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magown3



Joined: 14 Mar 2018
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Hi,

Looking to purchase new rubber for the Starlet. It's our first time buying new rubber as we're only a few events in.

What's the recommendation? We'll be doing endurance trials and a few MVAT's.

We have 8 steel wheels,
4 x 14" and the 4 13" Starlet originals.
we've been running the 14's on the front and 13's on the rear.
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Piers14
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Hi, Uniroyal Rainexperts are a good option for MVAT's, but maybe too easy to puncture for Endurance Trials.

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Wadsworth



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What makes the Uniroyal Rainexperts a good choice? I'm genuinely curious so I know why I'm buying them.
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Piers14
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Hi, They are not the ultimate tyre in any situation, but are a great overall tyre that are particularly good in wet and loose conditions.

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Damien



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You now have to run a wheel barrow type control tyre in the Endurance class but you can run proper tyres in the other classes.
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Mark2



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you should check with the COC regarding tyre choice for each endurance event, it can be a bit of a minefield. for MVATS, most E-marked road type tyres are acceptable. no knobblies or slicks.

for endurance events, i would tend to steer more towards a durable tyre that doesnt puncture easily than outright performance.

yoko A539 are a good tyre on the front of a starlet for tarmac, but dont really like wet grass or mud.

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