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Author ajroberts
Planning a blat
#1 | Posted: 29 Sep 2014 20:59 
So looking for a new set of tyres for the Cat.
Currently running proxes T1r and don't like them one bit, though I do like the R1r, but for only a tiny bit more I can get the Yokohama AD08 anyone used either of these or both and could give me some information?
I have 15" rims so getting 195/50 15
AJ

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#2 | Posted: 29 Sep 2014 21:28 
Have to say i have been using the Yoko 48's for a couple of years now on the road, track and in the pouring rain in the Pyrenees
Brilliant tyre and it just gives me loads of confidence, wear rate is very good too.
We sell just those on Seven Speed for the above reasons.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#3 | Posted: 30 Sep 2014 07:10 
I run Yoko 021Rs, and love them - especially as they are very cheap!
But, not sure you can get them for 15" rims???

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author frank

Heading to Le Mans
#4 | Posted: 30 Sep 2014 07:36 
Mad hatter fixed me up with some 48's and i have to say being a fan of cr 500 these tyres are every bit as good and i have been running them for the last couple of years.
Might have been a bit heavy footed on the first set of rears though but carl soon sent through a new set.

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#5 | Posted: 30 Sep 2014 10:46 
There are some revised lower prices on Yoko's now available

Author Caterham Zetec
Driving through town
#6 | Posted: 30 Sep 2014 12:38 
Problem is as of November the 1st under EU rules many "track day" tyres will not be legal to purchase and use on the road since they have an energy rating of G or have not been rated. Unfortunately most of the Yoko's fall into this category. Don't panic, it does not apply to tyres already bought or on the car, just new supply. Yoko told me that they will probably continue to sell the A021 and A048 but new stock will not be "E" marked making them illegal for road use.

Problem as I see it is simple, you spend £400 + of your hard earned on a new set of rubber and then in 6 months time a tyres gets a nail that is not legal to repair. You will not be able to buy a new tyre so what do you fit. Mixing soft rubber and standard rubber will be a recipe for disaster surely.

Slightly good news is the Yoko AD08R is energy rated "F" thus will still be sold but the downside is they don't do them in 13" or 14" sizes.

Nankang have a range of soft "track day" tyres that are also "F" rated and are sold in 13", 14" 15" sizes. Anyone fancy testing a set. Look very cheap(ish).

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#7 | Posted: 30 Sep 2014 12:48 
Thanks for the heads up
On the phone to Yokohama

Looks like supply is not going to be an issue, just Euro red tape.

Author Caterham Zetec
Driving through town
#8 | Posted: 1 Oct 2014 12:46 
Just spoken to Polley's following Hatters comment about EU red tape. I was hoping that the earlier info I had been given had been updated, but not quite.

It appears that the supply will not run out at the end of October this year but it is finite. It will still be legal to sell existing stock but any new imports from next year will not be "E" marked thus will not be legal to use on the road. Polley says they have sufficient stock of A021 (at least in my size, 185 60 14) to see them through next year and all stock is 2014 production thus not buying rock hard oldies.

He did tell me about one EU loophole, 10" Mini sized tyres are not covered by the rules since they were used on cars made in the 50's.

So its slightly better news but not the news we would really like to hear.

Author ajroberts
Planning a blat
#9 | Posted: 1 Oct 2014 13:21 
Looks like I will be buying a couple of sets then....
Any one got any good places to get some tyres?
AJ

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#10 | Posted: 1 Oct 2014 14:20 
Could always ask me

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