[BiturboS4] Tire time
v2 at virtuanet.com
Thu Feb 27 23:02:44 EST 2003
I second that. The T1S is a very good all around tire. I got 10k
street miles and 2 road racing events out of them. They still have 35%
left. Also, for the $$, the Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's are pretty sticky
> On Thu, 2003-02-27 at 15:17, Mitchell Leben wrote:
> > Tires I am considering in 225/45-17:
> > Bridgestone S-03 Pole Position: $216 @ discount tire
> > Michelin Pilot Sport: $256 @ discount tire
> I'd highly recommend the Toyo Proxes T1/S; I replaced my OEM
> Potenza 040s with these last summer. I haven't used the SO-3s
> or the Pilot Sports on any of my cars so I can't compare
> directly, but the Toyos are significantly lighter than the
> SO-3s. IMHO, the Pilots are way over priced.
> The Toyos have a ride that is both quieter and "softer" than
> the 040s and many other performance tires I've used. By
> "softer" I mean that sharp bumps, like expansion joints,
> don't hammer as badly.
> Turn-in is quick, sharp and very intuitive and the grip is
> nice and progressive at the limit. Traction in the wet is
> also excellent, the best of any tire I've used to date. I
> spent a day lapping BeaverRun last fall with these and was
> reasonably impressed. More lateral grip than you'll ever need
> on the street and they held up well despite my abuse.
> Somewhere around $160/ea from etires.com.
> 2001 S4 Avant 6spd
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