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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 3:45 pm 
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I usual run toyo proxie t1R's but mine are getting to the point of needing replacing so will be going on to some toyo proxies r888's track/road there awesome once warm but lack of tread shite in the wet lol unless on a track

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:30 pm 
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Exalto PE2's like me :D

they're not on yet though, they're sitting around smelling of rubber. should be fitted in a few days :red:

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:18 am 
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Ry wrote:
Exalto PE2's like me :D

they're not on yet though, they're sitting around smelling of rubber. should be fitted in a few days :red:


£100 a corner :doh:

Pretty sure parada's are about that price too in 16inch, the hankooks look a bit more like it
to be honest, but out of stock.

I had michelins on my old BMW and they were awsome to be fair hmmm............. :?

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:26 am 
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Emlyn11 wrote:
Ry wrote:
Exalto PE2's like me :D

they're not on yet though, they're sitting around smelling of rubber. should be fitted in a few days :red:


£100 a corner :doh:

Pretty sure parada's are about that price too in 16inch, the hankooks look a bit more like it
to be honest, but out of stock.

I had michelins on my old BMW and they were awsome to be fair hmmm............. :?

Emlyn


Nah, £57 a corner fitted and balanced (and you're other 2 wheels rebalanced too for free if you only buy 2, but i've got 4).

Parada spec 2's are supposed to be totally WANK in the wet, but then again they are only 37.67 a corner (for my car anyway).

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 12:01 am 
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Emlyn11 wrote:
Just what I'm looking for....ace in the dry no compromise judging by the reviews 8-)

Thanks mate, take it these are the ones you have recently purchased?

They are under the track day section on that site lol

But are currently out of stock in my size......bloomin 16's :doh:

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Yup, dont seem all that bad in the wet (as yet). Was going to get R888s but these are supposed to last about twice as long with as near as dammit the same grip in the dry. I cant get over how much extra grip I have on the rear now :shock:

Everything I have ordered from camskill has arrived the next day :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Ry wrote:
Emlyn11 wrote:
Ry wrote:
Exalto PE2's like me :D

they're not on yet though, they're sitting around smelling of rubber. should be fitted in a few days :red:


£100 a corner :doh:

Pretty sure parada's are about that price too in 16inch, the hankooks look a bit more like it
to be honest, but out of stock.

I had michelins on my old BMW and they were awsome to be fair hmmm............. :?

Emlyn


Nah, £57 a corner fitted and balanced (and you're other 2 wheels rebalanced too for free if you only buy 2, but i've got 4).

Parada spec 2's are supposed to be totally tug in the wet, but then again they are only 37.67 a corner (for my car anyway).


16's £57? show me :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:36 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:27 pm 
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can I have some opinions please :) ?

Hankook 195/50/15 its says ventus prime on the side but i dont know if thats anything that could help descride which tyres they are :S

also silverstone FTZ sport (again same profile 195/50/15)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:12 am 
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i totally agree with megaflea in saying that Falken Ze912s are the tits!

ive had:
Roadstone
Nexen
Nankang
Michelin
Maragoni
Admiral
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and probs others, but ive pretty much all the budgets and they are all absolute crap. i wouldnt even bother touching them if u have a high performance car, specially this time of year, really not gona do it any good. fair enuff if you have a lil runabout which u dont really give a hiding or dont do a lot of mileage in, then budgets will be fine.

but anyway. the falkens i had were immense in the dry and especially in the wet, didnt last very long thou.

im a tyre fitter so i always hear a lot of peoples reviews on certain tyres and i always hear good things about toyo proxies, i havent tried them myself yet but apparently they are the best high performance tyre out there at the moment.

and as for Yokohama Parada Spec 2s,they are amazing wet and dry, put a set on my mates zs the otyher week and the grip is immense. ive never seen a standard fez handle so good. they look the nuts aswel.

i got Kumho Ecstas ready to go on my Rs2k wheels now, at £138 quid for 4 i cudnt go wrong really and ive heard pretty good things about them from customers, al ot of them have had them over and over as well.
anyone got any views on them?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:53 am 
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i had yoko parada's and man did i notice the difference from them to bridgestone turanza's in grip, but the bridgestones seemed harder wearing and a better tyre all round :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:46 pm 
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Eagle F1 asymetrics here now to go on. will let you know how i get on with them :)

Edit: well theyre on now. and it behaves like a different car. its alot less prone to spinning wheels up..it just grips..that was even with a let it climb on boost then floor it in first...infact the only thing it does is show how tired the suspension is...altho after the best part of 150k im not suprised!. wet grip is also like night and day in comparison to the the Hankook
Evo's...which washed out in the wet with freightening ease

tyres will most likely be tossed in 8 thousand miles anyways..but i would DEFINATELY buy another set :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:20 pm 
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anyone used Bridgestone potenza RE040s?

i just fitted a set to my audi rims 4 my arosa.

apparently they are crap in the wet. but hard wearing and good in the dry.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:34 pm 
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o and just to let you know guys.

had a meeting with toyo the other day.

the T1-R is being discontinued in the smaller sizes soon. only 16" - 19" i think they said they will be makiing it in.

there will be a new tyre to take over the place of the Proxes 4. possibly called a T1-Sport. which will be in the lower sizes.

they have also brought out a new track. the R1-R

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http://www.racetire.net/racing/toyo/images/r1r.jpg

its supposed to be a better wet tyre than the r888

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Toyo proxes t1r, bargin price of £27+vat! shame there so soft though, my last pair on the front only lasted two months


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Got some eagle F1's on the car at the minute that were new back in Jan, and they are dog turd in anything but the dry hot weather. And even then the grip fades so easily.

Can't wait to get back to some decent Michelin tyres, unless some type of top-end Dunlop tyre takes my fancy as I've never tried them before.

Best advice I can give everyone is search on your tyre size at various places, pick the 4/5 most expensive, and decide from there :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:36 pm 
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them T1-Rs are immense. got em on the arosa now, 195/45/14.

better than falken ze-912s..

and i got 4 for 80 quid! haha :insanity:

ive heard pretty good things about F1s. apart from they dont last long.

those proxes 4 PX4Es are supposed to be really good in the wet i hear.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:29 pm 
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I think tyres are purely relative to the chassis, so it's worth noting to ignore anyone's comments that aren't about a fiesta, including mine!

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toyos all the way. the best tyre ive ever had :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:56 pm 
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not as good as falken 912s in the wet i dont think.

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i'm ditching pirelli when the time comes, loved the paradas, mole can vouch for the handling :lol:

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