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Old 11-21-2017, 02:26 AM
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to say there's a tire choice in the 225/45/15 sector: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

Not sure if these would be faster than RS4's or Rival 1.5's in the same size. I'm still hoping we get RE71R's in 225/45/15, but still more tires in that size is a plus.
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Curious how they compare to NT01s or RC-1s... especially heat cycle-wise.
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This is particularly relevant in Europe as choices over 205 are basically none. There is not a single street legal tire wider than 225 for sale over here in 15". In 225 you basically now have the R888R and the Kumho V70A. Toyo is about 130 euro, pretty cheap, Kumho is 170+ and only comes in 225/50.
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In other dimensions the R888R handles heat a little better and water a little worse than the old R888.
Not as crip or as fast as V70A, but new R888R was faster than close to finished V70A in on case.

205 V70A vs 225 R888R on 9" is one interesting comparison though.
In that case the V70A is cheaper for me though (plenty available and good support at the races)
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Originally Posted by NiklasFalk View Post
205 V70A vs 225 R888R on 9" is one interesting comparison though.
In that case the V70A is cheaper for me though (plenty available and good support at the races)
For me even the 205s work out about 20% more expensive than the R888Rs in 225 wide, you must get a killer price if they are cheaper track side. Curious how they compare.

Also @lbatalha : The Nankang AR-1 has also recently become available in 225/45/15. Priced similarly to the 205-V70a, no word yet on relative speed. So that's a whopping two choices you have available now!
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Originally Posted by lbatalha View Post
This is particularly relevant in Europe as choices over 205 are basically none. There is not a single street legal tire wider than 225 for sale over here in 15". In 225 you basically now have the R888R and the Kumho V70A. Toyo is about 130 euro, pretty cheap, Kumho is 170+ and only comes in 225/50.
Wait you can't get the new RS4 over there? It's in 245/40/15.
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No RS4s or any of the other recent (past 2 years) fast street tire choices.
There is a 245-40-15 Avon ZZS available, but its relatively expensive and a hard compound tire so no faster than a 205. I think there might be a Pirelli too, but they cost more than a set of Avon slicks in the same width.
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Noticed to price at Demon Tweeks and that price for preorder R888R is lower than my price for V70A trackside (not counting shipping).
But I'm set for next season with s700 currently (you pay high premium for filled tread).
Next year will tell what's really faster and can hold the pace the longest (a real nice trait of the V70A).
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Originally Posted by damir130 View Post
For me even the 205s work out about 20% more expensive than the R888Rs in 225 wide, you must get a killer price if they are cheaper track side. Curious how they compare.

Also @lbatalha : The Nankang AR-1 has also recently become available in 225/45/15. Priced similarly to the 205-V70a, no word yet on relative speed. So that's a whopping two choices you have available now!
Can I get a link to AR-1 in 225?


As for the Demon tweek prices, they seem to have two different listings for the R888R, one "Road legal" which costs 170 euro at 225, and another just "normal" R888R which is the 130. So thats a bit confusing.
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e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-X-NANKA...-/112560956053
They are all over the place.

170 would be more in line with other tire pricing for the R888R.
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That is quite the high price. IMO anything at these sizes that isnt a slick and is over 200 euro/tyre is just a waste of money.
If the "non road legal" R888R checks out at the ~130 euro pricing, it really is a no-brainer, considering 205s are 90-110 euro for most other decently priced semi-slicks.
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So... Anyone tried them ? Would be nice to know what people think compared to say, either NT01, RE-71R or RS4.

Need me a budget tyre for next year T/A, gonna look like NT01s so far but if the R888R are good I might give them a go. RE-71s wear out too fast, and RS4s are too mushy and not quite as fast, would be better for Chump.
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