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Last Post 11 Nov 2003 11:15 AM by  Tim Irwin
13" Hoosier ?
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24 Oct 2003 01:51 PM
    I am aiming this question towards Jim D but any help would be greatly appreciated. I need to know the positives and negatives to the Hoosier bias ply autocrosser 225/45/13. Is it better than the A3so3 in that size. How long do they last, how sticky are they and when are they better and so forth. Kyle
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    25 Oct 2003 04:08 PM
    I think Dieter runs (ran?) on a set of autocrossers. dunno if he's here; maybe ask via nwautox@wwscc.org?

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    27 Oct 2003 06:05 AM
    Kyle,

    Beats me... I've never run the bias-ply Hoosiers, only the radials. I understand the bias-plys drive very differently from the radials, but's that's only what I've been told. As far as I know, Dieter's the only one using them locally.

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    27 Oct 2003 09:01 AM
    I ran the 13" Bias plys on my e-Mod Datsun Roadster when I started the build project and for the first 2 years. I really liked them. They were very predictable but did heat up very fast and I liked to keep them cool with water. High Horsepower caused ne to move from these to actual R25 slicks. CAr weight was 1950 pounds and horsepower at the time was about 275. When I hit 350 I changed to the slicks.

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    11 Nov 2003 09:38 AM
    Kyle,
    I've ran the 225-45/13 bias-ply's on my old CSP Civic and really liked them. IMO, they are the tire to have in cold weather (like we have for 2/3 of the season. They feel a little more squirmey than the radials at first so you have to get used to that, but they do reward a aggressive driving style. The tread pattern makes for a decent rain tire also.

    I feel they grip well all the way through their life and depending on your schedule, they may last a full season. Bias-ply's require running lower tire pressures and flipping more often for even wear. Talk to Dieter in person for more info.

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    11 Nov 2003 09:47 AM
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    Tim Irwin
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    11 Nov 2003 10:24 AM
    I think Dieter was running 22 or 23 psi at Regional #8 in an attempt to get some grip.

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    11 Nov 2003 10:59 AM
    22-23 psi...WOW... I would have thought since they were so sticky out of the box that they might get greasy when run that low. kyle
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    11 Nov 2003 11:15 AM
    It was snowing (or had been earlier). The best weather of the day was 45 and sunny with a dry track (PM). Dieter ran in the morning where the best was probably no/light rain and around 40.
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