Where's the Toyo R888? It's Being Replaced by the Toyo R888R in Most Sizes.

Ready for warm weather and track days, but wondering why you can't find the Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888 in your size? Well, you might not be able to get the R888 in your size but you can probably get the newer improved R888R.

Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888
Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888
Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888R
Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888R

The R888R uses the same R-compound as the R888 but the R888R has an asymmetric tread pattern that creates a 14% increase in contact patch while cornering and 10% increase in a straight line. Internal construction has been revised to optimize the contact patch for improved overall dry traction. Toyo’s internal testing shows a noticeable improvement in dry lap times compared to its predecessor with a small decrease in wet performance.

At this point, Toyo is planning on phasing out the R888 in most sizes and replacing it with the R888R. However, it will be a gradual process with the R888 staying around in a few select sizes. View sizes to see which tire is available for your vehicle.

General setup guidelines are unchanged for the R888R compared to the R888 and are listed below. Even though the R888R is DOT-approved, it is not intended to be driven on public highways - it is for competition use only.

  • Operating Temperature: 160°F to 220°F
  • Hot Inflation Pressures: 32 to 38 (psi)
  • Camber: -1° to -3°
  • Caster: As much positive as possible

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