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Old 10-24-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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Toyo T1-S impressions

I got a set of 235/40/17 Toyo T1-S's installed yesterday. For the first 30km they sucked obviously, but then they slowly and slowly started to scrub in, started to suprise me.

First off (as stupid as it may sound), two hours after installing them I was at Cayuga doing 1/4 mile runs. They gripped awesome there. Later at night I was just doing some braking test from various speeds and I could hold 1Gminimum, which I though was pretty impressive. Even from 200-0km, it was at least 1 continuous forward G until I stopped.

In the rain these tires also rule. Then again they are at full tread, but I know of more then one guy who uses the T1-S's as their rain track tires.

At the auto-x earlier today, every right hand corner was at 1G, and every left hand corner was between .9-1G (I guess I'm not as confident turning left, I blame the A-pillar). Here is a G graph taken from my G-Tech, notice the lateral g's:
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:12 AM   #2
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good info.. thanks! I'm getting TI-S's for next summer... keep us posted on how it is when the tread wears... and tread life.
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:02 AM   #3
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Damn my secret is out.

Look like I'll have to drive harder next summer.

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I got a set of 235/40/17 Toyo T1-S's installed yesterday. For the first 30km they sucked obviously, but then they slowly and slowly started to scrub in, started to suprise me.

First off (as stupid as it may sound), two hours after installing them I was at Cayuga doing 1/4 mile runs. They gripped awesome there. Later at night I was just doing some braking test from various speeds and I could hold 1Gminimum, which I though was pretty impressive. Even from 200-0km, it was at least 1 continuous forward G until I stopped.

In the rain these tires also rule. Then again they are at full tread, but I know of more then one guy who uses the T1-S's as their rain track tires.

At the auto-x earlier today, every right hand corner was at 1G, and every left hand corner was between .9-1G (I guess I'm not as confident turning left, I blame the A-pillar). Here is a G graph taken from my G-Tech, notice the lateral g's:
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:13 AM   #4
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You summed it up pretty nicely

I love them
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:16 AM   #5
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they are amazing tires...but read wear is brutal! ull be goin through sets like no tommorow
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:16 AM   #6
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i'm happy with it too, especially i'm stretching the hell out of them. the first 20 km seems the ride is really really smooth.
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:48 AM   #7
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I am dying to get a set... especially with the exchange rate right now its almost CRIMINAL to not buy them from that Bimmerforums vendor.
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:09 PM   #8
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The new T1-Rs should prove to be even better with better wear rate and outside rain channels to improve direction without reduction in water dissipation.

Can't wait.. found Michelin Pilots Sports very skittish in the wet.
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:30 PM   #9
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I am dying to get a set... especially with the exchange rate right now its almost CRIMINAL to not buy them from that Bimmerforums vendor.
www.edgeracing.com has better prices than that njzprettyboy or something on bimmerforums.
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:14 PM   #10
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I had these tires before, they wear out FAST. But admittedly, I could drive with confidence in the rain like no other tire.
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:46 PM   #11
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i just switches to these tires this season. excellent in rain and dry conditions. I haven't noticed any wear since i seldom push my car, and when i do, they hook very well. overtime, i'm sure i'll be able to give you a better review.
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:24 PM   #12
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www.edgeracing.com has better prices than that njzprettyboy or something on bimmerforums.
Nope, not cheaper, I just checked. I paid $600US, shipping including. I ended up paying $910CDN, after duties and taxes.
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:10 AM   #13
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I am using them to for 4 years now and I will be getting a nither set next summer!!!!!!!
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:53 PM   #14
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I have used two sets on my bimmer and one set on my audi. I've switched to Kumho MX (dry) on the bimmer and Yoko Parada spec 2 on my audi. The T1-S is nice in the rain but I don't drive my car in the rain anymore. I find the Kumho to have better dry traction and it can handle side load better. I just got the Yoko, but so far, it seems pretty good. I'm probably going to run the Yoko on my bimmer next year (225/35/19's). As good as these tires are, they don't even come close to the RA-1's for track use.
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:07 PM   #15
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As good as these tires are, they don't even come close to the RA-1's for track use.
That is what everyone tells me, luckily I just bought another set of wheels with RA-1's on them....I can't wait to try them at the auto-x's next season.

The guys who are always winning the auto-x class that I'm in (3 -series, 6-cyl, modified) are on RA-1's. Hopefully I'll be one of them
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