Originally Posted by ShapeOfEvil
Weee that was fun!!!!!
But it was a blast, first run was 64, 2nd was 62+1 and then 62, then my 61. All in all a good race. I want to get new wheels, and I'll get some tires for this put on my stockers. Nothing racing, just a new set of tires at first. I'm not sure how fast I even went, as I'm sure you guys know you never look at your gauges. Just started, moved to 2nd and play the clutch/break/gas. Never looked at my dash.
Wow, man, I'm glad you had fun, Reading that post made me miss it soo much.
Please take what I am about to say with a grain of salt. Do not get new tires for a while. I know you are making improvements, and that is awesome, but keeping the 'shitty' tires for 4-5 more events will really improve your racing ability. Learning to control and drive an overpowered car will make you a better racer. With tires, it will just mask any driving mistakes you currently make. I spent a full season racing on my pilot HX MXM4's...real shitty tires for racing, just all-season radials. My last event of the year, i started with a 63.xx, and the other 6 runs were all in the 61's with my best being a 61.065,....i was getting pretty consistent times by the end of the season.
I highly recommend waiting it out before buying tires, don't get me wrong tires are a great investment, but you will learn more on your stockers than on r-comps.
My spring 08 set-up; stock RL rims (faily light for 17's at ~20lbs each, plus i don't get added points) and nitto nt-01's, toyo RA-1's (i think discontinued, may get a deal) R888's, i donno, something super sticky...
I will be getting 18's for daily driving...
Again, glad you enjoyed yourself! That is the MOST important part.