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Old 08-18-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Toyo Proxes 4 wear report

With 24,000 miles on my 215/45-17 Proxes 4's, tread depth measures .115" deep over the wear bars, and .146" to the bottom of the tread grooves. Original depth was stated as .312".

Measurements taken with a Starrett depth micrometer near center of tread.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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....mmm....about 2/3's gone.....
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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2Stroke, would you mind briefly describing your driving style? I need new tires soon and I'm higly the Proxes 4's are at the top of my list as 3 season tires. I just like to know what to expect. Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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They are good tires, i've been on mine for about a year now. I haven't measured the tread left but there is a lot. I'm guessing atleast 2/3's if not more. It is a great all season tire, very quiet, good wet and dry grip, and affordable. I just picked up a set of summer wheels+tires so the proxies 4 on stocker are what held me over. The proxies 4's aren't a summer tire, and they don't grip like one. They however are pretty good in the dry, miles above the oem re-92's. Also, they performed almost as good as the re-92's in the snow also. Hope this helps
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:52 AM   #5
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They are good tires, i've been on mine for about a year now. I haven't measured the tread left but there is a lot. I'm guessing atleast 2/3's if not more. It is a great all season tire, very quiet, good wet and dry grip, and affordable. I just picked up a set of summer wheels+tires so the proxies 4 on stocker are what held me over. The proxies 4's aren't a summer tire, and they don't grip like one. They however are pretty good in the dry, miles above the oem re-92's. Also, they performed almost as good as the re-92's in the snow also. Hope this helps
Thanks. This agrees with pretty much everything else I've read about the Proxes 4's. I don't expect the ultimate grip of a summer tire from them, but want something better than RE92s in the dry and wet (which most any tire is, I hear). The affordability of the Proxes 4's is a huge plus, too. I've thought about a summer tire, but I need a tire that won't be downright dangerous if some snow sneeks up beofre I can switch to the winter tires (which it has been known to do in Cleveland). It's going to be an expensive fall: I have to buy all season and winter tire sets!
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:35 PM   #6
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2Stroke, would you mind briefly describing your driving style?
The first 12,000 miles on the Proxes 4's was lots of twisty roads (actually the same 30 or so miles of twisty road over and over), a couple canyon runs, 50 or so flat-out runs up a series of switchbacks on PV Drive East with a GTech Competition meter recording the proceedings, and 30% trips to the store with the occasional 50 mile freeway run thrown in.

The last 12,000 miles has been more sedate. I've moved to an area where the roads are straighter and speeds are higher. I still slide the car frequently getting on and off the freeway, but most of the time now the tires aren't working that hard. HTH.
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #7
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I'm sitting just above the wear bars on mine at 19,000 miles. I had an alignment issue for about 500 miles before I noticed it, though, so they would probably last quite a bit longer if I hadn't had that problem.
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