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Wanted to see if anyone is running these, how they compare to regular R888 and what the measured rollout or circumference is front to back

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Seems to be a pretty regular question since these came out. I run the 20 inch 285/315 stagger on 20x10 and 20x12 rims. Will check my logs later this week to compare front v rear rpms, which is the real data point you need if you are worried about ets strain.

Edited by pgordon888, 10 April 2017 - 08:22 AM.

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In for this answer myself
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installing these next Thursday, 

 

Looking forward to see how they do for the track season.

 

Toyo's website actually recommends the tire when you put make and model of the vehicle. 

 

 

I'm also running 285/315

 

i definitely  think the tread patterns looks sweet. 

 

 

https://www.toyotire...re-finder/89071


Edited by KNA, 10 April 2017 - 10:15 AM.

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Wonder if they'll be better than NT01's  switched from R888 to NT01 cause the NT01 out gripped the R888.      

 

 

KNA tell us what you think about them once you get them.   Interested in if Toyo will take the crown from their sister company.  


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Mines the slow one


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curious to hear other's opinions as well...my three biggest cons of the previous R888

 

1.) Noise

 

2.) Wet weather application

 

3.) Speedometer read off

 

I know one can be fixable, two unlikely, and three well depends on the tire diameter.


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Wonder if they'll be better than NT01's switched from R888 to NT01 cause the NT01 out gripped the R888.


KNA tell us what you think about them once you get them. Interested in if Toyo will take the crown from their sister company.


The nt01's I ran today will be pretty damn hard to beat.

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Nosferatu, one is easily fixable,  just make the car louder to match :P

 

 

And I'm interested,  I know I'm not alone in my admiration of what Nitto has done with the NT01's,  so if Toyo has improved apon the Nittos I'd be ecstatic, but I'll just wait and see it for myself. 


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Mines the slow one


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The nt01's I ran today will be pretty damn hard to beat.

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I talked to Shep about them and he told me its not a combo he recommends . Your a highly knowledgeable dude no doubt  all l the numbers made sense to your comfortable to run them ?


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The nt01's I ran today will be pretty damn hard to beat.

Shawn

 

NT01's are fantastic on track. I've been running them for 8 years now. Curious to know if the R888R's are better.


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NT01's are fantastic on track. I've been running them for 8 years now. Curious to know if the R888R's are better.

 

or take heat cycling better.  I could almost say the original R888s were as good the first couple laps around a track but after that they fell off pretty quick


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Shawn 

I talked to Shep about them and he told me its not a combo he recommends . Your a highly knowledgeable dude no doubt  all l the numbers made sense to your comfortable to run them ?

Never mind forgot you run square


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Never mind forgot you run square


Yep. The only way to be sure of perfect all around diameter - no pun intended.

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I drive the Toyo R888R they are insane loud much louder than toyo r888 i really regret buying them. Grip is great. Will try Michelin Sport Cup 2 Tires after them.

 

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i find the noise less than R888 but still loud. 

 

i run 285/35 square setup so i have no issues with rolling diameter.

 

in the wet, i take it easy on these, have felt the car 4 wheel crab walk when accelerating in the wet. wet weather performance is slightly better than the R888 but still sketchy. 

 

Grip levels are very good for dry street. 

 

for me MPSS was still a better street tyre overall.


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Nosferatu, one is easily fixable,  just make the car louder to match :P

 

 

And I'm interested,  I know I'm not alone in my admiration of what Nitto has done with the NT01's,  so if Toyo has improved apon the Nittos I'd be ecstatic, but I'll just wait and see it for myself. 

 

I didn't realize how loud they were until I got rid of the R888.  Bought my GT-R with them on the car but when I switched to MPSS I was shocked going wow...those tires really were loud.   :lol:


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I do agree they were dumb loud.   But the sacrifice of grip at the track between MPSS and a good R compound was not worth it.   Guess it depends on what you want out of your car. 

Suppose I wont be running MPSS any more.  Hopefully the R888R's are quiet and grip like a proper r compound.  


Edited by Ramen, 11 April 2017 - 01:03 PM.

Mines the slow one


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NT555G2 275/35/20 front
NT01 315/30/20 rear

Best combo yet of all the tires I've tried. May not be good for tracking as the 555G2 is not as grippy as the 01 but it's a fantastic combo for rain, high hp traction, and near perfect front to rear rolling diameter
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NT555G2 275/35/20 front
NT01 315/30/20 rear
Best combo yet of all the tires I've tried. May not be good for tracking as the 555G2 is not as grippy as the 01 but it's a fantastic combo for rain, high hp traction, and near perfect front to rear rolling diameter


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I do agree they were dumb loud.   But the sacrifice of grip at the track between MPSS and a good R compound was not worth it.   Guess it depends on what you want out of your car. 

Suppose I wont be running MPSS any more.  Hopefully the R888R's are quiet and grip like a proper r compound.  

 

Whereas I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum.  I loved the grip they had but given I daily drive the car and the GT-R sees the track only a few times a year I'll take the MPSS for daily use.  Better life, better wet weather conditions, and I lose about 0.25 seconds on the drag strip being FBO.  It wasn't worth it for me to go back to R888 given on my setup the MPSS dead hook at anything on the street minus an absolute dig.  

 

The aftermarket turbo guys I feel it's R888 or bust.  


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