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Old 02-12-2001, 09:48 PM   #1
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Post Bridgestone SO2's or Toyo Proxes T1-s ?

I'm in California, its dry 99% of the time,
SO2's are a little more expensive,
which is the best buy ?
any comments ?
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:54 PM   #2
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what are u after??

max grip??

or max grip and long lasting...???

max grip = SO2's...

the T1's will last a bit longer...

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Old 02-12-2001, 10:02 PM   #3
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I'm after grip : )
just wondered if the extra grip was worth the extra cash, or wether it is negligible.
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Old 02-12-2001, 10:13 PM   #4
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I had T1-S's and I'm getting the S02's this year on my P1 wheels, my friend has the same car I do basically (he's got a few more mods but not by much)and he had so2's... it makes quite a difference...
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:21 AM   #5
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Do you even get teh chance to use those tire's to it's max potential on the streets of California?
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Old 02-13-2001, 11:49 AM   #6
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Gambit, they have roads in canyons there that we around here would have to drive a couple of hundred miles just to find anything comparable.

I lived in the Bay Area for two years, and I really miss the awesome roads there.
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:22 PM   #7
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Talking about grip, to all those of you who are into a bit of sideways fun or autoX-ing on tarmac.
Does getting tyres like the Grippier SO2's mean that the car is less predictable when you reach the limit ? harder to control when drifting ?

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Old 02-13-2001, 02:53 PM   #8
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giving the same aspect ratio, how are the S-02PP's stand up against other non-R-rated street tires in terms of sidewall stiffness?
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:08 AM   #9
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What the Gal said. S-02's for grip, no question. The T1's are comparable to the Kumho 712's in grip.
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:16 AM   #10
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yep, canyon country rules malibu canyon roads are only 20 minutes drive away. There are some great twisty empty roads.
There is an 800 mile mountain range running right down through CA, with awesome roads.
Not a good place to make a mistake though
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Old 02-14-2001, 04:44 AM   #11
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On a range of 1-10, how kickass are the Kumho 712s? Are the Toyos better?

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Old 02-14-2001, 11:01 AM   #12
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SO2 PP all the way!!

Tested on the road and track... awesome grip.

The only problem is they dont tend to last too long.. and its easy to boil them on the track. But if you are doing track days..run slicks...

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Old 02-14-2001, 01:22 PM   #13
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I found a set of s02 PP's on ebay for 400 bucks delivered...and they are the best thing ive done for this car....awesome in the wet

Mike
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:15 PM   #14
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for $400 ?!!! wow !
were they brand new ?
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Old 02-14-2001, 03:10 PM   #15
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yes i was shocked to score such a deal....the seller even drove them down here from Vancouver BC...
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Old 02-14-2001, 03:25 PM   #16
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Are Toyo T-1s good enough for occasional autoX and light offroading? I have Standard tire rate only rite now anyways.
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