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Bill Pemberton

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Nice pic , and I like the car parked next to yours as I autocross with my son in his Silver EVO 9. You definitely need to get some sticky rubber if you are primarily autocrossing and there are more and more choices in 2021. Plenty of folks on here who autocross, so more and more info and help if you want it.

Depending on size , solid autocross tires available from Falken, Yokohama, BFG, Kumho, etc. in the 200 Treadwear range. Of course if you go " Full Tilt Boogie " the only name there is a Hoosier A7 in my book.
 
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Thanks Bill. The Evo there belongs to the mechanic I’ve used to install most of my mods. He does good work at a reasonable price. Perfect Soundz here in Libertyville.

Thanks for th advice about tires. I deal with Luke at Tire Rack. I don’t autocross or track too frequently so I’ll probably stick with a 300 treadwear tire.
 
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Thanks Bill. The Evo there belongs to the mechanic I’ve used to install most of my mods. He does good work at a reasonable price. Perfect Soundz here in Libertyville.

Thanks for th advice about tires. I deal with Luke at Tire Rack. I don’t autocross or track too frequently so I’ll probably stick with a 300 treadwear tire.
I think you would be VERY surprised by the Goodyear Supercar 3's. I've got one rough asphalt autocross, probably 2-3000 street miles, and 4-5 HPDE weekends on them and they still have plenty of tread. I wouldn't want to drive them in a pouring rain storm but i am surprised by their longevity. I'll snap a picture in a little while of one of the fronts and post it for you. If by chance, you have USAA insurance, you can get a hell of a deal on them. Another reference for tires is the new Grassroots Magazine. They have the tires broken down by category. Despite the Goodyear's being in the super 200TW category, I think they are long wearing, fast track/autocross tire
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I think you would be VERY surprised by the Goodyear Supercar 3's. I've got one rough asphalt autocross, probably 2-3000 street miles, and 4-5 HPDE weekends on them and they still have plenty of tread. I wouldn't want to drive them in a pouring rain storm but i am surprised by their longevity. I'll snap a picture in a little while of one of the fronts and post it for you. If by chance, you have USAA insurance, you can get a hell of a deal on them. Another reference for tires is the new Grassroots Magazine. They have the tires broken down by category. Despite the Goodyear's being in the super 200TW category, I think they are long wearing, fast track/autocross tire
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Thanks. That doesn't look too bad. I'll look into that and GrassRoots as well.

Another question, what alignment specs are you running?
 
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Bill Pemberton

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You are already chatting with Luke at the TireRack ( link to them on this site ) and he is your best bet for discussing what tire you want. Chat with him and see what he thinks , but I would go with a 200 TWR tire since there are some that wear longer, but will still keep you pretty competitive. A 300 is really better for just street and with all the changes you made to the car, the very first item you need to go fast ( tires ) should not be neglected in my opinion. I can think of a couple of possible choices , but Luke ( ext. 4362 ) likely will also know if something else is coming out real soon , or if some things are on back order.
 

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You will be fine at 2.5 degrees or so , up front, because though O-Man got -3 on his past car his current specs does not show that amount. I was unable to get -3 degrees on my past 3 street Mustangs and they all did fine - not big on cutting the hole. Plenty of folks do not want want to do that, yet there are some Mustangs that seem able to get -3 with the factory setting/cut, it is just not a given.
 
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You are already chatting with Luke at the TireRack ( link to them on this site ) and he is your best bet for discussing what tire you want. Chat with him and see what he thinks , but I would go with a 200 TWR tire since there are some that wear longer, but will still keep you pretty competitive. A 300 is really better for just street and with all the changes you made to the car, the very first item you need to go fast ( tires ) should not be neglected in my opinion. I can think of a couple of possible choices , but Luke ( ext. 4362 ) likely will also know if something else is coming out real soon , or if some things are on back order.
Thanks Bill. Yes, I deal with Luke at TR and he and I have had a number of conversations about tires, alignment settings, etc. He's been very helpful and has a lot of insight.

I know Luke personally as he's been the host at a number of autocross I've run at their facility in South Bend with is a 90 minute to 2 hour drive from my home.

Thank you and all others here for their input and assistance with my questions. Very informative and helpful.
 
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You will be fine at 2.5 degrees or so , up front, because though O-Man got -3 on his past car his current specs does not show that amount. I was unable to get -3 degrees on my past 3 street Mustangs and they all did fine - not big on cutting the hole. Plenty of folks do not want want to do that, yet there are some Mustangs that seem able to get -3 with the factory setting/cut, it is just not a given.
Thank you!! I'm not a fan of cutting holes in the strut tower either.
 

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