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#1 NDT

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 03:51 PM

Following on from my earlier thread...

I'm going to put Conti Sport Contacts or Michelin Pilot Sports on my standard Turbo alloys.

 

I've got 16/17" TDs for the Summer and trackdays.

Previously these had 888s on but they're worn out (and ancient).

What to replace them with?

  • I've got two spare 225/45/17 T1Rs, so could use them on the rear and buy some new Toyos for the front (T1 Sport I think is the T1R replacement)
  • Or 4 of something else? Any suggestions?

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 06:54 PM

I use federal rsr, and to be honest I use the same now on the road but tend not to drive in winter / rain if I can avoid it. The federal is a good, budget track day semi slick

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 07:01 PM

AD08R, accelera 651. The 651s are a very good tyre especially when you consider the price.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 12:25 PM

Follow on thought - by the time I've put decent tyres (Conti Sport Contacts / Michelin Pilot Sports) on my everyday / winter wheels, will I feel much benefit having a dedicated summer / track set on my TDs? 



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Posted 02 December 2021 - 05:09 PM

Follow on thought - by the time I've put decent tyres (Conti Sport Contacts / Michelin Pilot Sports) on my everyday / winter wheels, will I feel much benefit having a dedicated summer / track set on my TDs?

I'd go the other way round, fit good semi slicks..

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 06:54 PM

Follow on thought - by the time I've put decent tyres (Conti Sport Contacts / Michelin Pilot Sports) on my everyday / winter wheels, will I feel much benefit having a dedicated summer / track set on my TDs?

I'd go the other way round, fit good semi slicks..
Do you mean fit semi slicks to my 16/17s and use them all year round?
Any good for a wet track day or an average dry winter day?

Edited by NDT, 02 December 2021 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2021 - 07:34 PM

I've had the vx on A052s for a couple of years and they are excellent

 



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Posted 02 December 2021 - 08:20 PM

Follow on thought - by the time I've put decent tyres (Conti Sport Contacts / Michelin Pilot Sports) on my everyday / winter wheels, will I feel much benefit having a dedicated summer / track set on my TDs?

I'd go the other way round, fit good semi slicks..
Do you mean fit semi slicks to my 16/17s and use them all year round?
Any good for a wet track day or an average dry winter day?
That's what I do, see earlier post, that said I don't track in winter, nor drive much, but they should be fine as long as you appreciate that they will take time to heat up on a cold day, I'm sure wiser people will be along soon

Edited by Ivor, 02 December 2021 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2021 - 10:42 PM

Nankang NS-2Rs do me for the road (I don't go on tracks). They really grip well once the temperature gets into double digits, and don't mind rain or standing water on the occasion i've been caught out.

They are a bit stiff in the cold (below 5), but I know the AD08Rs are the same, and i'll wager the other specialist ones - such as 888s, AO52s, RSRs - are too.

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Posted 06 December 2021 - 11:31 AM

I've found the 595RS-R's to be a bit pants at lower temps. They manage water ok although I've not driven them much in the wet as the car is fair weather/track days only. I've driven it with those tyres on the motor way in torrential rain and it was fine. When it's sub 10 degrees and I've driven it the tyres have been noticeably less grippy than what I would expect of a normal tyre/car. 



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Posted 25 December 2021 - 11:33 AM

I've had the vx on A052s for a couple of years and they are excellent

 

In the winter!?  :huh:

 

You've changed....  :D






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