Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stuttgart, Germany; Portland, Oregon
I just contacted Yokohama directly today to see when they plan to offer the proper 16" front tires sizes in the US.
Need to make a decision soon as track season is approaching quickly.
I still have a fairly new set of R888 fronts but need at least new rears.
I really would like to try the AO52s, but does anyone have any practical info on mixing R888 in the front with R888R in the rear?
The first events in the spring will be at low track temperatures, so the tires will probably have difficulties getting to optimal temperatures anyway.
And my setup/driving style is normally neutral with a tendency to oversteer, so the newer rubber in the back should potentially just shift that to neutral with a tendency to understeer.
This would just be to bridge the gap until the AO52's finally become available.
I do not need the forum police's response saying never mix tires.
I'm more looking for real world experience here.
If I die, my biggest fear is that my wife sells all my toys for the price I told her I bought them for...