Mitsubishi EVO 8 Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (119) 94% 93% 88% 91% 88% 84%
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (235) 91% 88% 87% 85% 79% 85%
Toyo Proxes RA1 (3) 97% 73% 97% 73% 93% 67%
Blacklion Champoint BU66 (15) 89% 84% 83% 83% 79% 87%
Kenda KAISER KR20 (60) 65% 45% 54% 53% 71% 55%

Mitsubishi EVO 8 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 given 97% (265-35-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 300 spirited miles
I bought my Evo in November, and it came with AD08r's. I know these tyres are highly rated in the Jap scene with a lot of people running them, as they are known to be a track tyre for the road. The thing is, they made my car feel extremely nervous and gave next to no confidence in the bends (which may surprise a few people but I'm being honest, as a racing driver I'll be upfront about if something sucks no matter what it is). I did a lot of research before deciding to buy a set of Asymmetric 5's, and let me tell you they are amazing. After I'd scrubbed them in, it felt like a whole new car. They inspire so much confidence and I've yet to break grip with them. Sometimes where I'd expect them to start slipping, they just refuse to let up. They work from much lower temperatures than the AD08's, which are like an ice rink until they get a decent amount of heat (classic characteristic of a track tyre). The thing is though, the amount of heat that AD08's need to give you the grip you want is beyond what you can safely achieve on the road without getting into trouble, hence why they're more of a track tyre. You'll get them lukewarm at best. For the Asymmetric 5's, they are pretty much ready to go from the start, and throughout the drive they just get better. The sidewalls have some give to them, but it's honestly just the right amount for my car. The geo setup makes my Evo quite light on its feet and agile, so coupled with the AD08's it was honestly just WAY too sensitive. One little movement on the steering and it would dart, just felt very unstable and crap (coming from someone with very smooth hand movements). The Asymmetric 5's dial the steering sensitivity back to exactly where I want it, still nice and direct, but it's perfectly stable unlike the AD08's. They're also more comfortable due to the softer sidewall (what you want on the road) while still giving you a good amount of feedback. In my opinion the feedback level could be slightly higher, but it's definitely enough (the sidewalls are not solid like a track tyre after all). Also due to the softer sidewalls, they allowed me to set my coilovers to a stiffer setting to get the car handling even better, while still being more comfortable than the AD08's were on a softer setting (win win). I've driven them in the wet once, and they honestly had more grip than the AD08's did on a dry road (which again may surprise some people but again I'm being honest. It highlights how much the AD08's don't work at road driving temps, and the importance of having the correct tyre compound for what you're doing). I gradually built boost towards the exit of a roundabout for instance, and when I floored it at the exit it just gripped! For reference if I tried to exit a corner like that in the wet with the AD08's, I'd probably be dead lmao. My Evo has over 400 hp and torque so it's not slow either. I can't comment on the wear at present because it's only been a few hundred miles, but my Evo is not a daily driver at all, so time wise they're gonna last a while. I would 100% recommend these tyres, but just remember that all cars will act to the same tyre differently, and that goes for all tyres. It's a lot to do with the way they're setup more than anything. P.S. I'm not trying to make the AD08's sound terrible, they're just for the track not the road. I'm sure once you wake them up on a track they're completely fine, but for the road there are many better options. Many people think getting a track tyre will give you an advantage over other people on the road...it doesn't. They're called "track" tyres for a reason.
tyre reviewed on 2021-03-25 19:52:39
Writing about the Blacklion Champoint BU66 given 100% (235-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
Hi
This Tyre is fantastic I had before hankook rd3 and Pirelli Nero Blacklion is better and for the price it is unbelievable I will for buy it again
tyre reviewed on 2020-01-13 05:53:32
Writing about the Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta given NAN% (225-45-17-)
Driving on for 0 miles
3 words "DONT EVEN BOTHER" enough said !
tyre reviewed on 2018-03-03 20:04:54
Writing about the Toyo Proxes RA1 given 90% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 10000 spirited miles
These are the best R Compound tire on the market. I prefer these even to the R888. You can run these full tread depth if you plan on using them on the street or you can shave them for the track but either way they are a phenomenal tire. One of the only tires I've ever used that was literally the stickiest right up to the cord showing. These things just get grippier the more you use them. As long as you break them in correctly and let them get 1 good heat cycle on them and then let them rest for a day they will wear great. Very stable, (had them up to 177mph on a mod'd EVO VIII MR) very progressive. I love these things. I now own a Porsche and would kill to have RA1's in the proper size. I have to settle for the R888's which I don't like as much. If these fit your car and you want a very aggressive R Compound tire that you can run on the street...run, don't walk, and buy them now. Don't take my word for it either, just google RA1's and you'll see almost everybody loves them.
tyre reviewed on 2012-07-12 07:23:55
Writing about the Kenda KAISER KR20 given 26% (235-45-17-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 20000 easy going miles
I dont know how is going on other cars, but on my EVO 8, these tyres are poor, on track my evo dirfting at every corner, never grip. i give -10/10.
tyre reviewed on 2011-08-11 10:27:39
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