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v3n0m Nov 3, 6:49am - #57529 

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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.
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Grand-Touring-Dan Nov 3, 6:57am - #57530 
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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.
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Kim Nov 3, 7:22am - #57531 
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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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Steven Nov 3, 7:28am - #57532 
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SSR Competitions wrapped with Falken Azenis Sports baby!
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Steven Nov 3, 7:45am - #57533 
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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.
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CID498 Nov 3, 4:24pm - #57534 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 3, 4:41pm - #57535 

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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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CID498 Nov 3, 4:47pm - #57536 

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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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Steven Nov 3, 6:08pm - #57537 
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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.
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v3n0m Nov 3, 8:49pm - #57538 

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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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