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      05-31-2018, 07:53 PM   #23
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SYT_Shadow - Just curious if you even ran the R888Rs last year? First track day for me is coming up and debating between another set of NT01s or trying out R888Rs, any advice is greatly appreciated!
I did and actually ran them again at the Glen this year. Still the same set.

If you were nearby I'd give you what remains in my set for free. That is how much I dislike them.

I ran lower pressures as people suggested and the car behaves predictably, but it's still way down on grip. After two days I swapped to RE71s that are almost completely bald, leftovers from last year, and instantly picked up a couple seconds.

I am disappointed to say the least. I don't know if there's room in the market for a tire that is:
-Slow
-Extremely loud at highway speeds. Worse than NT01
-Terrible water evacuation
-Really hard sidewalls

I'm back at the RE71 for driving to-from the track and backup track tires and running BFG R1 as the main track tire now


The NT01 is loud, sucks in water, has really hard sidewalls but at least it's sticky, doesn't overheat easily and is extremely cheap.

I'm never buying a set of R888R again. If anyone wants mine you can have them for free
Great info, thank you sharing. I am too very disappointed to hear these results. Was hoping that since this was a newer tire it would be a better fit for the E9x platform, especially considering the extra weight of our cars. Maybe the stiffer sidewall was for weight but it sounds like the compound just doesn't get up to the right temp or adhesiveness.

At least my decision is easier now, thanks again for the detailed info!
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I did and actually ran them again at the Glen this year. Still the same set.

If you were nearby I'd give you what remains in my set for free. That is how much I dislike them.

I ran lower pressures as people suggested and the car behaves predictably, but it's still way down on grip. After two days I swapped to RE71s that are almost completely bald, leftovers from last year, and instantly picked up a couple seconds.

I am disappointed to say the least. I don't know if there's room in the market for a tire that is:
-Slow
-Extremely loud at highway speeds. Worse than NT01
-Terrible water evacuation
-Really hard sidewalls

I'm back at the RE71 for driving to-from the track and backup track tires and running BFG R1 as the main track tire now


The NT01 is loud, sucks in water, has really hard sidewalls but at least it's sticky, doesn't overheat easily and is extremely cheap.

I'm never buying a set of R888R again. If anyone wants mine you can have them for free
What are the sizes for the r888rs if they have life left in them Iíll take them they work great for my z
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What are the sizes for the r888rs if they have life left in them Iíll take them they work great for my z
275/295

Are you in CT/NY? I'm not shipping these things
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Are you in CT/NY? I'm not shipping these things
Iím in Florida I would have just sent you the label for my shipping account you just drop them off at frdex no boxes needed
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Toyo R888R's overheat pretty quickly. It took me one full lap at like 75-80% to get them up to temperature and then I could get 6 or 7 good laps before they just got greasy and started killing my lap times. I ran them at 35-36 psi hot, which is at the low end of the recommended range by Toyo. Unlike many on this forum, I actually haven't tried the NT01's so I'm looking to swap to them for next season.

The NT01s are notorious for getting faster and faster as they wear and I personally believe the R888rs are the exact opposite. The build of the tire though is very good, and they can take a lot of abuse, but they wear significantly faster than the NT01 which I've heard people can get up to 10+ track days on. I was able to get 7 full track days out of the R888rs but they're pretty much done, and almost down to cords.

I feel like I'll be able to provide better feedback for this thread after I personally try the NT01's, but everyone and their mom runs NT01 at the tracks I go to, so I feel like responding with "word of mouth" details isn't so bad.
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