[s-cars] Toyo Tires - T1-R or T1-S

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 13:34:59 EST 2006

Considering that a Porsche 993/996/997 can do a pair of 295s in 5k miles and
a NSX can kill A022s
in about that time, all of these being much lighter cars by several hundred
pounds, it's not that surprising.

You're buying a gumball tire- are you that surprised that the tire longevity
is poor? Tire longevity and grip
are not complementary factors in tire design.

How do you know that RA-1s would last longer- have you run them on the
street in the same conditions?

If you want more longevity, I'd recommend something more street-oriented,
like the Goodyear F1-GSD3 or
Continental Sport Contact 2.

7-10k is all I'd expect out of a set of RE-070s on my car, the RT-615s are a
similar type of tire. A friend of
mine got 7k out of a set of Bridgestone RE-011s, which are an OE summer tire
on a sport sedan, not
designed as a gumball tire, but he drives hard. Another guy I know got about
8k out of a set of
SP8000E on his A4 1.8T.


On 1/29/06, docwyte at comcast.net <docwyte at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm sure that is a contributing factor, but 8k miles is pretty weak.
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com>
> It probably doesn't help that you're driving a relatively heavy car on
> those tires.
> Taka
> On 1/28/06, docwyte at comcast.net <docwyte at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > I have the Azenis 615's on my street rims for the '01 S4 right now.
> > Good tire, but I'm *very* disappointed with the wear!  I did one DE (a
> > gentle one) and 2 auto-x's on em, otherwise all street miles.  At 8000
> > miles, they're almost down to the wear bars.  With that kinda wear, I'd
> > rather have gotten Toyo RA-1's, which would've lasted just as long and been
> > far better for DE's and auto-x.
> >

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