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Old 13-08-2017, 06:36 PM
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Track-day tyres

Semi-slicks more specifically !

What are today's choices, your preferences (and why) ?
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Old 13-08-2017, 06:53 PM
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I use R888-R.

Seam to grip well but don't have anything to compare and I'm not even sure I have the ability to tell the difference even if I did have a choice. I previously went through several sets of R888's. Couldn't tell you if these are better or not.

Price is reasonable at around £180 each and they do generally last the year of around 6000 miles and about 4-5 track days.
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:09 PM
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http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm

But also :

Bridgestone
Federal
Yokohama
.....?

I hear you John and I've run them as well - it's just that they're getting expensive and for the limited use that mine will probably get next year, I'd rather go for a cheaper tyre even if it wears out quicker.
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:15 PM
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Grip costs money Sean. If you have not found the limits of the R888R then buy something cheaper. If you have found those limits then PAY the money and stay on the track. Body/chassis repairs are expensive
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:16 PM
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The avon slicks we use are £380 each but I would not run on anything else now
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:23 PM
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Grip costs money Sean. If you have not found the limits of the R888R then buy something cheaper. If you have found those limits then PAY the money and stay on the track. Body/chassis repairs are expensive
Totally agreed but grip and limited tyre wear cost more than grip and quick tyre wear.

Seeing as I won't need nearly as many track-days as John, I'm looking for a more cost effective annual tyre budget.

Full slicks are out as my car wasn't conceived to handle the body stresses they'll create - I need a bit of 'slip and drift'.
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:22 PM
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The federal rsr 595's are good. Had those on a few toy cars.
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:46 PM
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Seem to be a fair amount of part worn R888R at reasonable money being advertised
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:50 PM
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The federal rsr 595's are good. Had those on a few toy cars.
I'm having trouble finding something in 15" !
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:51 PM
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Seem to be a fair amount of part worn R888R at reasonable money being advertised
The question is why ? People upgrading to other makes ?
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:57 PM
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I have bought second hand in the past and would not again. Tyres don't work well when they are old and IMO the ones you see for sale are for sale because they are getting old. I wouldn't you a tyre that's more than 2 years from its date stamp. It will not be as good as a new tyre.

Mine are getting near the end of their life so will probably look for an alternative and change the wheel size if I need to.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
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Old 13-08-2017, 09:00 PM
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I will also need a set of track tyres for the silver car soon and not settled on wheel size so will pick a tyre before the wheel.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

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Old 13-08-2017, 09:02 PM
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.....so will pick a tyre before the wheel.
Where I am !

For the road, I have 225/50x15s but for the track......?
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Old 13-08-2017, 09:15 PM
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consider yourselves lucky that you're not chasing 14" tyres!
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Old 13-08-2017, 09:21 PM
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If you are competing spend the money and buy the best.

If it's for trackdays buy the bargains, enjoy the day and as long as they are trackday tyres e.g. Yoko A048 etc they will not let you down.

At least 2/3 of my tyres over 10 years were secondhand and as long as it was dry they were great. If it's wet then you need the tread-depth, damp and you will be fine. If you have spare sets of wheels (I had 25 at one time) you can juggle to suit the weather.

I wouldn't buy secondhand tyres for my road car.
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