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Old 05-01-18, 00:29
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Which radial slicks

Having only used crossplies before, I need some advice on radials.

Which size and compound would be best for 8" and 10" wheels on a single seater for hillclimbs?

And yes I understand it will need a different setup.
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Old 05-01-18, 00:31
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What car is it?
Is there a need to switch from a crossply to a radial?
When I ran the Jedi - the crossplies felt every bit as good as any radial tyre I’ve used!
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Old 05-01-18, 00:46
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What car is it?
Is there a need to switch from a crossply to a radial?
When I ran the Jedi - the crossplies felt every bit as good as any radial tyre I’ve used!
Hi Dan

There is no need, but I have an urge.

Did you try radials and crossplies back to back on the same car?
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Old 05-01-18, 01:13
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No,as the Jedi can’t run the camber for the radials!
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Old 07-01-18, 13:31
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No,as the Jedi can’t run the camber for the radials!
Dan - You can get shorter top front wishbones to allow fitting radials to the front. I had enough adjustment on the normal rear setup to accomodate them.
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Old 08-01-18, 03:16
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Dan - You can get shorter top front wishbones to allow fitting radials to the front. I had enough adjustment on the normal rear setup to accomodate them.
I have been curious about running radials on the Jedi. What were your experiences??? Any gains to be had?
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Old 05-01-18, 05:51
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Hi Dan

There is no need, but I have an urge.

Did you try radials and crossplies back to back on the same car?
I have tried both on the same car and the radials gave me so much more confidence in the car. When you really push the car you can feel the difference.
Only me of course
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Old 05-01-18, 10:56
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I have tried both on the same car and the radials gave me so much more confidence in the car. When you really push the car you can feel the difference.
Only me of course
It seems that most drivers have not got that knowledge so that's really useful.
Any advice on tyre sizes or are you not on those same rims?
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Old 05-01-18, 11:12
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What are you cross-ply sizes? 175/530 or 195/530 front and 230/550 or 250/570 rear are the favourites in those sorts of sizes.
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Old 05-01-18, 11:24
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What chassis and engine are you running ?
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