• Welcome to SAU Community

    Welcome to SAU Community, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of SAU Community by signing in or creating an account.

    • Start new topics and reply to others
    • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
    • Get your own profile page, build reputation and make new friends
    • Send personal messages to other members.
    • See fewer ads!

    Consider joining our newsletter for the latest content updates

    Click here to register


Roy

Circuit Semi Slicks

Recommended Posts

On 28/07/2016 at 11:19 AM, hrd-hr30 said:

Seems to be the Hankook Soft that goes off quickly with heat cycles. The Z214 Medium cycles very well, if Nev's experience with them over a couple of years is anything to go by.

FWIW, Nankangs ran 60.2 at Lakeside yesterday. That's 1.1sec faster than NT01 and less than 4 tenths slower than the Hankook Soft PB. Not bad for cheap rubbish in a medium compound vs probably the fastest semi available. Hell, they make NT01s look expensive! 

Not alot of options for anything wider than a 255 in 17" wheels

Was considering some Nitto 275 NT01 all around, but the Nankang AR1 255 all around might be a better option harry? Can anyone recommend a seller for the Nankang AR1 in Brisbane? or interstate even?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tyrepower sell Nankangs, they got me a pair. But there seems to be parallel imports too, check ebay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$234 fitted and balanced each from a local tyre shop for the 255s AR1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone tried Achilles tyres? I have run a set of 123s and the newer atr K sport on my 33. The k sports seemed to hold up better than the 123s which were super sticky but just fell apart after a few track days. I've done 5 track days and a few thousand k's on the ksports which are now worn out. Overall I'm fairly happy with them for the price, I think they were about $1100 a set; 245 40 18 and 265 35 18 on the rear. 
Just wondering how they compare to the Nankang Ar1s and Nitto NT01?
I'm particularly interested how they hold up on a heavier car as I will be getting a 33 GTR soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried the 123s as well, only lasted 2 track days and maybe 2000km, would not buy again. Have also run ad08r, 2 track days, 15k street km and still going well above 65% tread. I now have a set of track wheels with Nankang ar1, 3 track days done and look to easily have at least another 5 days in them. They grip well from cold, last well and where cheap at $205 fitted for 265/35/18. Would be an interesting comparison with the achilles semi.

 

I wouldn't use the AR1 as a street tyre though.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hankook Z221 in medium will last me over a year thrashing and still perform even when worn! The last set i ran from late 2016 to the end of 2017 which i worked out was probably 300-400 laps... Same tyres still did a 1.39 at EC and then blew a front the next session lol....

A mate is importing container loads of the ZESTINO tyres and getting good reviews, ill be testing their competition Semi Slick in April at this stage which is between a slick and semi... They also do the street semis which are cheap and apparently comparable to the Z222 from Hankook... Main thing is,. they are CHEAP!

I think his page is K Racing on Facebook but if anyone wants more info just PM me and ill get you in contact!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now