Are Toyo r888r good for drag racing?

Recommended for competition events, the Toyo Proxes R888 tire is more designed for road racing than drag racing. But don’t let that fool you, the R888 is a great option for street cars looking to get as much grip as possible without sacrificing complete performance.

Are Toyo R888R drag radial?

Although the R888 are not a drag radial, I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about them and the majority of reviews said that these tires hook great.

The R888 is not a street tire, it’s a street legal race tire. They’re only meant for a track day car that you drive to the track, rather than trailer to it.

What is the best tire pressure for drag racing?

ET Drag and ET Street

Vehicle Weight Tire Size Air Pressure
Under 2,500 lbs. Over 32″ dia. 5 psi and up
2,500 – 3,000 lbs. Under 30″ dia. 10 psi and up
2,500 – 3,000 lbs. 30″ – 33″ dia. 8 psi and up
2,500 – 3,000 lbs. Over 33″ dia. 5.5 psi and up
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Do Toyo R888R run wide?

The r888’s run wide too.

What are the best tires for racing?

Tires that will maximize grip for your sports car.

  1. Editor’s Pick: Michelin Pilot Super Sport. …
  2. Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. …
  3. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. …
  4. Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R. …
  5. Hankook Ventus R-S4. …
  6. Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R. …
  7. Toyo Proxes R888 R.


Are Toyo tires good for racing?

I would highly recommend these tires to any enthusiast and I’m very happy to represent the Toyo brand. … For road racing events they last the longest of the 100tw tires … read more I’ve tried. They are even good when wet on street driving.

Why are racing tires bald?

NASCAR tires look completely bald, but that’s not because they are worn out. It is by design. On a dry track, tires can generate more traction if more of their sticky rubber is in contact with the ground. … That’s why NASCAR races stop whenever the track is wet.

What’s the difference between Toyo R888 and R888R?

The R888R uses the same R-compound as the R888 but the R888R has an asymmetric tread pattern that creates a 14% increase in contact patch while cornering and 10% increase in a straight line. … At this point, Toyo is planning on phasing out the R888 in most sizes and replacing it with the R888R.

What are the best Toyo tires?

Toyo Ratings & Reviews

  • Extreme Performance Summer. Proxes R1R (47)
  • Ultra High Performance Summer. Proxes Sport (0) Proxes T1 Sport (3) Proxes T1R (21)
  • Ultra High Performance All-Season. Proxes 4 Plus (15)
  • High Performance All-Season. Proxes 4 Plus A (6) Proxes 4 Plus B (7)
  • High Performance Summer. Proxes R35 (1)
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Do you balance drag slicks?

Should my Mickey Thompson slicks be balanced? Yes. We suggest static or Bubble balancing. Dynamic or Spin balancing, a bias ply slick will work best only if the slick does not deform.

Are wider tires better for drag racing?

As a wide tire increases the total contact area of the tire with the asphalt, you can achieve better traction with a wider tire. When it comes to drag racing however, you don’t need front wheel traction (unless you have a front wheel or all wheel drive vehicle), so the increased contact area isn’t needed.

Can you run drag radials on the street?

DOT Drag Radials are not all cut from the same cloth. Some are designed to barely meet the DOT standards and are not for street use (Hoosier), but tires like the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials are safe for street use, as long as the pavement is dry.

Is R888R directional?

Dear Mr Beecroft, Thank you for your e-mail. We would like to inform you that Toyo Proxes R888R is an asymmetric tyre so it can be used in any position on the vehicle.

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