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Wet track tyres

Postby Kev6107 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:20 pm

What wet tyres are you using on your track cars

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby skippa » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:40 am

Ive found that Federal 595 tyres are great in the dry and good in the wet...

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby JoeCool » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Likewise I don't think you'd have any issue with you'd have any issues with yokohama AD08R's, but federal are about half the price.
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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby Kev6107 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 pm

Have you tried rainsports am running r888s in dry been trying to find proper racing slicks and wets is there any race series that runs our sizes

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby JoeCool » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:11 pm

I know that some racing series use ADO8R's as control wet tyres. They're also basically 'standard' on the nurburgring rental cars, precisely because they don't spit novices off of track at the first sign of damp like R888's do. I didn't see a rin'g rental car not on ADO8'rs on this years trip.

I know I'm massively biased towards them, but I love them: the best tyres I've put on any car ever, and no-one I know who has them is disappointed.

If you can wait until this weekend, I have a trackday on them on Saturday and I may well be able to give a firm appraisal of their cold n wet track performance then!!
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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby Kev6107 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:00 pm

Ok thanks joe do you use them in dry conditions to the r888s are ok in wet when newish with-plenty of depth in tyre but no good in constant rain where are you going Saturday

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby secla » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:27 pm

ive used r888s in the wet with no issues unless theres standing water

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby Kev6107 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:06 pm

What tyre sizes are you running same size for wets and dry

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby Kev6107 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi joe how was the trackday

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby JoeCool » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 pm

Greasy!!! About to upload video.

Tyres were absolutely fine. PLenty of cars on AD08R's there. Down into turn 2 was scary as hell, there was oil/grease down form the high speed oval and then into the first boxed left turn, so it was sketchy on braking and then oversteer city on exit - but it was the same for everyone.

However, the purpose of the day for me was running up my new engine, and as such I wasn't really leaning on the tyres as much as I might and never really got them up to temperature.

I'm still happy to give them a recommendation for all around use. People on R888's / AD048's were sat in the pits through the drizzle, I was out on track with the wipers on.
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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby Kev6107 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:06 pm

Do you use them in the dry as well what size do you run have you done rockingham before baffled sump ?

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Re: Wet track tyres

Postby JoeCool » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Yep, I use them year round on road, they've done 20+ laps of Nurburgring, 3 track days and 6,000+ miles and they still have good tread. Bit scrubbed on the shoulders.

Never done Rockingham before and to be honest this time I wasn't loading the car up with lateral g through the bends. It was damp, I didn't know the circuit, and I was running in a brand new engine.

I have a baffled sump.

I run 225/45 r16 rears and 205/50 r16 fronts on 7J rims. Given the choice I'd go 205/45 fronts (and will look to replace the fronts that size when the time comes) in future: the car looks a bit over tyred in fronts and they rub slightly on full compression (I.e. The carrussel).
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