The best overall Rear tire to use is the Cheng Shin #C826 18x9.5x8, others have tried diff. ones but most use this tire. The Cheng is a real stiff knobbie and hard compound, it holds studs the best. Unless you get into plastic nuts on the inside on each stud thread. I've seen others try Turf's and whatnot but they do not hold the studs well, and even with plastic nuts the knob is softer and moves around too much for cornering. Most ice racing is on ovals 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile. There are some clubs that run a T-T course with no jumps, just turns. Chengs are relatively inexpensive, for the performance you can't hardly beat them. I've even seen some Cheng tires guys have cut the corners off of and made like pyramid shaped knobs,and used plastic nuts inside. Really good for slushy soft ice tracks. Most use a 1" Original Gold Screw, it goes thru the carcass and stays in even without the plastic nuts. The Original Gold Screw is a rounded cup shaped hex head, the cup can actually be sharpened with a steel burr die grinder bit to make them like razors. Thats not Legal in AMA sanctioned racing so thats where the Kold Kutter is a better choice. You can't really sharpen the Kolds they have a more "V" shape cup and are super hardened. AMA doesn't allow any screw modification, one slot per stud, no sharpening, ect... Non-AMA type series like CWIRA and others allow it.
Front tires are mostly the same way but have seen a few Diff. tires work good. Just a tire with a stiffer type of knob to hold the studs usually is best, unless you put the nuts to it.
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