Car tyres? Toyo TR1 Tyre Any good?

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  • Premier Icon sanj
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    Any one had them? They any good? do around 40K a year.

    sssimon
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    great tyre but at 40k a year you’ll be going through them, they are a softer sportier tyre but for big miles I’d be looking at a goodyear/dunlop type tyre, maybe even a Kumho

    stumpy01
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    as mentioned – good tyre, but quite soft.

    Might not get great mileage out of them.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    I don’t think they do bike tyres!

    But don’t by cheap Kumho’s there base tyres are well basic.
    Toyos are good but won’t last.
    I’m a big fan of Avon’s ZZ3’s and ZV5’s on our cars. good grip, good wear and the right price.

    Premier Icon momo
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    Very good tyre, but people I know who run them often struggle to get 10k from a set, so probably not the tyre for you.

    Premier Icon sanj
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    Cheers guys, ill have a look for an alternative!

    bazzer
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    If you mean Toyo T1-R then I use them on my Octy Vrs Estate I like them quite good wet and dry. I get pretty much 20K out of a front set and 40K rear.

    I don’t drive slow but I am not sliding around either.

    Hope this helps.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Falken Fk452’s are worth a look as well, better grip than the Goodyear Excellence I replaced, seem to be wearing well so far too

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    “Falken Fk452’s are worth a look as well, better grip than the Goodyear Excellence I replaced”

    I know what you mean but the new tyres you have fitted should offer better grip than the ones you have taken off, otherwise we’d all be on slicks with bits of wire poking out:-)

    But 452’s have a good rep. Again like the kumhos don’t buy the cheap Falkens they are shocking.
    It seems like the cheaper brands good tyres are really quite good, but there cheap stuff is nasty.

    stumpy01
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    But don’t by cheap Kumho’s there base tyres are well basic.

    Which Kumho’s would you steer clear of?

    I’ve not used them, but the KH11’s get fairly good write-ups.

    I use KU31’s on my Ibiza and they are great. Grip well in wet & dry, quiet as anything else I’ve tried, wear pretty well. And about £115 delivered off the internet.

    sssimon
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    KU31 (ecsta sport) is a great tyre had a few sets on different cars, 45’s are a bit noisy compared to toyos I had before but not much less grip but a lot harder wearing

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    I know what you mean but the new tyres you have fitted should offer better grip than the ones you have taken off, otherwise we’d all be on slicks with bits of wire poking out:-)

    🙂

    I know what you are saying, it is hard to tell whether you are just noticing the benefit of new tyres rather than better ones, but they seem to resist wheel spin and axle tramp a lot better than I remember the Goodyears doing even from new

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    What car, what sort of driving?

    I’m using Kumho KH17s which are on the budget end but seem fine to me- excellent wet weather and snow grip, bit noisy though. Can’t comment on wear yet. Not a high performance/sporty tyre, more a “good enough for most folks” tyre.

    Clobber
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    I went through my Toyo T1-R’s in 6K miles. Goodyear Eagle F1’s used to have a rep for being pretty good but having great longevity.

    Premier Icon brydon
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    …to echo most of the sentiment expressed here, the Toy Proxes TR-1 are fantastic, though the wear factor is definitely an issue. still, considering their worth against more expensive tyres, value for money is exceptional.

    i recently had to replace all four tyres and considered changing to something else (asymmetric) but after reading reviews and comparisons decided to stick with the TR1-s (for financial reasons!)

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyres_For/Volkswagen/Golf-GTI.htm

    stumpy01
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    EDIT to the uneditable (above)….

    I meant £115/pair delivered for the KU31. Not each!!

    Vredestein Hi-Trac are also a good mid-performance tyre that is long lasting. Would probably still be using them, but they don’t do them in the size I need for the Ibiza.

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