I have run Hoosiers for years. They last well IF DRIVEN WELL. Overdrive them - especially in a 3,000 lb FWD wheelspin-happy car like the RL, and they won't last as long as you'd like. That said - depending on teh surfaces you race on, if you're a decent driver, you should be able to squeeze 30 events out of them with pancaking and rotating.
The best size for the RL in stock is 245/40/17. The kumho V710 does not come in that size. Any tiny benifit that tire MIGHT have over the A6 is lost when you factor in taller tires to get the width or narrower tires to get teh gearing right and no rubbing. Scratch Kumho.
The new BFG R1 - well, I just bought a set. By all accounts, they wear slightly better (last longer) than the A6 with very nearly the same grip. But the big plus for me is temp - the BFG's don't overheat nearly as fast, and don't get "greasy" when hot. They may take an extra run to get warm, but with the surface temps we get here, I don't see that being an issue, lol. The Hoosiers getting too hot certainly WAS an issue though!
The Hankook Z214's get okay reviews, but my experience with them is very limited.
Other "crossover" R-comps - with higher treadwear ratings of 60 to 100 - and a less "slick" tread pattern would be T1's, A048's, Victoracers, Pilot Cups, and the like. Most of those will last a good bit longer than the R1's or A6's but won't offer quite the same max grip.
As for cost... Well, buying new R-comps ain't gonna be cheap regardless, lol. By BFG's were $10 or $15 less each than the Hoosiers, but at that point what's $50 matter, LOL!
Originally Posted by AlphaJaguar5
I try and get with as many dudes as possible when I'm out on the road.
Originally Posted by h4ckler
I miss the days when people weren't emo and just hung themselves instead of bitching on youtube....
RIP "Sally" - Pacific Blue 2005 Ion Redline Comp Pack
14.8 @ 96 mph, 2.3 second 60' - 100% stock on stock tires, 85 degrees out at 2200 ft altitude...
207 whp, 187 wtq, 100% stock uncorrected
numbers on a mustang dyno...