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21/04/2013 18:23:13
carnut
Hi Guys I have just bought an MGTF and need to change my tyres before doing my first track day as my current tyre treads are 3mm front & 4mm rear and different makes on each axle. From searching the net it seems like Toyo Proxies T1-R 's are a good tyre to go for (and it seems MG approved for the TF now from a news thread on the new MG site 25/3/11). I would appreciate any comments/advice/recommendations/alternatives before i spend my hard earned cash!:confused:
22/04/2013 23:00:53
Tim Guy
T1-Rs seem to work well on TFs but I would save your tyre change until after North Weald. The tarmac there, unlike a race circuit, is quite sharp and abrasive. You will be encouraged to spin out a couple of times as part of the learning process and the afternoon activities will doubtless cause some more tyre wear.
23/04/2013 15:48:17
carnut
Thanks Tim for the great advice. Sounds like a good plan!:)
27/04/2013 11:08:49
Grumpyzs
T1 R's certainly work well on my zs and I know of a few TF owners who also swear by them. Definitely go with what Tim says as well. When I did North Weald (which is great fun) it did take it's toll on the tyres.
29/04/2013 21:41:46
carnut
[QUOTE=Grumpyzs]T1 R's certainly work well on my zs and I know of a few TF owners who also swear by them. Definitely go with what Tim says as well. When I did North Weald (which is great fun) it did take it's toll on the tyres.[/QUOTE] Hi, thanks's for the advice. Four new T1 R's booked for fitting the day after North Weald! :) Where's my wish list - whats the next item on it! :D
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