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THE BEAST 01-29-2018 09:10 AM

Pirelli Trofeo R
 
Trofeo R vs. Toyo R888r.
Any input is appreciated. No driving in rain (unless I just get caught up in it). Which tire offers most traction ? Regular driving conditions. Not just for track and doing burnouts to heat up the tires, but just pull the car out for a spirited drive and randomly launch the car from either a dig or a roll.

Lowon 01-29-2018 09:18 AM

The only I would worry about is heat cycling, is your driving hard enough to cause a heat cycle? If so then these tires won't last long from what I've read because R comps are on able to get through so many heat cycles.

Next is if you're dirivng hard enough to reach operating temps of the tires, if not then you won't have optimal traction that these tires can provide and imo are better off with exteme performance summer tires.

Lastly I suppose is how much power and torque are you making? I think 550whp and down you'd be ok with an extrme performance summer tire. This is a pretty wild approximation, as there are factors such as power delivery characteristics, and tire width etc.

Also I've heard driving in the rain with road legal R comps is kind of sketchy, but doable as long as it's not standing water.

Overall I've heard great things about both tires and you really can't go wrong either way imo.

THE BEAST 01-29-2018 01:06 PM

Thanks for the response. Im 580 / 542. Looking for something that can help keep the power to the ground on a daily basis in Cali weather. As I said, I dont drive in the rain unless I happen to get caught in it. Track....every now and then I take it to the strip. I dont drive like a kid and do burnouts at every stop light. Im trying not to lose traction.....lol
Btw , I also recently installed Mfactory LSD.

Lowon 01-29-2018 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by THE BEAST (Post )
Thanks for the response. Im 580 / 542. Looking for something that can help keep the power to the ground on a daily basis in Cali weather. As I said, I dont drive in the rain unless I happen to get caught in it. Track....every now and then I take it to the strip. I dont drive like a kid and do burnouts at every stop light. Im trying not to lose traction.....lol
Btw , I also recently installed Mfactory LSD.

I see,
Well I've heard great things about both tires so you should be happy either way! :)

I personally just prefer extreme performance summer tires because I like to drive in the mountains some times, and those rough terrain drives used to shred R-comps. So if you spend alot of time on the street imo I'd go extreme performance summers. Like re71r, hankook rs4, Advan ad08r, nitto nt05, etc etc.

THE BEAST 01-29-2018 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Lowon (Post )
I see,
Well I've heard great things about both tires so you should be happy either way! :)

I personally just prefer extreme performance summer tires because I like to drive in the mountains some times, and those rough terrain drives used to shred R-comps. So if you spend alot of time on the street imo I'd go extreme performance summers. Like re71r, hankook rs4, Advan ad08r, nitto nt05, etc etc.

Ive read good and BAD things about some of tires mentioned. I have tried a few different tires and none are much better than the other. Even PSS I have read are good when new but lose traction at half tread life. If im going to spend money AGAIN on tires I want to be sure they will be worth it. Ive had Verdestein, Pirelli, Sumitomo, Federals. I feel the federals did decent. Im looking for well beyond decent.

Lowon 01-29-2018 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by THE BEAST (Post )
Ive read good and BAD things about some of tires mentioned. I have tried a few different tires and none are much better than the other. Even PSS I have read are good when new but lose traction at half tread life. If im going to spend money AGAIN on tires I want to be sure they will be worth it. Ive had Verdestein, Pirelli, Sumitomo, Federals. I feel the federals did decent. Im looking for well beyond decent.

The PSS is a good street tire, but I've heard they have soft corners and will cord on hard track usage. IDK imo I prefer those tire brands I listed previously, its up to you what you want to get, it takes time to find a compound you feel confident on.

THE BEAST 01-30-2018 02:57 PM

Thanks man....appreciate the feedback. I think I may go for the TROFEO R.

Lowon 01-31-2018 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by THE BEAST (Post )
Thanks man....appreciate the feedback. I think I may go for the TROFEO R.

You're welcome! :)

THE BEAST 02-08-2018 08:46 PM

Went with Toyo R888r. Great tires !

Lowon 02-08-2018 09:02 PM

good to hear man!

THE BEAST 02-12-2018 12:17 AM

Yeah...the Trofeos were a week out and I had sold my tires so.......Toyo it is.....only a 24 hr wait time. Im happy with them though. Read about noise and such but I have zero complaints so far on them.

keyap 05-03-2018 02:52 AM

A bit late for the original OP but for others looking here, I wouldn't get PSS if you're looking for straight line traction.

Have run them for a few 1000k and with mods as per signature, have traction control on when WOT in 3rd!

LessIsMore 05-08-2018 10:05 AM

PSS are not even sold anymore, right? They've all been replaced with the PS4 tires by now, I think.

Which, from all accounts I've read, is supposed to still be a great tire and successor to the PSS.

I've run PSS for years on my 535i, because they're the best tire I've tried (out of many on multiple vehicles). I replaced mine early this year, when PSS were already hard to find but Michelin had not released the PS4 in 275/35 18 yet.

keyap 05-08-2018 10:31 AM

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PSS are not even sold anymore, right?
You can still get the in the UK


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