The Lotus Cars Community banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hoosiers road legal slicks


is there such a thing?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
are they good for cornering, or are they made to just go straight. any one use them on the track or auto x? or on the street?
 

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
Hoosier makes slicks and DOT racing tires. Theoretically you can drive on the street with the R6 and A6 DOT tires, but it is not a good idea. The carcass is too fragile and easily damaged and that is expensive. Plus it sucks in the wet unless you run the Hoosier rain tires. But then they suck in the dry.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
so is there a lotus size street legal racing slick that you would recommend if i only drove to the auto x and back?
 

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
so is there a lotus size street legal racing slick that you would recommend if i only drove to the auto x and back?
Sure, what everyone runs in SCCA Super Stock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Sure, what everyone runs in SCCA Super Stock.
so, randy, from your experience, what tires are being used in super stock class by everyone?
 

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
I think 245-17 rear and 225-16 front

Some people like 225s on the rear and 205s on the front to get more heat easily into them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
so, the r6 205 45 16's will fit the touring rims?

and what might one expect to get out of a set of r 6's in terms of mileage?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,002 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
:eek::panic::nanner::sad::wallbang::eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,037 Posts
R6's are for the track. A6's are for autocross.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,437 Posts
Discussion Starter #16

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,752 Posts

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
All thwacking aside, no, according to the Hoosier site, they won't fit.
Not that it is not without some downsides, but racers have a long history of not following the tire company's specs on fit. You can squeeze wider tires on a skinnier rim.

But Touring... er... Non-Sport rims... that is pretty skinny.

As far as miles, I would get 20-30 miles from the tires before they corded. :)
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top