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Old 29 Apr 2005, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyo's ?

I feel I am going to be drowned in opinions here but, here we go:

What is so good about these Toyo's everybody is talking about ?

I never had the opportunity to try them out and would like to know why people prefer them over other rubber on the Impreza.

My (well, actually, my wife's) STi still stands on the original Bridgestones. On the dry they're OK, although they miss some progressiveness, on the wet they s***. :evil:

In a former life, I have been testing tyres for a car/rally magazine and I have done some testwork for Mercedes. I think I can count the good tyres I have ever driven with on one hand.
Getting the right balance seems to be very difficult and so far I have only had Michelins and Continentals managing to get it right.
Biggest issues I generally find is that tyres are:
- crap on wet surface
- loose their characteristics very quickly when wearing out (by the time they're 50%, it feels like you're driving on high-tech soapsuds) (Pirelli and Kleber especially seem to have that problem)
- are not progressive in their reactions
- wear out too quickly

What makes these Toyo's so good ?
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Old 30 Apr 2005, 06:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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8) hi mate ...

i used to have them on my sti & found them to be really good not too hard like pirelli's &
not to soft that they wear out in a few months , plus they do sit well in the rims i can't
explain how but they look bigger than another tyre of the same size etc ........... & they last
for ages ..................... :wink: :wink:
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