Bridgestone Potenza RE-71rs VS Yokohama Advan A052

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I am looking for tyres which are suitable for street and occasional track use. Tyre specifications (255-40-20/285-35-20/200 TW)

I am planning to upgrade my current RE-71R tyres to either RE-71rs or A052. However, I'm not able to source for a direct comparison online of these two tyres since the re-71rs is relatively new. I would appreciate feedback from anyone who has used both tyres :)

I am also open for other suggestions such as competition tyres. I was interested in the a050 but it's not available on my current rim size. I also heard mix reviews on the r888r overheating.
 

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I am looking for tyres which are suitable for street and occasional track use. Tyre specifications (255-40-20/285-35-20/200 TW)

I am planning to upgrade my current RE-71R tyres to either RE-71rs or A052. However, I'm not able to source for a direct comparison online of these two tyres since the re-71rs is relatively new. I would appreciate feedback from anyone who has used both tyres :)

I am also open for other suggestions such as competition tyres. I was interested in the a050 but it's not available on my current rim size. I also heard mix reviews on the r888r overheating.
holy cow... RE71R as a daily drive but occasional track tyre? Bro you got very good taste in tyres :biggrin:

A bit overkill if you ask me but then again you didn't share what car you drive so I'm going to assume it's a 911 Porsche. R888 and A052 are way too extreme for daily driving. How do you drive your RE71R in the rain?
 

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holy cow... RE71R as a daily drive but occasional track tyre? Bro you got very good taste in tyres :biggrin:

A bit overkill if you ask me but then again you didn't share what car you drive so I'm going to assume it's a 911 Porsche. R888 and A052 are way too extreme for daily driving. How do you drive your RE71R in the rain?
Don't think it's a 911. Probably Cayman or other RWD cars. Newer Porsches come with 20" wheels & 285 rears were last used in 996 (285/30ZR18).
 

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Im using a gtr r35 as weekend car, daily driving on semi slicks are quite overkill. The re71r does have decent wet performance.

Based on online reviews, the a052 is superior in terms of grip but gives less feedback compared to the re71r. Bridgestone claims the re71rs is faster then the re71r. But I can't find actual benchmarks of the re71rs against the a052 :(
 
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holy cow... RE71R as a daily drive but occasional track tyre? Bro you got very good taste in tyres :biggrin:

A bit overkill if you ask me but then again you didn't share what car you drive so I'm going to assume it's a 911 Porsche. R888 and A052 are way too extreme for daily driving. How do you drive your RE71R in the rain?
R888 and A050 are way to extreme for street cuz will be horrible in the wet but A052 and RE71 still can as long as no heavy rain or standing water.
 

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Can try Goodyear F1 SuperSport R also, in between F1 Supersport and the RS.....
I was about to suggest that also but not sure what's the TW rating, is it 200 or below?

Edit: I saw the F1SS R tw is only 80?! Then it would finish very fast.
 
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I was about to suggest that also but not sure what's the TW rating, is it 200 or below?

Edit: I saw the F1SS R tw is only 80?! Then it would finish very fast.
Woah, then need F1 SS, this one for daily sure good, some report say track also ok, but ofcourse not like R and RS....
 

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I am looking into shaving off a few seconds during track days. For goodyear, it looks like the Eagle f1 supercar 3 is a decent 200 TW tire.

Some sources are claiming that the A052 is still superior in terms of grip levels