while driving a
SEAT Leon 2.0 TFSI
(225/40 R18) on
a combination of roads
Previously, I had the Toyo Proxes Sports fitted - and I can honestly say that there is a night and day difference with the 2nd iteration.
It is simply a better tyre in absolutely every single way. I drive like a ****, and these tyres just give so much confidence. I can brake stupidly quick in both dry and mildly wet conditions, even through the corners. They hook up so well and are incredibly predictable - they really bite the road and mitigate so much understeer in my 2006 Leon FR.
When there’s a more significant layer of water on the road they don’t perform any miracles or defy any physics, but they definitely don’t feel sketchy if you still want to push the car a *reasonable* amount. Just don’t be stupid and attempt to fly through obvious puddles in the road.
The previous iteration of the proxes sport’s would often wheel spin with any full throttle input in low gears in my car - and whilst that’s still the case with the 2nd iteration, you certainly require more torque to do so, and they do so with far more composure and willingness than before.
Also, they seem far more robust and harder wearing than the previous iteration of tyre. The tread is on a much slower burn compared to how quickly the previous iteration seemed to melt away.
Overall, they’re a fantastic summer tyre that still perform amazing in the damp. I see no reason to gamble and try any other tyres, because they’re such good value for money with their relatively low price point.