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Old 02-14-2010, 02:51 PM   #21
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still, thats barely a stretch. Sidewalls are flat.


What size 615s are those?
225/45 R1R on a 9" vs 215/45 Azenis on a 7"
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I know Town Fair Tire price matches online compeditors...here is the cheapest I have been able to find the R1R online ($123) if anyone else ever needs this for reference.

$123
TOYO Proxes R1R 225 45ZR15 87W @ TiresDirect.Net

$128
http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...pxr1r+87w.html

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judging the tread alone, looks like the RS3 will be better in rain.
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I know Town Fair Tire price matches online compeditors...here is the cheapest I have been able to find the R1R online ($123) if anyone else ever needs this for reference.

TOYO Proxes R1R 225 45ZR15 87W @ TiresDirect.Net
I got a quote just for 205/50 r1rs from townfair in old saybrook. When I didnt get back to them they called me back up and offered me a great deal. Im pretty sure it was lower than online companies. I blew my motor up the week before so I had to say no.
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my rs3s are awesome in the rain
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I just ran RS3's on 8" 6uls last weekend at the track and I will say that I am very impressed. Not sure how well they will take heat as it was in the 40's all weekend, but they did not go off during the 30 min sessions.

I have not seen the R1R so i have no direct comparison, but IIRC the R1R was designed more as an autox tire.
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Everything I've read about the R1R says they are great new but lose traction and suck in the rain when they have some wear on them. Sucks there aren't more reviews of the RS3 out there yet. Everything I've seen is promising but not thorough enough.
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here;s a vid from last weekend onthe RS3's

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t43932/#post522696
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here is the cheapest I have been able to find the R1R online ($123) if anyone else ever needs this for reference.

TOYO Proxes R1R 225 45ZR15 87W @ TiresDirect.Net
thanks for the link!
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I've driven a miata with the R1R, they are hard to break loose even with adsurb flow parts making 275rwhp.

Man, that looks soooo sexy! I would totally rock those! Why wasn't that car entered in the Jan/Feb calendar?

R1Rs are very nice for street and autox. I've driven pretty darn fast in the rain. They do get pulled in standing water and are susceptible to hydroplaning...but you'd have to be pushing it. I'll add more info once they get to about 50% tread. Toyos in my experience do pretty darn well until you get near the bald tread depth. And you'd have to drive like an asshat or have something prone to spinning in the rain like an MR2 turbo, Miata, etc.
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lol. I remember our 80mph drive up to PA in the rain, I thought you had *****.
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lol. I remember our 80mph drive up to PA in the rain, I thought you had *****.
I still do and they work fine! Granted, when I "got on it", it did get squirrelly. I would like to see if the Hankooks would do better. If so, and I didn't autox, then I'd definitely consider the Hankooks. Otherwise, the R1Rs are a blast, predictable, and provide great grip.
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I've posted this pic before but one more time would not hurt.

Wife driving the Auto-X car in heavy rain.



225/45/15 R1R's at full tread. Although they gatored from the begining they ended up lasting all season with about 140 runs on them. Very nice tire but they do oveheat with hot temps and seemed to work the best at around 40psi for me.

Also I took 2nd place in STS this season in DC area SCCA out of a very strong field in a car that should not be competetive.

I will be running a set of shaved Hankooks, shaved XS's next year and R1R's full tread for Rain tires.
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^Please does not posted pix of MR2, traitor.

thxyou.






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I've posted this pic before but one more time would not hurt.

Wife driving the Auto-X car in heavy rain.



225/45/15 R1R's at full tread. Although they gatored from the begining they ended up lasting all season with about 140 runs on them. Very nice tire but they do oveheat with hot temps and seemed to work the best at around 40psi for me.

Also I took 2nd place in STS this season in DC area SCCA out of a very strong field in a car that should not be competetive.

I will be running a set of shaved Hankooks, shaved XS's next year and R1R's full tread for Rain tires.
keep us posted on the shaved tires you run. I'd like to see a comparison between the XS and the rs3
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Yeah I will be running.

205/45/15 XS's on 15x7's Shaved
225/45/15 RS3's on 15x7.5's Shaved
205/45/15 R1R's on 15x7's full tread for rain.

I will let you guys know if you are interested.
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i think that i will be using the 225/45/15 RS3's this upcoming season on my 8"6UL's. Probably will get them at the end of April. I predict that is when my t1r's will go bad.

i also plan on doing the Fredrick autox a lot this season since it is closest.
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i think that i will be using the 225/45/15 RS3's this upcoming season on my 8"6UL's. Probably will get them at the end of April. I predict that is when my t1r's will go bad.

i also plan on doing the Fredrick autox a lot this season since it is closest.


Coolio! See you there on my 225 R1Rs.
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