TYRES

Fast Ford - - Accelerate Faster -

When it comes to ac­cel­er­a­tion, spin­ning isn’t win­ning. Wheel-spin­ning in the first three gears might make your car feel fast, but if you had sticky tyres to put all that power to the ground you’d ac­cel­er­ate far faster.

A set of road le­gal semi-slick tyres, like Nankang’s AR-1 and Toyo’s R888R, is the best way to achieve this. The dif­fer­ence in grip ver­sus good qual­ity road tyres of the same size is re­ally no­tice­able. The down­side of all the grip they of­fer is the fact their wet-weather per­for­mance is com­pro­mised, they are louder, and they will wear out faster than nor­mal ‘road’ tyres, so might not be suit­able for ev­ery­day use. If you want a tyre that can be used all year round then choose a good qual­ity per­for­mance tyre from a rep­utable man­u­fac­turer, but what­ever you do, don’t choose the cheap­est tyres you can find oth­er­wise you’ll undo all your hard work else­where!

There’s a rea­son drag cars run the widest tyre they can fit - more grip equals faster ac­cel­er­a­tion

Road-le­gal track tyres tend to of­fer more grip in the dry and will help you get off the line faster

Toyo’s R888R is one of the best­known road-le­gal track tyres and is avail­able in a huge range of sizes

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