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Old 06-29-13, 03:06 PM   #1
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I just got my new set of Toyo proxy888 235/35/19 & 265/30/19, they are wider than my 245/275 set up. I'm gonna run them on my oem wheels as. Have before. These are sweet, sticky tires! And I love the tread.
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Old 06-29-13, 06:15 PM   #2
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nice! I just got new ones again a few weeks ago myself! Nothing better than brand new sticky race tires.
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Please give some feedback at the track Darbs.

As for my contribution of tires at the track:

P Zero Ultraperformance Summers - OMG Fantastic new (less than 1k miles), barely any slippage around 30-40 mph corners at track. But then after 10K miles later, they are horrible at the same track, absolutely horrible. The performance of these tires gets exponentially worse after each 3-5k miles it seems like. So little value in return for tires that are the most expensive with an expected 45K mile tread life.

PS2 - Fantastic new, fantastic at 3K miles later, still great grip at 5K miles later. I believe these have a 15K tread life.
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These 888's are not for the street.... Hah I don't think they would last 5 k ...but the last longer than street tires at at track temp.
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Darbs do you mean drag strip or a track day like watkins glen??
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Darbs do you mean drag strip or a track day like watkins glen??
These are for road coursing , I run 275/40/17 mickey's on Volk re30 at the strip on the back with my street tires on the front. If you wanna do a hpde at walk ins sometime let me kow, I would go.

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These 888's are not for the street.... Hah I don't think they would last 5 k ...but the last longer than street tires at at track temp.
Tell that to the Supra guys. Lol we run these on our Supra for the street.
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I don't feel it's nessasary for 500hp on the street... Track these and daily something with higher tread wear. I just can't justify the 1600 bucks a set installed for how long they last. What do you get out of a set
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These are for road coursing , I run 275/40/17 mickey's on Volk re30 at the strip on the back with my street tires on the front. If you wanna do a hpde at walk ins sometime let me kow, I would go.
Ah sounds good. My best friend and the rest pf the group that I go to track days with were going to Watkins glen in august with the Porsche club of America, but it got sold put very quickly. On wait lost though. For track days I use Michelin pilot super sports. At VIR I was able to run 2:21.056 as my fastest lap. I'm one track day away from soloing in the yellow group with the trackdaze organization.
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I don't feel it's nessasary for 500hp on the street... Track these and daily something with higher tread wear. I just can't justify the 1600 bucks a set installed for how long they last. What do you get out of a set
Yeah they are not needed on a 500whp or less car on the street. They last about 5k miles on the street with the Supra, usually 800whp+ guys. Either these or drag radials.
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sweet tires. my friend rode these tires for the streets on his 500whp 350z for 10k miles. great tires that hooked up all that power.
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Those tires look sweet, man.

I got 18" Nitto NT-01's 245/275 for my 22RE Hilux Autocrossing has never been faster!
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