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ANYONE TRIED FEDERAL 595-RSRS?
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Mytyres have got selected sizes at a good price, cheaper than a lot of standard type tyres.

General reviews suggest they're not far of toyo r888 performance (a little less outright grip, but last longer, better in the wet ) for half the price.

But I don't know any actual real people who have tried them :lol:

Updated January 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM

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cheers,

Harry

Too many old sheds.

I'd be interested too, I need new fronts on the 964. Only other experience of federals were a cheap set on an A3 and they made more noise than a worn out wheel bearing and had no grip

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integrale_evo said...

Mytyres have got selected sizes at a good price, cheaper than a lot of standard type tyres.

General reviews suggest they're not far of toyo r888 performance (a little less outright grip, but last longer, better in the wet ) for half the price.

But I don't know any actual real people who have tried them :lol:

I researched them as a possible for the TVR as a replacement for the R1Rs. No first hand experience, but I'm told that the hype about them being "neary as good as 888s" is pretty overblown - definitely more track-focused than T1Rs, but not really into the league of Yoko AD08 Advan Neovas or the fancy Toyos.
They're frequently cited in the same breath as Hankook RS3s (i.e simialr wear rate, grip etc) - don't know how pricing on them compares though.

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I have them on the Cossie ( 255/35x18 ), but I've only done a track-day in -5°C with them so far, so difficult to make comparisons at this stage.

Snetterton Dec 2012

However, I can say they are a LOT better than R888s on track, which on my car have a 3-lap working window before they go off (something I never had issue with on the road).

Updated February 4, 2013 at 10:44 AM

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Cheers mike. Very tempted to give them a go.

Reviews on the net seem pretty mixed, on a Clio forum people were getting a lot of shoulder wear, and almost as if the tread was peeling off. However, a lot of people on various Japanese car forums seemed to really like them.

I expect like similar trackday spec tyres they need a bit more negative camber to work properly which perhaps a lot of people bolting them straight onto an otherwise standard hit hatch wouldn't be doing.

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cheers,

Harry

Too many old sheds.

The MX5 forum seem to like them.

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JL said...

Oh b*llocks you're right

Welcome back Mike - where the fvck have you been?

Spoke to a few Integras owners and they rate the RSR, most said they're good cheap alternatives to AD08.

Also spoke to one Clio 182 owner and he preferred them to the Toyo R1R.

They don't make them in standard Integra size (195/55/15) but I may try them if I can get past my OCD!

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integrale_evo said...

Cheers mike. Very tempted to give them a go.

Reviews on the net seem pretty mixed, on a Clio forum people were getting a lot of shoulder wear, and almost as if the tread was peeling off. However, a lot of people on various Japanese car forums seemed to really like them.

I expect like similar trackday spec tyres they need a bit more negative camber to work properly which perhaps a lot of people bolting them straight onto an otherwise standard hit hatch wouldn't be doing.

As you say, any trackday tyre NEEDS more negative camber, as the grip allows you to push a LOT harder, which causes the outside shoulders to wear on standard camber settings. I run 3° negative on the front and 2° 45' on the rear on the Escort, and the tyres wear evenly.

The best I have properly tested so far are the Kuhmo V70As, they kick the R888s into next week. However, they are terrible in wet weather.... I'm hoping the RSRs will perform near the V70s, if they do, then I'll probably stick with them, as the water dispersal looks from the tread pattern like it should be good in the wet as well.

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Marv said...

Welcome back Mike - where the fvck have you been?

I usually have several weeks off at Christmas, but I have been around - just not seen much that I have felt the need to comment on :).

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Anyone tried these on a mainly road driven car yet?

I've seen them mentioned a few times in the geeks corner thread, but no real reports on what they're actually like.

Still tempted, although I suppose if they're not much cop I could still bung them on a spare set of wheels in ace I ever venture near a track :lol:

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cheers,

Harry

Too many old sheds.

The tyres breaking apart at the seam would put me off.

Unless it was just a proven bad batch it looks to be a pretty serious failure IMO. I've seen it mentioned on a few different cars unless my memory is playing silly sods.

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I eventually talked Andy B into having a set on his Renault and he seems to like them - they were on the car for the recent Evo feature where Dickie had it on two wheels :).

I can now confirm that although the dry grip is not quite as good as the V70s (about 95%), the wet grip is just so much better that I sold ALL my different wheel / tyre combinations for the Escort, as the RSR was a good enough compromise to do both jobs of dry and wet track day (and road use) that I felt it was unnecessary to have different tyres for wet / dry track days.

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Yeah, I've read elsewhere that they're very good in the wet considering the type of tyre they are.

I only need a pair of rears at the moment so will go for a normal pair as I've got two mots, a tax, holiday spending money and a pair of tyres for the compact to pay for.

Still very tempted to get a set for a spare set of wheels for when I fancy a change, or if I ever actually venture onto a track :lol:

The dodgy ones around are a bit of a worry, I know Ste had some on his mx5 and said one distorted into a 20 pence piece shape, so although they we very good when they worked he got rid of the rest.

Updated April 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM

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cheers,

Harry

Too many old sheds.

I've never seen or experienced any issues myself, so I can only report on them as they have performed since having them on the car. When they wear out, I will be replacing them like for like :).

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Mike RT4 said...

I eventually talked Andy B into having a set on his Renault and he seems to like them - they were on the car for the recent Evo feature where Dickie had it on two wheels :).

I can now confirm that although the dry grip is not quite as good as the V70s (about 95%), the wet grip is just so much better that I sold ALL my different wheel / tyre combinations for the Escort, as the RSR was a good enough compromise to do both jobs of dry and wet track day (and road use) that I felt it was unnecessary to have different tyres for wet / dry track days.

Yep, Andy seems very happy with them.

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Jobbo said...

Rev is correct, of course

595s are very nicely priced on pneusonline at the moment.
Very nearly bought a set for the TVR today, but decided to do the 'sensible' thing and go with a set of Eagle F1 Assymtricos instead.

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Fantastic tyres the 595RSR .

The Goodyear Ass2 were just that. Ass.


Jelly like under me !

The 595s stick like you know what to blankets. Not that scary in wet either ...

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How quickly are these going to wear out on the road ? The 996 will be needing tyres this year and even in a fairly large 285/30/18 for the rear those Federals are very keenly priced (£125 from Camskill).

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Sundayjumper said...

How quickly are these going to wear out on the road ? The 996 will be needing tyres this year and even in a fairly large 285/30/18 for the rear those Federals are very keenly priced (£125 from Camskill).

Seems to be exceptionally good so far - MUCH better than the V70s (but they come with reduced tread like the MPS Cups anyway).

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