Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by Kasteel » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:09 pm

NICE! 8)

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by M-140i » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi everybody.
I've read that semi-slick tyres were a bit wider than normal tyres. Am I right?
What about the weight?
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by GeeDee » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:30 pm

Autosport published a track day tyre test last week between Toyo R888R, Nanking AR-1 and Avon ZZR.

Nanking seemed to be favourite in terms of value for money/Performance/Wear although the Toyos won on grip/handling
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by Nugs » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:32 am

Do you get the Advan A050 over there?
They are incredible, they sh*t on R888s and Cup 2s from a great height.
But it's not a double duty tyre, expensive and they won't last long on the road.

I like the Advan AD08R for a street tyre that performs on track.

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by rob180bhp » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:36 am

I have just fitted Ad08r all round and night and day difference to my super sports, such a good tyre but mine is only a road car

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by sootyvrs » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 am

rob180bhp wrote:
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I have just fitted Ad08r all round and night and day difference to my super sports, such a good tyre but mine is only a road car

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by rob180bhp » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:09 am

No noise increases? And not driven it in wet yet, apparently they start to get noisey as they ware?

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by git-r2 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:31 am

If you wanted any feedback on the AD08R:

They are less comfortable in the road compared to something like MPSS, on a car with stock alignment probably won't make much more grip.

They don't make the whine noise you get with R888's.

On a car with decent negative camber it's possible to get good grip from them, I see sustained 1.2g like this but only 1.1g (same as MPSS) on cars without camber.

Wet performance compared to track tyres is fantastic, in another league when sprinting.

The key thing about these tyres is price.

Can be bought for same money as federal/Nankang but are much better quality.
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by git-r2 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:33 am

They are more noisy than road tyres, for a track type tyre they're not bad at all though.
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by DaleB90 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:20 pm

I've got some r888r's I use for drag racing due to their ability to heat up quickly. I've left them on the car for a bit and used them on multiple back road runs (no track time yet) and they really are epic. Phenomenal grip and no matter what you throw at them the temps stay stable and performance is always there. For a point of comparison my PS4 tyres would well and truely be done at this point requiring me to slow down and alow them to cool off. My combination of mods plus these tyres make for an excellent handling car imo.

whenever I grow a set and book a TD I'll be using the r888r's for certain. Interesting people have mentioned the ad08r's above, these will be my next set of tyres for the road once the ps4's are done.
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by Rob.H » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:24 am

I use Kumho V70a semi slicks and found them to be great on track.

They take a little longer to heat up than R888's - however a friend who works at Protyre Motorsport recommend them over the R888's advising they're having great feedback.

They've been advised the Kumho wears a lot better and is far superior in damp/wet conditions.

I did my first track day running them at Anglesey last month and was hugely impressed with them.
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by git-r2 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:58 pm

M-140i wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Hi everybody.
I've read that semi-slick tyres were a bit wider than normal tyres. Am I right?
What about the weight?
Correct.
They're heavy too.
And unless you pay £££'s for something like cup2 usually noticeably less nice on the road.
Great on track though :)
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
+ some dullness

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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by M-140i » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:24 pm

git-r2 wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:58 pm
M-140i wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Hi everybody.
I've read that semi-slick tyres were a bit wider than normal tyres. Am I right?
What about the weight?
Correct.
They're heavy too.
And unless you pay £££'s for something like cup2 usually noticeably less nice on the road.
Great on track though :)
Thanks! ;)
I'm on 255x35 rear with street tyres, and It's ok. But I don't have a lot of space left. (the car is 30mm lowered)
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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by unutterable83 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm

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Squeezed a 235/45/17 ad08r on, and this is the same Autec wheel you are considering (17x7.5)
Great tyre - haven't tried on track yet, but feel predictable in wet conditions. Must avoid high speed aqua planning conditions though - to be safe.
Really strong grip in the dry, reminiscent of full slicks I ran on track once.


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Re: Best Semi Slick ( Track days M135)

Post by Ryan135i » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:41 pm

I used Yokohama Advan A048s at the 'Ring a few years back.

Bloody awesome, best track tyre I've used. Got my 120bhp 1.5 SOHC Civic round in 8:59 BTG...
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