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      06-03-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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New 200 Rating tire....

If this is anything like the A08B, thats slick level grip for 200 wear.

Anyone here has experience with it?

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...del=ADVAN+A052

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Interesting how many options are appearing these days at TW200. From their marketing material it appears it's geared more toward track use as opposed to SCCA street tire TW200 autox competition (like the RE-71R and RivalS), but this is the first I've seen of this tire.
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Interesting how many options are appearing these days at TW200. From their marketing material it appears it's geared more toward track use as opposed to SCCA street tire TW200 autox competition (like the RE-71R and RivalS), but this is the first I've seen of this tire.
On the other ft86 forum one chap mentioned Gazoo Racing in Japan has been using these for competition and they are closer to slick territory.

Time will tell.

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Looks like old version of MPSC tires, which I had and didn't like at all. These should have new and improved compound, we just have to wait and see, but I already don't like the price.
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Interesting, might have to check this out.
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They look nice. The more options we have the better

Right now the RE71 is still king of the castle, but there's the Rival S 1.5, the RS4 and this one fresh in the market!
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Not SCCA legal in many sizes due to molded tread depth, unless the TR specs are a typo or bad info
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Not SCCA legal in many sizes due to molded tread depth, unless the TR specs are a typo or bad info
Good point! Yokohama lists 6/32 as the molded tread depth for all sizes on their website. Strange that they'd produce a TW200 tire and not come in a 7/32. Then again, it appears the compound is not meant to compete in SCCA autocross against the leaders based on their description.
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Good point! Yokohama lists 6/32 as the molded tread depth for all sizes on their website. Strange that they'd produce a TW200 tire and not come in a 7/32. Then again, it appears the compound is not meant to compete in SCCA autocross against the leaders based on their description.
Hopefully they're a kickass track tire that can be driven to the track
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Looks like it might be a killer tire.

The treadwear number has largely become a marketing tool. The last five years have seen a rise in the popularity of budget racing with 24 Hours of Lemons, Chumpcar, AER and Lucky Dog. With those series combined you'll have a race running on any given weekend with 50-150 teams on track, all required to run on minimum 180 or 190 treadwear tires. Between that and SCCA autocross, there's a huge incentive for manufacturers to compete for the best tire with a "200" stamped on the side.

A few years back the Hankook RS-3 was a 140 treadwear tire and then magically changed to 200 without any change in design.
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Looks like it might be a killer tire.

The treadwear number has largely become a marketing tool. The last five years have seen a rise in the popularity of budget racing with 24 Hours of Lemons, Chumpcar, AER and Lucky Dog. With those series combined you'll have a race running on any given weekend with 50-150 teams on track, all required to run on minimum 180 or 190 treadwear tires. Between that and SCCA autocross, there's a huge incentive for manufacturers to compete for the best tire with a "200" stamped on the side.

A few years back the Hankook RS-3 was a 140 treadwear tire and then magically changed to 200 without any change in design.
Agreed! While the autox guys wont be able to run it since its not 7/32 but the Nasa guys can get freebie points by running these (+2 vs +4) in both PT and TT. Unless they catch it early on and classify these as 60 or 80+ tire like they did with RE71R and Rival 1.5S

Turn off is the pricing.

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According to tirerack, ad08r got bumped up to 200 as well at the end of 2016.
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