What people have to be aware of when asking about tyres there are four important considerations
1) The Car -: Classic, Newage or Hatch>
2) The optimum Size -: (wich IMHO is just +1" over STD) so Classic 17" Newage 18" and Hatch 19"
3) Usage -: Motorway, Mix Motorway & A roads, A+B roads or Track and Hedge
4) Driver -: Going to golf, Likes dump valve sound in shopping centres, Lunatic everywhere
Someones a lightweight Classic, on a T1R 205mmx40x17", A&B's ad Golf
maybe brill but can be a pile of @@@@ in heavy Hatch, 245x40x19, Track n Hedge and lunitic.
Have to agree with others about T1R, grip isn't bad but the squidgy soft sidewalls ruined the feel and I never had much confidence in the tyres. Plus they sliced up and punctured pretty easily.
Toyo's T1R's are like you say "squidgy" on the heaveir newage cars. with the little sidewall strength great for motorway use and NO tramlining. Fair grip in wet. but they turned a great handling T20 on bridgestone RE070's into an under-steering, tyre squealing wreck
T888's are good but very little tread RE070's are a much better value tyre and no difference in performance IMHO
BUT the hard tyrewall makes overtaking on normal roads awkward
due to tramiling over white lines in roads can send the car sideways if your not used to it Really rate as a great road tyres on heavier Newage
Goodyear F1 eagle assymetrics
Michelin Pilot sports 2
Bridgestone SO2's (porche fit)
Bridgestone SO2's (porche fit)Track and grip
Toyo R1R's or R888's
hope this helps