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Quick question (which I'm sure has been answered many times before!)... where do the S2 Elise owners on here order their tyres from?

I'm trying to source a pair of Yokohama ADO7 rear tyres (225/45 R17 91W) and I'm aware I need to make sure they're the 'LTS' variant (or 'LTS2').

Have spotted a couple of places online that seem to sell the correct tyres, but they're both internet-only places that don't carry anything in stock, so I'm not 100% confident they won't arrive and end up being the standard AD07s (and I'll end up having to pay shipping to send them back):

https://wowtyres.co.uk/yokohama-225-45-91-w-ad07-lts.html

https://www.roundtriptyres.co.uk/yokohama-advan-neova-ad07-225-45-r17-91w-rpb-lotus.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoPmjub2m2wIVUjPTCh3pvADaEAkYASABEgKyO_D_BwE

Has anyone used either of these sites before, or can you vouch for any other online sellers? I'm aware I can get a pair from Elise Parts (and other specialist sellers) but there's over £100 difference between their prices and the guys listed above, which seems a bit daft if they are indeed the same tyre.

Of course, it may be that the ones above aren't the real deal in which case I probably need to stop tight and order from a specialist!

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

Cheers

Rob

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I'm not sure that the LTS marked ones are still made so any still for sale might well be old stock, I doubt if the LTS2 tyres are any different to ordinary '07's TBH (?) as it was instigated by "green" legislation for new tyres. AFAIK the 08 has effectively replaced the 07, but isn't yet available in S2/3 sizes - unless you are happy to stretch to 205/45 fronts. Last time I looked Hanger 111 had '07's in S2 sizes for £286 + vat for a set of four* which seems a reasonable deal-  but no mention of LTS markings.

*http://www.hangar111.com/shop/lotus-elise-111r-s-sc-wheels-a-tyres/690-elise-s1-111r-tyres-yokohama-ad07-full-set.html

Edit: Eliseparts sell the LTS1 tyres as Track/Circuit use only presumeably to cover their arses over the green legislation and also state they are 2014 stock.

Edited by Brian Birtwhistle
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I bought some front AD07 LTS2 for the front from https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/ 2 weeks ago. They arrived in a week from order had tracking from mainland Europe, I ordered them Friday night they arrived the following Thursday. 

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Thanks for the replies.

By way of an update, I got a reply from roundtriptyres.co.uk to say their tyres are marked LTS2 but ended up ordering from pneus-online.com as I've used them before and they also confirmed by email that their AD07s are the correct Lotus spec (will be double checking before signing for delivery though!) Price was about the same as tyreleader.co.uk but I had a discount code which knocked a bit off. 

Anyone here running the AD08s on the rear (on an S2)? Much difference over the AD07s?

 

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I've run 08s on rears before without issue on previous cars, excellent grip and in the wet too, plenty of folks do it.

Now running them on all four corners, usually work out cheaper too than 07s. :) 

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