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Old 01-14-2012, 09:00 PM   #16
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what about RS3's? i loved the rs2 but they discontinued them. Not sure if they come in those sizes though.
Sadly no no 245 45 16's
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #17
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I have found the Toyo R1R to be a fantastic tire. Particularly in the rain.

R888 is absolutely horrible in the rain. Do not use as a street tire. SOme that use them as a spec tire actually create their own tread patterns to try to deal with the rain issue.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #18
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Get the RA1 - they are fine on the street for occasional use - my only concern in your case is that they will wear faster than a street tire - but not that fast. I have RA-1 for driving to and from the track, wet track sessions, and occasional fun drives. I have also driven to various shops on longer rides with them. I definitely wouldn't worry about heat cycling. They will perform great in your conditions. The only problem you will have with them is that they will pick up rocks and dirt and throw it at your wheel wells like any good R-comp and unlike most street tires - so that adds some noise on dirty surfaces and also will wear the paint on the exposed back surface of your wheel wells. AIM tire in california is a good source for these (no affiliation but that is who I bought mine through). I think the RA-1 would be much better than the R888 for a primarily street driven car and it seems most people prefer them on the track as well although I have never had a set of R888. RA-1 full tread is great in the rain.

225s front on 7" and 245 rear on 8" - 16 inch rims works fine, that is what I have.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #19
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I have found the Toyo R1R to be a fantastic tire. Particularly in the rain.

R888 is absolutely horrible in the rain. Do not use as a street tire. SOme that use them as a spec tire actually create their own tread patterns to try to deal with the rain issue.
I guess I am leaning towards the RA1's Rain is really not an issue as I will never dive the car in the rain ...

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Get the RA1 - they are fine on the street for occasional use - my only concern in your case is that they will wear faster than a street tire - but not that fast. I have RA-1 for driving to and from the track, wet track sessions, and occasional fun drives. I have also driven to various shops on longer rides with them. I definitely wouldn't worry about heat cycling. They will perform great in your conditions. The only problem you will have with them is that they will pick up rocks and dirt and throw it at your wheel wells like any good R-comp and unlike most street tires - so that adds some noise on dirty surfaces and also will wear the paint on the exposed back surface of your wheel wells. AIM tire in california is a good source for these (no affiliation but that is who I bought mine through). I think the RA-1 would be much better than the R888 for a primarily street driven car and it seems most people prefer them on the track as well although I have never had a set of R888. RA-1 full tread is great in the rain.

225s front on 7" and 245 rear on 8" - 16 inch rims works fine, that is what I have.
It just sounds like the RA1's are maybe a better compromise for a street tire than the R888... I really wont have to worry about the rain in either case, as I will never drive the car in the rain, as you can see why from this thread. Ya see sadly, I have a sickness that just can never be cured.
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All in all it sounds like a better compromise ( trade offs being tread depth and maybe some side wall stiffness as compared to the R888's ) ??
Thanks guys very much for your input
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #20
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The easiest thing to do is simply buy a set of 17" wheels with tires on them. I'm sure you can find a set of boxster wheels with good street tires on them for less than it'll cost to buy a new set of RA1's.
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The easiest thing to do is simply buy a set of 17" wheels with tires on them. I'm sure you can find a set of boxster wheels with good street tires on them for less than it'll cost to buy a new set of RA1's.
Your probably correct
But being the **** retentive, nut job that I am.
I have 3 sets of like new wheels 2 of the club sports and one set of Mg Turbo cups
No doubt, the best way to open up the choices is to ditch the 16's but at this time, I just can't ... I am almost sure I am going to get the RA1's at this point There are some many people using this tire and seem to be happy with it ... and it does seem a bit more street friendly than the R888's
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R888 sucks on street and track. No idea why they make them RA1 good on street and good on street.
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Ya know I think I may be screwed and have to go with the R888's
I can't seem to find the RA 1R's in a 245 45 16
I can find the 225 50 16 but not the RA 1R's in a 245 45 16
Here is what I found on the website. I will be calling the vendor tomorrow

TOYO Proxes R1R 225 50R16 92V
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TOYO Proxes RA1 245 45ZR16
I don't believe these are the same compounds
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NT01 has 245/50ZR16 and it should be only 1 inch taller than 245/45r16, 25.47" diameter - are you sure that you cannot use them?
it is a very good r-comp tire, better than ra1.
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Ya know I think I may be screwed and have to go with the R888's
I can't seem to find the RA 1R's in a 245 45 16
I can find the 225 50 16 but not the RA 1R's in a 245 45 16
Here is what I found on the website. I will be calling the vendor tomorrow

TOYO Proxes R1R 225 50R16 92V
And then
TOYO Proxes RA1 245 45ZR16
I don't believe these are the same compounds
f@#$#$%$%$#
Call Bryan Schakelford at Fast Track Motorsports.
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He can hook you up with RA-1s and make sure you get the right sizes.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:21 PM   #26
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NT01 has 245/50ZR16 and it should be only 1 inch taller than 245/45r16, 25.47" diameter - are you sure that you cannot use them?
it is a very good r-comp tire, better than ra1.
Yea I asked that question earlier ?? I was thinking the same thing but no one ever chimed in

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Call Bryan Schakelford at Fast Track Motorsports.
602-252-3301 - Shop
480-421-8270- Mobile

trackfastmotorsports@yahoo.com

He can hook you up with RA-1s and make sure you get the right sizes.
Well I finally got the real deal! I called Toyo and I was given the correct info finally ...The person I was speaking to at the earlier at the online tire place was relatively clueless... The RA1 comes in the sizes that I need
RA1
225 50 ZR 16 236890
245 45 ZR 16 236800
So now all I have to do is to make a final decision one whether to go bigger on wheels, or just stay w/ the 16
Thanks guys again for all your help
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