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Offline GlennLever

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 08:43:45 PM »
Glenn, I'm racing with a new driver at the March Meet this week end, but I'd like to give you some input, but I'm dead tired, and need to get some sleep. I'll get to you hopefully Friday nite, can you remind me how much your car weighs and what trans, and what rear gear you have ?
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2017, 10:07:08 AM »
Hoosier tire Midwest has a store in Brownsburg ,IN.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoosier-Tire-Midwest-Indy/254366727926376

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2017, 10:35:15 AM »
Hoosier tire Midwest has a store in Brownsburg ,IN.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoosier-Tire-Midwest-Indy/254366727926376

Yep, they do not have that tiire
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2017, 08:30:42 AM »
Glen we use the Hoosiers also 33x12x15 (CO9) compound on 11inch wide wheel.
We have always been happy with them on our car until the last event. Honestly not sure if it was the track or the tires.
1.08 60ft hardest launch I have tried with the new convertor and a new tuneup.
The car dead hooked and started a bad shake @about 100ft(this track is also VERY rough) I stayed in it until about 350-400ft=  5.1et 1/8 chute out before the line ,short and bumpy shut down.
After that I spoke to Jon about the GoodYears he has.
We will be getting a set soon to try as it is a stiffer sidewall than the Hoosiers, and a bit harder compound.  I still do like the Hoosiers though.

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2017, 09:12:28 AM »
Glen we use the Hoosiers also 33x12x15 (CO9) compound on 11inch wide wheel.
We have always been happy with them on our car until the last event. Honestly not sure if it was the track or the tires.
1.08 60ft hardest launch I have tried with the new convertor and a new tuneup.
The car dead hooked and started a bad shake @about 100ft(this track is also VERY rough) I stayed in it until about 350-400ft=  5.1et 1/8 chute out before the line ,short and bumpy shut down.
After that I spoke to Jon about the GoodYears he has.
We will be getting a set soon to try as it is a stiffer sidewall than the Hoosiers, and a bit harder compound.  I still do like the Hoosiers though.

Hoosier 18350  33.0/12.0-15   102 circumstance recommended rim is 10 but OK for 10 - 12   c09  interesting. I have 12 inch rims
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2017, 12:28:52 PM »
Speak with Bruce Browning. http://www.racetires.com/springfield.cfm

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 12:31:54 PM »
I run the Hoosier 12" on a 12" wheel. Best 60 ' last year was a 1.0168. Ran 1.02 many times.

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 04:17:17 PM »
Thoughts on hoosiers on burnout.Heard lots of guys complain about shake at end of burnout when running hoosiers,wondering if you fella's with them on fed are finding same thing?
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 04:46:10 PM »
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 05:02:12 PM »
Thoughts on hoosiers on burnout.Heard lots of guys complain about shake at end of burnout when running hoosiers,wondering if you fella's with them on fed are finding same thing?

Only if you burn to far out. they have a recommended procedure and if you follow it there is no problems.

2. What is the proper burn out procedure for Hoosier drag tires?
ANSWER:  With Hoosier's "high traction" compounds, we have found the following burn out procedure to work for most cars. We recommend rolling through the water box to wet the tires. Start the burn out. Once the tires start to "haze", start to slow the burn out down and proceed to the start line. The goal of the burn out is to clean all debris off the tires and heat just the surface of the tread. Again this procedure will work for most cars, but fine tuning the procedure for your car may be needed.


I generally go through the lights and stop the burn out after the rear tires pass the staging point so I sit in fresh rubber when I launch. Remember I do not have a lot of power.
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 05:16:11 PM »
Glen I drive a Buick :D so some times I stop the burn out as I pass the 330ft cones. We have made about 250 passes with Hoosiers and as I said I like them.
We have found our car likes 8 3/4# to 9# in most track conditions.

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2017, 08:56:21 PM »
Glen I drive a Buick :D so some times I stop the burn out as I pass the 330ft cones. We have made about 250 passes with Hoosiers and as I said I like them.
We have found our car likes 8 3/4# to 9# in most track conditions.

I just do not have the power to do that. I also run 8 3/4 PSI
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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2017, 06:06:04 AM »
Our sweet spot is 7psi. I will sometimes take it a bit lower when I think we need more traction. Our combo is 1700 lbs. and maybe 1000hp.


A video here . We are the red FED . The run @ 4 minutes slowed to the .25 video speed shows plenty of wheel speed.

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 01:56:07 PM »
Glen did you settle on a new tire? Or are you still looking at what's out there?

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Re: Hoosier replacement tires
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2017, 06:20:33 PM »
Glen did you settle on a new tire? Or are you still looking at what's out there?

We have been without power and internet since Wednesday 03/08/2017 at 11:00 AM till Sunday 03/12/2017 at 8:45 PM.

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