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Rs2oo

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1,833 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
Has anyone used these and if so what are they like ?

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/track-day...

Seem cheap, is that for a reason or have I found. Bargain ?

E36GUY

4,313 posts

104 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
Because they say drift tyres so are designed to be shredded?

MartinM

454 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
The main reason they're cheap is because Maxsports are remoulds.

Might be good for a laugh on somewhere tight and twisty like a kart track but I'd be wary of using them on a circuit.

Rs2oo

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1,833 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
Description says Track Days but I'm not sure. Would be nice to get some feedback from someone who has used them but doesn't seem to be forthcoming. Think I will have to save a bit harder for some 888R's


Edited by Rs2oo on Monday 30th July 13:39

Rib

1,930 posts

75 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
If your after a cheaper alternative to r888 see of you can get some federal rsr595's seem to be highly rated and cheap, just getting some fitted to the tvr.
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Rib

1,930 posts

75 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
If your after a cheaper alternative to r888 see of you can get some federal rsr595's seem to be highly rated and cheap, just getting some fitted to the tvr.

GreigM

4,666 posts

135 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
MartinM said:
The main reason they're cheap is because Maxsports are remoulds.
Whether or not they are remoulds has zero impact on their performance - there's a lot of bull out there on t'web regarding remoulds. Dunlop used to do an excellent track tyre called the Supersport Race which was a remould.

GrumpyTwig

1,465 posts

43 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
Rib said:
If your after a cheaper alternative to r888 see of you can get some federal rsr595's seem to be highly rated and cheap, just getting some fitted to the tvr.
Lots of people seem to have had issues with the 595s delaminating, cracking or just chunks of them falling off on track.

Rib

1,930 posts

75 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
GrumpyTwig said:
Rib said:
If your after a cheaper alternative to r888 see of you can get some federal rsr595's seem to be highly rated and cheap, just getting some fitted to the tvr.
Lots of people seem to have had issues with the 595s delaminating, cracking or just chunks of them falling off on track.
really? I had a google and most reports seem to have come up good, owell tyres never last too long on the Chim anyway hehe

grahamn

1,744 posts

120 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
Rib said:
GrumpyTwig said:
Rib said:
If your after a cheaper alternative to r888 see of you can get some federal rsr595's seem to be highly rated and cheap, just getting some fitted to the tvr.
Lots of people seem to have had issues with the 595s delaminating, cracking or just chunks of them falling off on track.
really? I had a google and most reports seem to have come up good, owell tyres never last too long on the Chim anyway hehe
I would give the 595s a miss and go for the Fedral 201s. Had them on the Cerbera track wheels for a year now, really good tyres that wear extremlly well.

Rib

1,930 posts

75 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
road legal though?

nielsen

204 posts

145 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
Federal FZ201's are road legal and my choice over 888's for trackday's

Jubal

896 posts

115 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
GrumpyTwig said:
Lots of people seem to have had issues with the 595s delaminating, cracking or just chunks of them falling off on track.
Got any links to some details? I have just fitted these to my car!

MartinM

454 posts

93 months

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Saturday 28th July 2012 quote quote all
GreigM said:
Whether or not they are remoulds has zero impact on their performance - there's a lot of bull out there on t'web regarding remoulds. Dunlop used to do an excellent track tyre called the Supersport Race which was a remould.
Indeed. Maxsport make some perfectly decent rally remoulds but the main reason they are cheap remains that they use a second-hand carcass. As i said, id be slightly wary of using these on a fast trackday but owibg to the fact that they are also billed as a drift tyre NOT because they are remoulds.

g40steve

261 posts

48 months

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Saturday 28th July 2012 quote quote all
The max5 race series uses the rsr's & they don't have any serious issues.

Contact roddo on here he sells loads of them he will tell you what is Internet myth or not.

Rib

1,930 posts

75 months

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Saturday 28th July 2012 quote quote all
I had another look and cant find any bad reviews of it, I am mostly looking at other lightweight cars though, heavier cars may cause issues I dont know? but then I have heard bad storys about most makes of tyre so I will decide for myself.

Rs2oo

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1,833 posts

84 months

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Sunday 29th July 2012 quote quote all
Think I'm going for Yoko AD08 or Fed 959R-SR. Both have The size I need and are in my budget. The Maxsport Tyres seem to be for rally/rallycross and not for circuit use as such.

spyderman8

1,206 posts

42 months

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Tuesday 31st July 2012 quote quote all
Going by Demon Tweaks prices, the Federal 595 RS-R is about £100 cheaper than the Toyo R888 for my rears - quite a saving - but I think the fairer comparison is with the Federal FZ-201, which is quite a bit more money. The 201 has considerably less tread so would likely be quite hairy for road use in the wet.

Rib

1,930 posts

75 months

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Tuesday 31st July 2012 quote quote all
if you also check camskill they were about £30 cheaper for the RSR's than DT for me. most reviews I read seemed to compare them to the R888's. all seemed to say the same, if you are after that last tenth, get the R888's, if you want a good track/road tyre with good wear, get the RSR's. I have had mine arrive, just need to finish my wheel refurb then get them fitted!

Rs2oo

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1,833 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 1st August 2012 quote quote all
Rib said:
just need to finish my wheel refurb then get them fitted!

Same here, I'm refurbing them myself. Scotch, thinners, prime, gloss and plenty of patience.
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