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Old 17-09-2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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I only use my VTEC Mini on track and have some 175/60R13 Yokohama AO48 tyres on Revolution wheels, these tyres are great for dry conditions but i'm not sure that they would be so good in wet conditions.
I have a track day booked in October and have purchased another set of wheels and wondered if anyone could recommend a suitable tyre for use on track in wet conditions,
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Old 17-09-2018, 09:53 AM   #2
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Have you tried the A048 tyres in the wet? I have some A032 (10" versions of the A048 ) and find them to be good in the wet
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Old 17-09-2018, 11:08 AM   #3
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I used to drive mine on 48ís in the wet, you obviously canít go mad like you do in the dry but thatís the same with any tire, theyíre not dangerous by any means but they donít perform aswell as a 539 does in the wet on the road, but on a track the 48ís still have the stiffer walls and in drying conditions theyíll be still way better.
I bought some Kumho Ecsta V700 tyres for the trackday in Wales but never got to use them, they got really great reviews for wet use although they are a summer trackday tyre.


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I run the Yokohama A539's. My last track day had a very wet session. Everyone else on track was struggling with quite a few off's! Not sure what others were using but can highly recommend these.

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Thanks for reply's guys, I haven't driven in the wet with AO48's but the don't have much tread so was nervous about their ability to grip.I will look into the 539's or just get a good road tyre which may be ok.I liked the video goaty, I have never seen such an empty track, cheers, Ian
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I really don't rate the A539 for dry road use. They squeal like crazy and have a soft sidewall. Fine for driving miss daisy drivers I suppose... But I doubt there's many of them on a 16v mini forum. Mine's a dry weather only car so I can't really compare the 48 in that regard.

If it's a track only car and you have the 2nd set of wheels, get both the 48 and the 539.
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"I really don't rate the A539 for dry road use. They squeal like crazy and have a soft sidewall. Fine for driving miss daisy drivers I suppose... " Andy normally drives like miss daisy anyway
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I only have the A539 tyres. I have some very worn out ones that I use for track days and some with good grip for normal road use or on track when it's wet or snow (yes, I went to York raceway and it snowed on a drag day not like Pod that just closed the strip).

I also doubt most will use their 16v Mini all year round either!

Regards the squealing. I disagree. My experience is that only on a hot track and the tyres then tell you they are at there limit. I don't think that's a bad thing to be honest.

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Get some 48ís for track use Andy, youíll be amazed by the amount of extra grip youíll have.


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I have looked into this many times but it's a £400 outlay when I have 13 wheels with various thread depths already.

You have all watched my videos. Very few people overtakie me. I cannot justify spending that!
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