Yokohama bringing back a classic

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Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby funwithmonkeys » 26 Oct 2017 20:08

Someone is listening and bringing back a classic tire that was considered a great performance tire back in the day. Just with the modern rubber compounds. And only in 13', 14" and 15"

http://www.y-yokohama.com/product/tire/adavn_hf_typed/
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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby zKars » 27 Oct 2017 09:11

I've seen this coming up in several forums. One alluded to Japan only at the moment but will be available through other dealers eventually. I'd love to get some decent 13"s to go on some period wheels I have for the next 510 project, and some 14's for a Z project, again with great period wheels. I'm sure I'm not alone with these needs.

Now we have to see just how great a tire they are for spirited street use.

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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby icehouse » 27 Oct 2017 09:37

What sizes?
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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby funwithmonkeys » 27 Oct 2017 11:49

15 50 205 / 50R15 86V
15 50 225/50 R 15 91 V
14 60 185/60 R 14 82 H
14 70 195/70 R 14 91 H
13 60 185/60 R 13 80 H
13 70 185/70 R 13 86 H
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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby icehouse » 27 Oct 2017 15:29

Who chooses the sizes? LAME!!!
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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby RMS » 27 Oct 2017 15:38

a 195/55 r13 would rock
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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby bertvorgon » 29 Oct 2017 11:22

Having lived EVERY generation of the Yokohama street legal race tires, 001, 008, 032 and now the 048's, you would NOT be unhappy with them for beyond spirited driving, specially if the compound is updated a bit to match the 048/050 compound.

Typical with Yokohama, IMHO, is they got the sidewall right, so a very lineal tire in terms of steering input Vs slip angle.
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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby Jesse C. » 31 Oct 2017 07:02

I am all in on the 225 50 15!

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Re: Yokohama bringing back a classic

Postby bertvorgon » 31 Oct 2017 07:21

Just make sure that is going on a rim of minimum 7" wide. That is a taller tire also.

I found on a 510 that the 205 was a perfect size.
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