. The only person I know that has a pyrometer is Lee and he is not going to be there.

Alright when I went to workout this morning I found my new tires had shown up.:thumbsup: Now to get them mounted and Balanced and the car aligned and I will be set for the season.:bounce:

johnbasf
01-27-2006, 04:40 PM
If we want 30# hot what should we start at cold? like 25

I will help with the temps and pressures. The only person I know that has a pyrometer is Lee and he is not going to be there.

Alright when I went to workout this morning I found my new tires had shown up.:thumbsup: Now to get them mounted and Balanced and the car aligned and I will be set for the season.:bounce:

Well see what the temp is the day of the event Kim. :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
01-30-2006, 03:21 PM
Kim,
I'm picking up the car tomorrow :D

I'll keep you posted.

Craig

2KWhiteSnake
02-01-2006, 09:59 AM
Got the car back. The extra work he did to the IRS feels really nice, as well as the MM K-Member and control arms. Also love the new gears. Feels the way a mustang should feel. Les took out a little bit of negative camber in the front, but put a ton in the back. Can't wait to hit the track with it.

Craig

cobrabitn
02-01-2006, 08:45 PM
What gear ratio Craig?? Inquiring minds want to know... :doubt:

2KWhiteSnake
02-01-2006, 09:17 PM
from stock 3:27 to 3:73 :thumbsup: