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Toyo Tires Officially Announce 20″ R-Compound Proxes R888

September 3, 2009 Comments off

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Well Toyo have gone and officially announced the release of the 20″ Proxes R888 in sizes suitable for the Nissan GT-R. These are officially the first R-Compound tire available for sale suitable for the GT-R and go on sale at all Toyo Tires dealers across the US.

Read the full press release after the jump…

Thanks to Ben @ GT-RR for the heads up.

Link: Toyo Tires R888 Website

September 3, 2009

Toyo Tires® Releases First R-Compound, 20-Inch Tires for Nissan GT-R

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced two new 20-inch sizes in the Toyo Proxes R888, making them the first to offer R-compound tires for the new Nissan GT-R. Originally previewed at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 285/35ZR20 (100Y) front and 315/30ZR20 (101Y) rear fitments are now available at authorized Toyo Tires dealers across the United States.

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Toyo Proxes R888 Tires Available in Nissan GT-R Sizes Soon?

August 31, 2009 Comments off

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It might have been a bit of a long wait since SEMA 2008 until now but it may just be worth it. According to several suppliers around the net, the semi-slick R888’s will be available in Nissan GT-R suitable sizes like “real soon now”. GT-RR.com are taking calls now and Hashimoto Corp in Japan are already showing off their sets.

Sizes of 285/35-20 and 315/30-20 will be available and after nearly a year of perfecting the formula lets hope these are the perfect compliment to your GT-R whether your a casual track-goer or a utter nutcase for it.

Are you using the final special blend R888’s in 20″ sizes yet? Opinions? Send ’em our way in the comments down there vvv