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AD07 or AD07LTS2?

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I am due to change all tyres shortly and I have come across ADVAN AD07 cheaper than AD07 LTS2. Has anyone run AD07 instead of AD07LTS?  There is conflicting info out there. HELP!!

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Hasn't everyone been running AD08 for years now since it replaced the 07?

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The fronts are 175. What size Ad08,s did you put on the front?

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What elise do you have?

Assume you have 5.5 x 16 front wheels and currently have 175 x 55 x 16 AD07 tyres. Please correct if assumed wrong.

You should easily be able to fit 185 x 50 x 16

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19 hours ago, Steve J said:

What elise do you have?

Assume you have 5.5 x 16 front wheels and currently have 175 x 55 x 16 AD07 tyres. Please correct if assumed wrong.

You should easily be able to fit 185 x 50 x 16

I have an early S2 currently with potenza all round. Am I right in thinking that the AD08 / AD08R aren't LTS.  Would that affect anything?  If not would go for the AD08 185 on the front. The more I research tyres the more it becomes a minefield!!

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54 minutes ago, nickashton said:

I have an early S2 currently with potenza all round. Am I right in thinking that the AD08 / AD08R aren't LTS.  Would that affect anything?  If not would go for the AD08 185 on the front. The more I research tyres the more it becomes a minefield!!

You're correct, the AD08/08R's aren't LTS - but won't make that much difference tbh, if any.  I've run 08's for years and since Lotus now put A052's on I doubt they are LTS, and certainly the Ad08R's they put on the 260 Cup weren't :) 

LTS2 compound is very similar to AD08R

 

Currently running AD08R's on the 250 Cup for fast road, and they're fine.

Edited by Martin 111S

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I've run both lotus and non-lotus versions of the various tyres over the years. Even with track use I never found a difference. 

185 on the fronts of your S2 will make a nice difference to the inherent understeer especially if you've had the geo changed too.

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Thanks Steve. I am now thinking AD08 all round. The only problem is I cannot find 185 AD08 for the front. Anyone out there been able to source them or does it fall for a combination of AD07 for the front and AD08 for the rear?  Just not sure on mixing tyres?  Thanks

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Quick check on Blackcircles and Mytyres say they have them in stock.

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I can’t find AD08 in 185 x 50 x 16 anywhere. Other than AD07 LTS are there any other suitable tyres with the 185 x 50 x 16 size.? 

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Hmm. Looks like AD08R is 205 for the 16 inch wheel. Don't know why it came up 185 on my phone.

205 will be too wide for your 5.5 fronts I would have thought.

There is stock of the AD07 still so maybe that'll be your better choice.

Skinny front wheels on the early S2 were a right pain for tyre availability from my recollection. 

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