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Non directional track tyres

Post by McTrucky » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi all,
Does any one know of a non directional track tyre in or around 235/40/18 size.

Been planning on a square setup so I can swap tyres round to even up wear, but unless they are non directional i wont be able to swap lefts and rights.
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by CraigG » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:31 pm

i dont think you will get anything non-directional unless you go for a full slick?

something like:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dunlop-slick ... Swzx9Z2fCd
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by McTrucky » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm

CraigG wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:31 pm
i dont think you will get anything non-directional unless you go for a full slick?
Kind of what I figured, but need to keep tyres road legal for the to/from drive. Reckon I'll go for Federal 595rsr, or Nankang ns2r, or push the boat out on a set on Yoko ad08r. Any of them I think I could run 'backwards', just don't fancy driving in the rain like that.

Not sure of the legality of doing this...
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Post by CraigG » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:43 am

Maxsport RB5's look to be the most non-directional tyre that i've seen that are road legal.

https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspo ... t-rb5-tyre

nice and cheap too.
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by sootyvrs » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:24 am

Just make sure you choose equal trackdays with clockwise and anti-clockwise circuits and you won't need to swap left and right tyres... problem solved ;)
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Post by Blind Pugh » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:53 am

McTrucky wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Reckon I'll go for Federal 595rsr, or Nankang ns2r, or push the boat out on a set on Yoko ad08r.
McT,

If you go for AD08R, might be worthwhile getting in contact with Git-R2 - tagged below - on here as he has a contact for Yoko's [and maybe other brands too]. He's contact quoted me happy on an 18" staggered set for my M2 :thumbs:
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by McTrucky » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:30 pm

CraigG wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:43 am
Maxsport RB5's look to be the most non-directional tyre that i've seen that are road legal.

https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspo ... t-rb5-tyre

nice and cheap too.
Not sure I like the idea of remolds. Aren't they problematic at balancing as well as the age old prejudice against them? Also dearer that Federals so.... probably not for me.
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by McTrucky » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:52 pm

sootyvrs wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:24 am
Just make sure you choose equal trackdays with clockwise and anti-clockwise circuits and you won't need to swap left and right tyres... problem solved ;)
Pity circuits don't run clockwise and anti clock wise . Used to do it all the time at motocross tracks, but road circuits safety considerations kind of stop that happening.
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by MartyB » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:49 pm

If you’ve got deep pockets you could always go Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2’s. I believe these can be swapped side to side.


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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by git-r2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:44 pm

McTrucky wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:52 pm
sootyvrs wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:24 am
Just make sure you choose equal trackdays with clockwise and anti-clockwise circuits and you won't need to swap left and right tyres... problem solved ;)
Pity circuits don't run clockwise and anti clock wise . Used to do it all the time at motocross tracks, but road circuits safety considerations kind of stop that happening.
Some do - Bedford is anti-clockwise.

Kumho Ku36
Michelin cup2
West lake RS
R888r
Kumho V70

The above are non directional from memory, there are others too.

I run a set of the westlakes in 225/40/18 all round. They’re ok but won’t be replacing them as Cup 2’s can be had for the same money through tyre city.

I do have a contact for AD08R’s but his prices aren’t competitive anymore. Check tyre city for when they have their 50% off deals as they’re unbeatable for price. If you’re desperate for AD08R’s search bankof.e.b.a.y username and give him a call. His advertised prices are open for negotiation.
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by git-r2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:50 pm

to give you an idea what to pay - 4 x 255/35/18 AD08R’s £310
4 x cup2 225/40/18 £306

I posted the prices and got flamed by some idiots on the f book page lol. Saying I was talking sh*t! Try and save folk some pennies and that’s what happens!

This was through tyre city, I only found out about the deal through a very kind user here. As said above, the best deal I’ve found.
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Post by sootyvrs » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:05 pm

git-r2 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:50 pm
to give you an idea what to pay - 4 x 255/35/18 AD08R’s £310
4 x cup2 225/40/18 £306

I posted the prices and got flamed by some idiots on the f book page lol. Saying I was talking sh*t! Try and save folk some pennies and that’s what happens!

This was through tyre city, I only found out about the deal through a very kind user here. As said above, the best deal I’ve found.
I thought the offer was just for Black Friday? It's a shame my local Tyre City are not doing any of these deals :(
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by git-r2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:58 pm

There was another deal in the beginning of December at tyre city Watford. Hoping they’ll keep this up. Details posted p3 of the original thread.

I traveled to get mine but if you’re saving £600 it’s worth it.
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Re: Non directional track tyres

Post by G1NGE » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:20 pm

sootyvrs wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:05 pm
git-r2 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:50 pm
to give you an idea what to pay - 4 x 255/35/18 AD08R’s £310
4 x cup2 225/40/18 £306

I posted the prices and got flamed by some idiots on the f book page lol. Saying I was talking sh*t! Try and save folk some pennies and that’s what happens!

This was through tyre city, I only found out about the deal through a very kind user here. As said above, the best deal I’ve found.
I thought the offer was just for Black Friday? It's a shame my local Tyre City are not doing any of these deals :(
Blimey, that's cheap! I paid just under £450 for my AD08Rs on my 130i, and I only have 205/50/17. I'll bear this in mind for replacement, or if I consider going up to 18 wheels.

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Post by markhurley » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:27 am

git-r2 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:50 pm
to give you an idea what to pay - 4 x 255/35/18 AD08R’s £310
4 x cup2 225/40/18 £306

I posted the prices and got flamed by some idiots on the f book page lol. Saying I was talking sh*t! Try and save folk some pennies and that’s what happens!

This was through tyre city, I only found out about the deal through a very kind user here. As said above, the best deal I’ve found.
That price on Cup2’s is proper cheap !
I run Cup2’s amazing tyre league’s ahead of mpss , I use mine all year round and can’t fault them , and they are non directional.
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