It had crossed my mind Pud, how much is it for the alignment check?
What would the longevity of the Toyo's be, I like a sporty tyre but I also like getting around 17K miles out of a pair of tyres?
Toyos last a quite well, you should get 17k miles out of a front pair so long as you aren't lighting the tyres up at every roundabout - in £'s per mile terms for a tyre of this grip they are probably one of the cheapest around. I honestly think they give as good lateral grip as P Zero Neros, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics, or any other premium tyre.
Our 4-wheel alignment is a fully computerised set-up - we don't really do 'checks' as such, a full 4-wheel laser alignment is what we do, so the car will be properly set up, not just the front wheels aligned relative to the rear wheels. Have a read on here:
Price-wise, getting it on the ramp and within tolerance is £60 + VAT, which takes about 90 minutes, any fine-tuning thereafter is £55 + VAT per hour, you really can take it as far as you want.. Suprising how much difference it makes, I'm quite lucky as I've gotten to drive a few before and after now. My GTA is waiting for some new rear hub bushes & rear radius arms, can't wait to get them fitted and get it aligned properly, hopefully it will feel a bit better to throw around