Semi Slick Track Tyres
Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:18 PM
Thought I'd throw up a post as looking at some new rear tyres for the 180. Know there is a recent thread, but didn't really get to the bottom of reviews and a comparison of the selections I'm looking at. Mainly use the car for driver skill and circuit and coffee style events.
Looking at the cheaper, second tier range of semi slicks (bang for your buck - not Z221, A050 etc.), and unfortunately I'm on a 19 inch rim for now, but plenty of room and looking at the 275-295 width.
Selections I'm looking at as follows.
- Toyo R888 (availability difficult in 19)
- Nitto NTO1 (availability difficult in 19)
- Nitto NT05
- Hankook Z222 RS3
- Federal 595RSRR
Comparisons and opinions welcomed.
Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:30 PM
The ones you've listed in bold are NOT semis, regardless of what every tyre shop says.
I would go RS3 for a car that's mainly for street use.
Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:12 PM
ive got r888s on atm. feel ok on the road, no grip for the first few kms till they warm up, so keep that in mind. took them for 5x 15min track sessions on the druitt circuit, but my car will do under 1000kms on the road each year
Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:25 AM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:33 PM
i had the 255/40/17 on a 17x9, i think the most common size these days in 265/35/18s and you can often pick up cheap ad05s after events from sponsored teams after race meets,
not much option in 19s, ive even looking at changing my rims to 18s in the future
i dont think semis will get you over 3/5000 kms anyway.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:29 PM
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:19 AM
Seen a few guys set some really good results with the NT01s
Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:28 PM
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