What do you do when you make the best performing tyre in the wet?
You start again and make a better one!
That's what's happened with the new Proxes T1-R, the new, natural choice for enthusiastic drivers. The Proxes T1-R boasts a special performance compound and tread pattern which gives incredible road holding in all conditions, especially in the wet. The V-shaped grooves in the tread pump water away allowing the rubber to grip the road.
These are bounded by circumferential grooves which allow the Proxes T1-R to give you even better wet grip whilst being quieter and longer lasting as well. And, whilst practical, these design elements also makes the tyre look spectacular on any car.
The Proxes T1-R is introduced in a range of the most popular high performance sizes.
It will increasingly cover more sizes from 14" up to 20" and beyond as further sizes are added.
Proxes T1-R will gradually replace the Proxes T1-S to be the ultimate tyre for performance use.The T1-R is one of the most powerful and stylish tyres on the market
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What makes a good tyre
Mileage : Michelin are the hardest compound tyre in europe therefore giving the best mileage return, however this long lasting tyre does come with shortfalls also, the grip is not that good especially in the wet.
Grip : Toyo, Pirelli & Yokahama are probably the three softest compound tyres in europe therefore giving you the most traction possible, however these very grippy tyres do also have there shortfalls, the mileage return on them is very very poor.
What you are paying for in a tyre is the rubber Compound, a cheap tyre has poor rubber compound and an expensive tyre has a high quality of rubber compound.
Hard compound tyres are good for lasting a long time and soft compound tyres are good for grip.
There is no such thing as a great grippy tyre that lasts a long time, My Impreza has just chewed up a full set of Yokahama A539 tyres in approx 7,000 miles <img border="0" alt="[are u mad]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions050.gif" /> If i had of chosen Michelin's these probably would have lasted me approx 30,000 miles.
Kuhmo are a good economy tyre and are probably the best available for the quality and price.