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As per the title , I put a set of these on my 43 a couple of weeks ago as well as ebc yellowstuff front pads in readiness for an upcoming Nurburgring visit and I must say I'm impressed with the comfort and noise levels to start off with . Obviously I'll have to wait until they've been used on the track to comment properly on the grip but up to now on the public roads they seem excellent , better immediate turn in and a better feeling through the steering wheel . I've only used them mainly in the dry but the couple of times I've been caught in rain they seem no worse than normal road tyres , not that I've really been trying that hard to find out though !
The pads are noticeably better than standard but my standard ones did get very hot and pedal got a little longer on last years trip but only after a few laps , I'm hoping along with the fresh fluid they stay good for a little longer this time , I've used yellows before on other cars at the ring and they've always been fine .
I'll update when I get back on both if anyone's interested ?
 

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Oe spec continentals , can't remember 5 or 6 but they did last 20,000 miles , fronts were done but the rears would have done a couple of thousand more if I'd wanted them to , I replaced them all with pilot alpins for the colder season and then swapped them for the yokos.
 

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I'll update as I'm back , I did 6 laps of the Nurburgring more or less straight off as there was only a 2 hour opening window and these tyres were excellent , no overheating or grip problems after the six laps , no real wear or feathering of the edges like on road tyres . They were also great on the road , maybe a small amount more road noise on certain surfaces but just as comfortable. They're also fine in the wet , although I always drive to the condions .
The ebc yellow pads were also great , pedal stayed firm and resistance was probably better the hotter they got as they came into their operating window , although they're fine at cold temps . They did cause a little shake through the steering wheel on the first half of a lap but that's to be expected as they need to get to temp and clean both disc and pad surface when using them hard .
I'd recommend either to anyone who wants to use their car on track days and the road but not be messing around transporting and swapping wheels at a track . I drove to northern Spain and back through france from the ring with the same tyres and they're just like standard summer tyres , although I'll be changing them back to winter tyres as soon as the temp drops !
 
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