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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Can anyone offer any advice please.
which 10" tyres are best in the wet for a hill climb/sprint car?
Where's the best place to buy from?
What's the ideal pressure?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Avon cr6zz

28 psi dry or wet

You will never find a better all round tyre

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:09 pm 
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Location: Oop North where it's dark & cold nearly all the time.
As above, but they are pricey.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:53 pm 
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I see no mention of which category. Roadgoing or modprod?
Then there is the question of how wet is "wet" - it matters, although few will have tyres for "a bit wet" and "very wet". Then there is the disgraceful situation that speed event organisers (especially hill climbs) tend to stop the event if it is wet enough to need the best wet tyres, penalising those who brought them and can really drive in the wet (surprisingly few speed event competitors can and many go home...).
Not sure whether it was ever made in 10" but Avon CR28/28 Sport was the roadgoing tyre for really wet conditions.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Good point.

The avons are good for the roadgoing classes, I have no recommendations on ModProd tyres, I haven't run a ModProd in 20 years. Back then I used Miglia Wet slicks that were cut.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:51 pm 
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if the rain is biblical (or standard Yorkshire :lol: ) you can just cut some extra grooves into the avons.

if its normal rain, no need to bother.

if the rain was biblical on circuits the event would have been stopped anyway, so its only worth doing on a rally car

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:30 pm 
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I was amazed a few years ago how good Yoko 032s were in snow & slush.
I'd assumed they'd be terrible, but I just ploughed on through the blizzard conditions as if it were dry.

*Oh how I wish I could link to a Photobucket picture right now...*


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Thanks for your help chaps.
It's road car class, it's on 032's at the mo.
The owners looking at avons so that looks like the way forward.
We've be quoted £155 ish each?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:46 am 
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Alex wrote:
I was amazed a few years ago how good Yoko 032s were in snow & slush.
I'd assumed they'd be terrible, but I just ploughed on through the blizzard conditions as if it were dry.

*Oh how I wish I could link to a Photobucket picture right now...*


You must be joking. A032s in the snow? That's dangerous!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:30 pm 
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I'm spluttering too. 032 (and 048) or their like should never have been allowed on the road. It's other peoples' lives too.
Every speed competitor I ever discussed them with considered they were ineffective as an "intermediate" and soft slicks were better in light rain.
If they felt good in snow and slush, whatever was the comparison tyre? In those conditions (and smooth sand/smooth gravel) any (squarer shouldered) racing tyre would be better than a modern radial road tyre - which is why the BMC works Minis ran on R7s rather than SP3s or SP41s latterly.


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