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Track Tyres - Feedback and Recommendations



  RS175,595,205gti,172
Just did a hot day at Combe yesterday on some well worn A048's I was very impressed with them once I got the pressures right. I think they felt as good as 888's
 

Tommo.

ClioSport Club Member
  Trophy #224
Good stuff. I have his mobile if you get stuck
That's good to know - if he doesn't come back through Facebook, I'll drop you a PM. Thanks again.

One of the last few bits I need before I can get my Trophy MOT'd and first track day booked ('only' been off the road a year and a half!!!).
 
  182 TC, Leon FR 184
Is anyone running 195/55 on their 15s?

just getting a set of TD 1.2s refurbished at moment and looking for some proper dry weather tyres.

seen some A048Rs for a good price but they are 195/55/15 and most people seem to mention 195/50 on 15s?

Cheers.
 
  Clio 172
Is anyone running 195/55 on their 15s?

just getting a set of TD 1.2s refurbished at moment and looking for some proper dry weather tyres.

seen some A048Rs for a good price but they are 195/55/15 and most people seem to mention 195/50 on 15s?

Cheers.
Do the maths. 195*0.55 - 195*0.5. That will give you the difference in sidewall height. The 55 profile will be a higher sidewall height so acceleration will suffer but top speed will theoretically increase (if you can get there). The 55 profile will probably not feel as good as the 50, but it depends. I assume clearance will be ok.

So not the best tyre size for the Clio, but if they're really, really cheap and you just want to start then they would be ok, just. Personally, I'd go for a 195/50 and forget the 195/55, unless they're effectively free! I'd prefer a used PS3 in the right size.
 
  182 TC, Leon FR 184
Thanks for you reply.

But my question is more has anyone run these size tyres on a Clio without major issue? my cars is on standard shocks and eibach springs.

I completely understand the points you have made and they are very valid but I am not a racer looking to optimise everything for the final tenth of a second, just your average joe trackday goer looking for the best rubber at a decent price to enjoy running my car for as little as possible

wouldn't exactly be putting used PS3s in the same list as A048Rs whatver the profile difference.

Cheers.
 

Tommo.

ClioSport Club Member
  Trophy #224
Struggling to get hold of four AD08R's in 205/45/16 at a reasonable price. I've tried the guy on Facebook but he's not sure when he'll have any (he did quote me £340 for 4 though, which is a bargain). Anywhere that does have them in stock Is charging £25-30 more than what I saw them for a few weeks back... I'm getting impatient now and considering trying something else. Do people still use the 595 RS-R's? I can get a set of them for £270ish...
 

sburrell93

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
Anyone know the best place to get AD08R's in 195/50/15 just now? Used to go with tyreleader at 60-65 quid a corner but they're over £100 each now! Demon Tweeks is the cheapest I can find at £70 each.
 
  Clio 172
If you just want to get out and play then there's nothing wrong with PS3s. The Ginetta Junior Championship uses them and so do I. I've beaten loads of people on 1B tyres with my PS3s in the "standard" class in Sprints. Way cheaper than a 1B or 1C tyre and if you're starting/just want to build experience then they're fine. I'm liking the look of the proposed "standard" classes in Hillclimbs and Sprints for next year, only list 1A tyres allowed, so I'll be staying with my PS3S.
 

Tommo.

ClioSport Club Member
  Trophy #224
A quick heads up for anyone wanting AD08R's; Ben Patey (on Facbeook), who a few members have recommended above, will soon be getting the following stock...
update on supply dates for the yokohoma
195/50/15 (32 arriving) 17/07/16
205/45/16 (28 arriving) 17/07/16
205/50/15 (32 arriving) 26/07/16
215/45/17 (23 arriving) 12/07/16
235/40/18 (8 arriving) 29/06/16
I've put a deposit down for 4 x 205/45/16, which at £340 delivered is significantly cheaper than anywhere else!
 
  focus rs, Ph1 172
Tommo, do you know if there are set prices for these tyres? specifically 195/50/15? Is it maybe worth getting Ben to set up his tyre deals as a trader/group buy/discount through the forum as I am sure a lot of folk will be interested if the prices are good?
 


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