Mazda rx7 Tyres
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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Mazda rx7
Mazda rx7 Tyre Review Highlights
Writing about the Toyo R888
Driving on a combination of roads
for 0 spirited
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.
Writing about the Barum Bravuris 3HM
Driving on mostly town
for 110 average
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.
Writing about the Toyo R1R
Driving on mostly country roads
for 4000 spirited
Excellent tyre for 'spirited' driving, with brilliant feed back and progression.
Writing about the Yokohama Advan A050
Driving on track
for 2000 spirited
Best rspec radial by a long way
Used on track only so not sure how they are on the road
Massive grip from cold
Easilly 1 second / 60 sec lap quicker than any other rspecs.
Grip consistent till completely worn.
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
Writing about the Wanli S1097
Driving on a combination of roads
for 3000 spirited
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.