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Toyo Proxes St vs. Hankook Ventus St Rh06

Ok fellow members. I'm split between these two tires. I get them both for $406 for the set. I almost went ahead and bought the hankooks, but saw the toyo's for the same price. So, which ones are better? Couple things i like about the toyo's are the load rating (110 compared to 106 of the hankooks), tread pattern, and a rim guard. They both have the same tread wear rating.

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Load Rating 110
Traction A
Temperature A
Performance HIGH PERFORMANCE
Tread Depth 11
Rim Width (Min/Max) 7 - 9
Section Width 10.2
Overall Diameter 29.1
Rim Protector Yes
Max PSI 50
RPM 717
Measuring Rim Width 7.5
Static Load Radius 13
Sidewall Type BW




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Load Rating 106
Traction A
Temperature A
Performance HPAS
Tread Depth 12
Rim Width (Min/Max) 7 - 9
Section Width 10
Tread Width 8.4
Overall Diameter 29.1
Rim Protector No
Max PSI 44
RPM 714
Measuring Rim Width 7.5
Sidewall Type VSB


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Based on looks alone the Hankook wins treads down.
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I don't know anything about either tire, but if they're both pretty much similar I'd go for the Hanooks for the tread pattern.
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i was reading on svtperformance forum that the hankooks on the lightnings get sticky after awhile of driving. Don't know if that a good thing or not.
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I would sticky would help with traction and handling. How does it effect wear life tho?
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I would sticky would help with traction and handling. How does it effect wear life tho?

thats true, the tread life rating on both is 420.
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thats true, the tread life rating on both is 420.
I hope that is meant to be 42K.
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If both tread life is the same then I'd say that's another pro for Hankook.
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I hope that is meant to be 42K.

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i was reading on svtperformance forum that the hankooks on the lightnings get sticky after awhile of driving. Don't know if that a good thing or not.
like the othe members said.. sticky is good
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If both tread life is the same then I'd say that's another pro for Hankook.

its the rim protector that i like very much, because my steeda ultra lights don't have that extra lip like the oem wheels hve for putting wheels weights on.

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the toyos have a rim protector too...

i'm currently running those toyos and i LOVE them. I dont have any experience with the hanooks, but they do look nice.
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I used to run Toyo Proxes on my Eclipse, and they were a great handling, smooth as silk touring tire. Much better than either the Pirelli P series, Yokohama, or orginal factory tires. I would reccommend them.

Hankook is a Korean brand trying to make a name for themselves. They seem popular with the import crowd, but I have no experiance with their ride. I do know that Kia uses Hankook in their base Optimas, but the upper models ride on Michelin Energys. That kinda tells me something.
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the toyos have a rim protector too...

i'm currently running those toyos and i LOVE them. I dont have any experience with the hanooks, but they do look nice.

have any pics?
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I was thinking I like the loks of the Toyos better. i don't have any expierience with either...

I was getting ready to PM you and ask you if you got your wheels mounted, but now I know the answer.
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between the two toyo is a far better tire. the other ones are okay but for the same price toyo
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thanks. they look nice and wide.
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i thought you was going to lift it?
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i thought you was going to lift it?

i was, but not anymore, sorry.
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will be ordering today after 2, so anymore opinions from you all?
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I had a set of hankooks. They didnt last me a week. Then again, no tire lasts longer then 2 months for me ( on average ). I wouldn't use toyo's if they were given to me.

Something to remember.. your tires are the only thing that touches the ground on your vehical. Its the WORST place to skimp on.

Am I biased? You betcha. For having a 2003 vehical and going through 3-4 sets of tires a year, I think I have earned an opinion that says theres a reason some tires cost more then others.

I'd wait, save the cash, and aquire a *better* set of tires.

The tires your listing have been tested on all sorts of CARS, not trucks with our lame suspensions. Those tires are going to react a whole bunch different with our setups then the info given.

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I absolutely love my Proxes S/T.
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I had a set of hankooks. They didnt last me a week. Then again, no tire lasts longer then 2 months for me ( on average ). I wouldn't use toyo's if they were given to me.

Something to remember.. your tires are the only thing that touches the ground on your vehical. Its the WORST place to skimp on.

Am I biased? You betcha. For having a 2003 vehical and going through 3-4 sets of tires a year, I think I have earned an opinion that says theres a reason some tires cost more then others.

I'd wait, save the cash, and aquire a *better* set of tires.

The tires your listing have been tested on all sorts of CARS, not trucks with our lame suspensions. Those tires are going to react a whole bunch different with our setups then the info given.

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If no tire lasts you more than 2 months you have some serious driving issues. If this were Viper forums I'd understand that. My last set of tires which were a cheap set of Dunlops went 36k without chopping or cupping. And a 3.0 sure isn't going to spin the tread off of them.
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