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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 11:57:56 AM »
and u could bring them saturday to the rr day

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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 12:00:12 PM »
See how you get on with your phonecall.

Otherwise on Camskill in you can get Kumho V70A's for similar money and they're very well thought of. Medium compound should suit.
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 12:01:26 PM »
Thanks guys. Hurdy have you heard anything about the Dunlops mike has mentioned.  :happy2:

Tom got some P Zero Asymetrico's which have about 3mm left on them in 225/45/17 gathering dust, got some other perf tyres in the same size. Bought them for my Mk4 Santa's and never got fitting them.... Couple of beer vouchers gets them and they're localish (sort off)

You'll maybe only get a couple of track days out of them but they end in a vowel so they must be good!

I know you're looking for proper stuff but if you get stuck......

Dave these could be great for me even just for winter if nothing else, as i plan to put the works into hibernation as soon as possible.  :happy2:

I will ring you this evening sir when i have less woman cackling in my ear.  :sick:  my house is full of mothers and Grandma's  :rolleye:

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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 12:04:59 PM »
The Dunlops grip as well as R888s, but last longer - however unless you get a deal, they're generally £50 a tyre dearer - so it's swings and round-a-bouts.
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 12:08:04 PM »
A quick write up of the Dunlops below

http://www.autoweb.co.uk/article/834

Not bad and I may try them once the R888's have expired :smiley:
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 01:02:22 PM »
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Be prepared to hear sounds from the R888's which will make you think you're driving an army lorry!

you have never driven an army truck then lol. the last thing you hear is the tyres lol-. more like a screaming engine whilst getting vibrated to death by the solid suspension :scared:.

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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2009, 03:50:34 PM »
Nah - if you're running dedicated track rims, you may as well go sh!t or bust and get something stupid.
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2009, 05:23:27 PM »
Robin sat in mine at the 'ring. The R888's do make a lovely noise though. Miss it now I'm on winter tyres :sad1:
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2009, 05:25:58 PM »
That lovely velcro ripping sound as they go around corners... I can't wait for spring.
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2009, 05:47:59 PM »
Dont go any more than 225 on a 7.5J rim..

I ran 235's on an 8J and even that is pushing it.. The R888's have very little support in the sidewall.. Dunlops are much stiffer..

Tyre technology is EXTREMELY complicated, and the compound of the tread on its own is responsible for about 5% of how the tyre performs..
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Re: Tyres Specifically R888's
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2009, 06:54:24 PM »
I was gonna get the kumho v70a medium/hard compound with extra load for 18"TD wheels for the summer, will these be ok its all kinda confusing.