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Old 07 May 2006, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyo T1-R poor grip in the wet?

I have these tyres on my car we have not had any rain for a while so i knew the roads may be a bit greasy was going round a roundabout not going fast about 30 mph my car was sliding all over the place so slowed down then went round a corner the tarmac on the road is quite grippy not smooth quite rough tarmac and it was sliding again! The tyres on my car i have had them on for about 6 months and they have plenty of tread on them still anyone had this issue with these tyres before? I have heard on scoobynet about these tyres being lethal on damp,wet roads

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Old 07 May 2006, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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got them on mine (is the r the older one?) and never had problems even in wet, might just be crap on the road that hasn't been washed away yet
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Old 07 May 2006, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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got them on mine (is the r the older one?) and never had problems even in wet, might just be crap on the road that hasn't been washed away yet
the t1-s are the older ones will be getting goodyear eagle f1's i have heard these are very good in the wet
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ah nope got s on mine then, but as said never had problems with them
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My Toyo's are excellent in the wet.

Whay pressures are you running just out of interest ???
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Old 08 May 2006, 06:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have them too.... they grip like superglue!! even in the wet!!

Read in a magazine that they are supposidly the best gripping tyre in the wet!
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33 psi front 32 rear
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33 psi front 32 rear
About what I am..... 32 front 30 rear...... I am on 18's


I have got ALK, drop Links and whiteline ARB's fitted and Geometry set to the prodrive settings....



But that said others have Toyo's on standard setting and get great grip wet and dry...


Have you had your geometry checked ??
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iam on 16s mate not had geometry checked its been raining so think i will go to the same roundabout and the same bend and see if it slides the rear suspension on my car feels a bit too soft and rolly it might need polyurethane bushes and a stiffer lower suspension my car is an my97 ukturbo model
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Maybe a stiffer suspension would help with the grip, i have full prodrive suspension and as i said before, i get excellent grip, wet or dry!!
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Maybe a stiffer suspension would help with the grip, i have full prodrive suspension and as i said before, i get excellent grip, wet or dry!!
I find generally stiffer suspension hinders you in the wet,have to be pretty careful with mine wouldnt recommend parada spec 2`s(if running stiff suspension) as a wet tyre-mint in the dry though.
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maybe try dropping the pressure in the tyres slightly see if that makes a difference. Hit the same roundabout on different pressures to find a suitable / stable set.

Just a thought.

Also, when i was running Toyos one particular roundabout off Severn Bridge gave the car the wobbles, old style tarmac in the shade (bridge overhead)... my car was sideways round that bout a few times. Always put it down to ground type.

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Hi mate i went there last night it was raining but the same roundabout and bend didnt seem so slippery must have been diesel or something like that on the road and got washed away with the heavy rain it was scary really caught me off guard!
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Yeah, diesel and water = mucho slip, sliding! I run the T1-Rs and they are fantastic wet or dry. It is only really cold weather that upsets them but I change to winter tyres for cold weather. I run 36psi front and 34 rear.
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maybe try dropping the pressure in the tyres slightly see if that makes a difference. Hit the same roundabout on different pressures to find a suitable / stable set.

Just a thought.

Also, when i was running Toyos one particular roundabout off Severn Bridge gave the car the wobbles, old style tarmac in the shade (bridge overhead)... my car was sideways round that bout a few times. Always put it down to ground type.
Over the bridge and take the Avonmouth road??? That roundabout always gives me lovely powerslides....
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