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Thread: Tire help please!!!
06-27-2010, 09:46 PM #1
Tire help please!!!
Hey guys...I need new tires for my 09 GT500 vert. I want the best tire...obviously....for my needs. I am keeping the car on stock rims and want an all weather tire for street driving. I need something better than the stock tires. I was going to go with the Nitto 555 Extreme Performance but read that they wear very quickly and suck in the rain and colder temps. I have to have my tire shop order my tires ASAP so I need to make a decision. I looked at the Hankook Ventus V12 which got good reviews...but correct me if i am wrong....i don't think they will fit on my stock rims.
Some more info...my car is NOT my daily driver, but every once in awhile you get caught in rain...lol. Also, in the winter months, I sometimes like to take my car out for a spin....say 40 degree weather....no snow, of course. So these are my "variables"....lol.
Thanks in advance
06-27-2010, 10:07 PM #22009 GT500 - VMP TVS Powered: 638HP/633TQ - TVS 2.5, JLT Intake, PHRP H-Pipe + KR Muffler, Fuzzy Dice
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06-27-2010, 10:10 PM #3
06-27-2010, 10:16 PM #4
whats wrong with the Nitto 555 Extreme Performance, they should be good for all year long. now the 555R are not the best in the Rain
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06-27-2010, 10:26 PM #5
06-27-2010, 10:28 PM #6
My tuner swears by nitro invos. Says they have great traction in rain and can handle the power of the car to a certain degree. Just depends on your mods. When it's time for me to upgrade. Probably going that route unless something better is out.Stock for now. Who knows for how long tho.
06-27-2010, 10:30 PM #7
A qustion on the nittos. The website says they are for summer anddry conditions. Also, my front stock tire has 99W on it....and the Nittos for my fronts say 100W. Forgive my ignorance...but what does this mean?
06-27-2010, 10:32 PM #8
Nitto 555 Extreme Performance make both
an if you go on there web page it shows good dry an wet performance (look at they chat on the overview part)
Nitto Tire - High Performance Tires for Car and Truck Enthusiasts
Last edited by me32; 06-27-2010 at 10:33 PM.
06-27-2010, 10:40 PM #9
The front should be 255/45/18. KDWs come in that size.
The rear should be 285/40/18. KDWs come in that size.
I am running Nitto 555r drag radials on stock rims on the back. They are a tad taller than stock, but not much, and much wider. They are 305/40/18s, they do fit, and I only expect them to last about 12k miles. Do not try to put 305/45s on the back, too tall.
06-27-2010, 10:44 PM #10
06-27-2010, 10:47 PM #11
I checked the BFG KDW site again and they didn't have tires in 285/40 ..
06-27-2010, 10:49 PM #12
06-27-2010, 10:50 PM #13
It's not my daily driver...but i do alot of car cruises..not too much track time, really. Also, could you tell me what the 99w means on my front tires?
06-27-2010, 10:52 PM #14
06-27-2010, 10:53 PM #15
06-27-2010, 10:54 PM #16
06-27-2010, 10:56 PM #17
And the sizes you quoted above will fit my stock rims? Also, my car rarely sees the track....I like to do some street racing and basic cruising....the setup you quoted still stands?
06-27-2010, 11:04 PM #18
06-27-2010, 11:10 PM #19
The reason I am thinking to not go with the 555r is because I'm assuming they won't last as long as the 555's and are less forgiving in the rain than the 555's. Am I correct?
06-27-2010, 11:15 PM #20
06-27-2010, 11:23 PM #21
yeah...they do look nice....i like the plate, too! Yeah, I'm in the city....so...the consensus is that I am going with the Nitto 555's...lol. I never purposely drive in the rain and I only take her out in the winter on nice days...say 40 degrees or so.....so the nitto's should be good.
My brother HATES the stock rims (I love them) and thinks I should just get stock tires for the front....(I found a bubble in my sidewall yesterday, but I have 13,500 miles on the tires) and wait until I have the money for new wheels to upgrade tires. BUT, by the time I have that money, I will need new tires anyways!
06-27-2010, 11:28 PM #22
well then sounds like nitto 555 all around will work good for you
06-27-2010, 11:33 PM #23
06-27-2010, 11:40 PM #24
Thanks..yeah, I want a better tire all around. I swapped my S/C pulley....CAI....plugs....tune...so with the extra power I need a tire that sticks better. My brother is funny.....sometimes, if you don't agree with him he thinks u r automatically wrong. He had an 07 GT500, btw. But, he keeps insisting I get rid of the rims.....and by God, i LOVE the stock wheels...and he wants me to swap my hood to a KR hood....BUT I LOVE the stock hood, too...hahaha. My car is an 09 performance white vert, btw.
Thanks again......maybe run into some of you guys at Mustang week?
06-28-2010, 12:56 AM #25