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Old 08-06-2014, 10:00 PM   #85
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hi brt...
why did you get these when you already had the bridgestones?
I really wanted to try them, and... [ahem] I have two Z/28s. The Bridgestones are on the CA/28 and the Yokos on the TX/28. So far I don't see much downside to the Yokos, so I'll be interested to see what they do when pushed. I am hoping they might be capable of handling a little AutoX and cool/damp track duty...

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I love the bridgestones and have run them hard in wet, dry, offroad, dirt, mud, grass...great street tire...I went camping with my z last weekend and it fit my tent and cooler in the trunk!!!...try that viper!
Wow -- kudos for using your car well and often! I'm guessing the Z/28 is one of the faster RVs out there...
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #86
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Oops...I must have missed that...that's great...what color?

Considering what gt3s cost its a steal at 75 ...smart move. I had to scratch hard just to get one.

As for tires..I'm going Hoosiers after the trofeos.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:17 AM   #87
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Oops...I must have missed that...that's great...what color?

Considering what gt3s cost its a steal at 75 ...smart move. I had to scratch hard just to get one.

As for tires..I'm going Hoosiers after the trofeos.
#1 Silver, #2 White. I'm sure we'll hear back from you about the Hoosiers; can't wait to hear how that works out...
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:44 PM   #88
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I have yet to try them in the wet. Also, I still haven't had the chance to truly flog them, so I can't yet report on how well they perform at the limits...
So any chance you can report on the wet handling abilities and flogging abilities of the Yokohama AD08-Rs yet?
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:33 PM   #89
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So any chance you can report on the wet handling abilities and flogging abilities of the Yokohama AD08-Rs yet?
Sorry; no. I don't normally drive the car when it's wet, and none of my track events have been cool or damp.

So, all I can say is that the AD08-Rs feel a lot better and more responsive than the Bridgestone S04s, with far better turn in. They make the car feel a LOT more alive without feeling nervous, and without excessive tire noise. They seem to fit the car's design well -- but, as stated, I haven't tracked them yet...
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:54 PM   #90
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Thanks for the reply brt3.
I'm planning on changing out the originals for a tire to break in on and street drive till next year when I plan to start training at a local track.
As someone else said, the driver needs modified.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:24 AM   #91
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Has anyone tried the Michelin Pilot Super Sport?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:43 AM   #92
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Has anyone tried the Michelin Pilot Super Sport?
They were pretty bad at the track on my 1LE. I'd imagine they would feel even worse on the Z/28, at least at the track.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=36

I have 19" wheels on order and I honestly can't find any affordable yet good track tire. I wish Nitto released NT01s in 305/30/19 or a similar size : (
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They were pretty bad at the track on my 1LE. I'd imagine they would feel even worse on the Z/28, at least at the track.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=36

I have 19" wheels on order and I honestly can't find any affordable yet good track tire. I wish Nitto released NT01s in 305/30/19 or a similar size : (
1LE guys with Mss in stock replacement sizes seem to like them on track. I feel they are too soft side walled. Can't wait to get my stock wheels off the car.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:39 AM   #94
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They were pretty bad at the track on my 1LE. I'd imagine they would feel even worse on the Z/28, at least at the track.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=36

I have 19" wheels on order and I honestly can't find any affordable yet good track tire. I wish Nitto released NT01s in 305/30/19 or a similar size : (
Wondering what the Michelin Pilot SS are like on the street. Having had the Pirelli P Zeros on my 2012 SS, which I didn't like, I'm wondering if these will be a better street tyre for the Z/28.

When the Trofeos wear out, I'll switch to slicks for the track.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:16 AM   #95
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Thanks for the reply brt3.
I'm planning on changing out the originals for a tire to break in on and street drive till next year when I plan to start training at a local track.
As someone else said, the driver needs modified.
My favorite joke is the line, "The biggest improvement you can make on a car is changing the nut behind the wheel". Speaking of myself, of course...
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:34 AM   #96
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When the Trofeos wear out, I'll switch to slicks for the track.
which ones?...sizes? What do you suggest?

I have only found hoosiers R6s so far and I'm still under the assumption the Trofeos last longer than R6s and are about 90% as good traction wise. Look at cost vs longevity and it seems the Trofeos are still the way to go. The Z/28 was designed around the Trofeos though,so no new variables.
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...For my 19" Forgestar I went with the R888s....Not too many choices in 19s, but I thought these were pretty reasonable for the track....

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R888&tab=Specs

This is what I used for my 19x10 square set-up:
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...For my 19" Forgestar I went with the R888s....Not too many choices in 19s, but I thought these were pretty reasonable for the track....

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R888&tab=Specs

This is what I used for my 19x10 square set-up:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....88XL&tab=Specs
295 size R888s are also about $100 cheaper than the 305-size R888s, so they are a great buy.

I am still not settled on what tire to get for my Forgestar square set (19x11), but R888 is a distinct possibility. It is a very controversial tire choice though, evidenced by so many people who swear that they were the worst R-Compound they've ever used : (

I don't need the tires too soon; perhaps I should wait a bit and see if something comes up (NT01s in 19" would be great!!).
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