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Federal 595RS-R - the proper motorsport versions, not the cheapo lighter ones...

We've been offered some, but we dont have room for them all.

So, if we can re-home a few before we take them, it'll allow us to take them in, and it's an all or nothing sort of deal.

With that explained - here's what's available:

225/45/17 - £80+VAT
235/40/17 - £82+VAT
235/45/17 - £82+VAT
245/35/18 - £90+VAT
255/35/18 - £95+VAT
285/30/18 - £105+VAT

Prices are per tyre, and carriage would be on top.

These are much cheaper than normal, but also probably about the same as listings for the other lesser spec tyre of the same name - which causes no end of confusion. These are the genuine motorsport version, not the cheaper ones sold by Mytyres etc.

If there's interest I'll get them in, if not they'll stay where they are :)
 

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Don't want to be an ass, but how do tyres differ if they are from the same manufacturer, and under the same name? I mean, first time I hear that there are two different tyres under same name. I have Federal RSR and know the tyres, a lot of friends have them, but never did anyone heard of 2 types? Maybe you just meand regular and XL rating?
 

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This is the info from Federal from the last time this cropped up :)

In 2009 the RS-R was considered, and fell under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motorsport tyre department and was sold only to specialised motorsport tyre dealers. In 2011, because specialist tyre sellers were not shifting enough products globally it was removed from motorsport sales and became a UHP tyre and sold to European wholesalers. However to make the price reasonable in the very competitive market a lower specification tyre was made to be sold to the wholesale market. Tyre sales are very competitive and if mainland European wholesalers were getting a significantly lower price than the UK, then the UK would be up in arms over it and you would not see RS-R's in the UK. The reason there is such a significant difference is that the UK motorsport dealers pay more for a higher specification product. If we could get the product we do at the Euro price we would be selling at a much lower price also, that is market forces. The fact we don't is because we get the higher spec product that costs more.

And no, there is no obvious side wall marking difference. The lower spec product is lighter and if you move these tyres around all day you will know a light on when you come across it, the rubber is also a different colour.

If you look at MyTyres or any of the other discount dealers you will frequently find RS-R prices lower than the standard 595 budget option. There is absolutely nowhere near the margin in a tyre to be able to cut 20 to 30% in price unless you are buying a cheaper product in the first place.
 
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