I’m late to the party, but am running them on my track wheels. They aren’t available in the stock sizes, I’m running 245/r40/18 front and 275/r40/18 rear. I just ordered a second set, I’m really happy with them, though it’s looking like I’ll only get 6 days out of them. I decided to give them another go before trying something else.
Thanks silvia for your contribution. I had to believe someone had first world experience, and there you are.
I have read reviews on tire rack but nothing related to our cars. You mentioned 6 days Could you expand on the following ?
In contrast , what have you bee running on previous ?
Is it mostly cornering wear ?
Are you running a lot of camber ? I’m set up with 2 degrees
I find Nitto NT 01 to perform and wear great. Most trackers enjoy RE71s. I’m thinking there has to be a popular 3rd choice such as Advan.
Another one in the mix..
I’ve been running Hankook RS4S for a while now.
Most of my track rat buddies have also switched over from RE71s
Overall performance is close to RE71s and treadwear is muck better.
I was running Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires prior to the Yokohamas. The Advans have been the first 200 treadwear tires I've run.
5 days on track - 3 open lapping days and 2 PCA days where we had 4 x 20 minute sessions + 2 x 30 minute sessions. I've got 1 more day planned on Friday July 3rd and I think they'll be pretty done by the end of the day.
I noticed my lap times improve by 10-15 seconds easily with the new tires. I also upgraded to Ohlins over the winter, so they may have contributed to the improved lap times as well. I'm not sure how many miles I got out of them, I need to download my most recent data and do some math.
I've got 2.5 degrees of camber on the front and 2 degrees of camber in the rear. The tires have worn pretty evenly all around, front and rear. We just swapped the tires side to side to get my last day out of them later this week since my 2 local tracks (PNW) both run counter clockwise.
I ordered tires in January and the Advans were all that were really available. I am thinking of going to the Hankook RS4S as well later in the season. My husband has those and got 15 days on track with them. He's a bit more aggressive than I am, though I'm catching up. The RE71Rs aren't available in my track wheel size. I am considering putting those on my stock wheels as back ups though.
That helps a lot. Seems they like camber so it should be good with my setup. I’ll give a try.
Consider the NT01 Fast and grippy. I thought I’d try something new hence the reason for posting. Thanks for the input
I just mounted a brand new set of RE-71s on my 18" track day wheels—shame on me for not doing my research! Not that there's anything really bad with the RE-71s. They'll do just fine for my first few days while I'm getting comfortable with the car and some tracks I haven't been to yet, even on a motorcycle. But based on feedback here and elsewhere, it sounds like the A052s are the new 200-treadwear kings.
I was just at our first PCA autocross in Norcal for this season and a guy in a fairly stock 2014 Cayman S got top PAX time out of about 60 cars running on 245/40 18 and 275/40 18 Advan A052, so they definitely work well. The VAST majority of the folks doing well were on the RE71R as that is know as the go to tire. Clearly the Advan is quite good to bests them all. Certainly the gentleman can drive, but he did say that it was his first event on them and was still working on tire pressures etc.
Haven't tried the yokos yet, but a friend of mine whos been running the 71r recently switched to the a052 and said first impression inspires much more confident compared to the 71r. He was able to get close to 1 second of his 71r time around TMP Cayuga without setting up the tire pressures correctly. I may go to yoko after I finish my 71r.