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      04-13-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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Autocross Tires

I attended my first autocross school with the BMW CCA this past weekend at the Devens airport in Mass. What a blast taking this car to it's limits, and beyond a few times.

The car handled well and felt balanced but my tires were clearly holding me back. I have 4 season Yokohama ZPS tires, which I thought were "high performance" but are clearly not meant for autocross.

So, what tires to get for my next autocross event? Ideally i'd like to get a runflat high performance summer tire to put on my 17" rims. And then i'll grab a cheap set of rims and Blizzaks for the winter.

Recommendations for a daily summer driving & occasional autocross tire?
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Check out the "Tire Rack" reviews in the performance category you're interested in. Lots of good choices from all the major manufacturers. Something from max. performance summer tires should suit you. Top honors often seem to go to the Michelin Pilot Super Sport but again, there's lots of choice depending on budget. Might want to look into getting away from runflats. You'll have a lot more choice of better tires for less money. BIG improvement in ride. Easy enough to pick up a small jack & donut spare.
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all seasons won't grip nearly as well as a max summer tire. or you can go extreme category, which would probably be better.
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Runflat high performance tires are not possible.
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Runflat high performance tires are not possible.
Technically, not true. Tire Rack sells ultra high performance summer run-flat tires, maximum performance summer run-flat tires, as well as high performance summer run-flat tires.
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Runflat high performance tires are not possible.
Technically, not true. Tire Rack sells ultra high performance summer run-flat tires, maximum performance summer run-flat tires, as well as high performance summer run-flat tires.
Ok.

So take those and try to run them against a Hankook RS3 or any actual high performance tire. Let me know what the outcome is.

It's like saying you can have high performance all-season tires too
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