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Old 10-30-2005, 10:19 PM   #16
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I should mention I have had the chance to drive several 2002 racecars with Toyo RA1's on them. On the street of course. Our "test loop" is several on/off ramps, and stretches of highway.

Those tires are spectacular.

T1R's will likely be my next street tire for my e30.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:57 AM   #17
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My current rims came with 225/45/16 712's on two of them, and Eagle F1's on the other two.

I must say, the 712's aren't nearly as bad as you guys seem to think; in fact they are superior to the F1's in my mind. The slight sidewall flop and howling I get from the front end (F1's placement) are completely missing from the rear. This also is not just a basic principal of physics, my car with such staggered spring rates will push the rear tires just as hard as the fronts with proper driving technique (when I've had 4 of the same tire on, the rear end usually feels a little nervous; I have stiffer front springs to install). The 712's are very confident, and have very solid sidewalls. Scandinavian-flick induced drifting can be recovered with very little of the violent kickback you get with a softer tire, I was shocked the first few times I did it.

Anyways, don't just listen to me. Here's an excellent recent review Tirerack conducted: click

Keep in mind I mounted these tires completely sure that I would not be happy with them. The complete opposite is true.

I'll still be tossing these tires for Hankook R-S2s next year (the best or nothing when it comes to tires to me, nothing matters more on a car), but I thought I'd just stick up for them a bit. Really quite good tires for the money, ignoring possible quality lapse.
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:39 AM   #18
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Talking What????????????

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Yea paul, gonna go pick them up soon
I will say yes....WHY....hehe....
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Old 10-31-2005, 03:24 PM   #19
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Cause im gonna pick up a set as well for the M3 and 325, but RA1's going on the M3
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:35 PM   #20
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^^^^cool dude.....YOUR CRAZY!!!!hehehehehe
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:29 PM   #21
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man guys I just bought a set of the kumhos for my rear tires 3 days ago cause my dunlops were completly bald and i am broke, i noticed the car wasnt the craziest gripper but havent been able to truly push it yet, after readin your comments im bummed i didnt try and push the dunlops a little longer to save some cash. But I guess when the belts show, its over lol.
So ......anybody wanna buy a three day old set of kumho 255/45/17 lol,,
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Old 11-02-2005, 05:24 AM   #22
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They are already here dude...... TOYO all the way for T1R for the street and RA1 for the track....
I posted that a year ago.
And I know that, I got T1Rs on my car.

amazing grip
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:09 PM   #23
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Talking wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowow......

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I posted that a year ago.
And I know that, I got T1Rs on my car.

amazing grip
hehehehe......hahaha...And did you get CHIP FOOSE wheel too???
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hey foose is AMAZING
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yo.yo............

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hey foose is AMAZING
I know, and have mat him as well cool guy...
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his wheels are ugly though
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:45 PM   #27
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The 712 is a good budget tire, but not really a performance tire.

I'm currently driving my RA1's on the street now, I love them, even cold they grip better then my aging T1S's. I'm sure in the middle of the summer they'd wear out pretty quick though for street use though. Hopefully I'll have a new set of T1R's in the spring.
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