Mazda rx7 Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Mazda rx7
Barum Bravuris 3HM (63) 88% 84% 82% 81% 87% 84% 90% 85% 493,980
Toyo R1R (28) 95% 81% 92% 90% 59% 70% 91% 83% 161,925
Toyo R888 (33) 95% 69% 86% 85% 63% 59% 86% 77% 180,961
Yokohama Advan A050 (4) 98% 45% 93% 90% 33% 70% 93% 74% 2,000
Wanli S1097 (7) 51% 36% 43% 40% 55% 56% 47% 47% 14,410

Mazda rx7 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Toyo R888 given 96% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
On a nicely set up RX7 500+ wbhp - any good ...YES. Unsure of any spec. details as required good price sticky tyres & bought un-reviewed (bar use on standard RX7 for a few days). So, what I know:
1. No matter what I throw at them - supreme confidence .. even in wet- unreal in dry. Skips for a split of a second in wet/icy conditions but totally controllable. Enough to scare any all wheel drive WRX STI in same conditions lesser footed.
2. Warm up, not an issue I have found. Aqua planing not an issue either.
3. Noise, hard with my car (even with two boxes) but on the glide I know no quieter road tyre (less tread less noise).
4. Feedback excellent, like a Metzler race tyre on a race bike.
5. Limit? Well hard corners & actual 180-190mph not reached limit (235/265) - even over road like surfaces (rough).
6. Lasted - well have to say as fair if not better than any so far (quite a few, lol). i.e. well. Obviously check camber for inner wear.
7. Any caution? well (again) I had other Toyo's on other cars & the side wall typically stiff. Great for handling But if you have any dinks/wheel balance issues the stiffness of these side walls I think likely to create aggro. Wheel rims in good norm condition are no problem. But then you probably wouldn't be looking at these tyres anyway.
8. Finally :) - Recomend - if you wish a track, road legal tyre I really would not bother looking elsewhere, they are just the job these R888.
~If you just want excellent grip and wet safe driving on a road car (comparitive to the old Goodyear Eagle F1, Avon rainsport without the half wear aquaplaning, worse with falken & like) : then I suggest the excellent Marangoni Zeta Linea If you can get in your size, even gone hard they afford amazing grip.~
Price is worth the safety & performance (as needed) of these excellent R888's & better than many comparitives. Not sure if the benefit would be particular to a typical road car/use though.
tyre reviewed on 2013-01-08 01:16:39
Writing about the Barum Bravuris 3HM given 94% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 110 average miles
Nice, better than the high end hankooks I had. May be a hair slower to respond than the hankooks, but all around a great tire.
tyre reviewed on 2015-11-20 02:09:40
Writing about the Toyo R1R given 84% (255-40-17-W)
Driving on mostly country roads for 4000 spirited miles
Excellent tyre for 'spirited' driving, with brilliant feed back and progression.
tyre reviewed on 2010-07-21 21:36:01
Writing about the Yokohama Advan A050 given 83% (225-45-17-)
Driving on track for 2000 spirited miles
Best rspec radial by a long way

Used on track only so not sure how they are on the road

Benefits
Unbelievable feel
Massive grip from cold
Easilly 1 second / 60 sec lap quicker than any other rspecs.
Grip consistent till completely worn.

Disadvantages
Price
Very high wear rate ( well you are going allot quicker )

For outright speed / race / time attack there is no better tyre.

For track days / supersprint and road use .. Achillies 123s is a better tyre
tyre reviewed on 2014-09-30 22:06:38
Writing about the Wanli S1097 given 22% (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3000 spirited miles
These tires came on my RX7 from Japan. As others have said, these things are LOUD. I thought my pinion bearings were out because of the insane drone these tires give. Grip and handling are almost non-existent. These are dry tires made of the wrong compound. Turned my sports car into a shopping cart on ice. Only good for pouring bleach on them and doing big burnouts. Surprisingly comfortable ride, but there is zero feedback from these tires. I'm not sure of the wear these tires get, but I'll tell you that I will destroy them and steer far far away from Wanli tires--shouldn't be a problem steering when I fit some real rubber to the car, either.

0/10 dangerous as hell.
tyre reviewed on 2017-05-26 06:35:50
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