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Old 17th September 2017, 11:36 PM   #21
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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

The videos on your thread are not working , but looking at the pics the sidewalls looking good on loads . They definitely cant be that bad and should not be sniffed at . Same was with NS2Rs when they came out and some of us were 1st to try them out , there was only 1 sec in them against old type R888s but for less than 50% of a cost .
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Old 9th February 2018, 06:54 PM   #23
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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...
Any feedback on these?

Old thread but these still look good at £420 delivered a set?
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Spoke to Adam Elder yesterday, the UK Zestino Dealer as of this week. He currently has the soft compound in 265 35 18, these are unscrubbed with 8mm of tread depth. He says soft is the favoured one for Track M3's, he can order mediums but that takes a couple of weeks or so to arrive from Slovakia, same for hards, which he says have 10mm of tread.

He says that in Japan Zestino are now 2nd in the Performance Tyre Market.

Price for the Softs are currently on promotion @ £79 each + VAT + Delivery, so about £380 incl + Delivery.

I am going to try a set of these after my next track day, as the current AR1's will not be road legal then.
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Spoke to Adam Elder yesterday, the UK Zestino Dealer as of this week. He currently has the soft compound in 265 35 18, these are unscrubbed with 8mm of tread depth. He says soft is the favoured one for Track M3's, he can order mediums but that takes a couple of weeks or so to arrive from Slovakia, same for hards, which he says have 10mm of tread.

He says that in Japan Zestino are now 2nd in the Performance Tyre Market.

Price for the Softs are currently on promotion @ £79 each + VAT + Delivery, so about £380 incl + Delivery.

I am going to try a set of these after my next track day, as the current AR1's will not be road legal then.

Their £420 delivered, I got a quote on the 265/35/18 softs.

Just donít know if I want to risk 420 when I could put that towards a proper set of known tyres like AR1ís, AD08R etc

I can still get federal fz-201ís from Poland at £690 delivered and I know their good for the money!
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Their £420 delivered, I got a quote on the 265/35/18 softs.

Just donít know if I want to risk 420 when I could put that towards a proper set of known tyres like AR1ís, AD08R etc

I can still get federal fz-201ís from Poland at £690 delivered and I know their good for the money!
Quote for Zestino Mediums from Adam:-

"4 x 265/35/18 medium are £297 including vat currently waiting for stock. EST 14 days to having stock"

I don't know any other R type tyre that is that price, nearly makes them throw away, think I am going to give it a go and see.
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Quote for Zestino Mediums from Adam:-

"4 x 265/35/18 medium are £297 including vat currently waiting for stock. EST 14 days to having stock"

I don't know any other R type tyre that is that price, nearly makes them throw away, think I am going to give it a go and see.
Who is Adam? Iíd get a set for that money.
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Old 11th February 2018, 05:29 PM   #28
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Who is Adam? I’d get a set for that money.
Adam Elder is one of the top Gymkhana drivers in the world and uses these tyres on his car, he is now also the UK Zestino Dealer.
Tel 07876 500 222, Email:- uk(at)zestinoeurope.eu.
Based near High Wycombe, Bucks.

He has literally this week become the UK dealer, and is busy setting his business up, nice guy to talk to.
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Are these road legal
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Are these road legal
Apparently so.
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Ordered a set as I need some road tyres, plus they would be ideal for a track evening when you don't get much time to change wheels, will report back if I don't stick it in the hedge when I use them on the road
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Ordered a set as I need some road tyres, plus they would be ideal for a track evening when you don't get much time to change wheels, will report back if I don't stick it in the hedge when I use them on the road
Beat me to it then, I will be picking some up this week or next.
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Any feedback yet guys?
Ready to pull the trigger.......
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Any feedback yet guys?
Ready to pull the trigger.......
They were very very good for the money .. Little write up under the video .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G_BtbFzi_s
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Old 13th February 2018, 06:25 AM   #35
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I use these, brilliant imo... and very good wear rate too, even on the softs!
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They were very very good for the money .. Little write up under the video .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G_BtbFzi_s
Spot on pal.

Nice review.

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Ordered a set as I need some road tyres, plus they would be ideal for a track evening when you don't get much time to change wheels, will report back if I don't stick it in the hedge when I use them on the road
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They were very very good for the money .. Little write up under the video .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G_BtbFzi_s
Brilliant, seemed to going very well I have to say, the proof is in the pudding.

Was the traction control off, and what is your suspension & brakes?
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Anyone else run with these yet?? Wondering about getting a set for Silverstone on the 18th. Also wondering about soft or medium. 1150kg car with an S54
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Anyone else run with these yet?? Wondering about getting a set for Silverstone on the 18th. Also wondering about soft or medium. 1150kg car with an S54
Ill be running the soft on a 1400kg M3 at Silverstone for a few laps:

They feel very dunlop 03g on the edges, I think they will be in-between a dunlop/Ar1/trofeo and a cup 2. Wont light up the lap times but great for arrive and drive at such a cheap price. Especially is track is damp to dry.


[IMG]Zestino soft by BS, on Flickr[/IMG]
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