PDA

View Full Version : GY Sticker rains


socalta
01-23-2007, 01:12 PM
I have four mounted GY Eagle Special Racing Sticker tires D6464
P255/50/ZR16 for sale. I would like to sell them (with or without the rims) and use the cash for parts or cheaper non rain tires. I thought I would be able to be 100% on GY tires but the costs are more than I thought plus .. frankly speaking . by the time I get my bucket of bolts running it will be summer here. Also .. I need to pick a tire so I can better match them to my suspension.

Please PM me with questions or email me at SocalTA@aol.com

.

socalta
01-25-2007, 11:34 AM
For anyone interested I will have these tires here for about another week. If I get no serious taker then I will try my luck on ebay.:thumbsup:

Mark Allen
01-25-2007, 02:24 PM
Jorge,

Just a word of advice. You got rains, you will need rains, keep em. Gonna have to buy 'em sooner or later and a good rule of thumb is if you drag 4 mounted rains around with you you're guaranteed sunshine and good weather.

Mark

socalta
01-25-2007, 05:10 PM
Thanks Mark,

I plan on having rains .. just not GY rains. With the uncertainty of them providing regular race tires I figured it might be best to sell these to someone who usually races on GY's and I can buy Kumhos to compliment my regular Kumhos.

Mark Allen
01-25-2007, 06:33 PM
I don't believe Kumho makes a rain tire. Don't worry about it. Unless they're giving you free tires just go race. Back before my time the GY rains were junk and even guys with tire deals were running Hoosiers in the rain and taping over their stickers.

Mark

jimwheeler
01-25-2007, 06:53 PM
Hoosier dirt stockers. Now there is a new Hoosier rain that is fabulous. The dirt stockers were good, but these are better. Look cool, too.
wheel

socalta
01-25-2007, 09:18 PM
Thanks for all the input guys .. but frankly here in SoPac .. BRP an WRP there maybe is rain in February. For the last few years the most its been is on and off drizzle. When I get to traveling further outside my region I might think of rains but for now they are doing me no good.

jericker
01-25-2007, 09:31 PM
Jorge, I agree with Mark, keep 'em. A bird in the hand is better than one in the bush or something like that. It's not worth selling them and then turning around and buying a new set. Hang on to them even without GY support. BTW, Wheel, I still have my Dirt Stockers that have been mounted now for about 7 years! Still feel like good rubber though. Hopefully I won't need them either.

Jon

t4wallace
01-26-2007, 10:14 AM
Jorge, I agree with Mark, keep 'em. A bird in the hand is better than one in the bush or something like that. It's not worth selling them and then turning around and buying a new set. Hang on to them even without GY support. BTW, Wheel, I still have my Dirt Stockers that have been mounted now for about 7 years! Still feel like good rubber though. Hopefully I won't need them either.

Jon
Jon -- Make sure you check those things for dry rot, depending on how you store them.

Jorge -- I got a new set 2 years ago after 3 straight races in the rain (well, the first one was snow) and needed them exactly 0 times after that. Still have the :censored: stickers on them. Now if I hadn't gotten them, it would have rained the rest of the season. At least the races I went to.

King Matt
01-26-2007, 10:28 AM
Racing in Southern California, you could go many years without needing a set of rain tires, and even in a light drizzle, you would probably not need them. I've only needed a set of rains here in the Midwest twice in the past two seasons, but it sure would have been preferable to running worn-out shaved Toyos in a downpour at Road America. That was fun!

socalta
01-26-2007, 11:21 AM
Totally agree Matt .. thats not to say that at some point in the future when I have extra money to burn and want to add to my tire inventory that I wont get a set of rains. Its just that right now with my limited budget, I would rather convert the tires into cash .. and cash into more needed parts. These are great tires ... kept in garages all their lives .. I have cleaned them every few months ... great deal for those needing the very very short supply GY tire. :thumbsup:

Mark Allen
01-26-2007, 01:45 PM
If Jorge sells his rain tires I move (to the AS body) that Jorge is required to carry 4 75lb. weights in his trailer that he is forced to load prior to a weekend, unload when he arrives, load again when he leaves, and then unload and store at home.

It's a right of passage man.

Anyone second the motion?

Mark

t4wallace
01-26-2007, 01:50 PM
An alternate penalty could be to have him rotate the trailer tires every race weekend. At the track.

Or, he could just use his trailer tires as rains...

socalta
01-26-2007, 01:57 PM
where's the love .....:laughing:

Mark Allen
01-26-2007, 03:53 PM
Oh there's tons of love.

Next, in your first trip to the track you'll be sent on a search for a bacon stretcher, a left handed smoke shifter, and a package of dehydrated water. And there'll be an organized snipe hunt. :laughing:

Mark

t4wallace
01-26-2007, 04:05 PM
Oh there's tons of love.

Next, in your first trip to the track you'll be sent on a search for a bacon stretcher, a left handed smoke shifter, and a package of dehydrated water. And there'll be an organized snipe hunt. :laughing:

Mark
What the :censored: time is it over there??? Shouldn't you be sleeping or something?

Jorge -- Sorry I can't help you here. I have only a right-handed smoke shifter.

jimwheeler
01-26-2007, 04:14 PM
Mark's my go to guy when I get up at 3 a.m. and the newspaper doesn't arrive until 4. I know he's well into the work day and I can bitch and moan by email, and he always comes through.
wheel

Mark Allen
01-26-2007, 04:18 PM
It's only 9:15 and the whole family is already asleep. Tons of time to think up useless :censored:

Gotta love Wheel, the only guy on the same schedule as me and he's 6 time zones back :cheers:

Mark

Ackjazz
01-26-2007, 05:08 PM
It's only 9:15 and the whole family is already asleep. Tons of time to think up useless :censored:

Gotta love Wheel, the only guy on the same schedule as me and he's 6 time zones back :cheers:

Mark

I am also up at Wheel:30. It seems I am a bit of a night owl, which makes practice at 8am nothing less than a joy on race weekends.

Jorge - you would be wise to also put on your list to get an extra set of cams (2) for your trunk and of course remember what I heard in the paddock last race:

Crew guy Ted: What do you think? It's the by-pass line, right?

Wheel: I think it's the by-pass line, yeah.

Crew guy Ted: Told ya.

Wheel: I'm gonna need some pliers and, uh, a set of 30-weight ball bearings.

Crew guy Ted: What?

Wheel: Yeah, uh... Tell you what. I gotta go to my truck. If Kyle gets here before I'm back, you can tell him to start without me.

Crew guy Ted: What the hell do you need ball bearings for?

Wheel: Ah, come on guys... It's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course. Hey! It's all ball bearings nowadays... Now, you prepare that Fetzer valve with some, uh, 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need about 10 quarts of antifreeze... preferably Prestone... No... No, make that Quaker State... And wash those windows. They got filth and muck on them.

socalta
01-26-2007, 05:15 PM
ohh yous guys :D

jimwheeler
01-26-2007, 05:39 PM
And put it all on the Underhill's bill.

Harry S. Truman, uh, Fletch.

Mooooon River.

jericker
01-26-2007, 06:22 PM
Tom, thanks for the advice. I keep them in the old green garbage bags right next to the dirty laundry in the basement. They even smell good when I open up the bags to do my weekend ritual of loading and unloading them in the trailer. So far no dry rot that I see. I will say if I can make it to Topeka this year, I'm going to splurge on a set of them thar' fancy Hoosier rains that are so critically acclaimed:clap: because we all know how rainy it will be in October in Topeka this year:laughing: .

Jon

socalta
01-26-2007, 08:11 PM
great schtick guys ... now somebody by my :censored: tires please .. so I can finish my car :D

t4wallace
01-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Mooooon River.
Is that the whole fist there doc???

Mark Allen
01-27-2007, 04:38 AM
What kind of name is "Poon" anyway?

Commanche Indian

socalta
01-30-2007, 04:36 PM
still available ..... great tires