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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Bridgestone Potenza Sport (89) 93% 88% 90% 92% 64% 74%
Michelin Pilot Exalto (56) 86% 81% 76% 80% 83% 77%
Toyo Proxes T1 Sport (50) 90% 79% 86% 84% 67% 78%
Nankang AR 1 (35) 91% 45% 84% 88% 71% 66%
Toyo Proxes 4 (45) 80% 63% 72% 66% 77% 74%
Federal 595EVO (39) 74% 46% 69% 64% 72% 54%

Honda DC5 INTEGRA TYPE R Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza Sport given 85% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
I've had these for a few days now to replace my old economy tyres that came with my new wheels as I do a lot of spirited driving around the extremely twisty mountain roads in Victoria. First impressions are that my car has so much more grip it is unbelievable, especially being they are suited for hot weather and Australia has plenty of that. I observed that the car is extremely confidence expiring around turns, which I can take at 15kmh per hour more or even more, keep in mind these turns are not wide high speed sweepers but rather extremely sharp lower speed corners and the amount of turn in I get with these at the front is unbelievable. Paired with my stiff suspension and sway bar set up, the car rotates extremely well into a car, and maintains grip in the middle of the turn with no worry. Being that my car is FF, I get a bit of wheel spin if I floor it out of a corner, but now the tyres just hook but also causes a bit of torque steer which is of no fault of the tyres, but a FF car. I can't even get my wheels to spin if I launch at 4k rpm, despite having a k24 with much greater low end power.

Braking is mind-blowing, even at half throttle braking, the car will break so hard you're head will go flying forward, and with full braking, the car will break so hard and come to a full stop from 100 in a blink of an eye, so fast that it is very easy for the rear to get extremely light to the point where it gets squirrelly in the rear even with a almost perfect straight line stop. Honestly braking in the dry is a 10/10 for me and so is the handling. The feedback is unbelievable and personally I am not too fussy about comfort as I daily this car and it has very stiff suspension for a daily street car.

I have not yet to test them in the wet nor do I have enough mileage in them to give a review. But in my short time using these they are unbelievable and a major step up from my old tyre and also re003's which I had in the past and also pilot sport 4's which were much comfier but performed worse in braking and handling, but especially the feedback. These are also much cheaper. So far I am in love, but am concerned with wear reading the other reviews, especially since I take it to the mountains usually 2-3 times a week but worse wear comes with the territory in these categories of tyres.

I plan on replacing these with Goodyear F1 A5's after these wear out to give a comparison.
tyre reviewed on 2022-10-21 09:04:20
Writing about the Nankang AR 1 given 94% (225-45-17-)
Driving on track for 0 miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2016-05-06 20:24:24
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Exalto given NAN% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 50000 spirited miles
Brilliant tyre hands down.excellent all rounder.Amazing grip.long lasting value for money!
tyre reviewed on 2015-08-16 15:34:09
Writing about the Federal 595EVO given 72% (225-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 400 spirited miles
Here's my take on the Federal 595 EVO after driving it for around 500 Km's. I'm a performance car enthusiast and I'm currently trying this set on my Honda Integra DC5 Type R. After reading reviews from this site and a few others, I decided to take a chance with Federal to replace my utterly horrible Achilles ATR Sport.

So far, I've had quite a few sets of rubber on my DC5 which I've owned for slightly over 3 years now. By far, the best set I've ever had are the Goodyear Eagle RS-Sport and it is in an entirely different league. A good benchmark for the Federal 595 EVO would be the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 in which I'll make some comparisons below.

Car Setup.
Suspension: D2 Racing Street Sports Coilovers.
Camber Settings: Front -3.3, Rear -2.5
Strut Bars: Yes

Driving Impressions.
The sidewall is noticeable harder and firmer than that of the Eagle GSD3 or the Pirelli P7000. Thus, it's able to provide me good, ample feedback from the road and there's a good amount of grip in the corners. I'm able to take corners 10 - 15 KM/H faster than my previous setup with Achilles ATR Sport.
While the Eagle F1 GSD3 is more refined while on the move, the 595 Evo is more aggressive and demands commitment from the driver. Its a very progressive tyre and will give you enough road information for you to gauge your next move.

Steering is much sharper and precise and because of the firm sidewall, quick and fast lane change is no issue here. Also can't comment on the wear rate as I've just run these in for 500 Km's.

Dry grip is good and since I have 'run in' the tyres, the grip becomes better. No complaints here. I managed to do 210 KM/H and speeds averaging 180 KM/H on the highway without breaking a sweat.

Wet grip is subject to the rain conditions. Do exercise some caution in a torrential downpour when visibility is limited up to two cars in front of you. Speeds of 80 - 90 km/h would be the optimum for the 595 Evo. For a damp road with drizzle, it can manage about 120 - 130 km/h comfortably. As I've mentioned, this tyre will provide heaps of feedback from the road and more so in the rain. The Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 wins in this segment.

For those who are expecting this to be a quiet, comfortable, 'green' tyre, you will be disappointed. This is anything but. The 595 Evo invokes spirited driving, confidence and involvement. Can't complain for the price I paid for. There are some trade offs between the 595 EVO and the F1 GSD3. The EVO is less refined, more raw but in a good way. It creates a sense of excitement and renewed driving confidence. The GSD3 is a refined gentleman, predictable and safe. But once again, for the price, the performance and value it delivers is in spades.

Will I buy the 595 EVO again? Yes.

tyre reviewed on 2012-11-28 08:36:07
Writing about the Toyo Proxes T1 Sport given 90% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly town for 0 average miles
awesome tyres

grips like glue.

i occasionally enjoy doing hill runs and man is it fun with these tyres
tyre reviewed on 2011-09-11 11:07:57
Writing about the Toyo Proxes 4 given 54% (215-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10100 average miles
Bought the car with these tyres on and in the dry they perform very good and are very grippy, but the problem with these are in my opnionion their not very grippy in the wet. Ive used the Toyo T1'RS before this on another DC5 Integra Type R and they definately grip better than these Toyo's 4. The only probem with soft compound tyres like these toyo t1r's and toyo 4's is they will have the jelly like feeling because they have soft sidewalls.
tyre reviewed on 2009-11-08 16:16:03
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