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Cold weather Autocross Tires

Here in the Northeast the season for racing starts and ends with sub 45 degree temperatures. Any recommendations as to type and brand of tires. I have Bridgestone re1ís and the spec sheets say not to be used in these conditions. I race a 1979 911 SC.
I drive to the events if under 1 hour away. It is not used for much else.

Thanks for your input. I posted here and not the Autocross/ Race section because of the number of people that are on this forum.
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All track-related tires are going to say that, as it holds true across the board.

FWIW - I drive my Proxy ES - R-888 year-round, and they hold surprisingly well on cold blacktop -as long as I don't do anything stupid.
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One of our local club members runs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ in March and April auto-x events, and Toyos of some sort later in the season. He says the Michelins do really well when it is cold and/or wet.
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i never noticed much or any difference in how the A/S grip hot or cold and wet. They were flawless regardless of conditions. Can't say the same for the S-02s which are like bakelite when cold&wet
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depending on the actual conditions (sun light, surface etc) just cause its below 45 degrees when you leave home, doesn't mean the surface wont be above 45 by the time you run your heat. fwiw, I've been stuck on R comps in snow/slush at the track.. and drove home on the streets etc.. so the tires should be ok, but simply "not recommended".

I'm not sure its worth the hassle to try to find some "magic" tire for the scenario you post. How many events does this impact? 1-2? 10? What are your competitors running at those same events?

What size wheels are you running on your SC? some brands might not offer the sizes you might want to try anyway.
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