Xtreme Tyre Choice

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Steve Kodź

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Jul 12, 2021, 6:02:07 AMJul 12
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I need to replace the front tyres on my Xtreme as they are down to 2mm.
My car gets fast road use, wet and dry, so I need an all round tyres.
Energy saver tyres are out, because the job of a tyre is to stick to the
road, not to have minimal rolling resistance.

The Toyo TR1 sounds like a decent tyre, but wondering if anyone else has
fitted something else that would be recommended. Lots of complaints that
this tyre has soft side walls, but that would be well suited to an
Xtreme, rather than a 2 ton car.

Regards,
Steve

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robert greig

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Jul 12, 2021, 6:43:07 AMJul 12
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I've been thinking about getting some tyers too. 
Was thinking maybe all season! 

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karl waller

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Jul 12, 2021, 7:16:00 AMJul 12
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Hi, I did all the research a few months ago in replacing Toyo Proxes R888's
I was told by more than one 'expert' the Toyo TR1 are not suitable
I went for Nankang 195 50 R 15 86W XL Street Compound Sportnex NS-2R Semi Slick Tyres
Available from Demon Tweaks direct or via their ebay shop

Hope this helps

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Steve Kodź

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Jul 12, 2021, 7:34:26 AMJul 12
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Thanks Karl. These are probably more track focused than I would want. It sounds like they need some heat in them to work, which on cold mornings isn't going to happen. What is your Xtreme usage, mostly track or road?

I'd be interested to hear why an 'expert' thinks the TR1 wouldn't be suitable.

Regards,
Steve

Bill Allison

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Jul 12, 2021, 8:06:37 AMJul 12
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Can't claim to be an "expert" (is there any such thing?) but I am very fussy about tyres and have just replaced the nearly new Toyo TR1's on my saloon because they offered very poor grip especially on damp or wet surfaces compared to the previous BF Goodrich gGrip which are now discontinued in my size (195/45/15). I'm now using Contisport Contact 2 which have truly amazing wet and dry grip, but might be too noisy / uncomfortable for some (yyres are a compromise, I prioritise safety). I have, by the way, always found performance to be strongly linked to price. You do get what you pay for.

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Chris Young

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Jul 12, 2021, 8:31:50 AMJul 12
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I had


Toyo Proxes R1R 195/50 R15

When I had the V8 Xtreme, can't recall if they do them anymore.

I was happy with them,  they would aqua plain tho across a puddle, but just a wet road they were prob better than less slick tyres .. ie as long as the rubber can get to the tarmac.






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bobbycraigis

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Jul 12, 2021, 9:25:48 AMJul 12
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I have R1R s on my turbo 2+2 (Matthews old car) these are great for fast road an handle the torque that previous tyres couldn't.  Also done 2 trips to France some in torrential rain and had no problems. 2+2 is a bit heavier than the Xtreme though. 

Bob 

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rob hancock

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Jul 12, 2021, 2:11:07 PMJul 12
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Hi Bill
TR1,s are generally known a "ditchfinders"
Regards Rob 

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rob hancock

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Jul 12, 2021, 2:14:33 PMJul 12
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I have r888r,s on my xtreme phenomenal grip in the dry, you will have to ask Paul Fennings what they are like in the wet ,I have never tried them!!
Rob

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Steve Kodź

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Jul 15, 2021, 6:32:19 AMJul 15
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Karl,

Reviews of those Nankangs sound good and even a positive comment about wet handling. The R888s are definitely too track focused for my requirements, so I was wondering if you have any feedback on the Nankangs in cold wet conditions on your car (an Xtreme?).

Regards,
Steve

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karl waller

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Jul 16, 2021, 5:21:11 AMJul 16
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Hi Steve
I chose them on the strength of the research I did, only done 2-300 miles on them, none in anger in the wet - we shall see

Karl

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Steve Kodź

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Jul 16, 2021, 5:23:32 AMJul 16
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Thanks Karl. My research suggests they should be suitable, but it is such a lottery as no one has the same vehicle, driving style and usage pattern.

Regards,
Steve

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