Hopefully someone who is able to better gauge how well a tire performs will be able to write a more in-depth review, but I'll start this one off (looks to Chandler).
Toyo Proxes 4
Size of Tire: 195/50R15
Class of Tire: Ultra-High Performance All-Season, M&S
Treadwear Rating: 300
Traction Rating: AAA
Speed Rating: 86V
Max Load: 1168
Max Pressure: 50
Pressure You Run: 35, will double check and edit if necessary
Tread Depth (in): 10/32"
Tire Weight: 16.5lbs
Rim Size you use: 15x6" (whatever GS-R Blades are)
Section Width: ?
Tread Width: ?
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Image of the Tread:
Please rate, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being perfect and 1 being abysmal, the following characteristics of the tire being reviewed.
Would you buy this tire again?: Yes
Hydroplane Resistance: 8
Wet Traction: 7
Cornering Stability: 9
Dry Traction: 10
Steering Response: 10
Light Snow Traction: 8
Deep Snow Traction: 7
Ice Traction: 4
Ride Comfort: 9
Noise Comfort: 8
Additional Thoughts: Had these tires for about 3000 miles now, they've been through every kind of weather you can have in IL and indeed the entire country pretty much; dry, damp, wet, light snow, deep snow, and even a bit of hidden thin ice. This tire has performed admirably in all kinds of weather, and I'd buy a second set if I had to.
In the dry they're perfect. I get all the traction I want, when I want it. I've taken turns as sharp or hard as I dare, and not once have I gotten a retort from them. Granted I don't drive my car as hard as I could probably, but there you go.
In the wet, there have been mixed reviews from many. I've found them to perform very well, and haven't had any problems stopping or turning.
In the snow is where they really impressed me. These tires have gotten me through the rough Illinois winters we have here with almost no problems whatsoever. Light snow gives me no trouble; I actually find myself having fun when I drive with them in light snow, and they provide me with able traction whether I take the turn slow, or if I have to have the e-brake assist me.
Deep snow is a little tougher, but considering the cars we drive, they perform well. The only time I've had problems was twice when it was my fault for stopping too late to take a turn, to which the tires responded to the best of their ability. In both situations, the tires were able to either stop me in time after adjusting my course a bit, or provide me with the traction to follow through the turn with an e-brake maneuver.
The only area where these tires might fall short is ice. I came across a road covered in a hidden thin sheet of ice, causing my stopping distance to increase quite a lot. However, I'm pretty sure almost any tire save for full-on winter tires would struggle in this area.
Ride comfort has never really been a problem for me, and considering our cars ride on a double-wishbone suspension (save for RSX's), they perform without any problems, despite the many potholes and manhole covers I come across.