TOYO R1R

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TOYO R1R

Postby SWLC » Thu 21.01.2010, 21:20

Hello Everyone,

I just thought I would let you all know that Toyo Tyres have today started to sell their new tyre the R1R in their motorsport range. This is a more everyday motorsport tyre with similar levels of grip as the R888 but much better in the wet.

I have just ordered a set for my Elan SE turbo which is fitted with the federal 16 inch alloys and they should be with me on monday to fit..........can't wait to try them out!!!!

If there is lots of interest I will see if I can arrange a good discount for everyone if you all want to do a group buy. I should have some prices next week.

I will put some photos up when I have fitted them.

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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Nige » Thu 21.01.2010, 21:41

Excellent news. I saw these in the Toyo Catalogue on the SWLC stand at Donington the year before last and had assumed they had simply not made it to market. I'll be fitting 4 new tyres towards the end of this year, these are likely to be my first choice.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby SWLC » Thu 21.01.2010, 22:14

Yeah I have been waiting for them for ages, I will be taking some to this year's show in April but just really cant wait to see how they are on the car. So as soon as I have fitted them I will be putting up photos and will let everyone know what they are like.

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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby XiPHiAS » Thu 21.01.2010, 22:35

I'm running on them already a year ...
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby SWLC » Thu 21.01.2010, 22:44

They have been out in other countries for ages, we seem to be the last to get them, I looked at getting some from Japan but it was just not that cost effective.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby addict » Thu 21.01.2010, 23:01

4 of them sounds like a plan any idea on cost ?
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Dico » Fri 22.01.2010, 10:23

Mmm, group buy sounds inetresting.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby SWLC » Mon 25.01.2010, 18:04

Hello,

Right I have spoken to Toyo, my tyres are arriving tomorrow so as soon as I have fitted them I will put some photos on and give you an update on how I find them.

With regards to the price's this doesn't have to be a group buy as I have managed to get them as cheap as possible. The price is £100.00+VAT each (retail price £135.00+VAT) and I can offer free delivery on 4 tyres to a buisness address.

Cant wait to fit mine and start doing some track days!!!!

Let me know if anyone is interested.

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original size?

Postby tigerdog » Mon 25.01.2010, 20:32

are the R1R tyres available in the original 205/45-16 size? Or did you have to go to a 215-45 or some other size?
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Nige » Mon 25.01.2010, 20:48

As far as I can see they are available in 205/45/16 so are a straight forward replacement fitment on 16" (S2 or Federal) rims.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Monty » Tue 26.01.2010, 00:22

camskill have them listed but have to contact them for price.

They look a good tyre but if RRP is £135 can`t see them competing with the 888`s :?
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby SWLC » Tue 26.01.2010, 10:02

This is suposed to be a much better track tyre for wet weather use, and if you look at the R888 prices ther have gone up alot in price this year already. I am going to try and do a few miles this week and weekend.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Marcus_uk » Tue 26.01.2010, 12:44

I will need 4 new tires shortly so i'd be interested in a group buy if we can get the price down.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby tonny006 » Tue 26.01.2010, 13:58

The price is good.
Camskill are £135 delivered and they are normally the cheapest place around.
Toyo say on thier website they are half way between a T1R and R888 with good wet grip.
probably a good all weather tyre for the road and track but as Monty said,they can't be as good as the R888 at 2/3 of the price.
But they look very interesting at that price!
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby ovi » Tue 26.01.2010, 16:18

Good tyre!
I used them last year 3 days on the circuit and they give good grip. :banana:
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby SWLC » Mon 08.02.2010, 20:49

I have had the tyres on the car for about a week now and did a good long drive at the weekend. So far the tyres have had excellent levels of grip right from the start. Could just do with some wet weather to see how they cope.

I will let you know how I get on.

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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby kenich » Mon 08.02.2010, 21:07

thats a good price - What profiles for a 15" wheel? I have R888s on some wheels I am about to fit but have considered swapping to this new tyre due to have similar grip levels in dry but having the wet characteristics the R888s don't.
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby Monty » Mon 18.04.2011, 17:48

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

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

Still an expensive tyre, i got 2 Federal 959RSR last year at £80 each from mytres
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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby kenich » Mon 18.04.2011, 20:22

Used them properly round Combe last week. WOW! They offered impressive levels of grip, especially once they had some heat in em. The turn in was so sharp they just didn't give :shock:

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Re: TOYO R1R

Postby steve matthews » Mon 18.04.2011, 21:04

The Toyo's R1R is what Knox Motor Sport put on my car for autocross and track.
The best I have felt yet :-D
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