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yokohama parada spec 2

Does anyone run these and have any views on them. In 215/40/17 if possible. I like the look of them and would like a tyre thats happy doing a bit of track work as well as the daily drive. Are they soft etc? Teh contis sports I used to run are good on road but naff on track IMO. I don't want GY eagles as I've heard the side walls are soft and I need something that will take some abuse. Toyo tr1 is a no as I don't like the look of the tyre which I know is silly but looks are important as well as performance.

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Some Squadra guys here are hobby racing on Ecsta XS, Ventus RS and PZero Corsa (the last one are 18" I think).
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federal 595rs-r seems an excellent trackday tyre

and goodyear has the new assymetric eagles in 17" for a few years now, no relation with the old eagle gsd3 or 2...
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Personally for me, PARADE is a little too soft, more particularly to a side wall I mean.

Can you think of Yokohama Advan AD08, I have them on the car, on a daily basis are doing very well in the rain really well for a semislick, but when heated on the track show what they can, they have great traction, very spontaneously react to what you are doing once the wheel changing direction due to strong side wall with metal inserted in the footer of the tire. If you visit a car on the track really recommend.

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A friend of mine uses Kumho KU36 (Ecsta XS) and the is very satisfied with the tire. He says that it is completely acceptable even in rain, but on dry its awesome...
And the price is also very acceptable...
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I have paradas on my other car ( coupe 16vt ) with that size.

I´m happy with them. Even when its raining, its easy to drive, just dont drive like

a mad, then .

wont even get a wheelspin in 3th gear anymore ( 1150kg / 360hp / 460nm )
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I've used paradas on my 145 track day car and they are utter ****e.

In the wet they are lethal and i only have 140bhp going through them.

You can't beat toyo 888's for track work but in the size you want they will be around £150each so not everyone will want/have these.

As a cheaper alternative i was point in the direction of Hankooks RS2's. these i found were brilliant and will use them again, i still have 888's but use the Hankooks as an everyday tyre and wet tyre but have been at a trackday before with these on when the day started wet and then dried up but i could not be bothered to change over to the others.

They last well and grip well, can squeal a bit when pushed but well recomended.

Try camskills, i think they have them on offer at the moment.

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cheers for the response guys. Its seems there are mixed opinions on them. I won't go for 888's as they are track focused and no good for wet. Interesting to see the opinions about them in the wet. I will order a set and see how they fair. If they turn out to be hopeless in the rain then I'll be careful as by the looks of what you guys say they wear pretty fast so it won't be long until I replace them due to me doing high miles.
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Yokohama AD08 seem to be the current best road/track compromise. A lsit 1A tyre - but give times near 1B.
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cheers for the response guys. Its seems there are mixed opinions on them. I won't go for 888's as they are track focused and no good for wet. Interesting to see the opinions about them in the wet. I will order a set and see how they fair. If they turn out to be hopeless in the rain then I'll be careful as by the looks of what you guys say they wear pretty fast so it won't be long until I replace them due to me doing high miles.
888's are excellent in the wet, it's just standing water they dont like, aquaplaning but i suppose most yres will do that in deep water.
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Maybe I'll try them next then
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How about Toyo R1-R? They are pitched inbetween T1-R and R888.
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How about Toyo R1-R? They are pitched inbetween T1-R and R888.
Yes I saw them while I was having the parada's fitted. But as they had been ordered in specially I couldn't then say well actually......

ANyway have you seen my cracked rim thread. only got 3 parada's on currently
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I had 2 sets of em on my last 147! they were 19s though, and I loved em to bits.
They look and are very sticky for road tyres, both in the dry and wet.
I would give em a go if I was you
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