Toyo T1R

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 75%
Wear 63%
Comfort 70%
Buy again 71%

The Toyo T1R is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Toyo T1S

This tyre has been replaced by the Toyo Proxes T1 Sport

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Tyre review data from 273 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 3,509,183 miles driven.

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Questions and Answers for the Toyo T1R

2018-07-11 - For many years I used continental's sport contact 2(195/45/15) for my Peugeot 106 and the grip is excellent. I am very pleased with them, during cornering, acceleration etc even with 200BHP without an LSD. But this time I was thinking of trying the T1R's because of the lower price, which are supposed to be great. I am not expecting the grip of the sport contact 2, but i want a progressive Tyre at the limit(very important) and with a bit less grip will be acceptable due to the price but not awful grip... And all the reviews I am reading here and from some tests, some say they are awesome and some say they are the worst tyres with no grip....Almost nothing in between....And I am wondering what the truth is...Maybe those with a good review do not push their car close to the limit? If anyone can help it would be great...

The T1R is now an old tyre. They still seem to work in specific sizes on lighter cars, but for bigger heavier cars, they're not the best option anymore.

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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £42.90 - £49.70 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/45 R17 £68.00 - £73.40 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R16 £60.00 - £64.30 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/45 R17 £61.00 - £66.10 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £55.00 - £77.00 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 50 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Toyo T1R Review

Given 73% while driving a Subaru wrx turbo (205/50 R16 W) on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
Quite happy with the tyre performance both in dry and wet including braking. Noisy but car is fitted with coilover suspension which contribute to part of the noise and discomfort.
222 - tyre reviewed on April 11, 2016   

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Given 80% while driving a Fiat Punto GT turbo (195/45 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
Not your usual UHP tire:
These tires cannot match the most expensive UHP competition gripwise. Steering response and feedback are average too - all due to the relatively soft sidewalls, which in turn make them really comfortable!

Wear is mediocre, but the price is reasonable.

These tires are very progressive on the limit, but you should drive conservatively in the rain. They prefer soft suspension setups on wet roads!

Excellent rim protection.

Overall, a top choice for a comfortable UHP tire on a budget! Not suitable for hard-core applications.

PS. Also running them on a Hyundai i10 1.2 (same size) with the same impressions...
2 - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2019   
What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
Given 76% while driving a Ford Focus ST3 2008 (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Previously had Uniroyals and Dunlops on, toyos outlasted them both, Dunlops only going 10k, the toyos managed a further 5k. Both wet and dry grip were good. Only issue I've had and it's probably related to other V treaded tyres too is they do get noisy when tread is low. Great tyre for the price tho.
3 - tyre reviewed on November 29, 2018   
Given 77% while driving a Toyota MK2 MR2 NA (205/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 10 spirited miles
Have used these tyres for fast road and even track use. No doubt there are grippier tyres about but these are a great all round tyre and certainly the best you can get for the price.
Sidewalls are a bit softer than other tyres, solved by running a slightly higher PSI.
5 - tyre reviewed on September 22, 2018   
Given 63% while driving a Alfa Romeo 156 1,8 TS (215/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 6,000 average miles
These tyres are good, to a certain extent. On a day-to-day basis, with a mostly easy going driving style, I don't have much to put on these, except for maybe noise. Wear level is fine.
But when you push these tyres, it's where things start going wrong. In dry, the feedback is good, as is the grip. When the roads are wet - or even just damp, things go badly. My ABS kicks in under moderately hard braking from only 40mph, and the car will understeer if I try pushing it too hard round a corner.
Based on the fact that they're useless in the wets, it's a definite no-no for a re-purchase.
2 - tyre reviewed on August 27, 2018   

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