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New Toyo or stick with what you know

Post by ash8433 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:11 pm

I’m looking at ordering new winter tyres soon to go on stock 436m alloys, the question is do I go for 225/40 and 245/35 Toyos now they are available or do I stick with what I have done for the last 3 winters and run 225/40 all around Nokian or Continental 850p .
I have never used toyos but the reviews I have read aren’t that good finishing way down the list of most tests however I do like the idea of the correct size for when it isn’t icy/snowy
So Any thoughts ?
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Re: New Toyo or stick with what you know

Post by marco_polo » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:40 pm

225/40/18 92 front and 235/40/18 95 rear in a good quality winter are a popular choice.
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Re: New Toyo or stick with what you know

Post by racey1979 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:41 pm

Im the same mate I looked at the Toyos but was put off by the poor reviews. Im either going for TS850P contis and going 235 40 18 on the rear or Cross Climates 225 40 18 all round....dont know which to do. :?
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Re: New Toyo or stick with what you know

Post by ash8433 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 pm

Cheers for the replies , i think ill stick with either continental or nokians, been very happy with both and don’t fancy wasting 400 quid if the toyos turn out to be garbage
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2014 m135i ,golf r mk7 ,2012 m135i f21
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2009 135i n54 dms stage 1
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Re: New Toyo or stick with what you know

Post by Matt Scarbro » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:29 pm

I’ve just ordered square 225 CrossClimate+ all season for my ‘winter’ tyres at a reasonable £370 delivered. Maybe worth adding to the list of options. :)

I’ve used winters for years but really don’t like what they do to the handling for so few days of actual snow and proper ice a year. Hoping the CC+ are a good all round compromise.

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Re: New Toyo or stick with what you know

Post by Jon.H » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:58 pm

I will be having to replace at least two in the next couple of weeks and for the first time was thinking going for winter tyres.

Review of winter Toyo here quite favourable https://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Toyo ... -S-952.htm
Not familiar as always had Toyo T1R and S on last two cars amongst others.
Reviews from so called mags take with a pich of salt, made that mistake twice, once going for Vredestains finest that turned out death defying and dangerous.

Conti 860 look the best overall on paper.
For me i would want 93%+ Dry , 90% Wet grip, good Wear with Rolling resistance as its extremely rare to see snow.
Generally looking theres only about £15 between budget names to the quality time served brands dependant upon size of course. Looks like what was previously categorised as budget ie Hangkook, Nokian etc is now labelled as mid range.

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