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ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

106 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
RB5Bird said:
Toyos. I changed mine 6 months ago to these all round, and they are brilliant.
Which are you using, T1R or R1R?

RB5Bird

282 posts

75 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
T1R

rossub

415 posts

70 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
You can't be pushing it too hard in the corners? I've found the flex in the side-walls is quite marked when you do.

GravelBen

10,851 posts

110 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
ScoobieWRX said:
Ben, you must get some serious rain in your neck of the woods, i know some of the climate is very similar to the UK and i know the last few years we've had a shedload more rain than at any time in the last 20yrs. Can't speak for NZ though.

I don't think you have tried these R1R yet, bloody amazing tyre in the wet. Cost may be a reason as they aren't cheap but Toyo have a genuinely cracking good tyre there. Right in the middle of T1R and R888. Agree about T1R, thought they were good when they first came out and i still think they are OK in the wet but there are better tyres for the same money.
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Haven't tried the R1R, the semis I had on the mx5 for a while gripped well in the wet when they were warm but were pretty hard and slippery when cold - not dangerously, but not predictably enough to be fun either. More a compound than tread pattern issue.

Super sticky when warm and dry, but personally I had just as much (probably more) fun with normal road tyres giving involvement at more sensible speeds rather than just blitzing everything. If you're after a combination road and track tyre I can see the appeal though.

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.

T5NYW

315 posts

103 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
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 wink
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 wink maybe brill but can be a pile of @@@@ in heavy Hatch, 245x40x19, Track n Hedge and lunitic.

GravelBen said:
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 frown IMHO

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 wink due to tramiling over white lines in roads can send the car sideways if your not used to it frown

Really rate as a great road tyres on heavier Newage

Perrili P6000
Goodyear F1 eagle assymetrics
Michelin Pilot sports 2
Bridgestone RE050's
Bridgestone SO2's (porche fit)

[]Classic's[/b]

Bridgestone RE050's
Bridgestone SO2's (porche fit)

Track and grip

Bridgestone RE070's
Toyo R1R's or R888's

IMHO, IIRC

hope this helps

Tony



Edited by T5NYW on Friday 5th October 22:34


Edited by T5NYW on Friday 5th October 22:39

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Stedman

5,438 posts

72 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
You lost me when you posted P6000 wink

THEY'RE AWFUL.

bonesX

671 posts

60 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
My vote for classic fit would be AD08's

Huge dry grip, good wet. Hard walled so precise turn-in. Wear factor is decent, keeping their shoulders very well where others fall by the wayside after only 1000 miles, progression is beautiful, but dry grip is simply massive
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