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Old 05-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Looking for good tires, help please?!

So, my tires are wearing out after only about 20k miles. I kinda tore them up at autoX so I'm only expecting another 5-7k out of them. They were Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500s in 225/55 16s. I liked them, although they aren't the grippiest in a straight line and have a soft sidewall (crappy for autoX) Any suggestions? I'm looking to stay under $600 shipped to my door. I'm kinda looking at BFG KDW2s. Help!
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Re: Looking for good tires, help please?!

I'd look into some BFG G-Force Sport Comp-2's. supposed to be stickier in the dry and better in wet.
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I'd look into some BFG G-Force Sport Comp-2's. supposed to be stickier in the dry and better in wet.
Cool! Thanks. How's the tread wear though? I'm looking for at least 30k with a little bit of autoX use... (5-6 events a year)
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Re: Looking for good tires, help please?!

Can't say for sure, but 30k is by no means unreachable. any respectable HiPo tire will last at least that long so long as you're not constantly abusing them with burnouts and you rotate them regularly
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Can't say for sure, but 30k is by no means unreachable. any respectable HiPo tire will last at least that long so long as you're not constantly abusing them with burnouts and you rotate them regularly
Well, AutoX is abuse. Haha.
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Oh cool, I'll check that out. Thanks!
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Your welcome, I got Nitto 555's from them for like $400 last year
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Your welcome, I got Nitto 555's from them for like $400 last year
Dang... Might seriously consider that. Oh, also are nitto 555s for drag racing or are they just sticky tires?
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Mmm... Or I could get these nitto nt-01s... Too bad I don't have a spare set of Tim's for racing tires.
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I've heard those invos usually only last about 10k... At least that's what I've read on here
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I've heard those invos usually only last about 10k... At least that's what I've read on here
Eh, if I got tires that only lasted that long I'd get DOT race radials...
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I'm actually considering the Bridgestone Potenza RE760s. They have awesome reviews and came out 2nd in a test (while the KDW2s came out 4th of 4...). Hmm, and only $500 shipped for a set. And they look good
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I have the Nitto NT555Extreme ZR's and I'm pretty sure their drag radials. I know they hook up great and take corners well, when it rains you kinda have to pay a little more attention
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I have the Nitto NT555Extreme ZR's and I'm pretty sure their drag radials. I know they hook up great and take corners well, when it rains you kinda have to pay a little more attention
Yeah, cause I need more cornering grip. Even my tires I have now have too soft of a sidewall for autoX...
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I have the Nitto NT555Extreme ZR's and I'm pretty sure their drag radials. I know they hook up great and take corners well, when it rains you kinda have to pay a little more attention
Just got these 2 months ago. Love em.
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Just got these 2 months ago. Love em.
Too bad I autocross not drag race. They do look nice though.
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Too bad I autocross not drag race. They do look nice though.
What size are you running?
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What size are you running?
225/55 16s... On stock wheels.
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225/55 16s... On stock wheels.
I'm running 255/45/18s
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I'm running 275/40ZR17's and they take back roads awesomely, no whistling around the hairpins or any breaking loose (unless I make em, lol) but I've never done auto cross so I don't know how they would handle
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