Posted 26 November 2014 - 1:12 AM
So im looking at getting some in the future but ive never had them or used them but im starting to think they arent a bad investment.
At the moment im running RE002 225/45/17, from what the interest has told me most come in a 15, 17, 18 and 19. Annoying the only spare wheels that i have that clear 4 pots are 16.
What are people running on there cars? recommendations?
Posted 26 November 2014 - 2:51 AM
I have a set of R888 (http://www.toyo.co.u...ern/proxes-r888) in 215 45 R17 which have been great to me for track work. They have offered excellent grip levels in the dry once warmed up and worn evenly. In the wet I would recommend a good set of road tire / racing wets over them (especially once worn) as the wet grip just isn’t there. I picking up my set second hand (85% left) and have done 3 events on them and should get maybe another 4 odd. The R888 are known to get progressively worst as they wear down and flat spotting become very easy.
In saying this I also found the new RE002 I had fitting last weekend to be really good also. I could really lean on the tire in the corners.
Posted 26 November 2014 - 4:57 AM
I picked mine up for extremely cheap second hand with not a lot of use, they seem to be a very popular tyre and come up cheap and often in 17 inch. I guess my biggest question is are you out driving your road tyres already? I probably got mine a little prematurely but that was due to circumstance. I didnt start using them until I was beyond the limits of the T1Rs and I was finding they were going off after 2-3 laps due to heat and I had bugger all grip.
Also consider the extra wear and tear on your car, I am currently just doing the old 500mil extra oil trick but a baffled sump is probably a good idea. More than once last weekend did I have to back off a bit due to my oil pressure gauge dropping or me thinking it was.
Posted 26 November 2014 - 6:14 AM
I've had at least 6 track days out of my R888s and I would guess I have that many left at least.
Posted 26 November 2014 - 6:20 AM
NT01 and NT05. Nitto and Toyo are the same company too.
I had heard that, but I havent had to buy decent tyres in a long time now so I am a bit out of date with all the goings on. Last time I brought decent tyres Nitto were very new on the scene, probably 3 years tbh.
Posted 26 November 2014 - 7:07 AM
Does anyone know why they dont do them in 16? is it just a oddball size?
Im a tard, toyo do a 225/50/16 and 225/45/16. Not bad at 349 a corner. Just need to figure what the better profile is
Posted 26 November 2014 - 5:25 PM
6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!
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