PS4 on track

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by Bodyboarder81, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Bodyboarder81

    Bodyboarder81 Paid Member

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    Hi ... looking into tyres . I know PS4 are good tyres ... but are they capable enough for 2 novice track days a year ?

    How would they hold up ?

    Reason for thinking behind the PS4 is that I like the ride comfort on the road they provide and can be used all rear round .

    The others are the AD08R’s that also are perfectly good road tyre and probably a better track tyre than the PS4 but you do loose that comfort with them , due to the hard side walls .... with my car being used mainly on road what’s people’s thought ?

    For reference , I’ll be covering 3-4K a year in the car

    Thanks
     

  2. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    If you’re doing such a short mileage go for the ad08r!

    The side wall is harder yes but will you notice it comfort wise, I hardly doubt it!

    The PS4 will hold up on track but on a dry day it’ll be nowhere near as good
     
  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    I went from ad08r to PS4 and there’s not much in it comfort wise. The yoko would be much better on track and dry roads but the PS4 would have a big advantage in the wet
     
  4. Bodyboarder81

    Bodyboarder81 Paid Member

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    Swings and roundabouts then really ....

    Would the PS4 ‘s get completely ruined on track ? As in where out really quick , or do you think I’d get 2 track days and 3-4K road miles out of them ?

    Thanks
     
  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Would comfortably get 2 track days and 5k plus imo.
     
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  6. Bodyboarder81

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    And I can get them around £150 cheaper than the AD08R ‘s .... which is another reason I’m thinking of them .

    I have brand new coni sport 5’s on but not sure how these would hold up on a track day ?
     
  7. Beany

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    what price are you getting for the yokos?
     
  8. Bodyboarder81

    Bodyboarder81 Paid Member

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    Around £470 fitted

    PS4 around £300 fitted
     
  9. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    That’s a good price on the PS4s

    You can get the ad08 for almost £100 cheaper elsewhere, fitting isn’t that much
     
  10. Bodyboarder81

    Bodyboarder81 Paid Member

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    Where abouts mate ?
     
  11. Beany

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    That was on camskill but just checked and they don’t have any stock
     
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  12. Bodyboarder81

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    Guess the conti sport 5’s will get destroyed in one track day ?
     
  13. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Where about you located mate?

    Most tyres will hold up ok on a trackday, but obviously how much grip they give you will vary. Depends also on how the car is set up and you check pressures

    I’ve done afew thousand roads miles and 4 Trackdays on my ad08r and they have plenty of tread left!
     
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  14. Bodyboarder81

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    I’m in Southampton.... that’s the thing with the AD08R ‘s they really do last on track and road ... I’ve had a few sets and the only thing that puts me off them is the harder ride you get . Some say it’s not a lot in it ... but from my experience it’s quite a different to normal summer tyres
     
  15. RichCUp

    RichCUp Paid Member

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    If you can get a good price on Michelins how about cup 2’s? Great track and road performance
     
  16. Bodyboarder81

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    Heard such mixed reviews about them ....

    It’s either the PS4 / AD08R... as I have ps4S on my Porsche and had the AD08R on other cars ... like how they both feel and feel familiar with them
     
  17. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    PS4 is more of a do it all tyre. The ad08 is a decent tyre, but not a patch on the Michelin in damp and wet.
    I run PS4 as my road and wet track tyre. 20190528_100939.jpg
     
  18. Big Ben

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    As above. Two sets of wheels and tyres. PS4 for driving to track/wet laps/road and Dunlop Direzzas for dry track use
     
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  19. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

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    I used PS4 for 3-4 track days a year plus around 5000 miles. Lasted over a year easily. Much better than the AD08r guys on a wet forum trip to Spa, but slower in the dry. For what you're describing I'd say they'll be fine. Ultimately I got another set of wheels with semi slicks for dry days once I had more track experience.
     
  20. AmosMoses

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    I run PS4 on my car, i've done 4 track days and about 12k miles on my fronts and they have load left! Epic tire and work so well in the wet. A big thing about road tires on track is heat management, let them warm up, don't overdrive them and then run a cool down lap.

    Also if you're on stock suspension i'd stick to a PS4, AD08s come into their own once you have coilovers and a more aggressive alignment.
     

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