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They specifically say they are for endurance racing, and list most of the various series, with no mention of autocross so that is a good thing.

 

345/18 looks tasty. Likely an eye watering price as well as those sizes usually are.

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Until someone not sponsored by the manufacturer/distributer stàrts winning on them, and they're not putting on a brandy new set every 8 hours I'll pass.

 

Heard the same about the new contis that I heard about the new coopers.  Grip like an RE71R but wears like an RS4. 

 

Sorry.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Not saying it's not possible, but I'll stick to RS4s for now.  We have 2 half worn sets, so it'll be a few races before it's time to buy tires again hahaha.

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We should have lots of data on the rs3r after this weekend.

 

Also, rs4 are great!  But, they heat cycle out WELL before the tread Is worn down.

 

I'm looking forward to this seeming tire war of faster tires that also wear acceptably!

 

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I agree they need the 245-15 size, but there is a small chance that if they follow Hoosier sizing their 225 will be as big as everyone else’s 245.

 

When you read all the tire chatter, if we go down the road of a tire list it will be a list of approved tires instead of a list of banned tires. This could result in a lag when good new tire candidate is introduced but it shouldn’t be too bad. And we can stare longingly at all the rocketship autocross tires we can’t use…

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1 hour ago, BollingerChump said:

I hope we don't get a list of banned tires for next year....

That is extremely unlikely to happen.  extremely.  

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I assume the majority of us get Hagerty emails. But for those who don’t, there was a recent tire talk / marketing thingy from continental. I signed up but spaced on it today and missed it. But some generally good info after listening to it. 

 

 https://community.hagerty.com/t5/motorsportreg-tech-sessions/bd-p/motorsportreg-tech-sessions

 

 

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According to the audio:

 

A bit faster than RS4, but only lasts 10 hours.

NOT as fast as RE71 or A052

 

Still, if they were targeting Champcar, they missed big not choosing a 245/40/15 tire size.  Plenty of teams here using those on 9 and 10" wheels for many different makes/models.

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12 minutes ago, Chris Huggins said:

According to the audio:

 

A bit faster than RS4, but only lasts 10 hours.

NOT as fast as RE71 or A052

 

Still, if they were targeting Champcar, they missed big not choosing a 245/40/15 tire size.  Plenty of teams here using those on 9 and 10" wheels for many different makes/models.

Yea, I wished I was listening live to ask that very question. I get the feeling there might be a small chance that they could add it to the product line up for 2022. 

 

Using the RS4 as a benchmark is a good move (for endurance peeps). As someone who runs 9” rims, I’d be curious to see the actual tread width and how it drives to the 245. 

 

I found the comment of “black listing” tires interesting. 

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37 minutes ago, MichaelPal said:

Yea, I wished I was listening live to ask that very question. I get the feeling there might be a small chance that they could add it to the product line up for 2022. 

 

Using the RS4 as a benchmark is a good move (for endurance peeps). As someone who runs 9” rims, I’d be curious to see the actual tread width and how it drives to the 245. 

 

I found the comment of “black listing” tires interesting. 

Conti:

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Kooks:

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So unfortunately, these are true-to-size.  225 on 9" would be a good match, but likely not be an improvement over 245 on 10".  If you have some 9" wheels it would be a decent option to test on though.

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19 hours ago, Chris Huggins said:

Still, if they were targeting Champcar, they missed big not choosing a 245/40/15 tire size.  

Here's the guy from Hoosier that was on the webinar. I sent him an email this morning requesting that size; it probably wouldn't hurt if he heard it from more people.

 

Jeff Speer

Circuit Racing Product Manager
jaspeer@HoosierTire.com

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"Ross,

Thanks for your input, unfortunately this size is not part of our initial offering, however it is on my list to possibly add for next year.  As we progress through this year, I will be listening to endurance customers for what is missing and needs to be added or improved."

 

 

So, if 245/40/15 is what you're after....make your voices heard. 

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