Originally posted by koabich
I used to use the Yokomo tires on carpet racing with stock motors. I think they were 318G's. I tell you what, these were by far my favorite tires. The reson I think that they didn't become popular was the fact they they took a while to really devolop traction. Funny thing was that they got better with each battery pack and you could run them until the belts were showing. They lasted forever!
I still have like 5 sets of the tires in case rubber on carpet comes back
I haven't been into on-road for long but I took a set of Yokomo 138g's (medium compound) to the NZ nationals that had only had 1 run prior. At the event they got 9 runs in total (inc practice) and just seem to get better.
Although the nationals track concerned is rough on tyres (apparently a set can last approx 3 months at clubs days) a guy from my local club said that on a high grip (but smoother surface) like the local track I use don't be surprized if you get at least 6 months out of a set.
With the wear rate I've seen it certainly sounds right.
Nb: This is 540 stock racing I should add but still sounds pretty good wear to me.