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PostSubject: after some new tyres for the track   Fri May 25, 2012 8:12 pm

I'm looking for some new tyres for my GTi6 for the Llandow track day and i gotta get 4. On the last track day i killed a set of bridgestone potenza's which weren't cheap but i'd had them on my spare road wheels so i used them. i'm looking for something that'll last a few track days but still tryin to keep the costs down. Also weighing up spending 150 on a tyre that'll do 3 days or 50 tyres that do 1 day. any recomendations?

I've found 2, any1 had experience with either of these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195-50-R15-82V-REGAL-Racer-semi-slick-tyres-NEW-/270954772365

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxsport-RB5-Rally-Tarmac-Tyre-185-55-R15-Medium-/300695495845?pt=UK_Cars_Tyres_RL&hash=item4602d924a5

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Fri May 25, 2012 9:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Fri May 25, 2012 11:00 pm

TBH I have been massively impressed with my Yoko Parada Spec 2's. Seriously cheap tyre (46 Each), Mine lasted well at 100mph on Gerrards at Mallory Park, still got good life in them!

Just not so good in grease/wet!

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Fri May 25, 2012 11:56 pm

46?!? Where the hell do you shop!? I must know!
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 12:04 am

I like toyo proxes t1rs thought they were great at castle coombe bit poor in the wet but tred was very poor. They are great in the wet up untill about 1mm tred lol. 195/50/15s are about 37 inc vat on camskill i beleive, thats where i get mine from. Everybody likes different things so it might be worth trying some yourself. Like stu said i have heard good things about parada spec 2's but never used them myself.
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 12:44 am


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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 1:17 am

On it stu, cheers! Currently paying over 60 for T1r's in 195/55/R15!
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 1:23 am

Thats expensive only 74 for two off camskill pebbles.
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 1:59 am

what kind of life are u getting from them? 1,2,3 track days?
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 2:08 am

Mine have done approaching 3000 miles on the road and an hour on track at Mallory, the inner edges are starting to scrub off (as do all my cars Embarassed )

But an hour on track with me equates to most peoples full day, I had a T1R on the Meatsword and that was 6mm to wire in about 3 hours, but then i also ran them on one of my XSi, that did a full day at Brands, and Rockingham before they died...

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 2:15 am

I only done 1 track session 3 15 mins on mine but done approx 7-8k road miles aswell so im guessing you would get 2-4 track sessions of pure abuse depending on how long the sessions are.
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 3:32 am

I'll be needing to replace my track set and was looking forward to trying the parada's. Can't get them in my sizes though. Oh well ill stick with the nexans they may be plastic but they last ages when compared to my t1rs.

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Sat May 26, 2012 7:33 pm

I must admit t1r's dont last very long compared to nexens or kumho, im going to give paradas ago next time my car gets on the road i think & compare as different tyres have different results on different cars. How long track days or road miles do r888 & federal rsr's last does anyone know?
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Mon May 28, 2012 8:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Mon May 28, 2012 8:38 pm

Parada Spec IIs are pretty darned good, aren't very good at all in the wet, but amazing in the dry.

Thoroughly recommend them.

Only thing you might find is that the sidewall does flex quite a lot, it's not got the strongest sidewall, so the turn-in is a little numbed in comparison to more expensive tyres... Especially if you're comparing to R888s and A048s etc... But when you consider the price...
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Mon May 28, 2012 9:18 pm

RuanE wrote:
Only thing you might find is that the sidewall does flex quite a lot, it's not got the strongest sidewall, so the turn-in is a little numbed in comparison to more expensive tyres... Especially if you're comparing to R888s and A048s etc... But when you consider the price...

Just Run 45PSi

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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Mon May 28, 2012 9:54 pm

Run R888s at 45psi
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Tue May 29, 2012 8:36 am

Mark.evs wrote:
Any1 tried these yet?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxsport-RB5-Rally-Tarmac-Tyre-185-55-R15-Soft-/280862307328?pt=UK_Cars_Tyres_RL&hash=item4164b2b400

You won't get many on track miles out of those.

Kumho V70a's are becoming ever more popular on track day's. The performance of R888's but generally cheaper. Though there is no point shelling out for a more exotic tyre if it's only going to show your suspension up.

Personally can't fault T1R's, hardly cost the earth and once you've scrubbed them down abit they have a really positive feel. They aren't as durable is i'd hope and can suffer sidewall flex but you're likely to get that with most fast road tyres. Parada spec 2's and even A539's are also cost effective and popular choice on a budget.
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PostSubject: Re: after some new tyres for the track   Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Ryangti6 wrote:
I must admit t1r's dont last very long compared to nexens or kumho, im going to give paradas ago next time my car gets on the road i think & compare as different tyres have different results on different cars. How long track days or road miles do r888 & federal rsr's last does anyone know?

I agree its very car dependant. Proxies on the front of the mr2 last ages but on the track it melts the rears with heat. Obviously they are dealing with a lot of load on a mid-engined car and they seem to suffer from it.

One of the bigger differences l notice is how easy the budgets lock up when compared to the proxies. Even more so than the noticeable difference when cornering. I'd never use budgets on the road!!


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