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Old 29-03-17, 19:24
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Do they come in 13 inch? I wouldn't mind trying them on the Westfield if they're any good.
Only 185/60/13 that I would see.....sizes are a bit limited
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Old 29-03-17, 20:22
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Sadly the 13 inch ones are fairly narrow ... 175 and 185 only.

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Old 29-03-17, 20:57
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If I had a chance to use 1b tyres this year, these would definitely be high up the list (with Nankangs or Maxsports). Will be interesting to hear how they perform. Get them on asap!
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Old 13-04-17, 21:40
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Currently doing some class 1b tyre research and came across this thread and priced some VR2's for myself. Firstly, via their site from Poland and secondly via their UK page email address

Price from Poland 77euro per tyre 195 50 15 R5 (55 euro shipping) 363 euro all in
Price from UK £93 each posted

Going to do some checking with exchange rate and the bank charges tomorrow but looks like they will be £50 cheaper from Poland. Also, they cant do the transfer in euro like Graham originally did. Seems their prices have taken a hike, I can get SG R888's for £88 a corner with £6 postage per tyre so basically same as the UK VR2's. Now which one is netter!

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Old 24-04-17, 14:04
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Some notes from my first competitive outing on the VR2s.

Simon N (Mitsubishi 'Taxi') had a durometer with him at Wiscombe on Saturday so we took the opportunity to measure the softness of some of the tyres in the paddock:

If my memory is correct -
- My Extreme VR2 (Soft compound) - measured 45 on the durometer scale.
- Simon's Maxsport RB5 (Soft) - measured 50
- Sample R888 (GG compound) - measured 55
- Sample R888 (SG compound) - measured 54

I realise that this is not a very scientific comparision but all the tyres were measured at the end of the lunch break when all the tyres were pretty cool (about 15C). The tyres measured were relatively new.

I think you can conclude from this comparision that the VR2s are what they say on the tin - soft! I also realise that softness is only one factor in the grip equation and we still have looked at softness across a range of operating temperatures.

Driving wise -
- lots of grip (compared to my old R888Rs)
- I didn't really test the limits of grip
- I like the stiff sidewalls (I don't really like body roll)
- Bagged a 3rd and 4th in class over the two days (20+ in class)

Things i'm not sure of -
- wear rate (I drive to / from events so I need to keep an eye on them
- wet grip (the tread pattern does not give me much confidence of wet weather performance)

My personal thoughts - very good grip / recommended / good value for money

Hope this helps.
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Old 24-04-17, 15:22
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I had a look at your tyres at the weekend and they felt very soft, even after one of your runs they felt much warmer than some 888's
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Old 24-04-17, 22:15
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I have to say I'm impressed with mine!
My car is heavy so the stiff sidewalls really help, with R888R's I had to run harder pressures than I would have liked to stop deformation, Kumho's were similar although I rated the Kumho's as a better tyre than the 888's for my application (Evo 5) But I really like the Extremes.

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I just got pricing for a set of 4 175/50R13 in W4 compound £98 delivered ea from Germany.

The Polish side is now telling you to buy from the UK disty now though.

Not too bad a price i think compared to the R888R @ £87 plus delivery from DT
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Old 26-04-17, 17:25
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I just got pricing for a set of 4 175/50R13 in W4 compound £98 delivered ea from Germany.
W4 compound? That is the 'super soft' compound isn't it? I'd be very interested to know what you think of them.
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Old 26-05-17, 15:10
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I've just had the following e-mail from Extreme in Poland - Basically they have added another type/compound to the MSA List 1B VR2 range of tyres:

Dear Customers,

Please find in attachment our new offer and updated price list.

We made a few changes. We have removed :

195/50/15 Vr1 Type: r/s2
225/45/17 Vr1 Type: r/s2
255/35/18 Vr1 Type: r/s2
265/35/18 Vr1 Type: r

We added :

195/50/15 Vr2 Type s2
215/45/17 Vr2 Type s2
225/45/17 Vr2 Type s2
225/40/18 Vr2 Type s2
255/35/18 Vr2 Type s2
265/35/18 Vr2 Type s2

You wondering why?? Let me explain this to you :

Vr1 R - The application coincides with a better tire Vr2 R7/R9 where we have Vr2 model.

The s2 on the Vr2 pattern shows a slightly better grip, a much better "feeling", better response, tread wear rate is similar to vr1. In addition, better design aesthetics and appearance We also recommend S2 as the best tire on the every day drive. It is cheaper and more versatile in use.

As for W6 - is in preparation and will replace W5. It has other components that improve the lower working range and further improve wet traction.

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Serdecznie pozdrawiam/Best regards,
Damian Kleinschmidt

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UL.NAWOJOWSKA 303
33-300 NOWY SĄCZ
POLAND


One of the attachments provided an updated price list:

In my size (195/50/15) the Vr2 R5 (soft) compound is now 74 Euro (inclusive of VAT) and the new Vr2 S2 version is just 46 Euro (inclusive of VAT).

I'm getting to like these tyres even more .....
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