- Excellent water dispersion provides superb resistance to aquaplaning
- Low noise levels provide comfortable ride
- Long life
Very disappointed with these. Bought these in stages to replace the factory fit Yokohamas. Fine when the Toyo's were on the rear only but immediately i changed the fronts from the Yokohamas to these Toyos the car felt unbalanced and like the front was skittering across the road. Repeated checks on the tyres, suspension, steering geometry and tracking revealed no issues. Finally relieved to have worn them down enough to justify changing them I now have Goodyear Effective Performance on all 4 wheels and my car is finally balanced again. I won't buy Toyos again.
Overall these were very good tyres fitted on a Corsa D 1.4. Replaced the original Dunlop Sport 01 (185/65/15R 88T) which didn't feel like a good tyre for this car, at least for what I've expected. When fitted CF1, it was like driving a new upgraded car! Nice grip all-around, better cornering in any type of weather, including very heavy rain (couldn't see 2m beyond the hood!) and good wear ratio. My front CF1 wheels lasted for 3 full years when I first noticed a spin in easy road conditions (approx. 20k miles, 35000km) in which case I decided to get a new set for safety reasons although it looked like it still has enough depth and I may could stretch this for another year. I kept CF1 at back which lasted for about 69000 km (37k miles) with 4mm left but it started to slip thus I changed them too.
I fitted Toyo CFs to my 1980s Porsche 911 SC Targa after a very unsatisfactory experience with Bridgestones which badly accentuated body roll. Much too hard. The Toyos on my 15" ATS cookie cutter wheels not only looked period correct but brought back feeling and feedback. After fitting the Toyos everyone in the trade that drove the car commented on how well it drove. Some improvement was due to going from 16s to 15s which increases the tyre wall height giving a much more period correct feel, but the Toyo tyres with their softer tyre wall added a lot to the enjoyment. With a Bilstein sports suspension set up and 6J & 7J 15" ATS or Fuchs shod with Toyos you are nearing motoring heaven. This gives a period correct set up which many early race 911s would have used. Speed and handling is not all about low profile tyres on bigger wheels - in fact the very opposite. I think Toyos are really excellent tyres for classic sports cars. They sponsor the BRSCC Porsche racing series today.