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01-28-2002, 09:41 PM
What is the consensus on rain tires? What's everyone think?

01-29-2002, 02:14 AM
The last rain race I won was on a set of 3/32 shaved brand new Kumho's smoked the whole IT feild and ended up 5th in SRF and they had a split start lead. I did have a good run w/ a guy that had a Hoosier dirt track tire that was the only car in my mirrors for awhile, and he said if the track even starts to dry out the Hoosier's won't take the temp and will shread up ...say bye Rick

01-29-2002, 08:46 PM
Assuming you have 13" rims, for cheap rains contact Roland Hahn. He has a bunch of new Spec Racer BFG's, 205/60-13 and 185/60-13, $100 a set. Contact Roland at [email protected]

Originally posted by IT7#66:
What is the consensus on rain tires? What's everyone think?

01-29-2002, 08:55 PM
in heavy rain we would run Hoosier mudders, but our budget won't be that large to afford 2 sets of rain tires so we plan on the Toyo's after our current set of AO32 Yoko's wear out.

Dick Plank

01-29-2002, 09:14 PM
Has anyone used BFG's as rains. Everyone I know uses Hoosiers or Toyo's. I was wondering how the BFG's hold up compared to the others.

02-01-2002, 01:40 AM
I found out the BFG's are 1-2 years old, but have supposedly been properly stored. The price is right,but I wanted to see if anyone has used these as rains on an IT7. I am also concerned about the age of the tires. I heard that rains are only good for a year.

02-01-2002, 12:09 PM
I've driven the BFG's in the rain. Albeit at a Driver's School. They hooked up fine, They were used when I got them, but had lots of depth, compared to others I've acquired. It was raining hard enough i could barely see 10 car length's in front of me. Followed an ITS RX-7 around until he lost it. Runnin in the rain was great! IT7, BFG R1's 205/60/13.
As far as only being good for a year? I doubt it. Our GT-1 car had rains that were probably 5 years old, didnt look pretty but they worked. As long as you take care of them, you'll be ok.

PowerTrip Racing
IT7 #88