RyanGreener Reader
11/23/19 8:01 p.m.

Any recommendations? Right now, I'm looking between Federal 595RS-Pros (not the RS-RRs) and the Nankang NS-2R's. I know they probably won't beat the Advan/RE71Rs, but I'm just looking for good grip on the cheap to practice.

mr2s2000elise Dork
11/23/19 8:09 p.m.

I am using yoko advance a08r. $150 a tire 

wvumtnbkr UberDork
11/23/19 8:23 p.m.

Hankook rs4.


Or, find a local lemons or champcar team and get their takeoffs.

CyberEric HalfDork
11/23/19 8:44 p.m.

Some people think the Nexen Surg4 or whatever is pretty good. Not sure the price but I bet they’re cheaper than the top tier tires.

Javelin MegaDork
11/23/19 8:50 p.m.

Falken Azenis Rt615k+ always got the sweet spot of performance per dollar for learning autocross on. They communicate well when you mess up without biting you in the ass too.

wvumtnbkr UberDork
11/23/19 9:34 p.m.

The k+ is many years old at this point.  I would try one of the newer tires.

79rex Reader
11/23/19 9:34 p.m.

I'd get the rs4 because they last so long.  They may be just a little more expensive, but they easily make up for it with longevity 

79rex Reader
11/23/19 9:35 p.m.

Also the k+ falkens are discontinued.  Falken has a new tire coming out this year.

spacecadet Dork
11/24/19 12:53 a.m.

If you can get heat in them, the RS-4 will wear well with proper tire rotations and camber. But they're a bit slower and not that much cheaper than stones.

Autox is going to be hard on tires no matter what. I recommend the Stones because they can be flipped and they're generally the most affordable of the fastest 200TW trio. BFG, RE71R and Yoko.



KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) UltimaDork
11/24/19 7:33 a.m.

What size?  I have a set of lightly worn but getting older RE-71s for 1/2 of new if you want them.


captdownshift UltimaDork
11/24/19 10:21 a.m.

NS-2R is the current budget hotness. Get them shaved 

spacecadet Dork
11/24/19 10:56 a.m.
captdownshift said:

NS-2R is the current budget hotness. Get them shaved 


I don't think adding cost to a tire to shave it and cut the life down at the same time makes sense in the context of this thread...


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