Originally Posted by Richbot
Construction has as much to do with wear as compound when you are putting big loads on the tire. Would not surprise me if the compounds were the same among the toyo/nitto track day tires, that was always the rumor but I have not seen corroboration
Richbot is correct.
My source was a Toyo senior technical manager. The same one who used to ship me free tires (street and track) all the time for evaluation. I never did a chemical analysis, but I have no reason to doubt him.
Regardless, the 888's are crap for DE's (or pretty much anything else).