Topic: Mixed tires?

Trying to get ready for our firs race with a Dodge Neon with a 2.0L engine. The costs are adding up (not unexpected). I have seen forum advice to have 6 mounted tires available for a race weekend. Currently planning on using Falken Azenis RT615K+.
Would it be feasible to use 4 of the Falken tires and a backup of 2 regular tires? My thoughts were if something happened to one of the 4 tires then use the Falken tire for the front and the regular tires on the rear. With the front wheel drive would that make the car too unbalance to drive effectively. I don’t believe anyone on our team will be pushing too much other than myself and I WON’T do anything stupid.
Thank you in advance.

Re: Mixed tires?

I agree with having mounted spares ready to go. No fun chasing parts (or tires) when you could be out driving. I think the car will handle like crap with RT615's out front and some janky street tire on the rear. When I was running Neons, I tried BFG Comp T/A R1's--195's on the front; 185's on the back. Mistake. Even a couple of good used Falkens. Depending on the size you need, you may be able to score a couple of usable rears from another team. Lots of Lemons teams use them.


Re: Mixed tires?

Consider the RS4 over the 615K+. They last a lot longer and have 95% the same grip. 615K+ last a single weekend for us, but we've been able to do 2 weekends on a set of RS4s. Your mileage will vary because weight/setup/driver differences, but overall you'll get a lot more use out of the RS4.

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Re: Mixed tires?

I'd think you would want 4 of the same tire on the car... we have a full extra set. Our old tires are the spare set.

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Re: Mixed tires?

Even if you find used ones, get something comparable.

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Re: Mixed tires?

Thank You!

I have ordered 6 tires