Well last Sunday at Rockingham really killed them off.
They were never very happy this time. Maybe too many cycles over too long a period. (3 or 4 track days over 5 or 6 years or so) but the fronts in particular were not turning in well at all and giving some bad understeer.
Even though it was easy to get the rear out and keep it there pretty much anywhere it was the fronts that took the most of the pain.
Was nice to see that despite the tyres not being so great the car was still able to lap faster than the v6 Exiges. But when my foot went to the floor braking from 135+ into a hairpin I knew it was time to stop. Only had the GT-R this time, Spec C was at home so it had a harder time than usual getting all of the use during the day.
Will have to get Castrol brake fluid to replace the boiled Motul. The brakes themselves were pretty awesome. Bit of fading at times and the Carbonetic pads are now crumbling to dust. No messing around with replacements this time, Pagid RS29s are waiting to be fitted. If my experience with the Exige is anything to go by they will be the ones to have.
The new tyres are Toyo 888Rs. These are the non directional assymetric replacements to the 888s.
Early days obviously but the only two complaints I had with the 888s have been addressed. The awful whining has gone and so has the aggressive tramlinimg.
A very reasonable £800 through the GT-R owners club too.