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    #91
    What about the Yokohama Advan V105
    http://www.yokohama.com.au/Tyres/ADVAN-Sport-V105.aspx
    They get decent reviews. Not an R-spec like the AD08R.
    If you dig a hole and it is in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn't going to help.

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      #92
      AD08R are not r specs. Tyres considered to be r spec have a tread wear rating below 100. Eg. 80. AD08R have a twr of around 180 I believe.

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        #93
        I find it so difficult to fathom why so many people dont understand the difference between R spec and road tyres.
        I know the lebbo tyre companys push it wrong but on here I think people should know better.

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          #94
          Originally posted by HSV Senator View Post
          Thanks for the responses guys, I was heading straight for the Michelins but keep hearing a lot of good things about the RE003. I have Bridgestone S01 on the car now and dont rate them but also have Pilot Sport 3 on the Lexus and probably want a better tyre then that for the Monaro. I am really only interested in dry grip while having the tyres as quiet as possible, longevity and wet weather performance don't matter for how I use the car. So it does seem that the Michelins are still the better choice for me.
          PS3 seem better than Re003 to me unless you prefer a slighty stiffer sidewall
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            #95
            Originally posted by turbosurfer View Post
            I find it so difficult to fathom why so many people dont understand the difference between R spec and road tyres.
            I know the lebbo tyre companys push it wrong but on here I think people should know better.
            Manufacturers putting r everywhere in the name of the tyre doesn't help either. AD08R, rsr-r, rs3 etc.

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              #96
              Originally posted by E30is View Post
              PS3 seem better than Re003 to me unless you prefer a slighty stiffer sidewall
              Interesting, I won't be going RE003 then!

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                #97
                Originally posted by GHZ28 View Post
                Latest 2017 UHP tyre tests from Europe, for their Summer, seem to be rating the PS4 as the best allround
                tyre. http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm Have a look at that one,
                and also look at the other tests. Unfortunately the RE003 is not a "rated" tyre in Europe and misses out
                on many of the tests.

                We are selling a lot of the PS4s now, I have them on two of my cars, and they are a noticeable improvement
                in noise and wet performance over the PS3s. We also sell a lot of RE003s and users seem to come back to
                buy another set.

                My ute has PS3 on the front in 235/40R18 and PSS on the rear in 265/35R18. This has been a great
                combo for the past year, but will be replaced with PS4 when the time comes.

                I personally think the PS4 is a good allround choice, and so is the RE003, but the
                PS4 is quieter by far. Too new to have a personal idea on mileage though.

                In the interest of full disclosure, I own a Jax store.
                A lot of good info in here, thank you.

                My local tyre place thinks I can fit 245/40/18 on the front of my Monaro despite it being lowered. I was told this couldn't be done but also in this area I doubt they do many Holden cars so they may be wrong. However if true that does open the option of running Pilot Super Sports. Having used them yourself, do you rate the Super Sports more highly than the PS4?

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                  #98
                  Originally posted by barrintom View Post
                  Had a set of Conti Sport Contact 5. The grip in the wet and dry is really good, but tread life/wear isn't great.
                  I've got them on my M3 and I thought they were bloody marvelous on the track. No idea about the wet as I've not really pushed it in the wet.
                  The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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                    #99
                    Originally posted by Cal View Post
                    I've got them on my M3 and I thought they were bloody marvelous on the track. No idea about the wet as I've not really pushed it in the wet.
                    Very true. I was very surprised how well they gripped. Had them as road fronts on the turbo taxi. Even in only 245 they gripped like shit to a blanket but were gone in a few thousand kms. Can't remember exactly. Will use again for the M140i as road tyres. They won recent motor test and are brilliant in the wet too. Tread wear rating should be 80. Didn't test on durometer but they were soft. Continental have a lot of very similar sounding tyres and assume we are talking about the same one.
                    BMW M140i daily. Honda Odyssey family car.





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                      Continental Contact Sport 5 is what I have.
                      The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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                        About to do another track day in the M3 and as I've sorted a few issues will probably press on a bit more. All my track experience has been with slicks and semi-slicks. Anyone know what I should be aiming for hot with these Conti's? I figured maybe 35psi hot, starting from 30. Thoughts?
                        The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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                          Throw some slicks at it, it will be easier, and quicker......

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                            How long have these been available for? Anyone tried a set yet?



                            I'll be up for a new set soon so its time to do a spot check on prices and performance.

                            (Prices are via Tirerack with a crude conversion into $AU since Australian retailers still don't know how the internet works.)
                            All prices are for a 225/40 R18

                            Hankook RS4 - $225 per tyre - My RS3's have lasted longer than I expected and performed great. For the right price I wouldn't hesitate to buy a set of these.

                            Yokohama AD08R - $226 per tyre - My lap times with the hankooks were identical to these, Yokohamas wet performance is quite a bit better better, sidewall flex is less communicative than the hankooks but I still really like the AD08 overall. They might be a similar price at Tirerack, but everywhere I have priced these in Australia the Yokohamas always cost way more (Tyresales.com.au has them for $328 so they can gtfo). Noisy as fuck too.

                            Bridgestone RE-71R - $227 per tyre - Americans think these are the tits but Americans also think that Autocross is motorsport. Since Yokohama/Hankook seem to have the Aussie market I never see these tyres on cars that are worth paying attention to so don't know what to think.

                            Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 - $350 per tyre - Euros maz out over these tyres all day every day. Porsche can't be wrong with their choice of OEM tyres but these things cost an arm and a dick. I really want to try out a set but I want a bit of evidence to justify the price tag first. Will probably wind up being $500 per corner.

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                              Originally posted by Cal View Post
                              About to do another track day in the M3 and as I've sorted a few issues will probably press on a bit more. All my track experience has been with slicks and semi-slicks. Anyone know what I should be aiming for hot with these Conti's? I figured maybe 35psi hot, starting from 30. Thoughts?
                              Nobody replied so I ran 35 hot. Robbo at Norwell confirmed that's about right for a non-semi street tyre.
                              The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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                                Impressions?
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