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matt447
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Fonzey wrote: Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:09 am perhaps over winter to keep me distracted/skinted enough to avoid pulling the car apart again.
Ha! That feels like a familiar sentiment! ;)
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matt447
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So... my R888Rs are about dead, and I am not a fan of my 'wet weather' AD08Rs on a dry track… I'm tempted to go for A052s as an all-weather tyre, but what size? 195 on the front or 205? 225 or 235 on the rear? Any advice welcome!!!
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matt447 wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:15 pm So... my R888Rs are about dead, and I am not a fan of my 'wet weather' AD08Rs on a dry track… I'm tempted to go for A052s as an all-weather tyre, but what size? 195 on the front or 205? 225 or 235 on the rear? Any advice welcome!!!
The A052s are on my list as well. Will be interested to see what your thoughts are
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andybond wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:37 pm The A052s are on my list as well. Will be interested to see what your thoughts are
2 of the guys I usually track with have them - and they seem very fast on them in the dry, and they’re better in the wet than the R888R from what I can tell? I’m going to give them a whirl, just debating what size to try to get a little more grip without upsetting things too much…

Apparently the Elise Cup 260 uses 205 fronts and 235 rears from the factory, so it can’t be a dreadful idea, surely?
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My AD08RS are in 205/235 fitment. They look rather chunky!

Haven't driven them hard to check for clearance issues, but "static" they fit fine and as you say the later cup cars run this size.

I'd love to run some track rubber in those sizes but I'm already mashing arch liners with 195s :(
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Second hand reports of a052 are very very grippy (some auto cross series in the US have banned them!) But life expectancy is rather poor.
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Fonzey wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:26 pm Second hand reports of a052 are very very grippy (some auto cross series in the US have banned them!) But life expectancy is rather poor.
I can cope with that!
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Ordered some A052 in standard sizes - easier to see how they directly compare to my current setup and work from there… will let you know when I try them on track :)
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A052 are being fitted right now - took the opportunity to weigh them vs the old R888R (which are well worn!)

R888R front - 9.0KG
R888R rear - 10.9KG

A052 front - 8.5KG
A052 rear - 9.5KG

So that’s a 4KG saving!
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Impressive 8-)

I've passengered in an S1 Elise quite recently who was running these tyres and they were mind blowing, obviously the car is much lighter than mine too but it's was borderline criminal on how late he could brake and turn-in on them.
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