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Toyo Proxes T1R v Uniroyal Rainsports tyres v Goodyear Eagle

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by Gillen, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Gillen

    Gillen Guest

    What are peoples thoughts on the above and if you've owned more than one of them, which was better and why?

    Road noise, grip in dry and in wet...stuff like that :)

    Toyos and Uniroyal can be had for £340 fitted, the Goodyears are £370 fitted...

    Let me know :)
     
  2. great_kahn

    great_kahn Spooge

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    CAMSKILL.CO.UK

    Toyos for less than 60 quid.
     
  3. Gillen

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    £66, plus delivery and then find somewhere to fit...cheers though ;)

    Swaying towards the F1s TBH
     
  4. alexj124

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    i've had all three for the Leon if that helps

    Eagles - good in the dry but not so good in wet and terrible in snow/ice.
    Proxes - I fould them as very ordinary tyres better in extreme wet and snow than the eagles
    Uniroyals - I have liked these actually jack of all trade but master of none though. if its between these and proxes i'd go these

    If you generally drive the car in good conditions etc or if these are summer tyres only go for eagles for sure. All round tyre for 12 months of the year go for the uniroyals
     
  5. Gillen

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    Thanks for that reply mate :)

    I only do 6,000 miles a year max so will be ages until i need to renew whatever i decide to buy. So they'll go through all conditions. I don't really drive very hard unless conditions generally good.

    What was road noise like on all of them?
     
  6. great_kahn

    great_kahn Spooge

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    none were that excessive trying to remember back probably the F1's were the worst but not excessive and not a massive difference between the 3.
     
  8. Gillen

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    205 45 16 mate
    Doesn't really help :p
     
  9. alexj124

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    what were you after?? a scale of 1-10 maybe a comparison betwen the noise and a lion's roar?? :rolleyes::p
     
  10. Gillen

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    It may have helped :D
     
  11. wenman

    wenman Red Ibiza 1.8T

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    Have a look at the 195 45 16 proxes 4 on camskill.
    Just got them myself and they are performing very well.
    and for £40.95 each its a steal ;)
     
  12. Gillen

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    I'm keeping with 205, thanks though :)
     
  13. ecksjay

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    rainsports are great, perfect for uk weather. considering that, they still perform when they need to. my friend has them on the back of his 320bhp S15 and they do a good job of keeping it straight, unless you act like a tit. do a better job on the eagle f1's that were on there before, but they werent the old 'GSD3' models, as i dont think they make em anymore (they were brilliant, shame they changed the 'recipe')
     
  14. mazzerati

    mazzerati Bags are for groceries!

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    Had t1r' and eagles on mine, both very predictable grip.
    Although I find the rate these toyos are wearing flipping shocking lol like they are made of Easter egg chocolate!
    But they are cheaper!
     
  15. ecksjay

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    t1r's are known for wearing quite fast. they're quite a soft compound.

    rainsports (if they're the newer models) tend to last quite some time. they are very good tyres.
     
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    muddyboots Still hanging around

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  17. ecksjay

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    rainsport 2's, thats the ones. superb tyres.
     
  18. NickyJam

    NickyJam FR - gone, not forgotten

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    i can't fault the T1R's really...especially the fact that they're a LOT quieter than other brands at high speeds and they do give you enough grip wet or dry, however, as mentioned previously they seem to prefer wet or dry on both extremes and adequate performance in between

    at £66 a tyre for 15k miles I couldn't sway any other way really...especially compared to the standard P-Zero's, but I haven't tested any other brands as it's hard to find good tyres in 215/17 and not 205/17

    i vary my drives from normal to spirited and they haven't let me down yet, wearing very well after 6k miles
     
  19. Genoc

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    I had the proxies on my clio 172, they were superb in dry but shocking in the wet, and wore down very quickly being so soft.

    I'd go with the eagles :D
     

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