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Old 31st May 2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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Anyone else seen these? Been shopping around for some new track tyres and have seen these pop up a lot.

Quick snap of what i've seen this morning.




Now i was curious and did ask for a price on a pair on 265/35/18's and was quoted £220

They come in two compounds R which is hard and RS which is soft.

Not heard any reviews on them yet so anyone want to be the gunie pig
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Old 31st May 2017, 11:29 AM   #2
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They might not be totally useless, it says they can handle bulk orders, so you could use them to make tyre walls.
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Old 31st May 2017, 12:02 PM   #3
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They might not be totally useless, it says they can handle bulk orders, so you could use them to make tyre walls.
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Old 31st May 2017, 12:12 PM   #4
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Quick Google shows they are drift tyres, not track tyres. They seem to be recommended as drift tyres, but no idea how that stands up to track use.

Selling them as "a tyre that does it all" generally means "jack of all trades, master of none".

£440 for a set of 4, who's gonna try them out?
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Also saw that on FB and read a few articles by American magazines. They actually rate them fairly highly on smaller cars, not seen any mention of how they are on an M3 though. At the price they can't be all bad.
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Old 31st May 2017, 02:24 PM   #6
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Have tried them as a drift tyre and they're quite good. Grip isn't bad at all and they wear well.



I'd chance them when go for 18s and if they turn out **** for normal trackdays, I can just do a drift day with the car instead
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Of course, that's what you really want is a , " excellent ground grip performance tyre " for drifting
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Old 31st May 2017, 10:59 PM   #8
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Of course, that's what you really want is a , " excellent ground grip performance tyre " for drifting
You actually do need alot of grip!


Proper drift cars these days are setup not that unlike a time-attack car with just more steering lock and less negative camber at the rear.

There's quite a few "driftcars" that have tried 1/4 mile runs with no setup change and they can manage 7 and 8 second runs so not lacking in "ground grip" at all

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You actually do need alot of grip!


Proper drift cars these days are setup not that unlike a time-attack car with just more steering lock and less negative camber at the rear.

There's quite a few "driftcars" that have tried 1/4 mile runs with no setup change and they can manage 7 and 8 second runs so not lacking in "ground grip" at all
We'll I use to give a guy all my over heated slicks which have gone hard for difting.
Perhaps he was **** difter.
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Old 28th June 2017, 11:47 AM   #10
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Hi Guys,

I own Zestino Tyres UK. The tyres are multipurpose and are an excellent track tyre.

Here's a video of a 430 BHP MK1 Focus RS running our 225 40 18 Medium Compound going around the ring. As you can see the tyre speaks for itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_D8...be&app=desktop

They really are a credible tyre at a competitive price compared to the likes of AD08's NS2R's etc...

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Old 9th July 2017, 08:37 AM   #11
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I've read somewhere that the Achilles 123 drift tyre is also a good track day tyre. £95 for 255s

https://www.driftworks.com/achilles-...all-sizes.html
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Hi Guys,

I own Zestino Tyres UK. The tyres are multipurpose and are an excellent track tyre.

Here's a video of a 430 BHP MK1 Focus RS running our 225 40 18 Medium Compound going around the ring. As you can see the tyre speaks for itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_D8...be&app=desktop

They really are a credible tyre at a competitive price compared to the likes of AD08's NS2R's etc...
Hi Harryrs. I am interested! Do you do any in a 19" i.e. 275 30 19 or 255 35 19?
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Old 20th July 2017, 04:58 PM   #13
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I've tried the achillies 123's and there very good for the money

Ive also used the hard compound zestino's and didn't think much of them at all , i can't comment on the softer compounds
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There's a group buy on Trackstormers for 265/35/18
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Old 28th July 2017, 02:42 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=closeshave;2368458]There's a group buy on Trackstormer.



NickMexico on here is doing the group buy for these
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Old 6th August 2017, 02:33 AM   #16
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Got a set of these in the soft compound today for a trip to the 'Ring next week.

I would have liked to get AD08s but I'm using borrowed 18s so don't want to be fitting and refitting decent ytyrws multiple times and also, the car was on the lift with no rear axle, or anything attached to the rear end and engine almost removed three weeks ago so with the cost of recomisioning a car and pending trip to the 'Ring, I'm too broke for top end tyres 😂


Also think a set of cheap new track tyres are better than a half worn old used set or even to have as spread wheels for the trip if one of my pilot sports get damaged or something happens one of my CSLs


I'll report back this time next week.... Either with great praise or will be mourning the loss of a Techno violet individual 🙈😂
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I have also now ordered a set of Zestinos, I went for a set of 265/35/18 they are for my E92 M3 that I use on track and at the Ring, I went for these for a coupe of reasons. They seem ideal as I won't need to change wheels/tyres trackside. I have a few Trackdays booked up and don't want to waste/kill my expensive PS4S's so these seem a good choice, also other guys have tried them and said they are really good. They do look to be really good value for what they are. Although the E92 is a fair bit heavier then most, I'll have to see how I get on. Not that it really matters but they also look really good, looking at the ones on Nicks car I can see they have very square side walls and a really nice looking tread pattern. Can't wait to try them, just need a set of 18's to mount them on! And I'll report back my findings also...
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Still no 19s
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They've been tested already by few from Trackstormers group on FB . Some say they're adequate to AD08Rs and heard they were 2 secs faster at brands than on NS2Rs , but its hardly believable as NS2|R's have same dry grip as AD08Rs.
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I tried out mine anyway last week. For 400 euro for a full set of softs, they were brilliant for the money.

Managed a 2.06 around Mondello and definitely another 3 seconds or so in it as was a little damp and first time taking the M3 round there.

An R35 GTR that was there said his fastest ever was a 1.57.


Wet grip, they're pretty useless as spent most of the afternoon session drifting but they're still quite progressive even when they let go in wet or dry.

I'd be happy to use them again and at less than half the price of AD08s, they can't really be scoffed at seeing as could run a few sets of these constantly for the same price as just keeping AD08s for trackdays.


Thetes a video of my laps when mostly dry and then a clip on the wet by a friend in my thread of the car if anybody is interested too.


Friend uses them all round on his E46 drift car with 750bhp. Soft on the front and medium or hard on the rear.
A set of rears only last 4-9 laps

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