Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Solo Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
370zyzfr1
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro Zl1 Tripple Black!
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 376
Pulled the trigger toyos proxes r888r

After weeks of reading, research and calling tire vendors, I finally pulled the trigger today on a set of new tires. I ended up buying the Toyo Proxes R888R. I am looking for a new tire that I can get loads of traction but still maintain excellent composure in the corners. Most of what I will do is street driving. My Goodyear f1 g2 have decent tread left at 7700 miles but can’t stick even in 75 degree weather after driving for half hour on them. Horrible street tires for puting the power down on the street.

I debated going 315 vs 305 but ultimately stayed with the 305 stock size. My hope is to get 5-6k miles from them over a few summers. They will be here in a week and I plan to do a full review when they arrive.

Thank you everyone who helped and answered questions on here.

Hmmdo I took your advice and called tiresdirect and spoke with Brett. He was very helpful and they offered the best price by far. Tried negotiating with tirerack before calling them but they won’t negotiate. Super nice but wasn’t about to pay $300 more for the full set. Tiresdirect hooked me up with a great deal. I will definitely use them here on out.

I have come to realize power isn’t anything if you can’t put it down. Excited to see how well these hook up.

Last edited by 370zyzfr1; 03-10-2018 at 07:06 AM.
370zyzfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
Crash76
Team 913
 
Drives: '14 ZL1, '16 Ram 2500
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: USA, Central CA
Posts: 941
They are great tires... run them at the track... enjoy your new found traction!
Crash76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 03:21 PM   #3
Deftones

 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 RS/SS LS3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 840
Looking forward to your review. I want a set also just wish they weren’t so pricey.
__________________
Deftones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 03:33 PM   #4
370zyzfr1
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro Zl1 Tripple Black!
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Looking forward to your review. I want a set also just wish they werenít so pricey.


The two biggest factors for me anyway for NOT getting these were:

1. Price
2. How loud the tires are. Although I cannot personally speak to this yet, lots have said they are loud. It really shouldnít bother me too much but I will give Iím feedback after mounting.


One interesting thing to note, you can rotate the left to the right and vice versa. That should give an extra 500-1000 easy I would think for street driving anyway.

I would love to get one good track day with these on this summer.
370zyzfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 05:40 PM   #5
Can'tHave2MuchHP
God - Family - Country
 
Can'tHave2MuchHP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2018 Camaro ZL1 A10 Coupe in White
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,592
R888Rs shouldn't be that loud. That's the R888 that has the famous tire hum. They set out to fix that for the R888R.
__________________
Current Garage:
2018 Camaro ZL1 | A10 | White | Coupe | PDR | Nav | Carbon Fiber
2017 Corvette C7 Z06 | A8 | Black | Z07 | 3LZ | Carbon Fiber
2013 Corvette 427 | M6 | White | Convertible | ZR1 Wheels
1973 Camaro Z28 | M5 | Blue | 383 SBC | Frame-Off Resto-Mod
1970 Corvette 454 | M4 | Red | Convertible | 454 BBC | Frame-Off Restoration
Can'tHave2MuchHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2018, 06:22 PM   #6
hammdo
'It's an experiment'
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 GPI LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 7,016
Same here. $300 extra savings went to my portable track generator!

Glad you were able to get them, great deal! My 305s will be here Monday the 12th ;o(...

I race tomorrow

-Don
__________________
747 RWHP 794 RWTQ
"Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races." - Enzo Ferrari
See My Build: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385577
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 09:19 PM   #7
370zyzfr1
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro Zl1 Tripple Black!
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 376
With tires like these and no track time, I wonder how fast the rear tires will
Wear out compared to the fronts? I know track time is a whole different deal.

Last edited by 370zyzfr1; 03-14-2018 at 07:18 AM.
370zyzfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 09:39 PM   #8
JB'sZL1
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 634
Quote:
Originally Posted by 370zyzfr1 View Post
With tires like these and no track time, I wonder how fast the tests will
West our compares to the fronts?
I know track time is a whole different deal.
???
JB'sZL1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 10:20 PM   #9
hammdo
'It's an experiment'
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 GPI LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 7,016
You know how spell checking is on a phone ;o0)...

I’ll be testing mine out next month — same track... Goodyear’s did good but my power level makes it too much work for them..

-Don
__________________
747 RWHP 794 RWTQ
"Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races." - Enzo Ferrari
See My Build: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385577
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 07:19 AM   #10
370zyzfr1
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro Zl1 Tripple Black!
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by JB'sZL1 View Post
???


Sorry. Spell check!

I wonder how fast the rears will wear out as compared to the fronts.
370zyzfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 07:20 AM   #11
370zyzfr1
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro Zl1 Tripple Black!
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by hammdo View Post
You know how spell checking is on a phone ;o0)...

Iíll be testing mine out next month ó same track... Goodyearís did good but my power level makes it too much work for them..

-Don

Don

When you getting yours installed?
370zyzfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 09:38 AM   #12
hammdo
'It's an experiment'
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 GPI LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 7,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by 370zyzfr1 View Post
Don

When you getting yours installed?
Mine are mounted! I’ll be taking them out this weekend to heat cycle them. Can’t wait... they look great on the ZL1 wheels...

Fronts:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1844

Rears:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1863

Gonna be in the 80’s this weekend, good time to try them out...

-Don
__________________
747 RWHP 794 RWTQ
"Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races." - Enzo Ferrari
See My Build: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385577
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 10:49 AM   #13
Can'tHave2MuchHP
God - Family - Country
 
Can'tHave2MuchHP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2018 Camaro ZL1 A10 Coupe in White
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,592
Quote:
Originally Posted by hammdo View Post
Mine are mounted! Iíll be taking them out this weekend to heat cycle them. Canít wait... they look great on the ZL1 wheels...

Fronts:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1844

Rears:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1863

Gonna be in the 80ís this weekend, good time to try them out...

-Don
80's??? I need to move to Texas. Getting tired of 30s and snow/sleet.

Report back on the tires.
__________________
Current Garage:
2018 Camaro ZL1 | A10 | White | Coupe | PDR | Nav | Carbon Fiber
2017 Corvette C7 Z06 | A8 | Black | Z07 | 3LZ | Carbon Fiber
2013 Corvette 427 | M6 | White | Convertible | ZR1 Wheels
1973 Camaro Z28 | M5 | Blue | 383 SBC | Frame-Off Resto-Mod
1970 Corvette 454 | M4 | Red | Convertible | 454 BBC | Frame-Off Restoration
Can'tHave2MuchHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 11:10 AM   #14
JB'sZL1
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Can'tHave2MuchHP View Post
80's??? I need to move to Texas. Getting tired of 30s and snow/sleet.

Report back on the tires.
Mid/upper 40's today. At least on the other side of the lake. You take what you can get, right?
JB'sZL1 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.