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I bought a set last year early in the season - May or June.  Did one race and one track weekend to test.  This year, it seemed like they don't have much grip as if they aged out or hardened up.  Is this normal for Toyo RRs?

 

For additional context, they were on my car in my garage in CA.

 

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They absolutely do. Any brand will.



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I have some from 2014 I will be trying this weekend, if I can remeber i will report back. 


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They absolutely do. Any brand will.


Not in a year unless subjected to deep freeze or lots of heat & direct sun. They will get a little harder but most will still soften up on track if not previously cycled out. It’s not uncommon to buy “new” tires many months or even a year old. What’s the production year/week on these?
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Alberto...at your pace those babies will still be good in 8 years :duck:

 

Kidding aside...I'm with Steve...should be no issue! And will gladly take those take-offs if you feel the need for new rubber :)

 

But for sure...a 3 year old RR is better than a 3 year old SM7! Ironically, we strapped on a date code set 2011 RA1 for a mixed condition test day session last week. Reality was it was a dry line session and it was amazing the grip/times we could run on those 8 year old full tread tires!!


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thanks fellas


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Alberto, our answers may have been a tad oversimplified. For sure they get hard over time and close to a year after their last heat cycle they won’t be 100% of what they were so you may well notice a difference. But if you work them hard on a warm track they should be close to what they would have been last summer. Perhaps part of what you experienced was just a very green track? Did other people mention poor grip?
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