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Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by peter, Mar 20, 2016.
@Pav, what pressures are you running on track?
i've been in between 28 -31psi..think the sweet spot for me is around 29-30 psi..interesting read.thanks for the info
Keel stuff, thanks chaps!
Whats the latest Yokohama road tyre then? i have the AD08R is that there best rated tyre for the road?
Whats the difference between the AD08 and the AD08 R?
AD08 are the older model..
AD08 r -pasted this from Yokohama's official web site..
Adding more carbon to the conventional MS Compound 2 improves dry grip. A touch of silica enhances wet grip. Further, Orange Oil, which is used in tyres competing at the highest levels of motorsports, delivers even greater road-gripping capability. Finally, the addition of a macromolecule polymer blend to the compound provides greater stiffness and improved durability.
Thanks, got to say at the moment i am very impressed with them! lets see how long they last!
i have their predecessors AD08's as my track tyres only now but used on the road too for a couple of years,and was honestly impressed with their performance..i can only guess that the AD08r's are even better..
Cant comment on the before, but i got a great price of £94inc fitting balancing etc per tyre, this is by my local tyre fitting garage and have done previous tyres for me on cars.
Shame they couldn't track it as they couldn't get it on there machine.
Too many low's ?
Seems so! its only on lowering springs, but also has this splitter on http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=2414 so it makes the front pretty close to the ground.
So they didn't want to damage or catch the front end.
last saturday, i ordered 4 yokohama AD08R's from demon tweeks (with the low pound compared to the euro, these tyres are quite a bit cheaper getting them from the UK). they got delivered only four days later. so service by demon tweeks was not only friendly, but fast as well.
compared to the cup 2, the yoko is a much squarer tyre and even though they are the same size, the yoko isn't as tall as a worn cup 2. tyre and wheel weigh about 19.3 kg (42.5 lbs). that's 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs) heavier than the michelins.
i'll put them on the car next weekend and maybe do a couple of sessions at zolder the weekend after. curious to see what they're like. here's a pic ...
- braid fullrace R 7x17 ET47 / yokohama advan neova AD08R 215/45 17
also ... my cup 2's were more shot than i thought they were ...
Looks seriously dangerous that Cup2 ? Good time to get them changed i reckon.........
yeah, nasty surprise. have sent michelin an email, to ask what might have caused this. very curious to their reply.
glad you like the Yoko's..they are a great tyre...
Glad you found the problem this way rather than in a nastier way and hope you pursue aggressively. In the US I'm sure there would be a huge lawsuit.
Great tyre choice with th AD08R
got a mail back from michelin, asking for my telephone number and were they can collect the tyres for further investigation. to be continued ...
at least they are trying to get to the bottom of it..good luck