Went for the Falken ZE914s in the end, mostly due the type of driving I do, and the road conditions around here.

Also, a set (£260/€300/$340) was only half the value of the car, as opposed to the full value that a set of AD08Rs would be.

The trip home and a quick detour over my local ‘shakedown’ road confirmed it was a good choice. Unsurprisingly they were a lot more confidence inspiring that the five year old Rikens that were developing Tumours. The weather today has been dreadful, so a good opportunity to test the wet grip, which seems great, and stable through standing water.

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Steering feel is good, and overall the car feels more composed. I’m sure that they aren’t as good as a more extreme for the ultimate in dry grip, but living almost in Wales the actual real world performance is fine by me.