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    Default Federal Tires SS595

    Anyone used or using Federal SS595 brand tires?
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    I'm using 595's on my Locost, and very pleased with them. The selection of 14" summer tires was pretty limited. The plus for me was that I can get them locally if there is ever a problem, since I do not carry a spare tire. I did have a set of Yokohama's A048, and the federals are much better. I'm running Federal 14" 185-55 @ 19psi. I would also check out Ar1 or NS2R, Nankang if you have a local distributor. They are only slightly higher then the Federals. Dave W

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    Thanks
    Even Less a selection in 13"
    I am going to give them a try if only for daily use and save the toyo for the track
    The Nankin NS2R don"t come in a 205/60/13
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    https://www.vredestein.com/classic/t...sprint-classic

    I have 205/60/13 on the BMW 2002.

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    Just came in
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    With this much tread they should last a while and at $239 for all 4 I hope they work out

    I was hoping to track them Wednesday but the weather looks like it will be a wash out
    Last edited by Brightonuk; 11-07-2020 at 12:45 PM.
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    They look like great rain tires!
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    Nice, what’s the wear rating on the side of the tire say...
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    I will have to Google what this indicates.



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    VS Toyo 888Rs

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    And the all knowledgeable Google tells me, although not as grippy as the Toyo's they should last 4 times times longer (all things being equal)?

    Once I get these on the track (which looks like at lest 4 weeks away due to a tropical storm on my track day) I can offer a more informative review
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    Regardless for everyday driving these will save me a ton of money.
    Last edited by Brightonuk; 11-07-2020 at 01:04 PM.
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    Thanks for the info, let us your thoughts on their performance when you put them to the track. My 888s are holding up great, a few track days and lots of street use. I’m good on tires for years now, I was given a almost new set of P-Zero N 3s . Im looking for new wheels to mount them on. Good Luck
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    Very interesting! I have one set of 13s dressed in Toyo 888s and was thinking of getting a second set with a tire more suited to colder and wetter conditions on the road. I'd be very interested to hear how they do in the wet. Thanks.

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