AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by Neil_C » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:30 pm

[quote=DSE]Good point. Doesnt have to be on a lotus though ... any vehicle where they have group tested 48s and 888s would be fine (track based cars). Do they last longer as well ? [/quote]

Try them for yourself? They only last a few days so if you don't like them just switch back.

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by DSE » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:26 pm

I have just bought another set of 48s (literally 1 week ago), I will try them next time ....

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by pete757 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:08 pm

[quote=DSE]I have just bought another set of 48s (literally 1 week ago), I will try them next time .... [/quote]

R888 are Great Mate!

In fact I actually preferred them to AO48 because:-

1: Cheaper!

2: Rubber up quicker and give really consistant grip

3: Are better in the damp

4: The tread is 'open' to the edge, so in the rain they shed water MUCH better than the A048!!!

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by jonnyfox » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:41 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Everything he says^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by SeanB » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:06 pm

I like 48's

Much stiffer sidewalls.

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by Mr Pesky » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:30 pm

[quote=SeanB]I like 48's

Much stiffer sidewalls.[/quote]

You need them with that anchor in the back! :D :D :D

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by pete757 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:35 pm

[quote=SeanB]I like 48's

Much stiffer sidewalls. [/quote]

When you get over th '48's' the sidewalls tend to soften... and the other bits go bald.

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by Captain Slow » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:56 pm

I take it that ppl dont really rate 048's then, personally when I had R888's fitted to just the rear you could tell they were not as rigid, and I'm by no means the worlds best driver or all that technical when it comes to these things but there was definitely a difference in how stiff the car felt, got used to it tho and aggree with everything previously said about the R888.

Anyway I've been looking at the options availiable at camskill for R888's and I see there are different compounds? so basically I'm wondering what ppl tend to go for? I suppose softer is better for the instant grip but in general wont last as long.

can anyone see any issues if I decided to go for the medium compound on the back and soft front? cos I've used a set of rears in a year and only like 3 trackdays, fast ppl that do a trackday every other week must be on a set a month or less, like I said I'm not technical on these things so any input/advice is appreciated :)

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by ade » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:50 am

GG or medium is what most seem to use all round.

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Re: AO48 Front Wheel Wobble?

Post by SeanB » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:15 pm

I prefer 48's for dry track use. M compound though not LTS. As a road and track tyre then 888's are the way IMO

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