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195/50 R16
195/50 R16
225/45 R17
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Track & Competition Tires -> Streetable -> Streetable Track & Competition
Review
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The ADVAN A048 is Yokohama's Streetable Track & Competition racing tire developed for drivers who participate in autocross competition, high-performance driving schools, lapping days and circuit-type club racing, as well as are Original Equipment (O.E.) on the Lotus Elise and Exige. The ADVAN A048 is designed to take Yokohama's advanced racing technology to a new level in DOT-approved tire performance by delivering precise control, sure-footed braking and predictable grip.

ADVAN A048 radials meet DOT requirements, however they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions.

Important Care And Usage Instructions: The ADVAN A048 was developed using high performance compounds which become brittle at low temperatures, and therefore should not be used in certain conditions. ADVAN A048 tires thus must be stored or used only at temperatures at or above 14°F (-10°C) to maintain performance characteristics and to avoid any damage to the tire or injury to persons or property.

The ADVAN A048 molds race-ready tread compound(s) (offering Medium or Medium-Hard choices in many sizes) that can be used to match the tire's capabilities to vehicle weight and performance, as well as track conditions and ambient temperatures. It features a `single block` tread design that increases tread stiffness and features a wide center area that stays in continuous contact with the track to enhance cornering stability, on-center feel and steering response. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon cap plies and belt edge strips. The belt package is placed on top of a rounded casing design that allows the tire to predictably handle transitions from straight-line travel to high g-force cornering and back.

ADVAN A048 tires are molded with 6/32" of tread depth in their grooves and are left unshaved for use on damp tracks. We suggest shaving ADVAN A048 tires to approximately 4/32" of tread depth to begin competitive road racing/track use in dry conditions. The ADVAN A048's directional tread design and symmetric internal construction allows remounting partially worn tires inside-out on their wheels to help prolong their life.

Warning: ADVAN A048 radials meet DOT requirements, however they are not recommended for driving in wet conditions where standing water is present and there is the risk of hydroplaning; drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds if they encounter these conditions. This is especially true of shaved or worn tires. And like other Streetable Track & Competition tires, these tires are not intended to be stored, serviced nor driven in near- or below freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Related Information: Competition Tire Heat Cycling Service | Shaving Tires for Autocross / Track Use / Competition | Competition Tire Air Pressure | Storing Track & Competition DOT Tires in Cold Temperatures

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Treadwear Performance

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5.6

Treadwear is vital to many things, not just how often the tires need replacement. Hydroplaning and wet weather are both critical factors that wear down your tire quickly. The warranty covers any defects in what you bought but only for a limited period or when there's minimal tread left on them.

Wet Perfomance

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5.7

The wet performance score is a new thing that tire manufacturers are trying to achieve. The hydroplaning resistance, wet traction, and steering response all influence this new grading system.

Hydroplaning Resistance
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The hydroplaning resistance is measured by the hydroplane depth test and the dynamic aquaplaning test, which measures how much water can be accumulated on the tire's surface before hydroplaning occurs.

5.2
Wet Traction
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Wet traction estimates the level of grip on wet pavement. Tread design with deep grooves dramatically improves confidence when driving in the rain as they channel the water out much better.

6.1
Steering Response
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The vehicle's steering response largely depends on the tread depth, tire width, air pressure, and aspect ratio. Wide high-performance tires are equipped with a continuous center rib providing instant steering response.

9

Dry Perfomance

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9

Tires with good dry performance should be able to perform smoothly and safely, even when cornering aggressively.

Cornering Stability
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A dynamic cornering test is often used to assess cornering stability under dry conditions.

9
Dry Traction
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Dry traction level depends on many factors, including tread design, profile shape, and compounds.

9
Steering Response
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The vehicle's steering response largely depends on the tread depth, tire width, air pressure, and aspect ratio. Wide high-performance tires are equipped with a continuous center rib providing instant steering response.

9

Comfort Perfomance

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6.5

The comfort performance score is designed to measure the balance between ride quality and noise level.

Ride Quality
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The excellent ride quality means you do not feel the bumps or cracks on the road. Larger tires with thick and deep tread patterns decrease the number of jolts allowing you to glide over bumpy road textures.

6.5
Noise
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If you would enjoy a quiet chat with the passengers while children are sleeping or listening to music, not the sound of tires, definitely pay attention to the noise score.

6.5

Winter Performance

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Winter Performance score helps us understand if the tire is the appropriate option for winter conditions that your vehicle will face. Dedicated winter tires provide a firm grip when driving through snow and on ice. Performance winter tires boast a higher speed rating and better handling but deliver modestly lower ice and snow traction.

Tire Sizes
195/50 R16
195/50 R16
225/45 R17
Size
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Tire size may be indicated in two formats:
– metric (P255/45R18 103H)
– high flotation (30x9.5 R15 104 F C)
In the metric system, P - stands for the passenger vehicles (LT - for Light Trucks, ST - Special Trailer) with a width of 255 millimeters, aspect ratio (sidewall height) equal to 45% of the tire height. R means it is radially constructed with a diameter of 18 inches. 103 denotes the tire's load index and H determines the speed rating.
In the high flotation system, the first number (30) is the overall diameter of the tire, the second number (9.5) is the width in inches.

195/50 R16 84 W SL
Utqg
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Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG) were designed to offer consumers with useful information about the treadwear, traction, and temperature capabilities of their tires in order to make better decisions when purchasing new tires.

60 AA A
Max. load
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The maximum weight that a tire can carry is the greatest amount of weight it's designed to bear. Because load carrying capability is dependent on a tire's size and construction, as well as how much air pressure is actually utilized, maximum loads are measured with the tire inflated to an industry standard inflation pressure.

84 (1100 lbs)
Max. speed
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The maximum speed that a tire with this type of tread can safely travel for an extended amount of time is indicated by the tire speed rating, which is usually shown by a letter or two.

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Max inflation pressure
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The highest "cold" inflation pressure that a tire is meant to contain is its maximum inflation pressure.

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Tire weight
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The tire weight is determined by the type and size of the tire. As the tread depth of the tire wears down over time, so does its weight.

19
Rim width range
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Tires may be used on rims of varying widths while still fulfilling their intended function.

5.5-7""
Meas. rim width
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The measuring rim width is the common industry minimum rim width at which a tire must be mounted to validate that it meets design specifications.

6/32""
Overall diam.
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The overall diameter of a tire is the outer diameter of the tire, measured in the center of the tread. This measurement is made without any load placed on the tire and after it has been properly mounted on its industry-assigned measuring rim and inflated to its test pressure after 24 hours.

23.68
Revs.per mile
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The revolutions per mile figure indicates the number of times a tire rotates during one mile's travel.

851.73/mi
Country of origin
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The short name of the country where the given tire was manufactured.

JP
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The Yokohama ADVAN A048 provides better results for 7 test features out of 10 in total.

Specs & Options

Though in general one tire may look superior to the other one, we recommend you compare the available sizes for each model as well. Just choose the tire sizes from the dropdown menu. Upon comparing different sizes, you may find certain differences of both tires.

In terms of market coverage, the Yokohama ADVAN A048 takes the lead. This tire is available in 2 sizes ranging from 16 inches to 17 inches.

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