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    My 06 2.8T Elite is in need of new tyres after 23500 miles, the original Bridgestones appear to be very poor and I am looking for others, they are 225/45/18 R95Y, what does anyone think of the Toyo
    Proxes T1-R against Michelin Pilot Sport, always had pilot Premacy on my Veccy B and they wore very well.

    Any help in making a decision appreciated.

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    have a look at www.mytyres.co.uk and read the tyre tests for each one, ive been through loads of tests on there and came up with the toyo's so ive ordered 4 tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowler View Post
    My 06 2.8T Elite is in need of new tyres after 23500 miles, the original Bridgestones appear to be very poor and I am looking for others, they are 225/45/18 R95Y, what does anyone think of the Toyo
    Proxes T1-R against Michelin Pilot Sport, always had pilot Premacy on my Veccy B and they wore very well.

    Any help in making a decision appreciated.

    I had Toyo Proxes T1-R's on my previos car - they were relly good, low road noise and similar to the Goodyear GSD-3's that I had been using

    My local tyre place can't get their hands on Toyo's else I would have them on my SRi now!!

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    The T1-R are very good, I'll be going back to them. At the moment I'm quickly wearing away a pair of Toyo 888s on the front and though they may be better in the dry, they aren't as good in the wet. So at the moment I'm really not seeing any benifit from them.

    Bear in mind also that the bigger and softer the tyre, the more power it will steal away and the lower your fuel economy will be.

    So don't be suprised if you drop a few mpg with better tyres on.

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    The TOYO is a soft premium tyre, hence it gives good grip but poor wear and fuel performance
    The Michelin Pilot (range) is a hard compound tyre, hence it gives poor grip in the wet, but excellent wear performance, with average fuel performance, and if you are a high mileage driver then this should really be your choice
    The Good Year (range) is also a hard compound, but the tyre noise is as a result of the tread pattern

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    Toyo Proxy T1-R's all the way mate. Go on backcircles.com and I think if you type in mondeo1 you get a 5% discount.
    Not sure how they compare to Michelin but they are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    The TOYO is a soft premium tyre, hence it gives good grip but poor wear and fuel performance

    The Michelin Pilot (range) is a hard compound tyre, hence it gives poor grip in the wet, but excellent wear performance, with average fuel performance, and if you are a high mileage driver then this should really be your choice

    The Good Year (range) is also a hard compound, but the tyre noise is as a result of the tread pattern

    I havent noticed any difference in my fuel consumption with Toyos

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    I went from 215 Goodyear NCT 5s origional tyres to 235 Toyo 888s. Big difference all round.

    I've tried Goodyear NCT5s and Eagle F1s, both are poor compared to T1-Rs. Grip in wet and dry is better on the T1-R and they lasted longer than the Eagle F1s but not the NCT5s. The NCT5s are fuel saver tyres, low noise and high mileage but no grip at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutron View Post
    The NCT5s are fuel saver tyres, low noise and high mileage but no grip at all.
    You could fool me that they are fuel savers!
    The road noise is awful too
    I had two other Vectras on test drives a few months ago; 1.8 SRi and it was on Continental tyres, but they were VERY quiet, and 1.9 CDTI SRi also on Michelin, but they too were very noisy

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    Try Toyo 888s, I work with gas turbine engines and they make less noise than these tyres!

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