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Toyo T1R

Show all: Toyo tyres, Passenger Car Summer Ultra High Performance tyres
The Toyo T1R is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 223 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 3,075,001 miles driven.

This tyre replaced the Toyo T1S
This tyre has been replaced by the Toyo Proxes T1 Sport

Toyo T1R
Dry Grip

Wet Grip

Road Feedback




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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £51.88 - £59.40 (3 prices)
225/45 R17 £76.81 - £93.40 (2 prices)
225/40 R18 £90.60 - £90.60 (1 prices)
235/35 R19 £156.43 - £156.43 (1 prices)
Available in 56 tyre sizes - View all.

Toyo T1R Reviews

Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf (QV) (195-50-15-)
Driving on mostly town for 15,000 average miles
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tyre reviewed on October 20, 2014   
Given 56% (breakdown) while driving a Honda CIVIC 1.6 VTEC (195-50-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 80 average miles
I've been driving on a set of these for about one and a half years now. At first they were a huge improvement over the Pirelli p6000 that I had before them. They gripped really well in the dry and their wet performance wasn't too shabby either. For less than 70 bucks a pop they seemed like a real bargain. However, after about 8 months of daily driving, I noticed they were steadily losing their dry grip. The car no longer had the same grip threshold and this made me sometimes uneasy in corners. I also noticed that the tyre compound (which is on the softer side) had become harder (most probably caused by gathering dirt off roads).

While dry grip decreased dramatically, I didn't feel a noticeable change in wet grip, however I don't normally push the car to it's limits in the wet and therefore I can't really give a good outlook on this matter.

I still daily them and they still feel very good during turn in, however the rear of the car (which is a lot lighter) does not feel planted anymore especially during high speed corners and the car has become really prone to lift-off oversteer.

I still feel that they're one of the best dry performing tyres for the price, however be warned that while they may not wear as fast, their grip will decrease after a period of driving and their compound will "harden" after prolonged daily use.
tyre reviewed on October 19, 2014   
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Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 6 (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
On the dry surface they are unreal.taking really sharp corners 50 mph no problem. On the wet however you better take your foot of because it's like you are driving on ice. Still like them because on dry u can't beat them.
tyre reviewed on October 9, 2014   
Given 59% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic Type R (205-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Not a bad tyre in the dry, not a huge fan of their wet weather performance. For the price i would just pay £20 more a corner and go for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assy 2 because although the dry weather grip is good the wet weather grip is nothing compared to the Eagle F1 or Pilot Sport 3. Ended up selling them as part worn and moved to a different tyre.
tyre reviewed on September 8, 2014   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a MG MGTF (215-40-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
These tyres really are the best fitment for an MG TF. They have more grip and are quieter than the original Goodyear GS-D2's and are also more comfortable than Kumho KU31's & Yokohama S-Drive's. I expect them to wear quickly as the treadware number indicates but that's not a problem for me as the car is only for weekend fun! Overall a great tyre at a sensible price and ideally suited to a mid-engine car.
tyre reviewed on September 5, 2014   
Given 47% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon Cupra R 275bhp (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
As what the previous reviewer has said these tyres are really bad with powerful front wheel drive cars when fitted at the rear due to lift off oversteer, they let go with very little warning.
tyre reviewed on August 3, 2014   
Given 41% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan almera gti (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 6,000 spirited miles
I agree with what others have said. If you have a light and powerful front wheel drive car - DO NOT BUY THESE.

In the dry, yes they are very grippy and predictable. In the wet, you are in serious trouble. Unless the tyre is unworn, the grip is pathetic. When the edges of the tyre start to wear (inevitable with enthusiastic cornering) its scary, if not lethal. you learn to drive in a whole new way just to compensate. In a car with no traction control, abs or any assists, you have to be seriously skilled to drive quickly in the damp / wet. they are like ice skates. Getting them off now as they are on the tread limiters, but i should have got them replaced them a while ago. as others have said - replace at 2/3 wear. They also wear down very quickly on a FWD car.
tyre reviewed on July 14, 2014   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic (205-50-15-)
Driving on mostly town for 8,000 spirited miles
The Toyo T1R's are the grippiest tyres I've ever encountered, either in wet or dry. Quite astonishing levels of grip - It's nearly impossible to explore their limits a legal speeds. They have more grip in the wet than my previous Dunlops had in the dry. Did I mention they grip well? Ride comfort is good, and noise is acceptable.
The tread wear may not be the best, but if you enjoy driving, these tyres will not disappoint. I'd buy them again if I could.
tyre reviewed on July 11, 2014   
Given 76% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors (215-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 24,000 average miles
This tyre is one of the best performance tyre ever. Good grip on wet and dry roads. The thread wear is quite low but if you are a fast driver and concern about sharp and stable cornering then i would recommend this tyre. Performs quite bad on bumpy roads as the tyre is soft. Try yourself and you will be impressed with the grip and performance. I will definitely buy it again!!
tyre reviewed on June 15, 2014   
Given 56% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 325i (225-45-17-)
Driving on track for 150 spirited miles
If your looking for a road tyre these T1R's are excellent. Its close to impossible to get them to the limit on any public road. The grip in the dry is outstanding. If you are using them as a road tyre only you will love them. However If you intent to use them for trackdays, read on.
I bought these tyres as road/track use. After 1 track day 2 of the tyres are gone. The problem with the tyre is they heat up too quickly and crumble when driven to the limit. My friend who has a civic had the same issue with the tyres overheating and crumbling. Both our sets of tyres were brand new on the morning of the track.
As a road tyre 10/10
track tyre do not buy.
tyre reviewed on May 25, 2014   

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