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It wasn't the AD08 that were used in the development of the Evora Bibs, it was the Advan Sports. I had them as my second set of rears and found them spot on. Have no experience of the AD08's but I rec

Know of a number of very fast cars running AD08R's (including several in Exige V6's).  They're as good (if not better) than the semi comps of a few years ago (such as A048's, RE55's etc)...   If you

When I was caught up in snow after a cup of tea at Scotts during the drive it day last year, the AD08Rs were still predictable. They still had some grip in these low temps and breakaway was predi

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Ah, that was it, the 225/40 18" for the front only came in a lower load rating of 88, rather than the OEM 92. I think the load rating should be fine but as I hadn't heard of anyone else using them on the N/A it scared me off enough to try the Yokohamas.

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3 hours ago, Chris J said:

Ah, that was it, the 225/40 18" for the front only came in a lower load rating of 88, rather than the OEM 92. I think the load rating should be fine but as I hadn't heard of anyone else using them on the N/A it scared me off enough to try the Yokohamas.

They are available in 92, the 88 was shown because the 92's were out of stock.

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225/40/18 Super sports are popular in BMW 1 Series circles, lots of people moaning that the 92Y load rating version is no longer available. 88Y sidewalls are too soft for the quicker 1 series cars and cause excessive outside shoulder wear.

I'm using Pilot Sport 4 on my 130i and they are exceptionally good tyres - might be worth a look?

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Sorry you are right, just received an email from the tyre supplier.

 

"Goodmorning  Michael ,  FRONTS  225/40r18 (only list as ) 88Y   ( do not list 92Y )

                                              REARS    255/35r19   ( are )   96Y

                 Please check you Vehicle  Tyre Placcard  for load  Index  requirements     thanks  Simon"

 

Looks like I'll be sticking with the original Pirelli's.

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On 29/09/2016 at 05:58, B430m said:

I'm up for new tyres on my n/a Evora, 18/19" and after having had AD08R's on my Elise I am wondering if there's any up to date reports about running these (or not) on the Evora instead of the OEM Pirelli's. I realise that the kg/tyre is less than the OEM tyre but the 88W (560kg) should be adequate for the Evora at 265/430kg per axle.

I'm still on my first set on my 18's - wear rates seem better than the Perellis and they have been pretty great for road use IMO. They are down to 4mm at the rear and yesterday's drive to work had a couple of twitchy moments coming out of junctions but I'd put that down to my heavy right foot - it's 8C and drizzly so not ideal for summer tyres.

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It's not the Pilot Sport 4...

It's the Pilot Sport 4 S, which isn't available yet.

The Pilot Sport 4 S replaces the Pilot Super Sport

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9 hours ago, CocoPops said:

It's not the Pilot Sport 4...

It's the Pilot Sport 4 S, which isn't available yet.

The Pilot Sport 4 S replaces the Pilot Super Sport

I did mean the PS 4! They get great reviews and are in the category as the new Pzero.

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On January 10, 2017 at 22:19, daniel_2811 said:

I did mean the PS 4! They get great reviews and are in the category as the new Pzero.

PS4 on my daily driver, best tyres I've ever used. A set will be going on the Exige later this year. 

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