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Bought these bad boys today! $222 ea fitted and balanced, tyre tech in bowen hills(BRISBANE) we'll see if these bastard will give me some grip?!

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steveo
Posted: 2004/9/28 9:26  Updated: 2004/9/28 9:26
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From: newcastle, NSW
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
I'll be putting these on for Mt Cotton on sunday, i'm also going out to the sprint at Queensland Raceway on saturday morning, just for an R&D session(for those who have smaller kranial capacities then others this means a testing session)


We'll see how good my coupe REALLY goes!

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sidedraught
Posted: 2004/9/28 9:41  Updated: 2004/9/28 9:41
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Nice rubber , let us know how these bastards go.

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converted
Posted: 2004/9/28 10:31  Updated: 2004/9/28 10:31
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Stevo, these tyres are the control tyre for the improved production car series and i have seen Wayne Wakefield achieve some INCREDIBLE grip coming over the dogleg at oran park. This part of the track is formidable and the cars weight changes from left to right whilst undertaking a pitch in attitude downwards. It was very spectaucular, all on A032R's!!!

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L18_B110
Posted: 2004/9/28 10:37  Updated: 2004/9/28 10:37
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
yep - good move. you won't believe the grip!

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dattodude
Posted: 2004/9/28 10:51  Updated: 2004/9/28 10:51
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Probably a silly question, but can you get away with those sort of tyres on the street?

I'm not asking "would they be good for the street?". I'm asking "is it legal to use these tyres on the street?"

Cheers.

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dattodevil
Posted: 2004/9/28 10:54  Updated: 2004/9/28 10:54
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
does it say competition use only or not for highway use.
if it has a speed rating and a standards marking, not saying any of the above, I would pass it as a WOF inspector

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L18_B110
Posted: 2004/9/28 11:01  Updated: 2004/9/28 11:01
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Yes, they are DOT approved, road legal race tyres. It would be a very expensive habit and a real waste of very soft rubber though.

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dattodude
Posted: 2004/9/28 12:37  Updated: 2004/9/28 12:37
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Cool. I wondered about that.

You are right about a waste of soft rubber.

I think a good set of road tires is what my car requires. If I get interested in hanging it sideways on a track.. I'll buy a second set of wheels and tires.

Thanks.

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2004/9/28 12:42  Updated: 2004/9/28 12:42
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
They even LOOK to be as sticky as bubble gum on a hot day,... & that'll stick your sandshoe to the pavement.

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L18_B110
Posted: 2004/9/28 22:59  Updated: 2004/9/28 22:59
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From: Brisbane, Australia
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Chris,
the Falken Azenis would be OK for a road car that's driven on weekends or whatever. They have a 200 treadwear (compared to 60 for the Yokohamas) which won't give you the outright grip of a real race spec tyre, but are much better than any normal street tyre because of the stiff sidewall and large tread blocks. The trade-off is comfort and noise. OK if its not a daily driver, and for the occasional track day. I had a set years ago.


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dattodude
Posted: 2004/9/28 23:31  Updated: 2004/9/28 23:31
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 Re: yokohama race tyres
Mmmmmm What more can I say...except

What a "Sterling Idea"..

Yes I am old enough to remember Cigarette advertising on Australian TV.