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    Haha, I live up the garvock! some belting roads.

    the cairn is a bit dodgy just now, I had the landcruiser up there offroading the other day and had to dig myself out of three feet of snow after it got bellied haha

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    If you just want one set what about the 595 RSR that Toyotec suggested?
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    I will most likely end up with multiple sets of tyres and wheels, but I was just looking for recommendations as ive always ran proxes. And since the car wont be used daily, I can afford a set of super grippy tyres to run all the time. The car is being built to be thrown around the back roads at its absolute limit mainly so looking for maximum grip over a happy medium for now.

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    I’ve used ns-2r’s on the Audi and found them fantastic especially for the price

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    You'll probably want the softer track compound NS-2Rs
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    What are they like from "cold"? Or when pootling along in winter and you need to stop on a wet road?

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    Absolutly fine. They have a B rating in the wet so better than most “normal” road tyres. Ive used mine in all weathers even tried it in the snow but that was a no no!! They do get very grippy when hot but work from cold just fine. From running mine on ns2r’s ive converted 5 of my mates who all use them daily. Nothing but good feedback from all of them :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by copeidge View Post
    Absolutly fine. They have a B rating in the wet so better than most “normal” road tyres. Ive used mine in all weathers even tried it in the snow but that was a no no!! They do get very grippy when hot but work from cold just fine. From running mine on ns2r’s ive converted 5 of my mates who all use them daily. Nothing but good feedback from all of them :-)
    What are they like width wide? In say a 195/50? As I've read that R888's come up a bit bigger than your traditional 195/50 road tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savagesam View Post
    What are they like width wide? In say a 195/50? As I've read that R888's come up a bit bigger than your traditional 195/50 road tyre.
    Yeah generally semi slicks tend to be a bit bigger than tradition tyres.
    You may need to do some arch rolling/cutting depending how low your car is/wheel offset.

    These are 195/50's on a 15x7 wheel


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    Looks like I may need to do some rolling on my nice newly replaced arches then haha

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    Looks like 185 might be a safer option on bbs RAs or G60 steels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copeidge View Post
    Absolutly fine. They have a B rating in the wet so better than most “normal” road tyres. Ive used mine in all weathers even tried it in the snow but that was a no no!! They do get very grippy when hot but work from cold just fine. From running mine on ns2r’s ive converted 5 of my mates who all use them daily. Nothing but good feedback from all of them :-)
    Based on the second picture in 34#. What are they like in those conditions? From a rolling start how much could you punch it in 1st?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finite View Post
    Based on the second picture in 34#. What are they like in those conditions? From a rolling start how much could you punch it in 1st?
    if the wheels were straight, full beans... just

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    Big fan of Yoko ADO8R's. Difference was like night and day on my mk2 compared to the uniroyals before.

    Smallest profile in 15 is a 50 though.

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    Jon,

    I know this can be subjective, but can you go in a bit more detail regarding how the AD08r's were different to the RS3 or RS2 ?

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    My local friendly tyre retailer has given me a good price on Michelin PS3s. He said Federal used to be good but "legislation regarding use of particular chemicals in tyres was enacted in Europe and after that they became extremely hard. They’re like forklift tyres now"

    I'm tempted by the Michelin.

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