I agree with Henry's comments. I have run the 185 Speedsters on my 1962 TR4
(w/o limited slip diff or negative camber on front) in three events this
year. Grip seems to go away slightly as a race gets into the final laps.
Typically we run about eight laps and for the first five laps, I can pretty
much take any line through a turn I choose. After this, I begin to
understeer into fast corners and oversteer coming out of slower corners with
the power on. Very predictable and fun if you like this sort of driving.
However, I would prefer they stay consistent throughout a race
I have tried different tire pressures and for me, it seems that around 33
lbs cold works the best. Tire wear is good as it looks like I could get
another two to three races out of the current set. I rotate the tires front
to back after each race. I've never tried other tires with the exception
that I did run once with an old set of Yokohamas A008 which is not really a
good basis for comparison. When the current set of Speedsters wears out,
I'm thinking of trying the next size up, the 205s. Good luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Gibson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 3:17 AM
> Dear Fellow Fotters
> Has any one had any experience with Hoosier Speedsters, 185x65x15?
> I recall some chat some time ago about a problem with Speedsters to do
> cracking where the tread met the sidewall, but cannot recall any feedback
> about how the tyres performed and how they compared with Yokohamas that I
> gather most people race on in USA.
> Our problem is that the only tyres that we are currently able to use are
> 70x15 Avons or Dunlop, or Hoosier 550x 15 Vintage TD.-all very average
> performers and expensive.
> We are restricted to 15x5" wheels, and our problems began when the
> 195x60x15 finished
> Andrew Gibson
> TR3A racer, TR4 road car
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