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My Mk1 Elise has still got Bridgestone Potenza SO3s on its wheels but they will need replaced soon.

 

Front are 195/50 ZR 15 82W

 

Rear are 225/45 ZR 16 89Y

 

I believe the best option now are Yokohama Neova.   I would appreciate any feedback about such tyre performance on Elises.

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Hi Ken, can I suggest round ones that fit the rims with plenty of tread and good grip, suitable for Scottish West coast roads.

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The LoTRDC race series have taken to using Avon ZZRs with excellent results and as such a lot of people are fitting them to their road cars. I think its £540 for all 4 corners.


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another vote for yoko's. my friend Ben has recently put them on his s1, he's really impressed.

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I have just had the Avon ZZR's fitted, too early to give much feedback on them yet but hoping they are as good as the Toyo 888's they replaced. http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-legal/performance/zzr

 

For a more road biased tyre the Yoko AD08R are the tyre of choice - The R is an update to AD08 http://global.yokohamatire.net/products/advanneova_ad08r.html

 

I recently fitted my spare wheels with some old Advan Neova's (which I first brought in 2006) and they were scary how little grip they had! Any one running round on aging tyres my want to think about changing them as you may not have noticed the gradual effect of them losing grip as they go hard.


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Just checked the invoice from Avon and the ZZR's were £526 for a set.


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I'm just about to order a set of the Yoko Neova AD08R's unless anything has changed since? Still the recommended tyre of choice?


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Good to know :blink:

 

Just ordered 4 from Event Tyres, fitted and balanced at home for £450 all in :)

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These are being fitted tomorrow. What pressures shall I try, 23 F/24 R?


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Useful. Ta.


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Only if you ask really nicely.

 

Here are the old tyres, that a Police Inspector was driving around on. I'll pop him over 6 points later this weekend...

 

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and the new. Much, much better :D

 

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I've used a mix of tyres for road and track use. More recently Yokohama A048 LTS and Dunlop Formula R. I fitted a set of Toyo T1Rs to a spare set for wet track use and was very surprised at their performance in the wet and dry with regards to their price. The side walls are maybe slightly on the soft side but all in all not bad indeed. I run them at 22-23psi front, 24-25psi rear. My next set will be the Yoko AD08Rs also though as I think they have a stiffer sidewall and better grip in the dry. I hear the Toyo R1R are quite comparable also.

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