Hoosier Tires: the Ultimate Comprehensive Guide

7/10/2022Techs

When it comes to racing, every detail counts. That’s why it’s important to have the right tires for the job. Hoosier Tires are designed specifically for competition purposes and have been proven to deliver consistent, high-performance results. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Hoosier Tires, including different models, break-in procedures, tire temperature recommendations, and air pressure recommendations.

Hoosier Tires Models

Hoosier Tire Sports Car DOT A7 Radials

The Hoosier Tire Sports Car DOT A7 Radials are ideal for autocross, time trial, and hillclimb events in dry conditions. They offer high levels of grip at lower operating temperatures, making them perfect for lightweight cars or events where the ambient temperature is cool.

Hoosier Tire Sports Car DOT Radial R7

If you’re a road racer, then the Hoosier Tire Sports Car DOT Radial R7 tires are the right choice for you. They are designed for high performance in hot, dry conditions and will reward you with fast, consistent lap times and extended tire life.

Tire Break-in Procedure

To get the best results from your Hoosier Tires, it’s important to properly break them in. A proper break-in will not affect initial performance, but it will increase the competitive life of the tires. To scuff a set of tires, start by taking one or two moderate-paced laps to bring the tires up to operating temperature. Then, run one hard lap followed by a cool-down lap. After that, the tires should be removed from the car and allowed to cool down to ambient temperature before being used again.

Initial Run Heat Cycle | A7 R7 Roadrace

The first laps for your tires are critical for setting up the durability and competitive life of the tires. The initial run should consist of no more than 10-15 minutes of running, and the early part of the session should be run at an easy pace. As the session progresses, the speed should gradually increase until the final lap is run at the fastest possible speed. The goal is to achieve maximum tire temperature on the final lap.

Tire Temperature Recommendations for Hoosier Tires

For the best performance, the expected temperature range for this kind of tires will vary from track to track. Generally, the optimum traction will be generated when the pit lane temperatures show 180-200 degrees F (80°C – 95°C) for the R7 in roadrace applications, and 110-140 degrees F (45°C – 60°C) for the A7 in autocross applications.

Air Pressure Recommendations for Hoosier Tires

It’s important to maintain the correct air pressure for your Hoosier Tires. One characteristic of new tires is that they may feel like they have less traction initially. However, it’s important to resist the temptation to lower the pressure. Dropping the pressure too far may improve the feel of the tire, but it will also lower the performance and increase the wear rate.

Conclusion

Hoosier Tires are designed specifically for competition purposes, and they deliver consistent, high-performance results. By following the tire break-in procedure and maintaining the correct tire temperature and air pressure, you’ll be able to get the most out of your Hoosier Tires. So, whether you’re a road racer or an autocross driver, Hoosier Tires are the perfect choice for your racing needs.

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Reference:
Tire care and safety Guidelines: https://www.hoosiertire.com/images/content/files/TCTR7_A7.pdf
Hoosier tires overview : https://www.hoosiertire.com/tires/

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