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Old 03-29-2011, 07:54 PM
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:53 AM
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Hi Everyone, I was just looking at the details of the Heidts event & I must say that in comparison to other events out there this is a great opportunity & deal! I have been to other events that have cost more than this & only had the track part, no lunch or dinner, no karting, etc. I haven't run at Autobahn but hear it's an awesome facility. I am also looking forward to some great compitition at the event from some great drivers & killer cars! I hope to see old friends & to meet new ones, so tell your buddies to get the cars uncovered, check those tire pressures, put on your driving shoes, & LET'S GO RACING!!!!!

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:09 AM
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Maybe these are stupid questions, but I feel like I'd be stupid later for having not asked.

I see on their "Rules" section for the event , it says:

"Participants must use DOT approved, non-competition, treaded (non-grooved) street tires (no competition radials, no R compound, drag radials or shaved tread) with a manufacturers tread wear rating of 200 or greater. "

I'm having a set of wheels & tires made by Driverz, Inc. for me right now and the tires I am going with (based on their recommendation) are Nitto NT555 front and NT-555R in the rear. Are these tires not in compliance with the rules for the event? Is this a typical regulation that is going to prevent me from competing at future events?

Also, it states glass shall be "Safety-glass or Lexan windshield ". I'm considering whether or not I want to / have budget to replace the original glass in my '70 Chevelle. Is the original considered "safety glass"? Is all replacement glass you would get from the big suppliers (OPG, Year One, The Parts Place, etc.) safety glass?

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You are correct,tires must be non-competition 200 or greater tread wear. This is a common rule in many of the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car qualifying events. The original windshield is considered safety glass. We would really love to have you at the event, I hope you can make it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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So what is everyone running for tires at these events? From your post I take it Nitto NT-555 / NT-555R's aren't allowed because they don't meet the rules?
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Great question
Nitto NT-555 is rated at 300 treadwear is LEGAL
Nitto NT-555R is rated at 100 treadwear is NOT LEGAL
Some guys run:
BFG KDW - 300 treadwear
Nitto NT05 - 200 treadwear
Hankook V12EVO - 280 treadwear
Pirelli P Zero Pilot Sport - 220 treadwear

If anyone has other suggestions, please chime in.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:32 PM
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The Nitto 555R is a drag radial made for straight lines. I would not try to turn corners very hard in those. I have run them before.

The NT05 is a good and popular tires for these events, as are the KDW and the newer Falken Azenis 615.
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I've run the Falken RT-615s, Nitto NT-05s, and Michelin PS-2s. All depends on what you need for sizing. They are all good. The Michelins are by far the best all around tire, but they are a lot more money than the other two.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:14 PM
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Thanks for the advice, guys. Looks like I need to call Justin @ Driverz, Inc. Monday and see if I can switch my order (rims will be finished next week, I'm told). Originally I was going to go with a 275/35/18 and 305/40/18 set-up on the car. Now it looks like Falken Azenis 615's in 275/35 and 295/40 may be the best I can do (don't see a lot of choices for 200 treadwear in 305/40).

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:17 AM
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Got things squared away with Driverz, Inc - changed my order to Falken RT-615's, 275/35/18 up front and 295/40/18 rear. Giving up about 0.4" in width to do so (hard to find a 305/40 non-drag radial, apparently), but I suppose these will give me better grip around corners than the NT-555r. Now I just need to finish the car so I can go put-put around the track!
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