Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 4

2010 Nissan 370Z Coupe Base Model
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Piedmont, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2013

These were the stock tires on my vehicle and drove extremely well when new. While I had no problem whatsoever breaking the rear loose in a straight line or in turning situations (even at speed!), skid entrance was predicatable and controlable. The vehicle turned in very good lateral accerleration numbers (measured). Beginning at 50% treadwear, performance began to drop off dramatically, until even on dry pavement it feels as if I am driving on marbles. If not for the electronic traction control (I originally NEVER used this "feature") I would be afraid to drive the car with these tires installed. With 1/8" tread remaining before the wear bars were exposed I was driving a Jet-Ski when it rained! I will NEVER purchase a set of these tires, opting instead for RE-11's, Continental DWS's, or Michelin Pilot SS's (which I'm buying now). I have driven vehicles with these tires installed so I do have a baseline to form an opinion from.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Monday, December 10, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62

2007 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: San Antonio, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
June 28, 2012

Stickier than my OEM Bridgestone RE050a by far. Treadwear is reasonable considering the grip.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.4.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5

2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 38,000
Location: Issaquah, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 38,000 Miles on Tires
November 04, 2012

I have a 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro. I went through 2 sets of OEM Pirelli P-6 tires during the first 60K of this car's life. The Pirelli's are good tires but they don't last too long and they were a bit noisy, so I decided to give something else a try. I had recently purchased some 20" Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires from TireRack for my Mazda CX-9 and LOVED them, so I bought a set of Yokohama Advan S4's.

What a mistake! I've hated these tires from the first day and have regretted the decision every day since! I had such high hopes given the excellent results I had on my Mazda, but it just didn't translate well to the Audi.

The main problem is that on several stretches of interstate highway east of Seattle, these tires cause the car to drift left and right (sometimes violently) as it floats in ruts on the highway. There's a 3-mile stretch of highway on I-90 near my home where I need to move over to the right-hand lane and knock the speed down to about 50 or 55. If I'm in one of the center lanes and am driving "with the flow" at 70 or 75+ MPH, the car handles like I'm being buffeted by 90 MPH winds! I'm not making this up or exaggerating. It seems that the design of these tires is such that certain highway crown shapes combined with my AWD Audi Quattro lead to frightening drifting and floating within the lane. The fear of being pushed left or right into adjacent lanes has totally taken the fun out of driving. Mind you, this doesn't happen everywhere. And after 35K+ miles on these tires, I know know where all the "danger zones" are. But I shouldn't have to keep a mental checklist of sections of highway that require "special treatment".

No doubt these tires perform well on lots of other cars, but if you have a sporty Audi A4 1.8T Quattro like I do, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere unless you want to drive like Granny Smith in the slow lane. I just ordered a set of Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S and can't wait to put the "fun" back in my driving!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN A82A

Friday, October 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN A82A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.45
 
 

2009 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Alta Loma, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
October 18, 2012

This tire was OEM on my 09 Subie....driven mostly in dry weather, but I travel to snow country several times a year. I was amazed how well the car plowed through the snow and ice with these "low" profile tires. I am replacing them now, although I could probably go another 10K on them, because I travel on the highway away from home alot. If they didn't cost $200 each I would buy them again...I'm going to put the Yoko EnVigors next and see how they do...Oh, BTW my gas milage was excellent on the highway with these tires

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Monday, October 8, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5

2003 Lotus Caterham Super 7 SV
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Oreland, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
October 06, 2012

2003 Lotus - Caterham Super 7 SV, the last (and only) "real" Lotus. These tires are simply perfect for the car. The car is so light (1250 pounds) that it is very difficult to find appropriate road tires. My previous tires were Yokohama Advan 032Rs. They were OK in the dry but super scary in the wet. The Dunlops are fantastic in all conditions! Great grip, razor sharp turn in, mid-corner "pucker" recovery is fantastic, rain is no longer a white knuckle situation. If you need a tire that doesn't require a warm-up period and grips like flypaper, this is a great choice. I couldn't be happier!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2005 Mazda RX-8 6-speed
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
September 26, 2012

Having previously run the Bridgestone Potenza RE01R and Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07, the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec was a welcome surprise at a much lower price point. With at least as much grip as the RE01Rs but almost as sharp as the AD07, the Direzzas deliver confident carving of precipitous mountain roads. The RE01Rs were irritatingly comfortable with good ultimate grip but much softer turn-in and greasy communication at the limit. The ADVANs were remarkably crisp at turn-in and blissfully responsive through the turning arc but delivered only good ultimate grip. At 50 bucks less, the Direzzas blow the RE01Rs away in everything important to the true sporting driver and shows the ADVANS the door on all but their immediacy. With no number to back this up, I'd bet that lap times would be significantly better on the Direzzas. The RE01Rs ride smoother and softer than the other two, but who cares? Tread life on all three was very good at 15,000 to 18,000 miles with nary an offramp left unattacked. With the others as 7/10ths tires, the Direzzas are easily confident at 8/10ths and recover nicely from 10/10ths. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Direzza Star Specs for everything from really enjoying mountain roads to on-track performance just south of competition tires. In fact, many track day slick-tire pilots are using these as their wet-weather rubber. Very satisfied.

Race Tires Versus Extreme Performance Summer Tires

Friday, August 31, 2012 by Gary Stanley

I recently had a customer inquire about whether he should use R-compound Track & Competition DOT tires or if the tires in our Extreme Performance Summer category would be more appropriate. His email question is listed below:

"Gary,

I'm looking for tires for my BMW 335i that I can take to a non-competitive performance driving school to learn track driving skills. This will be my first time on the track in any car so I'm not sure if I should get Extreme Performance Summer tires or actual race tires. I won't be changing tires at the track so I would need something that is streetable, as well. The tire size I'm going to use is 225/45R17. Thanks for any advice you can offer."

I told the customer that tires from the Extreme Performance Summer category would work best for him and suggested the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 and Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 as good options for his vehicle.

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Yokohama ADVAN AD08
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08


These are street tires that can be driven on the track without destroying them and perform reasonably well if driven within their limits. They are much easier for learning on a track and hone your skills. Each tire has more progressive breakaway at the limit compared to R-compound tires, and not nearly as delicate on the street as tires like the Hoosier R6 or BFGoodrich g-Force R1

To learn more about Extreme Performance Summer tires, read my previous blog post "What are Extreme Performance Summer Tires?"

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN A13C

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN A13CReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.14

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: LA, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
July 31, 2012

good steering responsiveness, dry traction, and cornering stability. ok threadwearing, but for the price you can get a lot more.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38

2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

While most of the miles are driving to and from the track and on the track they have been great. Best tire for dry conditions without going to an R compound. Wet traction could be better. This is my second set, I run a 275/305 staggered set up and got 15000 out of the first set that included 5 track days and 32 auto-x events and some other Sunday drive. This car is not my daily driver.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.4.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Wallingford, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
July 03, 2012

2003 VW GTI 1.8T
I purchased these 225/45R17 Yokohama ADVAN S.4 tires based on reviews and their look. I also liked it's made in Japan.
I noticed that they are designed for heavier cars, but decided to try them anyway.
The first ride from installer shop was really bumpy and I was frustrated. I thought I made a wrong decision.
Then I checked tire pressure and found that it was 40psi (!). I deflated them to 30psi and it was a BIG difference. Now ride was good, with race car feeling. Over time, after some wear, tires got a bit softer too.
Driving was really nice experience with excellent cornering. Tires have solid grip and no hydroplaning problem, even now, after 35k miles, when I have to replace them.
Snow traction is kind of bad, but it may be because of my really light car and wide tires.
I am replacing them at 35k miles not because of complete wear, even with my aggressive driving, I could've put 5-10k more, but I punched to rear tires and fixed them myself, using rubbery plugs and didn't want to rotate to front after that. So front tires are down to thread limit and I decided to get a new set.
New set is Continental ....
It's softer and I am missing this race car cornering stability feeling, when car stays flat even when you are turning sharp.
Next time I will by Yokohama again.

Wheel and Tire Fitments for Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Now Available

Friday, June 22, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

Since the release of the Subaru BRZ and its twin the Scion FR-S, we have been able to get both vehicles to Tire Rack's headquarters for measurements. First indication is that these very capable cars have been very "under tired" from the factory. Despite its excellent poise and impressive skidpad numbers, the BR-Z and FR-S are shod with a narrow 215/45-17 all-season tire from the factory. Such a fitment, although good for fuel efficiency and tread life, severely inhibits the cars' true performance. The wheels also seem a bit too narrow and use a very conservative high offset which makes them appear sunken into the fenders.

Based upon our measurements, these two cars are capable of running a 245 width tire on all four corners -- utilizing anywhere between a 17"-19" wheel. If you're wanting to run a staggered set-up, the rear fender arches can accommodate a width up to 265mm with the correct wheel.

Autocross and track driving participants will likely wish to use a square set-up to maintain the car's balance. The hot set-up for these, in my opinion, would be a 17x8 wheel using a 245/40-17 tire at all four corners. This tire size allows for many popular street tires to be installed including the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Kumho Ecsta XS, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec and Hankook Ventus R-S3. Are you looking to utilize a purely competition tire? You may find interest in the Hankook Ventus Z214, BFGoodrich g-Force R1, Hoosier A6 or Hoosier R6

With many tire choices available, as well as a large inventory of wheels from manufacturers like Enkei Racing Series, O.Z. Racing and Sparco, the best way to start looking for your desired set-up is to view our Tire & Wheel Packages.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.4

2003 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 4,800
Location: Sequoia National Park, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,800 Miles on Tires
June 03, 2012

I have the pleasure of driving these tires to work each summer weekday (dry & warm asphalt) up one of the twistiest roads in the west (30 miles of 30-50 MPH back-to-back hairpins, no traffic). Weekends allow more spirited speeds on various trans-Sierra highways.

In all endeavors, these 08s are effortless, noiseless, and predictable past cornering traction limits (slow & easy break, gentile recovery). Truely point & shoot!

The 08s took 800 miles to break-in (felt greasy at first), and rears only last my driving style 5,000 miles till bald (fronts last three rears). Wear is even across the tread, with no cupping. Tires balance inside/outside with minimum weights.

Of all the X-Treme Perf brands I have purchased from Tire Rack, these 08s allow my go-cart to perform better than Honda or Newton ever imagined ;)

FR-S and BRZ Now Available for Wheel Upgrades

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

After what seems to be decades of waiting, the first Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are beginning to arrive.

 

Initial vehicle availability will be tight. Here at Tire Rack, we're still waiting to get them in our studio to be photographed. Thanks to the help from our suppliers, we've been able to post a preliminary list of compatible wheels for the FR-S and BRZ (fitment is obviously the same for both). The Original Equipment wheel is 17x7, 5-100 48mm offset. Many drivers will prefer a wider, lightweight wheel with the same offset.

If you prefer a wheel that weighs less than 18 lbs., the list is narrowed down to: the 17x8 45ET Enkei Racing Series RPF1 in black or bright silver, 17x8 48ET O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT available in matte graphite silver, white, blackorange, blue, gold and red, the Enkei RP03 in bright silver (the black painted version is estimated to arrive in June) and the Ultraleggera HLT in black, bright silver, matte graphite silver and gold.

 

17x8 5-100 45ET Bright Silver Enkei RPF1 $225**
Bright Silver Enkei Racing Series
RPF1

 
17x8 5-100 48ET Anthracite Painted OZ Allegerita $329*
Anthracite Painted O.Z. Racing
Alleggerita HLT

 
17x8 5-100 48ET Bright Silver Painted Enkei RP03 $275*
Bright Silver Painted
Enkei Racing Series
RP03

 
17x8 5-100 48ET Matte Graphite Silver OZ Ultraleggera $285*
Matte Graphite Silver
O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT

As for tires, I'd go with 225/45-17 sizing to complement the wider wheels. Personally, I prefer the 25" overall diameter better than the slightly larger 25.3" 235/45-17 tires. When making your tire choice, consider the best value Extreme Performance Summer tires discussed in a previous blog post, as well as the Toyo Proxes R1R and Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.driveReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Denver, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
May 14, 2012

This tire is a great tire for an all wheel drive performance street car. I have had plenty of Yokohama/Advan tires on my last few AWD cars, the S-Drives are a lot like an expensive Advan race rack tire for a lot less. Tho the S-Drives are a little harder compound they are a good tire for using your performance AWD cars full potential on the city streets wet or dry. Thanks Yokohama!!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2008 Mitsubishi Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Cleveland, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
May 16, 2012

I bought this tire for my Evo based on reviews, quality, and previous impressions with Yokohama street tires. These tires are superior to any tire I have ever owned. During "spirited" driving these tires are unbelievably stable at high speeds (150+) and grab like none other on the Autocross track. The technical demand on an autocross track is no match for these tires. These tires deliver on hairpins and slaloms and also have excellent acceleration and braking grip. Something else I noticed is there is no give on the side walls so even during the hardest of turns, there is no rolling over and the tread is touching the pavement where it should at all times. I havent noticed any tire noise and they are smooth even after a race when the treads are cupped. I plan to get about 10k miles out of them which is expected with any tire like this. Im actually surprised they are lasting as long as they are. If you track your car or even just like taking curves faster than you should be able to, buy these.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.T.

Friday, April 20, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.T.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: BLAINE, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 18, 2012

I use this tire albeit no longer available, on my 2003 Tahoe to pull my boat and racecar. I do not have to drive far as you can see by the milage I have submitted. Roger had asked me to purchase a fifth tire just incase something terrible happened to one of my tires, definitely a good idea when you purchase a tire that will and is no longer being made. You may think that I have not tested this tire on the Tahoe without pulling a trailer...wrong. I tested this tire in the dry and with over 500hp (5.3L supercharged and misc.), truly one of Yokohama's best. Can't understand why they stopped making them and the tire that repaled them, although a good seller, is no Advan S.T. I hear no noise from this tire at any speed and I tow very fast. Tread wear is un-noticable. Ride is exceptionally comfortable. It has an awesome tread pattern that is classic high performance Yokie. I love this tire and expect it too be a favorite in my auto stall. The only chance I had to drive this tire in the rain was when towing my boat. No issues and or problems. Traction was great. What tire will I switch to when these wear out or get too old...only time will tell. I expect to use this tire for the next 5-7 years.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

1981 Porsche 911SC Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 15, 2012

This tire has totally changed the enjoyment of my car. The test was right on the money. The car now goes exactly where it's pointed. When our group runs through the twists I have never had the slightest slip. When it's time to stop, it's like an anchor was thrown out. I can't hear any tire noise, but a Porsche 911Sc is not a Lexus. The ride is quite comfortable for a tire in this class. I have 10,000 miles on them, and I haven't hit the wear bars yet. I usually only get 8,000 miles to a rear pair, so I'm happy. As to rain, I can't give a good asesment, as I live in the desert, and don't drive it when the monsoons come. I will definitely be buying another set when these wear out.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Friday, March 2, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91
 
 

2005 Porsche Cayenne S
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Miles driven on tires: 30000
Location: Islip, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30000 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2012

Third set of tires on this truck. Michelin Diamaris'and Yoko Advan's gave me 20K miles each, these Yoko Parada Spec x have 30K on them and 7/32" tread left - good for another 5k to 10k miles. Very pleased with the dry and wet performance, even light snow. Ice - not so good. Excellent tire in terms of performance, comfort and road-feel. Only recently started to get noisy at highway speeds, but that's to be expected. Actually looking forward to getting a new set when these wear out.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Thursday, March 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.88
 
 

2008 BMW M3 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3000
Location: Sacramento, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2012

Although these tires offer a ton of grip, they are somewhat noisy, have a rougher ride (due to tread design, not sidewall stiffness), and tend to flat spot if they sit for a few days. I have had a hard time balancing these tires as well. Overall, I would not recommend them. I should have stuck with Michelin. As quickly as I can wear these tires out, I will be going back to the Michelin's. Most likely I will purchase the Pilot Super Sports. I have heard nothing but favorable reviews about them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Pasadena, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2012

I run about 12 to 14 track days a year plus lots of canyon drives and generally get 7000 miles out of a set of tires. The AD08's have 6000 miles on them so far and may have two more track days in them before I replace them. The AD08's are very aggressive on the track and have dropped my lap times about 2 seconds from my previous Kuhmo Ectsa LE's. In the dry these tires stick very well with very little slip. They run hotter for longer than the Kuhmo's without getting loose or slippery. On the street they are a little noisy but the aggressive handling and ability to do what you ask of them out weighs the noise at freeway speeds. The tread has a great look to them on the car as well, a very attractive tire. If you autocross or run track days this is the tire hands down. I plan on buying again.