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I currently own a 01 C4 and will be doing some high speed track events but no racing. I am wondering about what tire size and type is recommended for autocross and high speed road courses (Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI). Is there a good tire and wheel size that would allow me to do both safely? These would be track tires only.

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I currently own a 01 C4 and will be doing some high speed track events but no racing. I am wondering about what tire size and type is recommended for autocross and high speed road courses (Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI). Is there a good tire and wheel size that would allow me to do both safely? These would be track tires only.

Many of the answers I can think of depend on your capabilities / experience doing track events.

Judging from your statement "will be doing", I assume that these HPDE / AX events are new to you, so I would start out by asking you what tires you currently have on your car?

When I started doing DE's I had Michelin Pilots (not Pilot Sports) on there and their progressiveness in the novice group was confidence inspiring. As my experience progressed I found that Bridgestone RE-01R's were a good (albeit fairly expensive) combined street / light duty track tire. This got me all the way into our (Lone Star Porsche Club in Houston, TX) most advanced (white) run group.

Once I was able to retire my 2000 996 C2 from daily driving I got a set of Hoosier R6's on dedicated rims and currently have a set of cheapo Fuzion's on my street rims. Works like a charm.

JP

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Thanks for the recommendations. I bought the car with yokohama advans on 19" rims. These are a z rated tire and I have been told that they will be fine until I have more experience. You were right as I am looking to do my first event in the next 6 weeks. The tires have plenty of tread so I am planning for tires for the next season (next summer here in WI). Thanks agian.

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