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      03-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by PrimeBMW View Post
I tried the R 888 for one day. I didn't heat cycle them as it was a last minute purchase. The fist session they had far less grip than the PSS. By the third session they had more. I hated the tread noise and movement......I could feel the tread moving the car side to side. I used the recommended tire pressures but don't think they liked the heavy car.......and I didn't like them switching to another option the next day.
It will be interesting to hear others opinions after experiencing the R888.
I just ran with mine for the first time yesterday. I experienced the same as what you described. I did feel like there's more grip than the AD08's but not much more. But I feel like I need to be running more negative camber. -2.4 in the fronts now and I feel like I'm just riding the edge of the tires around the corners. With my AD08's I was running anywhere from a high 1:43.8 to 1:45 pretty consistently and yesterday my best was a low 1:43.1, but running 1:43's very consistently. The weather at Laguna was in the 50's all day so not sure how much that affects the grip in these tires.