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Old 03-29-2002, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Where to find tire..advan...yes tire not rims

Looks for this tire I know it is not sold in the US so I am trying to find the best country to purchase it from (best currency conversion rate) Heres a pic I am not sure the model but maybe you know due to the tread pattern. I have seen it in option magazine alot as well.
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Old 03-29-2002, 10:34 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure Advan is Yokohama's performance tire division. I checked my Demon Tweeks catalog - they carry a few different Yoko race tires, but none that look like that.

Just out of curiousity, why do you want that particular tire?

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Old 03-29-2002, 10:38 PM   #3
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Im looking for a performance tire with very little tread yet not a full slick and by the looks of it that one would be perfect for what I need.
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Old 03-29-2002, 10:58 PM   #4
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Try the Yokohama A032 R. It is similar looking and can be used in the rain and on the street some. It is sold here in the US through tire rack and others. I think they sell for $149 a tire in Subaru compatable sizes.
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Old 03-30-2002, 01:20 AM   #5
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Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan...etc...

Those are most likely Advan A038R, a step up from the A032Rs.

Actually I believe the new Elise comes with teh A038Rs as standard tires. So the UK would have it as well.
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Old 03-30-2002, 02:39 AM   #6
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The hunt continues I checked out the other yokos but I think the A038R will be best for my needs. Here is a better pic.
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Old 03-30-2002, 11:32 AM   #7
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The Falken Azenis RS might be up your ally. The new Pirelli PZero Corsa is also a similar kinda tire, though neither are as like slicks as those treads look.
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Old 03-30-2002, 05:11 PM   #8
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Anybody know where to get the new Pirelli PZero Corsa?

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Old 03-30-2002, 06:26 PM   #9
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Isn't the PZero Corsa a track tire? I saw an add for it in my latest Sports Car magazine.
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Old 03-30-2002, 07:07 PM   #10
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I used to have a similar set of those Advans...

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Old 03-30-2002, 07:28 PM   #11
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Im looking for a performance tire with very little tread yet not a full slick and by the looks of it that one would be perfect for what I need.
For what type of usage? Are you going to run these on the street, or are you actually going to compete in auto-x or time trial events or something like that? I still don't understand why you need these particular tires, especially since you know essentially nothing about them other than the tread design looks good in pictures. That's generally not a good selection criterion for tire purchases.

What about some of the DOT R-compound tires that are actually available in the US? The already mentioned Yoko A032R, the Kumho ECSTA V700, the Kumho V700 Victoracer, and a couple others will all fit the bill. Of course, none of these tires are going to last very long, but...

Do a search on Tire Rack for Competition tires in the size you want and see what they have to offer.

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Old 03-30-2002, 07:50 PM   #12
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Here's the fitments for the A038:

245/45R17
215/45R16
205/50R16
215/50R16
225/50R16
205/55R16
195/50R15
205/60R15
185/55R14
185/60R14
195/60R14
155/65R13
165/60R12

From Yokohama Site:
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Because the ADVAN A038, the A038RS has adopted directivity pattern, the case of installing in order for everything to become identical direction, please adjust the rotation mark which is carved to the side wall to direction of rotation of the tire, install.

The ADVAN for Competition series is made in order to show the efficiency which is optimum to motor sport competition. Other than having a match when it is used, please consult the store and the like. Furthermore, because tire life, there are times when it is inferior in comparison with the other tire in the point of the vibration and riding comfort, please note.
Cosworth: HPI has an incredible price on A038's don't they?
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Old 03-30-2002, 08:50 PM   #13
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Talking They also offer a 19" AO38...

The only catch is that it is a 1/10th scale version! The wheels are very light also!
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Old 03-30-2002, 09:11 PM   #14
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Because the ADVAN A038, the A038RS has adopted directivity pattern, the case of installing in order for everything to become identical direction, please adjust the rotation mark which is carved to the side wall to direction of rotation of the tire, install.

The ADVAN for Competition series is made in order to show the efficiency which is optimum to motor sport competition. Other than having a match when it is used, please consult the store and the like. Furthermore, because tire life, there are times when it is inferior in comparison with the other tire in the point of the vibration and riding comfort, please note.
Translation: The ADVAN A038RS is a directional tire. Make sure you install it the way the "ROTATION" arrows on the side tell you to, you buffoon!

Oh, and this is a competition tire. Don't mix it with non-competition tires, or you'll swap ends in a hurry or plow straight off the road (depending on which end of the car the ADVANs are installed). Last but not least, these babies are noisy as all get-out, and won't last very long.



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Old 03-30-2002, 09:47 PM   #15
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If you are going through all the trouble, why not get the AO48?
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Old 03-30-2002, 10:26 PM   #16
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summer/race use.

I have read the reviews on them and comparison tests and they seem better than whats available from yoko in the states I have not researched much in other brands...yet.

I prefer yokohama over other brands but I will see what they have on tire rack. I used a street tire A520 on a FWD and it was the best. Right now I am running no tread and it gets to be to much. I can handle it but it gets anoying when you hit a puddle and your rear end shifts

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For what type of usage? Are you going to run these on the street, or are you actually going to compete in auto-x or time trial events or something like that? I still don't understand why you need these particular tires, especially since you know essentially nothing about them other than the tread design looks good in pictures. That's generally not a good selection criterion for tire purchases.

What about some of the DOT R-compound tires that are actually available in the US? The already mentioned Yoko A032R, the Kumho ECSTA V700, the Kumho V700 Victoracer, and a couple others will all fit the bill. Of course, none of these tires are going to last very long, but...

Do a search on Tire Rack for Competition tires in the size you want and see what they have to offer.

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Old 03-30-2002, 10:39 PM   #17
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Oh yea, another big thing...these tires aren't sold here because they aren't street legal. At least that's the case here in Vancouver, no DOT markings on them.

But I do know of a shop here in town that can get them. I'm actually interested in Falken's R compounds.
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