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Old 03-27-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question Toyo Proxes TPT

Hello all!!
I brought my WRX in to a local STS to get my stock tires (RE92's) speed balanced due to vibrations at certain speeds. Well I come to find out that the RE92's are pretty worn out already at 33,000 miles. Mind you, I do not drive at insane speeds but I do some spirited driving now and then (with a WRX...you can't help that ). So, there was a special deal at the shop for Toyo Proxes TPT tires. Buy 3 and get the 4th free. I talked to the sales person about it...the tire is a all-season performance tire. So I bought them....so far they are really good tires. Great traction in the wet. Has anyone else put these tires on their WRX? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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I don't need an all season tire here where I am....and wouldn't buy AS tires if I didn't need them.
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:35 PM   #3
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Hmm, for an all-season on a WRX I'm surprised they didn't recommend the Proxes 4. The TPT is a touring performance a/s whereas the Proxes 4 is an ultra high perf. a/s. The TPT has a longer treadwear, so that's a plus. They're probably quieter and better riding as well.

Let us know how they work out.


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Old 10-17-2004, 10:14 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rap4th
so far they are really good tires. Great traction in the wet.
Really?? You think they are that good. This is my first car I've owned after driving a 4WD Toyota Pickup for 10 years and my pickup's tires seem to be better in the wet than these tires, even with the added benefit of AWD. I took a left onto a side road at about 30 miles an hour under neutral throttle/slight acceleration and went into a 4 wheel drift. Lifting off on the throttle slightly corrected the problem, but I more than shocked. It felt like I was driving on frost covered road. I had a similar problem about 20 minutes later, this time taking a right hand corner at 20 miles an hour, this time I was neutral in on the throttle and decelerating in 3 gear and had the whole front end start to chatter BIG time and push (understeer) very hard unlike anything I have ever seen. And this was just a damp street. I have never seen a car behave in this way before. It may be high horsepower in small car, which I'm not completely accustomed too, but primarily I attribute it to the cheap hard compound in the tires.
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:26 AM   #5
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I would have to agree that the Proxes are a bad choice for my driving style. I am planning on getting something that has better peformance. These tires are not very inspiring in the rain and I feel like I have less control than I did in my old Civic. Even after replacing the Steering rack bushings the steering dosen't feel very precise.
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