Yokohama AD08R discontinued

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Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by scott.a » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:15 pm

https://www.yokohama-online.com/News/YE ... OVA-AD08RS

Replaced with AD08RS - same tread pattern but more "Eco" compound...hmmm. :evil:

Still some AD08R on the shelves at the moment so pile them high!

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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Dominic » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:54 pm

Looks like Eliseparts are out of S1 front AD08R.

A good garage in Glasgow I use regularly couldn't get any fronts. Ronnie at wheelsaround still has fronts and rears in stock... for jsut now.
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by ScottJ-PS » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:28 pm

AD07 also discontinued I believe. New Elises from factory fitted with different tyres .

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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by mik » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm

Caution though - ScottA on here just got a pair from Tyreleader and the mfg date is wk15 2016.
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Dominic » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 pm

mik wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Caution though - ScottA on here just got a pair from Tyreleader and the mfg date is wk15 2016.
Yea, was talking to Ronnie about that. He has a good turnover so doesn't hold stock for too long. Also, he stores them in the dark... apparently that makes a difference.
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Victor Meldrew » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:26 am

So what alternatives are there? I used Toyo 888's before, no doubt the European regs will have ruined those as well.
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by scott.a » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 am

Dominic wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 pm
mik wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Caution though - ScottA on here just got a pair from Tyreleader and the mfg date is wk15 2016.
Yea, was talking to Ronnie about that. He has a good turnover so doesn't hold stock for too long. Also, he stores them in the dark... apparently that makes a difference.
I got a quote from him - he was £20 a tyre more expensive.

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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by rawsco » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:48 am

Has anyone actually driven on the new compound? You never know it might be OK, gasp might even be better. Bunch of metathesiophobics. lol

Admittedly the R compound ones were very good so its a tough gig for them...
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by scott.a » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 am

rawsco wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:48 am
Has anyone actually driven on the new compound? You never know it might be OK, gasp might even be better. Bunch of metathesiophobics. lol

Admittedly the R compound ones were very good so its a tough gig for them...
No - i cant find any reviews for them either. I only needed rears as my fronts are fine. didnt want to mix compounds front to rear to test them. I tweeted some journos to ask if anyone had tested them - no reply. I also tweeted Yokohama asking them what the grip differential was between the two compounds - no reply.

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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Dominic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:58 am

rawsco wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:48 am
Has anyone actually driven on the new compound? You never know it might be OK, gasp might even be better. Bunch of metathesiophobics. lol

Admittedly the R compound ones were very good so its a tough gig for them...
I doubt that there would be a dramatic difference, possibly not even noticable, but I fancied the idea of the grippier versions while I could. When the time comes again, I will likely go for the AD08RS. :thumbsup
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by rawsco » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Was it not the same when we went from the AD08 to the AD08r deep suspicion and wariness turned out better.

I don’t have these dilemmas now... Cup2 and that’s about it choice wise on 19/20 rims.
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Ferg » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:05 pm

I wonder if the AD08RS will be allowed in Auto Solos?

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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Dominic » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:39 am

Ferg wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:05 pm
I wonder if the AD08RS will be allowed in Auto Solos?
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Rosssco » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:27 pm

I 'downgraded' from AD08R's to V105S, and found them much better on the road (its a pure road tyre, no track pretences) with as much grip as you'd need on the road.

Plus it comes in the correct 195/50/16 :)
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Re: Yokohama AD08R discontinued

Post by Victor Meldrew » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:35 pm

I can see S1 rears on Black circles but not S1 fronts....
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