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Old 09-20-2017, 11:01 PM
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Re: Toyo Tires Announcement and Sizing Poll

Originally Posted by Lloyd_ View Post
The Rival and Rival-S feel like completely different tires to me. I would love to talk to an engineer at Michelin to understand what they really changed.

I think it's plausible that a single set of Rival-S could do a competitive OTA season. I don't know if the RE-71R would make it, and the R888 would need at least 2 sets due to heat cycles, not tread wear.

The internet scuttlebutt (how about that for an old timer's phrase) is that the 285 RE-71R lasts for 4 hours of track use on a Corvette. That is enough for possibly 3 whole days!! Doubt the Rival S is a ton better. Also a 275/315 setup can get REALLY expensive (no tire rotation) and is likely going to understeer like a pig. Besides it is so "2 year old" technology.

Agree the 888R may well require 2 sets to be competitive, just like the other "cheater" streets.

OTOH, it would be nice to try RS4s in the 285/35-18s although they are a bit tall. At least they are more affordable.

Nice to have more choices.
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