TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

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TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby clemo » Sat 23.09.2017, 16:17

Time to get the mighty yellow spokes back from the spray shop and get rubber .

Anyone have any feedback on -


Toyo Proxes £?? CHIPP
Goodyear F1 GSD3 £84 fitted RAMBO - MPX
Yokohama AD008R £80 supply only PINKY
Michelin Pilot Exalto's £ ?? RAMBO - CHIPP
Falken £ ?? HJ2

Toyo T1 R £66 fitted
Kumho KU39 £66 fitted
Hankok K120 £78 fitted


These are fitted prices , though it does not include the valves as the are a bit special for the BBS alloy . They need a special rubber seating to avoid gouging the paintwork .

Or does anyone else have any other recommendations ?

I did used to run the Eagle F1's years back and quite liked them . Though i don't really have anything to compare them to .
I am not a fast driver though i like to throw it into roundabouts and slide across the leather seat rather than the road , quieter is better . I would imagine they will perish before they run out of tread so long life is not to important .

I think some of you run the Yokohama .

I can also buy the tyres and they will fit them if anyone knows of any bargains to be had ,

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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby dapinky » Sat 23.09.2017, 16:36

Not sure of your definition of a 'bargain' - cheap isn't the same as good value....

... As you know, I wouldn't run anything other than Yokohamas (by choice!) - but possibly not a 'bargain' - just over £80 each at Camskill (not fitted, plus delivery) for your required size.... AD008R 205/45/16
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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby clemo » Sat 23.09.2017, 16:51

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Im not after budget , but a bargain !
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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby Rambo » Sat 23.09.2017, 19:37

I tend to categorise Kumho, Hancook etc in the "Kwik Shite Ditchfinder" category

Go with the best rubber you can. It's not false economy as your life and others depend on it. Currently running with Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD's and Michelin Pilot Exalto's on my 2 cars (16" S2 rims) and both makes are excellent. I have also used Dave's preference of Yoko's in the past, albeit on 15 SE rims, and they were excellent too. When the time comes to replace my rubbers I would happily go with any of these choices again

PS I run Toyo's on a VW Golf and whilst I find the grip good I find the wear rate quite high
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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby chipp » Sun 24.09.2017, 09:32

I do like the Proxes they stick well, but for me best all round for noise, ride, grip would be the Exaltos.

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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby transporter » Mon 25.09.2017, 12:45

What about Yokohama advan fleva v701? any suggestions? I am looking for new tyres too. :cheers:
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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby HJ2 » Mon 25.09.2017, 12:47

Don't forget the R1R as a better (inho) option than he T1R, if you like grip that is...
Currently I run with Falken, but i haven't driven enough kilometres to judge if I'd prefer them over the toyo R1R's.
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Re: TOYO , KUMHO , HANKOOK , GOODYEAR , OTHER ?

Postby MPx » Mon 25.09.2017, 18:30

I use the F1 GSDs which I find excellent for road and track in all conditions. But given that I haven't tried any of the other suggestions I accept that my view is useless in a comparative context!
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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby dapinky » Tue 26.09.2017, 10:16

I think Mike has hit it on the head really - although I swear by my Yokes, I havent driven my elan on anything else for so long that a comparison isn't going to help.....

..... but I can say that I was previously on Michelin Pilots which were also excellent (as you'd expect).

When I bought the car it had Federals on it which were rubbish, so got changed to a pair of Yokes on the front and Michelin on the rear (worked well, and just happened to be on a set of wheels I already had).

I have, however, driven on Toyo's and found them to be okay (not used on a track, or really 'sporting' driving as it wasn't my car).

I actually believe that if you go for a 'premium' tyre (R1-R, Yoke, Michelin, Avon, Goodyear etc), any will be good, but a 'mid-range' tyre (T1-R, Kumho Ecsta etc) will be not as good......

....... but will still be suitable for use 99.9% of the time.

Avoid the really cheap ones from "Ling Ting Tong Rubber Products" and you're good to go
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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby Dave Eds » Tue 26.09.2017, 10:56

After my 14th child I also decided that Ling Ting Tong Rubber Products were not fit for purpose :shock:
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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby HJ2 » Tue 26.09.2017, 11:28

:lol:
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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby steve matthews » Tue 26.09.2017, 12:58

I myself am running Hancook this year. The Toyo's became a backorder nightmare. They are a little bit less sticky but you can push them
harder in the corners. I like them better. They require 2 to 4 LB. more air than the Toyo.
Yokohama were slippy regardless of pressure, Kuhmo the same.

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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby Rambo » Tue 26.09.2017, 19:45

Dave Eds wrote:After my 14th child I also decided that Ling Ting Tong Rubber Products were not fit for purpose :shock:


It would have helped if you'd have taken them out of the packets though Dave :poke:
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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 27.09.2017, 00:02

steve matthews wrote: They are a little bit less sticky but you can push them harder in the corners. Steve


:smt017 seems like a contradiction to me...
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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby steve matthews » Wed 27.09.2017, 02:29

lotusflasherman wrote:
steve matthews wrote: They are a little bit less sticky but you can push them harder in the corners. Steve


:smt017 seems like a contradiction to me...


Sorry, the hancook's have a harder side wall.

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Re: TOYO ,MICHELIN ,YOKOHAMA GOODYEAR (user updates)

Postby clemo » Fri 06.10.2017, 21:24

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