What's the current tyre of choice?

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Mr_Shaggy wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:25 pm 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.
I’ve found them very good in the dry/warm which you’d totally expect. But what’s impressed me most is handling in cold or damp early morning conditions where they offered great road holding still.
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Any good on track?
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I think it’s pretty difficult to pick what will be a good tyre, obviously what Lotus fit is a good reference. As I was saying before, for road use I look at the tread. The only purpose of the tread is to eject water from under blocks touching the tarmac and get it out the side. I’m planning on either Avon zzs or ad08rs for my Exige in the spring as they look like the will good at clearing water. V105 is s as another option, lotus fit them on the 220 sport.
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winthattt wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:32 pm I think it’s pretty difficult to pick what will be a good tyre, obviously what Lotus fit is a good reference. As I was saying before, for road use I look at the tread. The only purpose of the tread is to eject water from under blocks touching the tarmac and get it out the side. I’m planning on either Avon zzs or ad08rs for my Exige in the spring as they look like the will good at clearing water. V105 is s as another option, lotus fit them on the 220 sport.
Thanks mate, all valid points, I'm in now rush so will do the research on all the tyres mentioned in all the comments. The car will be used predominately on nice dry days and hopefully a couple of trackdays.
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I cannot recommend the V105 for the track if you use them lots. hey have a lot of tread movement and squirm a lot. Great for fast road and the odd trackday mind
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andybond wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:30 pm You are more thank welcome to post links. As long as it’s good for the community it’s good for exiges.com
Thanks for clarifying this Andy

I got them from oponeo, delivered to tyre fitters of choice took about a week.

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre/yokohama- ... #312960256

Not had a chance to try them on track yet unfortunately.
I had Oulton park booked for later this month, but had to cancel :(
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