What's the current tyre of choice?

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After a long time in hibernation I'm getting my S2 back on the road but want to replace all the tyres before I use it. The car will only be used in the dry and hopefully a couple of track as well as trying a sprint or two. My only experience is 048's, what are the current recommendations?
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Lots of choice these days.

I run the AD08R and am quite happy with them for road and track.

I could be tempted by the r888r next or the Avon ZZR.
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andybond wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:11 pm Lots of choice these days.

I run the AD08R and am quite happy with them for road and track.

I could be tempted by the r888r next or the Avon ZZR.
Thanks Andy, just had a search through SELOC too and the r888r appears popular. Any preferred suppliers?
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I really liked the ad08r tyres but sadly these are no longer available.
The replacement is ad08rs but heard compound is not good for track work & more of a road tyre now.

Went with Yokohama a052 full set cost me £725 pm me for details as not sure if allowed to post links.
These are available in the correct front size too 195/50/16 for S2 & are oem fitment for Elise cup 250.

Early days yet & not tried them on track but on road they are really good & surprisingly for a motorsport tyre wet grip is good too.
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You are more thank welcome to post links. As long as it’s good for the community it’s good for exiges.com
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Personally I would avoid ao48 or r888 if you are going to use it on the road. I got caught in a downpour with 888s on the M1 and it was a nightmare. It does not matter how good a driver you are, when you aquaplane you are a passenger, there is a reason they have become illegal. Avon zzs are wonderful in the wet on my Caterham. I would give them a big vote.
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The R is slightly different though abs EU road legal?
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I used A048's, which I replaced with 888's, SG front and GGG rear.
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I’m running Advan AO52 on my S1, been very impressed to date..
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Thanks everyone, I'll take a look at the a052, they can't be bad if they're on Cup Elise's from the factory. I'm no driving god so I'm sure they'll exceed my expectations.
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