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Old 11-22-02, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Just another thumbs up for Toyo T1-S tires...

If you want a quiet high performance tire that's great in the dry and wet, then I highly recommend the Toyo T1-S. Of course there's no free lunch (no tire can do everything) and with this tire the only 'limit' is tire lifespan - you probably won't get more than 15K out of them.

Anyway, I just replaced my fronts with 15K on them and the new ones are AWESOME.

I had Nitto's before the Toyos and they were noisy, hard to balance and terrible in the wet.

I had the factory Bridgestone Potenzas before that - better than the Nittos in my opinion, but got very noisy as they wore.

1Sick - I did go back to Butler and got a free on car high speed re-balance and all is great now.
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Old 11-22-02, 07:13 PM   #2
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Timely post for me, Bit, as I'll need new shoes soon......thanks to Hotlanta from Little Rock!!
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1Sick - I did go back to Butler and got a free on car high speed re-balance and all is great now.
Good deal dude. Your car rode outstanding to me.
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Good deal dude. Your car rode outstanding to me.
Thanks. I enjoyed being passenger with you 'piloting' my ride - it was interesting to watch you explore my car's handling as I urged you on. That was a fun road circuit we went on also.

I'm gonna get the rear STB and LCB on, then it will be even better.
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the UTQG thread rate for toyo proxy TS1 is 280AA, nitto 555ZR is 300AA.
How do you get a lot less mileage out of the Toyo?

Think of the nitto as lasting 3 times of most Z rated tires (100 or not rated thread wear, then TS should last 2.8 times of those tires also) I have 10K+ on my toyo, they still look like new. (I don't have a TC, yet, but I don't drive like a grandma either

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oh 15k out of those? i'm hoping you will get a little more out of those, cause i recall you saying you drive lots and lots.

may i ask what mileage you got from other tires?
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oh 15k out of those? i'm hoping you will get a little more out of those, cause i recall you saying you drive lots and lots.

may i ask what mileage you got from other tires?
I think you're referring to me...

I actually never wore out the Potenzas or Nittos. I sold the stock wheels with the Potenzas on them at about 12K and they looked good for another 8K at least.

I just couldn't get the Nittos balanced and they were slippery in the rain so I dumped them with very few miles on them.
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Yes I was just thinking the other day how great the Toyo T1-S are.. I had P-Zero's on my car before the Toyo's and within the first month I ended up getting 2 flats.. I mean those tires are so tempermental it's not even funny.. Since I put the T1-S's on I haven't had a problem yet.. And trust me there's been a few times that I'd hit a pot-hole and I thought I was going to endup outside my car changing the tire.. But my Toyo's has stood up to everything.... The integrity of these tires are secong to none... My old P-Zero's if you looked at them wrong they'd go flat...
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Japanese tires rocks !!

Bitkahuna, may I ask where did you purchase toyo tires from? I have my T1-S now for approx 13k and I have real bad inner tire wear . The BEST price I found online till now is $239 for one in 20 inches.

Anyone else know a better place??
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D-man...which on-line tyre shop you found has toyos at great prices? thanks
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Sorry, can't help with prices. I don't buy tires online - no way I'm dealing with the hassle of taking delivery of tires and then taking them to a tire shop. I want a good relationship with the tire shop so I buy 'em there. My front Toyos are $260 a piece there. Not the cheapest, but no hassle and great service.
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I have severe T1-S envy-- tried to get them mounted when I reshod my car (coming from S02s which were on the GS when I bought it: quote from Lexus dealer: $1750 for a new set!), but ran into this bizarre problem where the guy who was trying to sell them to me (Al's in Santa Monica) *and* one of his competitors couldn't mount them after five hours of trying.

Too bad, as it seems I would have gotten a good deal: $750 installed for four of them, in the stock 17" size.

...of course, the fact that Al's left my baby with mismatched lug nuts is another issue entirely: grrr...

I ended up running with Goodyear F1 GSD2 from another dealer, closer to home for $700 installed-- the reviews on tirerack were not nearly as good, but they seem to be holding up okay, and tire noise doesn't bother me much-- the stereo's *always* on...

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T1S are excellent tires. If you're in the midwest I got mine at Belle Tire for cheap for my Subaru's. They were 225/40R18 and were only $175 apiece mounted! Fantastic tires for the money! I'd use them again for sure.
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