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Anyone here can advise on the above tires? I was introduced by the salesman when I was
looking to change my tires.The side of my front tires already Botak so think it is time to change a new set. I was quoted $115 per piece for 15" and the salesman told me I will not regret getting it. I better seek some gurus here to advise before I buy. Please advise if you have use this model before. confused.gif

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T1R IS a very reputable tire...

 

but as for the price, i can't comment coz i dunno the market price...

 

perhaps other bros here can contribute

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anybody ever switch from AD07 to T1R?

any review or comparison?

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yes, u won't regret it. I am presently using this tire and the grip is super i would say. T1R is a performance tire, not those comfort type. FYI, the Fast&Furious Tokyo drift is also using TOYO tires.

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In term of the noise level,how will you rate it from 1 - 10?

I'm using Falken 512 at present and the noise is unbearable after 30K.. [sweatdrop]

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Bah, the fast and the furious is like initial D. Full of BS!!

 

They're using Toyo as toyo is the major sponsor in most drift events and its trying to market its tyres as drift tyres (have u seen the red and blue smoke tyres?) As such it happily bid heaps to sponsor the movie.

 

that being said, the T1R is a very good tyre. grip wise its better than the F1's and close to the AD07's in the dry. Wet grip is above average as compared to all the other tyres in its league. Price wise its still very cheap in most places except Aust and the US where they have happily marked its price up.

 

My only issue with it is that when it gives up, it does so without any warning. Its predictable in this and fine for people who do know its limits, but not good for the average driver as they won't know when the car will lose traction and skid.

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bro, I am confused by ur last paragraph on u are worry that the tire gives up without any warning. What do u mean by "gives up without warning"? Punctured or skid? what kind of tire will give u warning when it about to puncture or skid?

 

Normally, ppl would change tire every 40000km or 2 yrs or by observing the tread left(depending on how u drive also), not waiting till the car start to skid and lose traction then they go change it.

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I have not reach 30000km on this tire yet but as far as i know for performance tire, the noise level will definitely be higher than those comfort and silence type. U can't have the best of both world right.

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it means that when you're taking a corner very fast, you cant feel the tyre starting to give way or hear screetching till a split second before it totally loses traction.

 

basically you feel you have full traction one minute and the next your car is either understeering or oversteering without warning. But of course this is pushing the car. v.good for drift though, makes it easier to get good angles.

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ken79,

 

T1-R is a gripy tyre,wet and try..noise is much better than 512..u won't regret..

 

JB selling about RM240 to RM260 for this model (195/55R15)

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Chongsv,

 

Thanks alot. Will be getting it this weekend and post my review here after trying out few days. [drivingcar]

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I am using 205/55/R16 T1R for 10 months and had clocked 18K. Here is my feedback:

 

1. Better in all areas as compared to G3 & SP9000

2. Quieter than F1 for sure but F1 wins in Wet & Wet braking distance

3. Tyre is progressive. Gives good feedback to the driver, but I notice after 15K of use

its progressive nature decreases.

 

The only complaint for me on T1R is a longer wet braking distance as compared to F1 GSD3.

 

I chose T1R over F1 GSD3 are:

- a stiffer side wall, good for corners

- slightly lower price

- Quieter

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Bah, the fast and the furious is like initial D. Full of BS!!

 

They're using Toyo as toyo is the major sponsor in most drift events and its trying to market its tyres as drift tyres (have u seen the red and blue smoke tyres?) As such it happily bid heaps to sponsor the movie.

 

that being said, the T1R is a very good tyre. grip wise its better than the F1's and close to the AD07's in the dry. Wet grip is above average as compared to all the other tyres in its league. Price wise its still very cheap in most places except Aust and the US where they have happily marked its price up.

 

My only issue with it is that when it gives up, it does so without any warning. Its predictable in this and fine for people who do know its limits, but not good for the average driver as they won't know when the car will lose traction and skid.

 

that meant is not a progressive tyres..when it break traction, it just break without warning like AD07...

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Yup, pretty much. I would like to comment more on why i think the AD07's are better but they were in a 195 and 205/60 profile and the proxes were a 225 and 225/45 profile.

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i saw the new RT615...profile 205/50/15R [sly]

my front i use thios tyres, my rear i use 195/55/15R AD07 [sly]

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yah used to be on 326, and its already very noisy and i heard 512 is even worse than that... [sweatdrop]

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Call up Robert of Hong Tyres and ask...he has got reasonable prices for his tyres...64660027

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Anyone here can advise on the above tires? I was introduced by the salesman when I was

looking to change my tires.The side of my front tires already Botak so think it is time to change a new set. I was quoted $115 per piece for 15" and the salesman told me I will not regret getting it. I better seek some gurus here to advise before I buy. Please advise if you have use this model before. confused.gif

 

Bro, here's a tyre review dated year 2005, which was posted by another MCF bro sometime back...

http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?se...rticle_id=10252

Among the review were the following tyres being tested...

a) BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD

b) Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

c) Continental ContiSportContact 2

d) Dunlop SP Sport Maxx

e) Goodyear Eagle F1

f) Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212

g) Kumho Ecsta MX

h) Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

i) Pirelli P Zero Rosso Asimmetrico

j) Toyo Proxes T1R

k) Yokohama Advan Neova AD07

 

Toyo Proxes T1R was ranked 8th placed in this review...

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/10252...read-page6.html

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After going through the few brands recommended by the gurus here, I have decided to settle for Goodyear F1 GS-D3 based on the review and price. Toyo T1R seems good after checking most workshops, some even told me they run out of Toyo tires. But I feel that the price is rather steep and out of my budget around $110-$120 for 195/50/R15. In the end, I choose GS-D3 due to the price. Overall, the performance is good with both comfort and grip. [:)]

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Hi all,

 

After reading up on this post... I got myself a set of Toyo T1R! Must say it's pretty good but since only 1 day old, can't comment much.

 

Tire size is 195/50 15 and it sure feels comfy and quieter than my old Toyo Trampio Gu:wn.

 

Was deliberating between Goodyear F1 GS-D3 and the T1R as I was all set to get the Goodyear as it is cheap ($80/tire) as compared to the T1R at $105 each.

 

However was taken over when I considered that the T1R is made in Japan and the Goodyear from Thailand, even though I know that there's nothing wrong with the Thai made Goodyear.. Hehehehe.. But felt that the Toyo looks nicer with the sidewall and grooves.

 

Wonder how does the Firenza ST-03 fares with the Toyo or the Goodyear.. Was looking at it and think it looks nice too.. And the blocks are big.. Meaning should be a pretty quiet tire too, with handling thrown in i'm sure. Any comments on the Firenza?

 

Moooooooooooo

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Firenza ST-03 no match for F1 and Toyo.

 

Big blocks mean the tread is less compliant with the road surface and generally make more noise. But then many other factors affect noise level . . .

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Oh ok! Phew luckily didn't considered Firenza then as there're no write-ups on it at all.

 

Well am happy with the purchase though the F1 Eagle would have cost only $320 for a set of 4... Maybe next tire will change to the F1, else stick with Toyo.

 

Oh it's pretty difficul to find the Goodyear Revspec RS-02.. Out of stock man! Any comments on this tire then???

 

Moooooooooo

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