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I have used CR500 on 15", ZZS on 13", R888R on 13" and Rainsport on 14".

Compared to ZZS or CR500 I find the R888R to have slightly more dry grip and slightly less wet grip. They are a seriously grippy tyre!  I use R888R for track but not road although many people do. They are cheaper than ZZS but I don't think they will last as long. 

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Looks like there's a 195/45 in the Toyo TR1, which might be a better all-weather road tyre? 

https://www.toyo.co.uk/tire/pattern/proxes-tr1

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Yes Revilla I have the r888r's they were recommended by a  racing friend and have been awesome. track days 1 x per month and road use - warm up evenly, have separate compounds to give optimal grip across the width and are ok in the wet.

I think I should get around 2 years out of them and will definitely replace with same, 2005, roadsport sv. 1800 205/45/r16's - yes big wheels but they do heat up nicely from about 19/20 psi, will probably experiment with lower judging by the wear pattern on track, but very happy predicatable tyres.

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Rainsport 5s are available in 195/45R15. Many people use these in 13" guise and rate them for a road only tyre that is very good in the wet if you get caught out.

I have them on my VW Transporter and like them but not a worthwhile comparison :-)

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https://www.camskill.co.uk/m53b0s99p167874/Yokohama_Tyres_Car_Yokohama_Advan_Neova_AD08RS_-_195_50_R15_82V_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_E_Wet_Grip%3A_B_NoiseClass%3A_2_Noise%3A_70dB
 

friend of mine have used this tyre on tuned road cars and been pleased with them 

sorry the links not working

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"Anyone else got any experience of R888Rs?"

A few more... 

Jonathan

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Thanks,

The only remaining question in my mind over R888Rs after reading the threads and other reviews is longevity.

I suppose grip and soft compound is always going to be a compromise on wear and the tyres I'm on at the moment are right at the other end of the spectrum. After 35,000 miles I've probably used 1mm of tread, and now they've just gone hard.

In pre-covid years I was doing about 5000 miles a year, all road, reasonably quick driving but not hanging it on the raged edge all the time.

I'd just like to get a feel for how many years I'd expect to get from a set of tyres (or how many sets of tyres I'd get through in a year!).

If I can convince myself it won't just eat them I might order one just to check fit under the cycle wings before jumping for a full set.

Of course now I'm thinking ... I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing for a while about when to get the alloys refurbished. The powder coat is starting to look a bit flaky. Would make sense to do the lot in one go.

 

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Rainsport or Rainexpert in 14"?

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"If I can convince myself it won't just eat them I might order one just to check fit under the cycle wings before jumping for a full set."

After all the help that you've given to so many of us... including the home visits... how about asking if someone will offer one on a wheel for you to try?

Jonathan