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Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93424] Sun, 12 August 2012 12:17 Go to next message
SilverSport is currently offline  SilverSport
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Which tire do like better[ 7 votes ]
1. Hoosier A6 2 / 29%
2. Hankook Z214 0 / 0%
3. I have only tried one of the two 5 / 71%

Looking for tires for my 2010 Camaro and I'm wondering if the huge price difference between the Hoosiers and Hankook tires is worth it?

In order for me to go to these tires, I have to purchase a new set of wheels since the don't make a good competition tire for the stock 20x9" wheels that come with the Camaro.

I'm going with an 18x9.5 wheel and will either be going with a 275 or 285 since I have major clearance issues with the design of my aftermarket PHADT coilovers and their reverse design.

My car weighs in just over 4200lbs without me in it and has a horrible under steer problem putting over 500hp at the rear wheels.

I typically run OSP, can I still run that class with the tire and wheel combination I'm looking at?

Trying to get this setup in time for the Larry Park Memorial events.
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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93426 is a reply to message #93424] Sun, 12 August 2012 13:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peahioi is currently offline  Peahioi   United States
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Keeping in mind that my car is 1175# and has 275hp/215torque...
I ran OSP (now Dmod) on the Hoosiers... the sole complaint was that (For my car) it took a minimum of 3 runs to get to appropriate temps.
Obviously, this shouldn't be an issue for your application.
Now, in Dmod, We find that Avon slicks are the best choice... May try Goodyears somewhere down the road.


Dave Henry
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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93427 is a reply to message #93424] Sun, 12 August 2012 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pat Kelly is currently offline  Pat Kelly   United States
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In OSP, wheel sizes are free; anything that fits is fine.
We ran Hoosiers on our Camaro a long time ago, which was not set up correctly, and the tires were toast by 36 runs. Sad The car might do better now, since we've improved the set-up, but changing from real street tires to Hoosiers is too much work. (tires, as you know, are very heavy). We now run street tires with a wear rating of 300, or maybe 400, and they've lasted 2 years. I like that part best. Smile
We have improved the shocks, but that's about all.
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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93433 is a reply to message #93427] Mon, 13 August 2012 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Hoosier will be significantly faster.

How much is that worth to you??


Ed Runnion

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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93444 is a reply to message #93433] Mon, 13 August 2012 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hoohoos will be faster for the first 30-40 runs, after that not so much. The Kooks will last 2x longer (more?) and are cheaper to begin with. So it depends on your budget, and how fast you want, or need to go. Plenty of national-level drivers run on something like the Kooks or V710s during the season/local events then switch to a fresh set of A6s for the National championship.

Jeff W.
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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93453 is a reply to message #93444] Mon, 13 August 2012 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You will have enough alignment/camber to make the Hoosiers work, which will help with wear. I used to get near 100 runs out of mine on the Shelby FS car, but that included judicious flipping of the tires on the rims. But, you're going to be on notsomuch section width for such a heavy and powerful car...not good, as that will contribute to them heat cycling out sooner.

The Hankooks are so-so tires, imho. If I wanted something that was more of a compromise, I'd either go with the V710 Kumho or even consider the R6 Hoosier before the 'kooks.





Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93460 is a reply to message #93453] Mon, 13 August 2012 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you mean will I or you will for the camber? I think my camber is set around -1.4 front and rear. My problem is that's my max for the car unless I purchase some camber plates from PHADT and I also drag race the car so I don't want to much camber in the rear.

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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93461 is a reply to message #93460] Mon, 13 August 2012 21:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another question, should I go with the 275/30-18 or the 275/35-18? Wondering if I want more or less side wall height with comp tires.

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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93636 is a reply to message #93461] Wed, 22 August 2012 00:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You may also want to look into BFG's new auto x tire. Its the R1-S model. They are cheaper than A6's and if your an SCCA member you get $50.00 back from BFG.

Brian Jacobson
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Re: Hoosiers vs. Hankook Z214 [message #93637 is a reply to message #93453] Wed, 22 August 2012 14:25 Go to previous message
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I get 100+ runs on the Miata on A6's. But they're definitely past their best long before that. One problem is keeping them clean of OPR.

V710's are great, but the price difference is minimal now, it's also difficult for a Miata to get them hot enough to work on our cold lots (Oakland/Marina). For SCCA regional events, I just use NT01's or R888's - they're indestructible, fast enough and streetable.

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