Special Stage Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alright, me and my big .50 speed factor need some advice on tires for Sno Drift. I have some gravel tires, and snow tires, but not enough wheels to go around.

What are you taking as you primary set? Any insight is greatly appreciated. I'm leaning towards 6 snow tires and 6 gravels, but that doesn't leave a lot of spares either way...and with as many flats as I get with my crazy speed, I'm not sure if that's the best Idea.

On the bright side, it's won't be a long wait for sweep....

Russ
 

·
straight at T
Joined
·
2,472 Posts
>Alright, me and my big .50 speed factor need some advice on
>tires for Sno Drift. I have some gravel tires, and snow
>tires, but not enough wheels to go around.
>
>What are you taking as you primary set? Any insight is
>greatly appreciated. I'm leaning towards 6 snow tires and
>6 gravels, but that doesn't leave a lot of spares either
>way...and with as many flats as I get with my crazy speed,
>I'm not sure if that's the best Idea.

Well, Bruce and I started Pines (frozen snow/ice/gravel stages) on narrow gravel tires, decided that they were the wrong choice, and ran the entire event after first service on snows. We had six snows total (five after the first stage on them :(). If conditions are cold with some snow/ice, I'd go for snow tires - snows work better on gravel than gravels do on snow/ice.

Adrian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,027 Posts
Hmmm --

even last year snows were probably a better single option than gravel

I'd look at the information available through the web site and weather sites, looks like snow to me, but that is what I thought this time last year :)

and FYI -- unless it snows the day of the event, you really want ice tires (no studs)

Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
239 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
OK, so I'll put my Hakka Q's on the car. and bring a set of gravel jut in case...I'm getting excited, and a little nervous too!

Thanks for the assistance!

Russ
 

·
don't cut
Joined
·
2,252 Posts
I would bring at least one set of gravel tires. AFter flatting no less than six tire last year, we were well out of the running and just trying to have fun. I would have given anything for a set of gravel tires and their super stiff sidewalls so that I wouldn't have to worry about flats in the mud. We were just trying to have fun, not go fast at that point, and changing tires (or worrying about it) isn't fun.

Oh yeah, PUT TUBES IN THE HAKKAS!!!! We didn't, it was ugly....


Dennis Martin
[email protected]
920-432-4845
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,258 Posts
I wish I had had tubes in my Hakas last year. I had enough tires but twice slid wide, tapped a small bank that would not have even phased me on Michelins, but broke the bead on both Hakas on that side of the car. Once only 1 mile from the end of the stage so we drove it. Once in the middle and had to stop and change them both. It sucked. And oh, the first time in 2 years I had ever run with only 1 spare and I got 2 flats. That will never happen again.
 

·
I am not here anymore
Joined
·
2,798 Posts
We ran Hakka NR9s at Kananaskis (a snow and ice event near Calgary) and they were great. Those are a couple generation old tires, but they worked great.

Has anyone tried the 6- and 8-ply sidewall Hakkas? I heard about these after Charlevoix, but don't know of anyone actually running them or have never actually seen one.

alan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
We supplied the ones that were run at RIC. The same set was also run at Tall Pines, and will likely do more winter events before being retired! They are well worth the money they cost! I have only a few left of these 6 & 8 ply Hakka's. Quite a few teams have gotten them from me and no failures at all yet, and this is without tubes! Anyone interested in the few that are left, or any of the regular Hakka's (got a ton of 13") e-mail me at [email protected] We will be getting more as soon as possible!
-Andrew B. Smith, Giant Killer Racing
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
What are some tire pressure recommendations for the Hakka's?

Just got the car and need a starting point.

Thanks,

Kevin Wesley
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top