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    Quote Originally Posted by evovi View Post
    Has anyone run these of an evo yet? It's hard to find info on pressures, I was thinking of running them at 28 cold for hillclimb/targa. Car will be running at approx 1450kg.

    From what I've seen most people are running around 30 psi hot. Any recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bp18t View Post
    Very true. IPRA will never change from yokos.
    Personally, I reckon the best thing IPRA could do would be to not have a control tyre. Open it up the Prod Car Tyre List. Alot of people will switch to the much cheaper and arguably equally fast Hankook, which is the only thing that might ever make Yokohama bring their pricing back towards the rest of the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evovi View Post
    Has anyone run these of an evo yet? It's hard to find info on pressures, I was thinking of running them at 28 cold for hillclimb/targa. Car will be running at approx 1450kg.

    From what I've seen most people are running around 30 psi hot. Any recommendations?
    A friend of mine has run them on his full weight evo. Ran them at 30ish initially and wasn't too happy. Next track day he tried mid 30's and was much happier. On his advice i aimed for 36 hot, ended up between 34-36 front to back and it worked quite well for me. These tyres dont seem to mind a bit of extra pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrd View Post
    Personally, I reckon the best thing IPRA could do would be to not have a control tyre. Open it up the Prod Car Tyre List. Alot of people will switch to the much cheaper and arguably equally fast Hankook, which is the only thing that might ever make Yokohama bring their pricing back towards the rest of the market.
    Agree it should be opened up. But it seems like the typical scare mongering from a select few saying it will increase costs, with people having one brand for qually, another for wet and another for dry races. That may well be the case for those wanting to be uber competitive, but surely 80% of the field would be happy if they can run mid field for less money. They may even improve times as they could afford more practice days on cheaper rubber. Be very surprised if there's any change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrd View Post
    Personally, I reckon the best thing IPRA could do would be to not have a control tyre. Open it up the Prod Car Tyre List. Alot of people will switch to the much cheaper and arguably equally fast Hankook, which is the only thing that might ever make Yokohama bring their pricing back towards the rest of the market.
    Ipra spending is out of control now. It's so far away from club level it's crazy. They might as well open tyres up. Some people will spend for the best but it gives the option to the slower guys to buy cheaper tyres.
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    So where can people buy these in Brisbane?
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    Give Paul at Option 1 a ring, +61488799288. Pretty sure he sells the nangkans.

    And as a bonus he is just behind the brekkie creek pub, so you can sneak in a beer or steak whilst the tyres are fitted.

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    Robevo on here does

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    Came here to read 128 Nankang AR-1 reviews. Now my head hurts.

    Picking a set of these up tomorrow in 205 50 15.
    Anyone else given these a run in 15's?

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    They grip pretty well from cold, on a unprepared airstrip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rust View Post
    They grip pretty well from cold, on a unprepared airstrip.
    Cheers mate.

    Hopefully they grip along the Collie back straight at $1.50 unlike your last set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboesky View Post
    Came here to read 128 Nankang AR-1 reviews. Now my head hurts.

    Picking a set of these up tomorrow in 205 50 15.
    Anyone else given these a run in 15's?
    A whole set? Man you're doing it wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboesky View Post
    Came here to read 128 Nankang AR-1 reviews. Now my head hurts.

    Picking a set of these up tomorrow in 205 50 15.
    Anyone else given these a run in 15's?
    Price? Interested to hear your thoughts.
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    Ours seem to be going well.
    Have done 60 laps of Mallala and they are holding up ok.
    Get you pressures right, and they work straight up.
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    Yeah longevity is good. I've done 150+ laps in mine, still producing decent times. Maybe 2-3 track days left in them still. Bang for buck factor is huge.

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    I did one track day on mine and put in 35 hot laps. I thought they were fucked when I was done but after a quick scrub and measure it looks like the outside tyres have gone from 4.8-3.6mm and the inside 4.8-4.5mm tread depth. I guess that's fair providing I can run them until they are bald. Also the tyres are too narrow for the car so it is going to belt them a bit


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    Looks like more neg camber is in order. Mine looked similar but they have seemed to last and keep grippping.

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    What pressure did you run those at hot Luke?
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    Ended up at 31 hot. Tried 33 and the stop watch said no good

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    Yeah I'd be aiming for 29-30psi
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    Update: after close to a year of sitting in the garage, took the Nankangs out for a run at WP the other weekend. Only 0.4 off my PR, which could be put down to less than ideal track conditions, the car carrying an extra 35kg, my rusty driving, or some combination of the above. Bottom line, the Nankangs are still working well.

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    I'll 2nd that. Ive done around 230 laps with mine now. Set new pb times on the last 2 outings. Still some life left in them too. Last track day we where doing long stints and they handled 10 laps in anger without issue. Pb was set on lap 8. Will be buying another set when these are done.

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    230 laps? Damn son! My are not looking great after 2 track days. Maybe I need to behave more

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukevl View Post
    230 laps? Damn son! My are not looking great after 2 track days. Maybe I need to behave more
    You need the cold Melbourne weather to stop them from melting away. I run a square set up as well, so keep rotating them to maximize their life. Ive got 2 track days planned over the next few weeks, lets see if i can get 300 laps out of them. Car is a R33 GTST. About 1550kg with me and fuel.

    They've done around 1000 street km's as well driving to and from events.
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    Thatís an awesome effort. How many killer wasps? Also how wide are the tyres? I need bigger rubber- currently 235/255 with 1340kg and 400RWHP.

    Regardless Iíll move to Melbourne as per your advice

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    312 rwkw (hub dyno). 265/35/18 all round. Melbourne awaits you with all it's glory, i mean rain/shit weather

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