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Old 08-25-2019, 09:01 AM   #1
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AutoX tire Yoko A052 v RE71R

I've been reading reviews in GRM and online about 200tw tires. Specifically, that the Yokohama A052 may be surpassing the RE71R. As a longtime RE71 user I'm curious if anyone has tried the Yoko? How are they? Better, worse, same?
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:30 AM   #2
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One disadvantage is that the Yokohama can't be flipped because it is asymmetric. The Bridgestone can be flipped to extend the useful life by spreading out asymmetric wear, which is an issue on my Boxster unless I decide to go away from stock and install adjustable lower control arms.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:34 AM   #3
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One disadvantage is that the Yokohama can't be flipped because it is asymmetric. The Bridgestone can be flipped to extend the useful life by spreading out asymmetric wear, which is an issue on my Boxster unless I decide to go away from stock and install adjustable lower control arms.
Ahh. Good to know. And even with GT3 LCA's I flip my tires midway through the season.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:44 AM   #4
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Some of the anecdotal stuff that more than one person has agreed on:

The Yoko is the better track day tire
The Yoko seems to put down power better on RWD cars
The Yoko seems to require higher pressures
The Yoko is between the razor sharp RE71 and lazy Rival S in feel
The Yoko is happier past the limit than the RE71, but less happy than the Rival S

No evidence that the Yoko is necessarily better than the Rival or RE71, just different. Within noise of driver preference and car setup. On my fwd car I like the sharpness of the RE71, on my 911 I prefer the forgiving breakaway of the Rival S. Haven't tried the Yoko personally, but nothing makes me think I need to on either car with the data that's out there so far. I would consider them if I prioritized track days over AX.
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