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Hi guys,

I was just speaking to a friend of mine in the motorsport industry and I've come across an interesting opportunity.

Khumo tyres have recently released a new R Spec tyre (V70), which they are trying to push into the club motorsport level. There may be an opportunity to get tyres for a reduced price, in return for exposure (may be even publicity) and some feedback on performance. This would suit only regular track goers who have experience on other R spec tyres probably.

I think I will be trialling these tyres when I get a 2nd set of wheels.

PS. These are the same tyre that is used as a control tyre in the Lotus Cup this year. I am about to go off and do some research on lap times compared to alst year when they were running Yokohamas.

Please let me know who is interested as this may result in a group buy/discount :)
 

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PS. These are the same tyre that is used as a control tyre in the Lotus Cup this year. I am about to go off and do some research on lap times compared to alst year when they were running Yokohamas.

Keep in mind that last year they had the Rover powerere Elises, while nthis year they have the Celica powered ones also. There are now two classes divedide by the engine used ie. Celica or Rover. So make sure you're looking at the Rover powered cars.

Also do you know what tyres they used last year? I was pretty sure that they used Kuhmos then as well.

Last of all, do they have the 'required' sizes for us? For the Track models that is ideally 245/45/18, but 245/40/18 will do (as that is what I use right now). Oh, and what kind of money are we talking about as if it's anywhere close to what you can get the RE55s then I'd just go for those as I know them, have them, and am happy with them.
 

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Last year they were Lotus Elises, this year they have Exiges and Elises in Class B.

Tyres used were Khumo Ecsta 711s which aren't terrible but they certainly aren't up there with most R tyres.

What price in which sizes for these, I'm always looking for new R tyres
 

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Yeah you're right David, they were running Kumho's last year too... but different type. I couldn;'t find what they were running in 2003... may be I got them mixed up by a year?

Anyway... the V70As we could get for around $378 per corner. They have 225/40R18 which this guy said is the correct sizing for us?
 

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They have 225/40R18 which this guy said is the correct sizing for us

The Track medel cars have 245/45/18 at the back. We do have 225/45/18 at the front, but most people would probably put the 245/45/18s all around (ie. as I've done with my R-spec tyres). I would never ever put 225s at the rear as one could argue that the 245s are not wide enough.

The Touring model has 17" wheels and even though I'm not sure about the profile, they come with 225s at the front and 235s at the back.
 

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Touring is 225/50 R17 and 235/50 R17 front / rear.

Its fucking annoying since hardly anyone makes 50 profile tyres, especially in 17".

I've swapped out to 235/45 R17 all round.

If the guy's got semis in that size, let me know the price as I am interested.
 
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