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v8 racing

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2,062 posts

137 months

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Just a quick heads ups as i know a lot of tiv owners run 888's, went to order a set today from camskill and spoke on the phone to them as they only had 1 in stock, cut a long story short the new ones that are coming are no longer road legal, apparently a lot of insurance companys have kicked up a stink about them being road tyres and they cant meet modern noise limits to register for the road, sorry if you allready know!

GasMunkey

5,233 posts

65 months

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Slicks and no number plate it is then!

slideways

3,235 posts

107 months

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GasMunkey said:
Slicks and no number plate it is then!
F'ing insurance companies, would they rather you wrap your pride and joy round a tree quietly?

GasMunkey

5,233 posts

65 months

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slideways said:
F'ing insurance companies, would they rather you wrap your pride and joy round a tree quietly?
I did you bugger!

Shall I bring that cover to thunder in the tunnels?

SILICONEKID340HP

11,976 posts

117 months

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Are the R1R`s road legal ? or you could try the cheaper Federal RSR s .Ive been looking at these tyre`s but the big problem is the range of sizes ,can`t find anything close for a 16/17" setup.

Iv`e heard each tyre will have a colour code on the walls to tell the Police which one`s are road legal .i have some even worse news,the budget tyres will be allegal soon so we will no choice than to buy all the top brands .. Remember Toyo T1R`s were cheap budget tyres untill they were found to be a great tyre for light weight sports cars.

The T1R`s have been replaced and also the Falken 452`s ..Both replacements are total rubbish ..

Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Monday 8th October 21:48

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slideways

3,235 posts

107 months

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GasMunkey said:
slideways said:
F'ing insurance companies, would they rather you wrap your pride and joy round a tree quietly?
I did you bugger!

Shall I bring that cover to thunder in the tunnels?
Yes please mate but I have just got to make sure my cars all running right so will give you a ring nearer the time to confirm

clive f

7,031 posts

119 months

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v8 racing said:
Just a quick heads ups as i know a lot of tiv owners run 888's, went to order a set today from camskill and spoke on the phone to them as they only had 1 in stock, cut a long story short the new ones that are coming are no longer road legal, apparently a lot of insurance companys have kicked up a stink about them being road tyres and they cant meet modern noise limits to register for the road, sorry if you allready know!
so is this being enforced on new tyre purchases only?

slideways

3,235 posts

107 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
clive f said:
v8 racing said:
Just a quick heads ups as i know a lot of tiv owners run 888's, went to order a set today from camskill and spoke on the phone to them as they only had 1 in stock, cut a long story short the new ones that are coming are no longer road legal, apparently a lot of insurance companys have kicked up a stink about them being road tyres and they cant meet modern noise limits to register for the road, sorry if you allready know!
so is this being enforced on new tyre purchases only?
Have they just removed the DOT/ e marking?

Edited by slideways on Monday 8th October 22:05

v8 racing

Original Poster:

2,062 posts

137 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
slideways said:
clive f said:
v8 racing said:
Just a quick heads ups as i know a lot of tiv owners run 888's, went to order a set today from camskill and spoke on the phone to them as they only had 1 in stock, cut a long story short the new ones that are coming are no longer road legal, apparently a lot of insurance companys have kicked up a stink about them being road tyres and they cant meet modern noise limits to register for the road, sorry if you allready know!
so is this being enforced on new tyre purchases only?
Have they just removed the DOT/ e marking?

Edited by slideways on Monday 8th October 22:05
Apparently yes they have removed the dot marking, tyres that still have the markings are ok, HOWEVER the camskill guys did say that YOU need to inform your insurance company if running these tyres, if unsure speak to them

slideways

3,235 posts

107 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
v8 racing said:
slideways said:
clive f said:
v8 racing said:
Just a quick heads ups as i know a lot of tiv owners run 888's, went to order a set today from camskill and spoke on the phone to them as they only had 1 in stock, cut a long story short the new ones that are coming are no longer road legal, apparently a lot of insurance companys have kicked up a stink about them being road tyres and they cant meet modern noise limits to register for the road, sorry if you allready know!
so is this being enforced on new tyre purchases only?
Have they just removed the DOT/ e marking?

Edited by slideways on Monday 8th October 22:05
Apparently yes they have removed the dot marking, tyres that still have the markings are ok, HOWEVER the camskill guys did say that YOU need to inform your insurance company if running these tyres, if unsure speak to them
Mickey Thompson et streets it is then!

SimonPercy

141 posts

55 months

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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Are the R1R`s road legal
Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Monday 8th October 21:48
When i was looking at new tyres the R1R's didn't have a sufficient speed rating for my T350t, so avoided them just in case

dbv8

6,816 posts

106 months

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slideways said:
Mickey Thompson et streets it is then!
you would have to be very stupid to try and use these on the road..... oh wait rolleyeslaugh

spartridge

841 posts

96 months

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Took the decision to move to Yokohama AD-08s on the basis of this (due to a couple of nails in one of the rears on the 888 set)

It's a pity because I found the 888 to be a v.safe road tyre in all but the worst conditions....

K4TRV

1,686 posts

138 months

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SimonPercy said:
When i was looking at new tyres the R1R's didn't have a sufficient speed rating for my T350t, so avoided them just in case
scratchchin V rated for some 16 inch (150 MPH) or w rated for all other sizes (168 mph).

I don't think w rated would be called into question for any T350?

Looks like an alternative to 888s and are OEM for some Honda's, Subs and Mitus's??


Brummmie

4,722 posts

107 months

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Pirelli Trufeo?

I am trying these next

http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/gb/en/motorsport/sheet...


spartridge

841 posts

96 months

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Let me know how you get on with these if you could Paul - after doing the Alps/Dolomites last week with these new AD08s, I'm not sure the rears are going to be lasting v.long.

P.S. Dom mentioned I should talk to you about pads so may be in touch in the near future if that's OK?

esso

1,523 posts

103 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
SILICONEKID340HP said:
Are the R1R`s road legal ? or you could try the cheaper Federal RSR s .Ive been looking at these tyre`s but the big problem is the range of sizes ,can`t find anything close for a 16/17" setup.

Iv`e heard each tyre will have a colour code on the walls to tell the Police which one`s are road legal .i have some even worse news,the budget tyres will be allegal soon so we will no choice than to buy all the top brands .. Remember Toyo T1R`s were cheap budget tyres untill they were found to be a great tyre for light weight sports cars.

The T1R`s have been replaced and also the Falken 452`s ..Both replacements are total rubbish ..

Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Monday 8th October 21:48
I`m looking to replace my T1R`s....heard the Falkens were good but didn`t realize they had been replaced too.....what are people using now?

Brummmie

4,722 posts

107 months

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spartridge said:
Let me know how you get on with these if you could Paul - after doing the Alps/Dolomites last week with these new AD08s, I'm not sure the rears are going to be lasting v.long.

P.S. Dom mentioned I should talk to you about pads so may be in touch in the near future if that's OK?
Sure, buzz or PM me.

ETA i have 275/35-18 Falkens on the back at the mo, they are tough but dont grip, funny though!


Edited by Brummmie on Tuesday 9th October 19:55

m3jappa

2,987 posts

104 months

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spartridge said:
Let me know how you get on with these if you could Paul - after doing the Alps/Dolomites last week with these new AD08s, I'm not sure the rears are going to be lasting v.long.

P.S. Dom mentioned I should talk to you about pads so may be in touch in the near future if that's OK?
I've done about 7.5k on mine including 1 trackday and some euro alp stuff but a good 1k running in. There's still just under 4mm left and I will admit to using the car......

I'm gobsmacked at how long they are lasting, I've had pilot sports last less on an m3!

Bodmin

573 posts

84 months

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I posted about this back in 2009 after reading an article in the August edition(page 20)of EVO magazine.

I can't remember the specifics but think it was more to do with the EU nanny state banghead than insurers interfering.The new legislation was due to come into effect in November 2012.

Bodders
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