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Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by Djstorm100, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Djstorm100

    Djstorm100 New Member Established Member

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    Looking to upgrade my tires and since this a weekend warrior and I want something that will last longer than ET streets. What would be a good street tire that will hook? Been eyeing the super sports but want to make sure it's what I want before buying tires at 360 a peice
     
  2. KWClutch

    KWClutch Steve McQueen Established Member

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    The only tires going to hook are ET Streets. You might get some traction with Nitto NT05Rs. I've heard mixed reviews on the Super Sports and most aren't usually packing 600 HP to the ground.
     
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    slagburn SVT Crazy Poster Established Member

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    ET Streets or spin. Taller gearing really helped traction on my car when I went from 3.55 to 3.27 with an M6, not sure what trans you have.
     
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    slow2v GONE Established Member

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    360 a peice? danm! get some 15s, 295/60/15s are only like 230
     
  5. Djstorm100

    Djstorm100 New Member Established Member

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    I'm not talking about a dead hook and go. Some spinning is ok I mean it is 600hp after all. Just want something sticker that has less chance of spinning or spinning as much.

    Et streets won't last long at all cruising around the weekends
     
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    turd burglar Member Established Member

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    Maybe michellin pilot sport cup 2's
     
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    slow2v GONE Established Member

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    from what i hear they last close to 5000 miles
    i have them for my DD

    any street tire for 600hp will be pointless and leave you sliding in 4th
     
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    Planeswalker New Member Established Member

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    702 RWHP and I'm using NT05s, they hook up extremely well. They are very limited in sizes though, Im running an 11" wheel with 315s. Nitto claims 15k miles, just got mine so I can't comment on life span.
     
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    BUCKET New Member Established Member

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    I have nitto 555r showing up today. No plans on trying for 1.5 60' times. All I want is the use of third gear for rolls. Have a 3.73 now, do plan a 3.27 gear in future
     
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    Don't waste your time or money with a radial tire. I have tried the Super car tire (Michelin) they handle awesome but sucked for straight line traction compared to my Toyos. The best setup for a weekend warrior is another set of rims with slicks to switch out.
    I really like the Toyo R88 and I have also heard the sister company Nitto NT05s are good.
     
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    BUCKET New Member Established Member

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    I had looked for the toyo. On back order right now. Should be available any day though
     
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    alex12gt New Member Established Member

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    For street duty i just let them spin not spend retarded money on tire just to burn up a set every summer i dun falken fk452s im impressed with what it takes nd ive got a full set of track wheels
     
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    OP, how about posting your wheel size?
     
  14. Dave G

    Dave G New Member Established Member

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    NT555R has pretty decent tread life. I got pretty good 60fts with them too. It's a good overall tire.
     
  15. Djstorm100

    Djstorm100 New Member Established Member

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    Haven't got the new rims yet. But it would be 19x 9.5/10 looking at 295-305 range.
     
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    4VFTW Well-Known Member Established Member

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    choices are extremely limited for a 19" wheel...18" or 20" and the world is your Oyster.
     
  17. truebluedevil02

    truebluedevil02 Captain Jackstands Established Member

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    ^this. 19's are the bastard wheel. Your choices will be EXTREMELY limited. Go with 18's if you want traction as they will give you a bit more sidewall. 20's if you want a killer look. I drove my buddies 12' GT with a TVS on it. It was wearing 20" F14's with 315mm Toyo R888's. It would hook well from anything over 30mph. 40mph hit it would dead hood.
     
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    It it were me, i would do 265 35 19 Re-11 front and 285 35 19 Re-11 Rear. For street duty. They run a little wide, so would easily be the equivelant of a 295 Nitto.
     
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    hmm

    Spining not winning on the street.

     
  20. Aaron@JPCRacing

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    An NT05R is what I would recommend for a good balance of traction and tire life.

    With 600rwhp your still going to blow the tires off the car though.
     

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