These tires have been developed using Yokohama`s racing tradition and technology, aimed at racers participating in track days, autocross, high-performance driving schools and racing events. It must be said that these are legal on the street, but should not be used in wet weather, as the risk of aquaplaning is increased. The range for the Yokohama Advan A048 is wide, as you can see below, and is available in many sizes, three different blends to choose from, from Compound S – Soft, Compound M – Medium and Compound M/H – Medium Hard. The tire is as stiff as possible because it has a unique block profile and has a larger central surface, creating a footprint that is 100% always in contact with the road. Its bulky documents indicate that the tire has predictable cornering performance and that the overall steering is due to the two steel belts. The two steel belts are placed on the case, this idea translates into excellent performance in corner control with high G-force. For M tire compounds, the maximum pressure for hot tires should be between 28 and 32 psi. The A048 was Yokohama`s main track tire for many years, but it is now being replaced by the A050 and A052. Adams & Page is one of the largest Yokohama tire dealers in the country. We have been a leading supplier of Yokohama tires for over 25 years. The Yokohama Advan A048 tire complies with the MSA 1C list and is no longer homologated for the road.
The individual setting varies depending on the vehicle and whether it is front, rear or 4WD drive. The optimal “working temperature” of the Yokohama Advan A052 is about 40 degrees Celsius, with a temperature difference of 10 to 15 degrees on the tread. The operating temperature of the Yokohama Advan A048 tread is between 45 and 120 degrees Celsius. The optimum operating temperature is 65 to 95 degrees Celsius, with a temperature difference of 10 to 15 degrees on the tread of the tires. This semi-slick tire has been used in Japan and Australia for several years. Its design and construction are very similar to those of the Advan A048, although the block profile has been modified. The A052 has been used by many participants in the Classic Sports Car Club (CSCC) this year and has proven to be very fast with numerous overall and class victories in the many series. Although the tire works negatively with camber angles of up to 5 degrees, the optimal camber angle is negative from 1 to 2.5 if the springs and roll stiffness are correct. Yokohama`s size range will be expanded in 2020 and at Adams & Page we will continue to stock all available sizes. The optimal camber setting for racing is negative from 3.5 to 4.0 degrees. The Yokohama Advan A050 is only available in a limited range of sizes in the UK.
Drivers who switched from the A048 tire to the A050 tire drove faster and it is now their preferred choice. Key: S=soft compound, M=medium compound and M/H=medium-hard compound Optimal dry use under hot pressure 2.0 – 2.2 bar or 29-32 lbs. This tyre was the original equipment of the Lotus Elise and is used by the Lotus Cup Championship as an all-season control tyre. The Yokohama Advan A048 is still available in a 60″ profile size range not considered by the A050 or A052. Yokohama`s latest tire features an all-new, high-stiff, asymmetrical tread, giving it superior performance, controlled handling and extreme grip on wet and dry surfaces. The A052 is rated “A” in all sizes for its wet weather performance.