while driving a
MINI Cooper S
(205/45 R17) on
mostly country roads
I’ve bought my Mini with these tires fitted by the previous owner, first thoughts were “the car handles very well, imagine what it can do with some proper sticky tires”
I was wrong. Terribly wrong. In ten years of ownership I’ve never found a tire wich is no-where-near as good as the Proxes 4 from Toyo, at least on my car (and street spirited driving only)
I know, Proxes 4 are discontinued since 2014 or maybe more, but I want to leave this review just to share my experience, because honestly, I’ve found very little information about the Proxes 4.
Pros & cons:
-terrible in the wet (in a straight line was ok, grip-less in corners)
-AMAZING handling in the dry
-superb steering feel and response
-did I mentioned the handling was good?!
-quite harsh on rough roads
-sidewall/carcass stiffness at semislick level (AD08RS have softer sidewall)
-price was fair, but you can’t buy it anymore so…