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Toyo Proxes RA-1 or T1-S (archive)

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Posted by stevetall on September 02, 2001 at 14:06:01:

In Reply to: Advice Re: New Tires posted by Jerry in D.C. on September 02, 2001 at 12:28:06:

If mileage doesn't matter, get the RA-1. They are only rated for about 8,000 miles, but, man, you haven't lived until you've zoomed around on these! They heat up in just a few miles, get sticky, and start picking up bits of gravel! They don't squeel, they just dig in. You'll be taking corners way faster than you ever thought possible. Very much fun!

The T1-S has the same tread design, but a more firm compound. They're rated around 40,000 miles, and take longer to heat up, but stillgrip like crazy. It is possible to make them squeel, however.

Both handle great in the wet (I'm in Portland, Oregon), and cost around $150 each. IMHO, well worth it.

Happy Motoring!

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