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      04-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #89
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I just finished testing a set of these at Mid-Ohio, and also found them be more grippy than NT01. My camber is -3.7 F, 2.2R, and I found that they seemed to like a little more pressure than 36....seemed like they rolled less, and had better wear, and felt better around 38-40 to be honest.

I honestly had no expectations for these. They honestly felt almost as grippy as Trofeo-R's. Pretty crazy. I normally run 275 square NT01 setup for the track, so I need to get some times at NCM where I have some solid data for Nittos. I have no doubt they are faster though.

Wear was good, and unlike new Nittos, which slid around a lot and cause you to literally peel the tread off, causing premature cording, these just seemed to grip with a lot less sliding, again, a lot like Trofeo-R's.
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I just finished testing a set of these at Mid-Ohio, and also found them be more grippy than NT01. My camber is -3.7 F, 2.2R, and I found that they seemed to like a little more pressure than 36....seemed like they rolled less, and had better wear, and felt better around 38-40 to be honest.

I honestly had no expectations for these. They honestly felt almost as grippy as Trofeo-R's. Pretty crazy. I normally run 275 square NT01 setup for the track, so I need to get some times at NCM where I have some solid data for Nittos. I have no doubt they are faster though.

Wear was good, and unlike new Nittos, which slid around a lot and cause you to literally peel the tread off, causing premature cording, these just seemed to grip with a lot less sliding, again, a lot like Trofeo-R's.
I'm also coming from square 275/35/18 NT01s...curious which tire sizes you went with and what wheel/wheels specs you run?

I have EC-7s, 18x10/et25 square and debating which wheel to switch to for wider rear...
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I'm also coming from square 275/35/18 NT01s...curious which tire sizes you went with and what wheel/wheels specs you run?

I have EC-7s, 18x10/et25 square and debating which wheel to switch to for wider rear...
For A052's in 295/30-18 square, I would suggest our 18x10.5" ET22.

For A052's in a 265/35-18 front / 295/30-18 rear staggered setup, I would suggest our 18x10"ET25 front and 18x11" ET44 rear with 15mm spacers (effective offset of ET29).

We are actually going to test both of these A052 configurations against the current 275 / 305 NT01 staggered setup on our E92 track/race car.

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I'm having stupid thoughts about the 255/40-17 on my 17x10's. I saw a couple guys running 255/40-17 RE71's on 9.5's and 10's on S2000's at the track last weekend and it looks pretty decent, and the Yoke is wider by a good bit

They're about the same section width as the 275/40-17 Conti ECS I was considering for my next set of tires on these wheels, with MORE tread width by a tenth of an inch, and nice and short around the same height as various 30-series 18's. The wheel/tire package would weigh right at 40lb each. Space the rear out to get some cornering grip back maybe, but it'd still be pretty rowdy in the lower gears even with near stock power

It'd be slightly less idiotic to get the Falkens in 275/40 but they're old and I like new hotness, Every time I price 18" tires now I have to be defibrillated
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We are actually going to test both of these A052 configurations against the current 275 / 305 NT01 staggered setup on our E92 track/race car.

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Does this mean we will actually see you at Bimmerfest?
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Does this mean we will actually see you at Bimmerfest?
Max and I will definitely be there, I'm just not sure the car will be complete by then. It is going to be REALLY close.

The car will definitely be ready for our big Laguna weekend in June though. The whole APEX crew will be out for that one

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So I have some Apex FL-5 18x9 ET30 front and FL-5 18x10 ET25 rear on my E92. (Staggered sizes were deliberately purchased as dedicated wheels for auto cross street class rule compliance.)

Will I have any issues running Yokohama Advan A052 in a 265/35R18 square setup for road course use with these wheels?
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