Monday, May 24, 2010

The MINI Got New Shoes Today...

I've been driving on Pirelli's for almost 4 years and never felt unsafe in my H-rated Pirelli P6s,  even at V-rated speeds (shhh!).  But when it came time to get a new set of tires, Yokohama's W-rated S-Drive's happened to be on sale.  Go figure.  (actually, they were out of stock on my first choice of Kumho Eksta ASTs, which is probably a good thing).  I look forward to putting "the Yoks" to the test, but that-  as well as actual photos of them on my car- may not be for awhile.   :(

The ("Sport drive") radial is Yokohama's Ultra High Performance Summer tire developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans. The radial is designed to use Yokohama's technological advancements to deliver extraordinary grip and handling on both wet and dry roads...

NOTE: If you've ever wondered how the "Speed Ratings" on tires translate into MPH, has a handy chart or you can geek out with's more than you ever wanted to know write-up on the history of tire ratings.

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