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Whats the difference between R888 and R888R?

Whats the difference between R888 and R888R?

The R888R uses the same R-compound as the R888 but the R888R has an asymmetric tread pattern that creates a 14% increase in contact patch while cornering and 10% increase in a straight line. At this point, Toyo is planning on phasing out the R888 in most sizes and replacing it with the R888R.

Is R888R road legal?

The R888R is not simply an evolution of the existing model, it has been completely re-engineered to give improvements in all areas over the R888. These improvements mean it performs even better on track and surpasses the latest tyre labelling regulations so it is totally legal to use as a road tyre.

Are Toyo R888R good for drag racing?

Recommended for competition events, the Toyo Proxes R888 tire is more designed for road racing than drag racing. The superb handling and unidirectional V shaped tread design offer better performance and an unbeatable traction, even on wet roads.

How good is R888?

provides superb dry grip, evenon a wet road it performs better that other sport tyres, exceot if there is 1-2 cm of standing water. It produces some noise when driving 70 km/h or more, on 120-130 very noisy. Excellent for track day cars or weekend sport driving, not so good for daily drive.

Can you daily Toyo R888R?

I daily drive with these tires on. At first I was skeptical about driving them on the wet, but if you are driving them conservatively and safely during the rain, they are not bad at all.

Is Toyo R888R a drag radial?

Although the R888 are not a drag radial, I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about them and the majority of reviews said that these tires hook great.

Are Toyo Proxes street legal?

Toyo Tires’ successor to the Proxes R888, the Proxes R888R, aims to improve grip and responsiveness for the hardcore enthusiasts and racers that require a street-legal, DOT tire.

What is semi slick tyre?

Semi slick tires generally refer to tires that have a design that somewhat replicates the slick racing tires that dominate on race tracks. Generally such tires while offering great dry grip performance, they are prone to aqua planing in wet and dry conditions.

Which Drag Radial is best?

With its superior traction and good ride stability, the Mickey Thompson Racing Radial Tire is our top pick as the best racing tire. The Toyo Proxes TQ Drag Tire offers balanced performance at a much more affordable price.

Is Toyo r888r a drag radial?

Is Toyo R888 directional?

Thank you for your e-mail. We would like to inform you that Toyo Proxes R888R is an asymmetric tyre so it can be used in any position on the vehicle. It is very important however, to follow such wording as ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ on the tyre’s sidewall to ensure that the tyre is fitted ‘the right way round.

Is Toyo R888 good for daily driving?

You can use Toyo R888 tires daily on your car without many problems. A lot of sports cars come with r-compounds from the factory and the car can be daily driven. Will you go through tires quickly, probably, but you weren’t asking that. Slicks are out of the question.