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Hi Simon

Yeah, sorry wanted to post something earlier but still waiting for some pics so only got a couple of low res ones.

Anyway, last thursday I went to the first track-day of the year at Sturup Raceway in Sweden.

New this time was my Toyo Proxes R888 (205/40-17) on Advan Racing RS ( 17x7 ET-38) wheels.

The track was wet when we arrived as it had been raining all day. So I was a bit nervous going out on the R888s.

However it turned the track soon dried out and that as soon there was some heat in the tyres they just gripped like hell and because of the hard sidewalls they provide tons of steering feedback!

Best track upgrade ever!

Here are a couple of inboard vids from the day:

So had a great day and I am already looking forward to my next track day on May 28th on Ring Knutstorp( also sweden)

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Hmm.... can't say i was convinced by my Falkens at a track day last weekend

Not sure i want to go all out for the R888's tho, thinking i may get some R1R's

Firstly i need to sort out the huge amount of body roll tho!

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Hmm.... can't say i was convinced by my Falkens at a track day last weekend

Not sure i want to go all out for the R888's tho, thinking i may get some R1R's

Firstly i need to sort out the huge amount of body roll tho!

I only opted for R888 as I have a dedicated set of wheels for track use. If I had to choose a tire for both track and road I would go for the Yokohama Advan Neova AD08.

re body roll, after I installed the eibach/bilstein B8 combination I don't have any problem with roll.

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Hmm.... can't say i was convinced by my Falkens at a track day last weekend

Not sure i want to go all out for the R888's tho, thinking i may get some R1R's

Firstly i need to sort out the huge amount of body roll tho!

I only opted for R888 as I have a dedicated set of wheels for track use. If I had to choose a tire for both track and road I would go for the Yokohama Advan Neova AD08.

re body roll, after I installed the eibach/bilstein B8 combination I don't have any problem with roll.

Have either of you upgraded your rear ARB too? I fitted a Progress one to mine at the same time as the Eibach springs and body roll is virtually eliminated.

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Hmm.... can't say i was convinced by my Falkens at a track day last weekend

Not sure i want to go all out for the R888's tho, thinking i may get some R1R's

Firstly i need to sort out the huge amount of body roll tho!

I only opted for R888 as I have a dedicated set of wheels for track use. If I had to choose a tire for both track and road I would go for the Yokohama Advan Neova AD08.

re body roll, after I installed the eibach/bilstein B8 combination I don't have any problem with roll.

Have either of you upgraded your rear ARB too? I fitted a Progress one to mine at the same time as the Eibach springs and body roll is virtually eliminated.

Yes. I have a progress bar too and also a strutbrace

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Couple of shots from my track day

I was leading the pack (not on a sighting lap or anything!)

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And the reason for wanting springs and a rear ARB.... Toyota's stock suspension is rubbish for track purposes!

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Yeah the stock suspension is a bit to the comfy side!

Don't forget to upgrade the shocks with the springs! I opted for Bilstein B8's and I am well happy, they are controlled but still comfortable, so a good track/road compromise. Konis should also be good.

If I was only using the car on track I would probably have bought some quality coilovers, but they are just too hard for everyday use.

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