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#1 Williams2

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

Hi All, Im new to this forum and to track days - got my first one in a few weeks time and i'm very exsited!Posted Image




I own a 1995 Clio Williams 2 which apart from an exhaust and filter is standard including the tyres. I was thinking

as I my be attending a few track days this year I hope - would it be worth and beneficial to buy some track/road

tyres such as Federal FZ-201s?




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#2 Al Clark

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

Absolutely. Great tyres for the money, and they last well too.

I suggest giving Nick at MoT Motorsport a call, he's a proper bonefide Federal dealer, and he even has a mobile fitting service too if you're close.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:42 AM

Yep amazing tyres I'm hoping to start using mine at blyton in april :D

#4 Marcar

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

Yes.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

Maybe.
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 Blair, on 13 December 2011 - 06:30 AM, said:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

Hi,

unfortunatly they do not come on 295 and only have 285 . I have a GT3 MK2 and they normaly run 295 on the back. What would happen if I used 285 instaed of 295 on tracks? thanks marco

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

You'll get some tyre stretch which will help reduce sidewall flex and thus tyre slip. Won't make a massive difference, but should help.

Also take a look at Nangkang NS2s. Not sure if they're available on your rock, but don't get put off by the luxury sounding name. They're excellent value for money (but don't smoke up as well as the Feds).
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

Hi,

unfortunatly they do not come on 295 and only have 285 . I have a GT3 MK2 and they normaly run 295 on the back. What would happen if I used 285 instaed of 295 on tracks? thanks marco


Very late to this party, but the 285 201 and RS-R for that mater come up wider than a notmal road tyre, I have measured 225's at 275, so I don't believe you would have a feeling of being under tyres, you would need to balance the grip to the front though and go down the appropriate section.

Not sure about the smoking up though, these are a proper cut slick designed for good, consistent grip, far more consistent and in fact longer lasting that 888's so not really something I would expect to be being smoked especially as in that size you are looking at over £250 each.
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