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Wheels for auto-x... #57529 Nov 2, 11:49pm Nov 2, 11:49pm
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Wheels for auto-x...
What size of wheels do you guys recommend for auto-x? And what size and brand of tires do you recommend? And does any one know if slicks are allowed in auto-x? I'm gonna try to do some auto-x in the spring. Right now I'm thinking of getting some 17x7 that weigh 16-17lbs and they're only going to see the track, if that helps.

Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57530 Nov 2, 11:57pm Nov 2, 11:57pm
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I think that 16s or 15s are your better bet. And I don't think you want to go with slicks either. I'm not too educated in the autox area, but I don't see why you would want slicks. There are some guys on here that do some autox that will be able to answer this question better though.

Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57531 Nov 3, 12:22am Nov 3, 12:22am
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I'm also looking into auto-x, I think that 15 inchers will be better because you need to keep your RPM's high on the track, better exit speed.(i think) and uhh for tires i would go for Falken Azenis or Yokohama Parada Spec-2, something with side grip and sufficient load carrying capacity.


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Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57532 Nov 3, 12:28am Nov 3, 12:28am
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SSR Competitions wrapped with Falken Azenis Sports baby!

Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #57533 Nov 3, 12:45am Nov 3, 12:45am
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Hooiser makes auto-x slicks. They're awesome sticky tires

Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
I think that 16s or 15s are your better bet. And I don't think you want to go with slicks either. I'm not too educated in the autox area, but I don't see why you would want slicks. There are some guys on here that do some autox that will be able to answer this question better though.

Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57534 Nov 3, 9:24am Nov 3, 9:24am
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you can run slicks and you will be fast the down side is you will be put in a racing tire class and you'll prolly get yer ass kicked, As for wheel size I personally run Falken Azenis 245 45 17's. I give up a little to the guys runnin the 15's though.


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Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: CID498] #57535 Nov 3, 9:41am Nov 3, 9:41am
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Originally Posted by CID498
you can run slicks and you will be fast the down side is you will be put in a racing tire class and you'll prolly get yer ass kicked, As for wheel size I personally run Falken Azenis 245 45 17's. I give up a little to the guys runnin the 15's though.


I second that!

If you use slicks, you will go up against cars you have NO Chance of competing with.

Just stick with what Steven suggested!

I like my Kumho's, but they are more for performance on the road, rather than autox. They are Z rated! thumbsup


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Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57536 Nov 3, 9:47am Nov 3, 9:47am
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I ran kumho ecstas before the azenis came out and they were pretty good for the money.


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Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57537 Nov 3, 11:08am Nov 3, 11:08am
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If you want to start autoxing, I would suggest starting on the rims and tires you have on right now. Try it out and find the areas that you need to improve in.

Re: Wheels for auto-x... [Re: v3n0m] #57538 Nov 3, 1:49pm Nov 3, 1:49pm
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Ok, definetely no slicks. grin I'm still stuck between 16's or 17's 'cuz I wanna get brembo or TRD big brake kit. I wanna do some track racing too. But all of this info has really helped me out. thumbsup

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