Tire test: Hoosier R7 vs. Goodyear Eagle RS vs. Yokohama Advan A055

Andy
By Andy Hollis
Apr 8, 2024 | Tire Test, Hoosier, Goodyear, Yokohama, R-comp, Goodyear Eagle RS, Hoosier R7, Yokohama Advan A055 | Posted in Features | Never miss an article

Photography Credit: dgillenphoto.com

Not for highway use. It’s a common disclaimer found printed on the sidewalls of many tires intended for the track. And that’s despite carrying a U.S. Department of Transportation approval for street use. 

How is this possible? In short, these are full racing slicks at heart, with just enough street characteristics built back in to meet the DOT’s regs. 

That makes …

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Nockenwelle
Nockenwelle New Reader
9/26/22 11:14 a.m.

Thanks for another great tire test Andy! The A055 seems very appealing for me, running an E30 in TT5 on 15x8" wheels with history on R7s. It's a scalpel over hammer sort of car. The Yokohamas could be a way around the Hoosier tax while also fitting the 226mm gauge. Do y'all have any indication when more 15" sizes might ship? 225/45 specifically.

frenchyd
frenchyd MegaDork
9/26/22 11:33 a.m.

In reply to Andy Hollis :

Thank you for that information.  I'd like to use the Goodyears simply because that's what Group 44 originally used on their Jaguar V12 XJS 
How durable do you believe these tires to be?  Can they last a weekend or two of Vintage racing, or hopefully a season of a few race weekends?  

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
9/26/22 12:14 p.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

In my experience with the Goodyears, they have about two "magic" het cycles in them. Then they fall off a bit but remain grippy and consistent for another 8-10. Then they start their crawl toward death.

frenchyd
frenchyd MegaDork
9/26/22 1:11 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Well that should work.  Use a set of scabby old dead un's  to get the basic wheels pointed in the right direction  then mount the new tires for the race. 

jbrauer11
jbrauer11 New Reader
9/26/22 1:20 p.m.

Still waiting for GRM to acknowledge the existence of the Hankook Z214.

https://hankookmotorsports.com/products/hankook-z214-tires?variant=37854010474663

deaconblue
deaconblue New Reader
9/26/22 1:24 p.m.

You make no mention of the last line in the chart, which is the Yoko A052?  Was that included just for reference from another tire test?

BDG
BDG GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/26/22 4:19 p.m.

In reply to jbrauer11 :

They definitely tested the Z214 against its competitors. Looked like it was pretty damn close to the Hoosier.

Unfortunately, that was in 2005 and the Hoosier was an A3S05. So uh... yeah.

 

RJStanford
RJStanford GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/26/22 5:46 p.m.

In reply to deaconblue :

Keep scrolling down below the comments 

RJStanford
RJStanford GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/26/22 5:46 p.m.

In reply to deaconblue :

Keep scrolling down below the comments 

MorpheusVxA
MorpheusVxA
9/26/22 6:00 p.m.

What about Toyo RR's??

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