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Poll: Spec tires (104 member(s) have cast votes)

If racing in SCCA Majors or Super Tour Series, How many new sets of SM& tires are you buying per weekend

  1. not racing in those series (34 votes [32.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.69%

  2. less than one set (7 votes [6.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.73%

  3. 1 set (39 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  4. 2 sets (24 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  5. 3 or more sets (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

If given the choice, What tire would you chose as the Spec Tire in SM?

  1. Hoosier SM7 (23 votes [22.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.12%

  2. Toyo RR (72 votes [69.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.23%

  3. Other (9 votes [8.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.65%

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#161
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that's the problem with this forum! Everyone just goes around agreeing on everything! W.T.F.?!

 

 

i agree


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that's the problem with this forum! Everyone just goes around agreeing on everything! W.T.F.?!

Naw, not really, there's people not in agreement, but they hate being called a malcontent.


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the hoosier rep i was talking with at solo nationals said a lot of things about the new SM8, including the possibility of it being a 195. 

dunno what i think about that. 


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In the Penske shock test power point it said they used the SM8 and the SM7. Someone should have details but maybe they can't disclose them.


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I've heard the SM8 will have less outright grip but the trade-off is more cycles at that slightly lower grip level.

 

Curious to learn how the two tires behave between the two shock types as that PDF/presentation they put together didn't really provide that clear of an answer.


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Anyone know when the SM8 will be available and when it will be mandatory?


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Testing is on going for a proposed tire change. Date of possible implementation is TBD at this time. 


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Yeah. I know. Just pointing out that I am voting with my wallet. I'm sure I'm not alone. Both orgs are losing money to sm crossover....maybe only in sm, so maybe it doesn't matter.

I don't expect the scca to care...Todd's response seems in line with that belief. This thread, started by xav, seems to indicate that maybe nasa does..

Anyway, I started in nasa, so that's where I will stay until they screw up their product enough to make me change.


Well....7 months later, and here we are. NASA has managed to DO EXACTLY THAT ----^^^^^^^^^.  Looks like I'm switching to SCCA for 2019.

 

So, any new scoop on the SCCA SM 2019 tires?  As a MOP guy, I could run the RR for a LOOONG time.  And the RA-1 as the rain tire has been similar---as long as the track doesn't dry out mid-session they will last for years for the MOP/BOP racers at the regional level. 


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Well....7 months later, and here we are. NASA has managed to DO EXACTLY THAT ----^^^^^^^^^.  Looks like I'm switching to SCCA for 2019.

 

So, any new scoop on the SCCA SM 2019 tires?  As a MOP guy, I could run the RR for a LOOONG time.  And the RA-1 as the rain tire has been similar---as long as the track doesn't dry out mid-session they will last for years for the MOP/BOP racers at the regional level. 

I have no official info on that but I do know they were testing the new shock with Hoosier tires, so I assume it will not be Toyo or some other brand in the new contract. I would assume, Guess, that they will announce soon after the they are done with and settle on the shock development. But i am guessing. Maybe i should just say "i don't know" <_<


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I have no official info on that but I do know they were testing the new shock with Hoosier tires, so I assume it will not be Toyo or some other brand in the new contract. I would assume, Guess, that they will announce soon after the they are done with and settle on the shock development. But i am guessing. Maybe i should just say "i don't know" <_<

Testing is on going for a proposed tire change. Date of possible implementation is TBD at this time. 


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