Toyo Tires Proxes R1R tire review

by | Feb 1, 2023

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The Proxes R1R from Toyo Tires is an extreme performance summer tire, designed for street and track use. This tire excels in dry conditions, but still manages to hold its own in the wet. Most owners mainly use it for track and autocross use, while some do enjoy spirited driving with the confidence and grip that these tires provide.

If you are considering the Proxes R1R for your vehicle, there are a few things you should be aware of. Since it is an extreme performance summer tire, it should never be driven in near- or below-freezing temperatures. That definitely means no snow or ice. You should also store these indoors in temperatures above 15°F if they aren’t being used.

Featuring a high-grip, silica-reinforced tread compound, the Proxes R1R has a deep directional Arrowhead tread design with an extra wide footprint. To aid in the rain, there are multi-width EVAC channels. Internally, these tires have a modified radial construction with twin high-tensile steel belts that have been reinforced with spirally-wrapped jointless cap and edge plies.

The Proxes R1R has a 200 treadwear rating.


  • Excellent performance in dry conditions
  • Great performance in the wet
  • Surprisingly decent tread life


  • Ride can be rough
  • Extremely noisy

Toyo Tires Proxes R1R tire User reviews

User reviews for the Toyo Proxes R1R is mostly positive, with some complaints about road noise, which is expected for extreme performance summer tires. Owners praise the tire’s dry grip performance and says it performs well enough in the rain, although there are some users who report hydroplaning.

This tire does have a stiff sidewall, so the ride can be a bit rough compared to your previous tires. The Toyo Proxes R1R really shines on the track, especially on lightweight cars. Many owners use them for autocross and other racing events and are mostly satisfied with the performance.

Who should buy the Toyo Proxes R1R tire?

The Toyo Proxes R1R is a great choice for sports car owners who occasionally participate in autocross or weekend track events. Drivers who want excellent dry performance and grip on the road should also consider the Proxes R1R, especially since its tread life is surprisingly good for an extreme performance summer tire. Owners should not be overly concerned about road noise or comfort, and should never experience near- or below-freezing temperatures.

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Toyo Tires Proxes R1R tire Warranty

Since this is an extreme performance summer tire, the Toyo Proxes R1R is only eligible for the company’s limited warranty. There is no treadwear warranty for this tire and the uniformity warranty only covers the first 1/32″ of wear. Toyo’s workmanship and materials warranty covers five years and buyers can get a free replacement within the first 25% of wear, at which point it is prorated to the final 2/32″ of remaining depth.

The uniformity warranty is not applicable on shaved tires, and the workmanship and materials warranty can be voided if caused by abuse, competition, race, or track application.

You can learn more information about Toyo Tires’ warranty here.

Toyo Tires Proxes R1R tire available sizes

195/50R15 82V195/55R15 85V205/50R15 86V
225/45ZR15 87W
205/45R16 83W205/50R16 87V205/55R16 91V
225/45ZR16 89W225/50R16 92V
215/45ZR17 87W225/45ZR17 91W235/40ZR17 90W
235/45ZR17 94W245/35ZR17 91W245/40ZR17 91W
245/45ZR17 95W255/40ZR17 94W275/40ZR17 98W
18″215/55R16 93H
245/40ZR18 93W255/35ZR18 90W265/35ZR18 93W

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