WRC WRC: Tires (or Tyres)

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  1. Steve

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    Most teams running the Monte right now are running Michelin but DMACK demonstrated potential during limited use last year and is working to get their tires on more cars this year. Posting this video from DMACK only because it gives a good idea what WRC tires look like these days.

    That winter tire certainly is impressive! Looks like something you'd see in a Mad Max movie.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwT00ERO9Eg]DMACK Tyres 2012 WRC Tyre Range - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Justa Jim

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    No kidding. If that ran over your foot, you would certainly know it. :eek6:

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  3. Steve

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    Five types of tyres for the 'Monte-Carlo' (best-of-rallylive.com)
     
  4. Nathan

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    84 Tyres for a weekend jaunt through the hills....
     
  5. Justa Jim

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    It is 18 degrees out side, with a few icy spots, but most of the road surface is clear. So, should I put studded tires on the right and soft on the left when I head out to the store, since it is mostly left hand turns to get there? :lol:

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  6. ScottinBend

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    ....but what about the drive home?

    :biggrin5:
     
  7. Justa Jim

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    Hummmm, guess I'll have to carry to extra's in the boot and the floor jack. :biggrin5:

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  8. ScottinBend

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    I was just thinking that reverse would be easier.........
     
  9. Justa Jim

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    You da man Scott. Never thought of that and I could have bought more stuff without those extra tyres back there. :D

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  10. Steve

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    A little race-related tire trivia.

    Two anniversary events for Michelin (best-of-rallylive.com)
     
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    Tyre choice remains key in Monte battle (wrc.com)
     
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    New studding for the Michelin X-Ice North winter winter tyre (best-of-rallylive.com)
     
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    Fifty Words for Snow (best-of-rallylive.com)
     
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    Choosing the right tyre. (MINImotorsport.com)
     
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    Tough Mexican test for the Latitude Cross H1 (best-of-rallylive.com)
     
  16. Steve

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    Article from prior to Germany rally:

    Crews braced for tough tyre calls (WRC.com)
     
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    WRC Sardinia: more difficult tyre choices! (best-of-rallylive.com)
     
  18. RallyMini370

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    For top teams tyres can be a difficult choice....for us further down the ladder we do with what we can get at a good price and drive the best we can.
     
  19. Steve

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    It must be time for Sweden, DMACK is showing off its ice tires.

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    ^^^ I so want a set of those for my MINI. :drool
     

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