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    Trackday semi slicks

    Hi y'all. Been using 595RSR for many years and considering a new set.

    Appears the Yoko AD08R is the tyre of choice and fair play it looks awesome but is double the price of the 595RSR which I can get £70 each in the size I need. So, I suppose the question is it worth spending double? I suspect answer is yes, and I will do it if the consensus is as such on here.

    Oh, and if car matters, I am talking about my Fabia. It will munch front tyres rather fast.
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    I've had both, back to back on the same car (took Feds off and fitted AD08s), and wouldn't pay double for the Yoko's.

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    That seems the general consensus. Iím using Avon ZZRís at the moment and they are ace (bloody heavy in comparison though to the feds!).
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    I use my ad08r's in every weather have been fantastic. Direzza's are also bloody great and last a fair while but i've never fitted them only used cars with them on
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    Very similar tyres, Ive used both a fair bit but refer the Yoko now.

    Better tyres if you steup up a class as such and look at things like the 03G/A048s etc
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    What size? I use 225/45/17 and they cost me just over £100 each.

    AD08R's seem very impressive for wear - On tracks they seem to last much longer than either road tyres or A048's.

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    I think the ns2r is a better small budget tyre grip wise than rsr or the ado8 which felt more like a road tyre to me
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    I used the AD08R's on the S1 Elise and they are great tyres but obviously that's a very light car.

    Used Avon ZZR on the S3 Elise at the Ring in April and previously on my mk1 mx5 turbo and found them to be a great track tyre.
    Came up to temp well and stayed there with right pressures.
    Wear was low but only had limited experience.

    I would put the Avon ahead of AD08R for track work but not by a big margin.

    Definitely worth considering.
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    What about A050s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    What about A050s?
    That's what we use at the minute. Love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edh View Post
    What size? I use 225/45/17 and they cost me just over £100 each.

    AD08R's seem very impressive for wear - On tracks they seem to last much longer than either road tyres or A048's.
    215/40 R17 - Saw some 595RSR on oponeo I think it was for £69.95 each or something along those lines. 215/40 R17 is around the £130/£135 for the AD08R from my little bit of googling.
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    There's a 595 RSR Pro available now. They seemed to be a similar cost to ns2r's in my size IIRC. No idea what they are like on track as I've only driven the ~4 miles home

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