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Old 09-15-2014, 02:13 PM
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Whoa, that's very surprising. I wasn't planning on hooters b/c they aren't street friendly (driving to track, don't want to trailer) and b/c there are reported durability issues on rear engined 911's. But stick has never been a criticism of hooters. Interesting
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We had the same experience with the Trofeo R on the 458 as well. Sucked cold and took a long time to get hot. Once hot they seemed to do well. We were running 2.2 negative in the front and I think 2.4 in the rear. It would make sense that going to Hoosiers would necessitate more negative camber on the GT3. Have you looked into increasing camber. The more complicated these cars get, the harder they become to dial in. To many moving variables.

What size Hoosiers did you end up with in the end? What width wheels did Alan build. I may have missed it.

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Old 09-15-2014, 08:53 PM
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Whoa, that's very surprising. I wasn't planning on hooters b/c they aren't street friendly (driving to track, don't want to trailer) and b/c there are reported durability issues on rear engined 911's. But stick has never been a criticism of hooters. Interesting
Iíve actually driven R6ís extensively on the street and hundreds of kmís to/from tracks many times and never had an issue. I once drove 200km to a track when it was 0 degrees Celsius (yes, very slowly) and at the track the next day, where it was 5 degrees, the tires had lots of grip (after a couple of laps) and they were still 2+ seconds faster than the same car (997 Turbo) on the old MPSCís on a hot day. Often, if I had 2 track weekends in a row I would just leave the Hooters on and daily drive the car all week on them. City streets, highways, no issues ever. I have several friends who do the same (and have been for years) and honestly none of us have had problems. Donít get me wrong, I wouldnít recommend running them 100% of the time on the street as they donít perform well with street levels of heat, they are apparently more prone to punctures, and you will have to drive at/below the speed limit on your best behavior if it even sprinkles rain, but I wonít hesitate to drive them hundreds of miles to/from tracks IF they perform like they did on my 997. Est8esqís reports are throwing a wrench in my plan though because as good as the GT3 is, I do miss the lateral Gís and face-melting braking of the R6 (and they are brilliant at adding that extra front grip needed to rid 911ís of understeer in the tight stuff). But I will be pissed if I buy a set of 19ís to run them and they donít perform like they did on my 997.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:25 PM
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Had the car out to its first local SCCA autoX, Forgeline 19" wheels with A6s 265/325. My run group was first out in the early morning, no heat or rubber on the course, so was not expecting a lot of grip. The car held like glue, hooked on turns, it was like having the power of my Turbo with the handling of the Cayman S. Quick turn-in, a little oversteer but not bad. Pulled the wheels off after the event, no rubbing anywhere. As wonderful as the car is on stock tires, the A6s took the car up another notch. What a blast to drive!
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:28 PM
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Autoxer2010,

Any pictures with the 19" rims on...What were your alignment specs...

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2.2 and 2.0 camber front/rear
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:19 PM
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^Autoxer,
what kind of covering in front of rear wheels?
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:22 PM
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Any photos of the wheels stationary? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by autoxer2010 View Post
Had the car out to its first local SCCA autoX, Forgeline 19" wheels with A6s 265/325. My run group was first out in the early morning, no heat or rubber on the course, so was not expecting a lot of grip. The car held like glue, hooked on turns, it was like having the power of my Turbo with the handling of the Cayman S. Quick turn-in, a little oversteer but not bad. Pulled the wheels off after the event, no rubbing anywhere. As wonderful as the car is on stock tires, the A6s took the car up another notch. What a blast to drive!
Could I ask you where you got the wheels and what the Forgeline 19" wheel specs are? I want to get two extra sets of wheel and rims. How much did they charge?
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:55 PM
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direct from Forgeline, Steve Schardt, they have the specs, pricing etc.
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I have bought several sets of RS wheels from Steve...VG service and whl quality! Good prices, too.
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I've purchased at lest 12 sets of wheels from Forgeline and have never had a problem. Can't beat the service.
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Originally Posted by autoxer2010 View Post
direct from Forgeline, Steve Schardt, they have the specs, pricing etc.
Did you get the GA1R wheels? Did bend a bracket on each side of the rear suspension?

I'll contact Steve now.

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yes the GA1R, in graphite, both sides on the bracket and flipped bolt both sides as well.
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