i have yokohama avs es 100's. ive had them since about May. SInce about sept 1st, ive been driving them hard every weekend, about 1-2 days a week. )on rt 17 for those who know it in VT) now, the car is lowerd almost 2 inches without a camber kit. I have brembo blanks with Hawk HP pads. The situation is, on hard braking, like the light turning red all of a sudden, i brake kinda hard and the tires lock up and slide alot. At the same time they smoke..ALOT. Is this because the tread going? Buying new tires simply solve this? id say the tires have about 65% life on them. For instance, tonight i came to a short halt at a stop sign i didnt see to well. i stepped on the brake, and the tires smoked. I dont even press the brake too hard. Would tires that are almost 1/2 worn do this??