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Old 26-06-2019, 16:37   #1
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AD08r or Nankang AR1

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After my rod job the next issue I need to sort out is tyres. Now I do like a good track day and in my previous cars and friends etc the AD08r has been great, especially in the wet, given our weather.

I have no experience with AR1's but some people at the tracks run these with great

If someone has got experience with either some info would be great
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Old 26-06-2019, 21:41   #2
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Chalk and cheese - AR1s are in a different league.
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Chalk and cheese - AR1s are in a different league.
In all conditions?. Last year I did 4 track days and 2 of them were soaking, 1 dry and 1 damp.

So would the AR1's better perform than fhe Ad08r??
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AR1's 50% more expensive - are they really worth it ???
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In all conditions?. Last year I did 4 track days and 2 of them were soaking, 1 dry and 1 damp.

So would the AR1's better perform than fhe Ad08r??
Neither will be much good in the wet, but I suggest the key factor here is predictability of when the grip is there of not - and between that pair of tyres I'm afraid I haven't got any reliable data that's worth sharing.
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AR1's are a better track day tyre than the AD08's BUT only in the dry. AD08 is a better wet tyre.
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AR1's are a better track day tyre than the AD08's BUT only in the dry. AD08 is a better wet tyre.
I think you could reasonable say about the AR1 that it's a "much better (dry) trackday tyre". In fact the AD08 was never listed by the MSA as anything other than a List 1A tyre (ie regular road tyre) but it certainly yielded better dry grip than others in that category, and thus, for example, was the tyre of choice for many MLRSS runners in classes with a List 1A tyre restriction. More recently, Yokohama brought out the AD08R (5yrs ago?), which is now 1B listed, and more recently they've introduced the AD08RS.
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I think you could reasonable say about the AR1 that it's a "much better (dry) trackday tyre". In fact the AD08 was never listed by the MSA as anything other than a List 1A tyre (ie regular road tyre) but it certainly yielded better dry grip than others in that category, and thus, for example, was the tyre of choice for many MLRSS runners in classes with a List 1A tyre restriction. More recently, Yokohama bought out the AD08R (5yrs ago?), which is now 1B listed, and more recently they've introduced the AD08RS.
Fair comment and nicely summarised.
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