I’ve been running R888R and the predecessor R888 tires on the rear of my car since 2015. I got about 12-15k miles out of the R888 tires between Spring 2015 and the January of 2020. As you can imagine, the tires were pretty worn out by then and I should’ve replaced them earlier the previous year or at around 10k miles. I think the tires lasted me a long time because I did 70% highway miles and I did not due any burnouts with them. I just did spirited driving from time to time.
My current R888R tires bought in January 2020 are in great shape with believe it or not about 85-90% of tread life still left because I’ve hardly driven the car all that much since then due to multi build sessions including now since then. I probably only driven the car about 3k miles.
1. How much stop and go driving are you doing vs highway driving?
2. Do you live in a cold climate (Oct-Mar)? If so, do you park your car In a climate controlled environment like a garage? R888R tires or any competition tire for that matter (due to the softness) begins to crack when subjected to sustained cold weather (like being parked overnight outside in 40 degree or colder weather.
It's mixed bag of driving, like 50% suburban stop and go and 50% highway.
I live in the DFW area of north Texas so no cold climate to deal with and that's why I run those tires because there is only like 4-6 weeks of winterish weather here at most. Car always garage kept, probably never under 40*.
I did put these tires on after some considerable mods (650 whp) and wanted to use it. So I'm probably just more of an aggressive driver than I think I am and wore these suckers out!
I'd really like to try out the MT street SS to see what the absolute best hook I can get but I fear they will last even less under my heavy foot. RIP my wallet.