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

I am using yoko advance a08r. $150 a tire 

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

Hankook rs4.

 

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

CyberEric
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
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
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
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
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
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.

245/40-17

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

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

spacecadet
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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