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Re: Tires for TR3 and TR4

Subject: Re: Tires for TR3 and TR4
From: Steven Benford Jr <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 05:58:01 -0700 (PDT)
I have a set of Panasports still in the boxes if you would like to use them for 
the testing.  I live close to Uncle Jack and he could pick them up.  You are 
more than welcome to use them.
Of course it would be nice if they came home with the rubber attached!
Thumbs Up,
Whose projected 2 year TR4 project has turned into 5 years and is still not 
finished. wrote:
We can get involved and make an official tire test out of this for the 
magazine. We were starting to work on vintage tire test anyway. This will save 
and money, as we usually can get tires and track time for free. We could take 
one or two of the fastest drivers and do some comparisons. I have two sets of 
identical Panasports. We would need one or two more sets.
I think I can get Jack to attend.

Tim Suddard
Publisher, Grassroots Motorsports/Classic Motorsports
Phone (386) 673-4148 Fax (386) 673-6040

In a message dated 9/13/05 8:18:53 AM, writes:

> Hi gang,
> We had a fantastic time at Watkins Glen last weekend, when I get a moment
> I'll write a report. But more important things to ponder at the moment...
> After a trip to Bob Woodman Tires I found a set of Hoosier Vintage TD
> 5.5X15 cost me $885, including mounting, balancing and tax. It is well
> known that Hoosier changed the compound of our tire this year making it
> softer, and pretty much limiting it's life to less than 2 race weekends.
> So I started thinking. I think we have done plenty of upgrades to enhance
> the safety of our cars (the Southwick axle and front hubs, and the uprated
> spindles) so that our cars can safely handle different rubber.
> I talked to the TR racers at the Glen, and asked them what tire would we
> LIKE to run, then we should see if we can get Jack Woerle to approve it.
> Jeff Snook opened the door by chatting with Jack at the Saturday dinner,
> and Jack is open to a conversation about our tires.
> So, the ball is in our court. I would like a tire that meets any, but
> preferrably all, of these requirements. I want a tire that is faster, lasts
> longer and is cheaper than the Hooiser Vintage TD. I also want World Peace,
> and have similar expectations about our tire selections...
> I'm assuming Jack Woerle is going to stick to his guns on the requirement
> for a 60 series profile.
> Jeff and Randy Williams want a tire that will fit under the stock bodywork
> of their TR3's.
> Tony, I know you are planning to experiment with a different tire, have you
> had the chance to run them yet?
> Bob Kramer, I know this is a subject near and dear to you, do you have any
> recommendations?
> Does anyone have any experience with the Hooiser Street TD that can offer a
> comparison to the Vintage TD? I know the Street TD is a little shorter and
> wider than the Vintage TD, and some wicked fast cars run them and seem to
> drive where ever they damn well want to on the track.

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