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Old 9th January 2012, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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toyo r888 on the road, in the wet?

Has anyone used these as a road tyre throughout the summer, ordering new wheels soon and want to know how bad they are in the wet. On a r33 gtr, 10" wide rim, stage one mods for now.

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Old 9th January 2012, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are okay in the wet but it doesn't take a genius to look at the tread pattern and realise that they can be liable to aquaplaning! I haven't used them on the road in the wet so can't comment, but when doing 140 odd on the track in hard rain my car got very floaty!

The first car I proper ****ed was on R888's in a huge downpour at Oulton Park

As a road tyre in the summer when it's dry they are awesome! Although haven't compared them to A048's or similar.
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Old 9th January 2012, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A bit slippery in the wet, very good in dry.
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Old 9th January 2012, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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when their new,not too bad in rain,but look out for big puddles,when they wear down to legal limit their terrible in wet weather,just drive extra careful.in the dry for a summer tyre their brilliant,mixture of driving to track and trackdays they last around 1500 miles.
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I use them on mine and in light rain they're ok but having had the experience of driving in very heavy rain you can feel the car float around the road, not a nice feeling!
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Old 9th January 2012, 10:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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best as GTRCOOK his alot of experience with these on track and off
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Run these on my Clio Cup on road and track- never had any problem in the wet as long as your carefull and take it easy (common sense really). Will be ordering a set for the 34 soon to use/abuse on track.

Heard they really dont like standing water but then i wouldn't expect them too.
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Run these on my Clio Cup on road and track- never had any problem in the wet as long as your carefull and take it easy (common sense really). Will be ordering a set for the 34 soon to use/abuse on track.

Heard they really dont like standing water but then i wouldn't expect them too.
so that trip down to pick up the GTI-R didnt count
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so that trip down to pick up the GTI-R didnt count
Lol Clio was fine- it was the GTI-R plotting our downfall!
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Maybe think about bridgestone re070, they're similar to r888 but a bit harder wearing and better in the rain. I have them on my Subaru and they're excellent in wet and dry
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Maybe think about bridgestone re070, they're similar to r888 but a bit harder wearing and better in the rain. I have them on my Subaru and they're excellent in wet and dry
They are cheap for your scooby, think you can only get them in 17's over here?- i looked as thats what i want fitted on my track wheels.

Agree with your comments on them, really good tire
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Old 10th January 2012, 07:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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horrible tyres in the wet if you arent used to them. Even in just damp conditions they dont feel right.
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Old 10th January 2012, 07:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yea made my mind up not going to bother with them, the car is mainly used as a B road weapon might do the odd track day in the future. Not worth the risk will just go with a good set of directionals i think.

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Good choice, R888s would be a bad choice. I'm using Nitto NT05s and love them. Dot tyre & road tyre. Wouldn't bother with anything else.
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Has anyone used Nitto's NT01s? Have seen good reviews on them.
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I got a set of Toyo R1R in my garage at the moment.
Suppose to be soft like the R888, but fully threaded for the rain.

I am sure it isn't as good as road tyres, but then the R1R is softer and give a lot more grip.
I haven't tried them yet so I can't tell you... we will see when summer rolls along.

also, another choice is the Yokohama AD08, they seems to be a good all rounder.
However, they are a bit expensive.
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