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      11-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
blutattoo
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Originally Posted by splitsecond View Post
I'd like to start taking my car to autocross events, but I'm trying to figure out how much I need to budget for tire wear. If I have a standard set of max performance street tires (something like a Ventus V12 or the like), what should I expect?

I know it varies based on many factors, but I'm just looking for a vague ballpark... I have no experience whatsoever.

In case it matters, my tire sizes would probably be around 245 and 265. The car is a 135 with mods as listed in my sig.
Should get an adjustable camber kit regardless of tire since that will both improve your times and help with premature tire wear.

I like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport or the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11's for track/street combo, but both are pricey about $1200 for the set. The PSS should fit without issue at 235/265 with the right offset wheel, but the RE-11's may need a spacer and camber in order to fit in those sizes. Best bet might be to look for tires in 225/255 to ensure fitment.
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