TOYO R1R

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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby HJ2 » Tue 31.01.2017, 19:04

Monty wrote:Camskill are doing these at £110.88 each inc vat at the mo

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http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php? ... s690p57658

Still an expensive tyre, i got 2 Federal 959RSR last year at £80 each from mytres


I have 4 new federals now as well, so I can compare them with the 2 sets of R1R's i had earlier :burnout:
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby HJ2 » Thu 16.11.2017, 14:12

Now that i have driven a couple of kilometres I am able to compare both tyres a little better.
The most important difference is the grip from cold. It is worse for the Federal's than the R1R's It looks to me as there is more time needed to get some heat into them as well. The grip from cold with the toyo's is better.
At temperature i don't notice any difference on the dry. In the wet... no experience yet, only with the Toyo's so far. I noticed that at prolonged high loads the R1R's tend to smear a little bit more and faster then the Federal's.

All in all I would prefer the Federals on the track and the Toyo's on the road and the occasional track day. :burnout:
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby HJ2 » Mon 27.11.2017, 15:23

today a short trip in heavy rain and cold weather (6 deg. Celsius).
It was impossible to get enough heat in the tyres for better grip. Slippery 4 wheel drift(ish) on every roundabout and fast wheelspin on the fronts with every step on the loud pedal!

If I knew this I would have gone for the R1R... :poke:
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 27.11.2017, 17:46

I went for the T1R....there's a reason Phoenix Motorsport use the T1R as the wet tyre for their racing Elises!!!!!!!!!
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Giniw » Mon 27.11.2017, 18:02

Do they? A friend of mine said they were very "average" (I am being polite here ... :-D) on the wet if I am not wrong!?
He did not use them on an Elise though.
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