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    Does anyone know much about these?

    I want a set of tyres for track use and occasional road use in 205/50R15.

    I'm not sure which to get:

    A048 - $250
    A032R - $230
    R888 - $250
    Pilot Cup - $300

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    Consider the dunlop direzza d01j's damn fantastic r rated tyre...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    Consider the dunlop direzza d01j's damn fantastic r rated tyre...
    There is 1 Dunlop motorsport dealer in Sydney and as such that is reflected in the price

    Also, I've heard Dunlops are the shiz but have a habit of going off quickly. My tyres will be sitting in the garage most the year so I want something that will last up to 2 years without going hard.
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    There's one in emu plains also dude...

    Gordon leven is also i believe...
    Not just gerys motorsport tyres....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClioF1
    Also, I've heard Dunlops are the shiz but have a habit of going off quickly. My tyres will be sitting in the garage most the year so I want something that will last up to 2 years without going hard.
    you need A032's then. They are less effected by heat cycles than the Dunlops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    There's one in emu plains also dude...

    Gordon leven is also i believe...
    Not just gerys motorsport tyres....
    Gordon Leven tyres was outrageously expensive compared to the above prices I got on the Yokies. They only do Yokohama and Bridgestone I believe.

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    you need A032's then. They are less effected by heat cycles than the Dunlops.

    So whats the difference between the 32s and 48s? Which should I go for?
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    I'm not sure of the difference, but I know 32's offer more grip than my testes can stand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClioF1
    Gordon Leven tyres was outrageously expensive compared to the above prices I got on the Yokies. They only do Yokohama and Bridgestone I believe.




    So whats the difference between the 32s and 48s? Which should I go for?
    I'm not sure if it's available, but Bridgestone RE01 is probably the best you can get for track and road use, and reasonable in the wet, like the Yoko 32s.
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    I have run on the R888s and was very pleased, but they have not been run on the car long enough to see how heat cycles affect them. I have always liked the Toyo RA1s, heat cycles and age don't seem to affect much, and they work great right down to the canvas. I have these as road tyres on my BMW.

    The AO32rs are being superceded by the AO48r, AO32rs have been proven to be a good tire. I have just bought a set of the AO48Rs and find they have a much stiffer sidewall than the AO32rs, and a tread pattern similar to the Dunlops. I have not driven on them yet, but a friend that has is happy with them.

    In the past I have found the Dunlops to take more time to start working from cold, but possibly grip better than the AO32Rs when they are good, but seem to go off well before the tread is worn out.

    The AO48r is the new control tyre for Improved Production racing.
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    Yeah I've heard good things about the Toyos and the Yokies so far. I suspect that because I'm new to all this, either brand should work fine for me.

    It was only the short life of the Dunlops that put me off them apart from the price.

    I might go the A048s because Lotus fit them standard for track/road use. I was previously going the Pilot Cups for this reason, but the Yokies work out $200 cheaper a set.

    J206 - the RE01s aren't available anywhere in Oz, I tried pretty hard to get them previously!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClioF1

    I might go the A048s

    I think you will be happy. I used A032 last year and AO48 this year as daily tires and they were both great, but I felt that the 48's are a very significant improvement. You bet great grip for about six or seven thousand kilometers, then they start to SLOWLY go south.

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