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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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Good to know   Just ordered 4 from Event Tyres, fitted and balanced at home for £450 all in

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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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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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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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Just shod Yokohama AD08 all round. 185 and 225 to S1 Elise. 118bhp but fitted with 111S wheels from new. £530. 

Chilly out but grip seems great on mildly fast runs. In warmer weather I am sure they will be even better but nice to commute in Elise before it gets silly cold.

Justin 

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On 10/01/2020 at 20:38, jep said:

118bhp but fitted with 111S wheels from new. £530.

£473 in fact, not sure where I got that other figure from.

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I was super happy with the AD08R's I fitted to my first Elise :thumbup:

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Thanks.ile ring round tomoz.

Are they yoko's how much ish you rekon for 4 fitted

Just looked on net is the rs after the number you said the same.

Price differs loads unsure of which is correct.

Do you have any links please 54plate s2 kseries

Are all s2 same tyres thankya

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Got my set of AD08R from Blackcircles.com £390 for the set, then think it was about £48 to have them fitted.

This the first set I've used, and are great compared to the Toyo proxes T1R I've run beforehand. T1R's have been a good all-year round tyre, never had any problems with them, even in snow. Haven't had to use the AD08R in snow yet, so not sure how they compare. The T1R's felt odd for the first 1000 miles, almost like the rubber had to harden in use. Especially true if just rears had to be changed.

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Well this is a struggle.

My car as 175 55 16 f

225 45 17 r

I'm getting zilch results when searching the black circle place did,nt come up with owt.

Ive got a place that would thats no prob.

I just thought order pay fit .

😡😡😡

Are mine the normal size for a 2004 s2 ?? Ta

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4 minutes ago, Marker60 said:

Well this is a struggle.

My car as 175 55 16 f

225 45 17 r

I'm getting zilch results when searching the black circle place did,nt come up with owt.

Ive got a place that would thats no prob.

I just thought order pay fit .

😡😡😡

Are mine the normal size for a 2004 s2 ?? Ta

Yes normal size Lotus front tyre for the S2 Elise, Look at the specialists, some stock the correct Yokohama tyres

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