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Old 10-04-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Staggered wheel question.

So I've been looking at AM for a staggered set for my GT found the ones I want but am stuck on which tire size and brand to get. I'm lowered on Eibach Sportlines stock isos and choices are between Sumitomos, Nittos, Falken. Pros? Cons? Suggestions?
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Well what are you looking for out of your tires? Performance , tire life, etc.
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I have nitto 555's and I love them good grip and not bad in the rain and good staggered look

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So I've been looking at AM for a staggered set for my GT found the ones I want but am stuck on which tire size and brand to get. I'm lowered on Eibach Sportlines stock isos and choices are between Sumitomos, Nittos, Falken. Pros? Cons? Suggestions?
I didn't have luck on Nitto555 they were like bald tires to me , my Nitto INVOs are pretty good

If I could id get mickeythompson drag radials
They last a lot longer than Nitto drag radials
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I got the sumitomo tire kit with my 18x9/10s. They work a lot better than i thought they were going to. 3k launch and i'll bog the engine instead of spin like i used to. They aren't going to have super grip like DRs will but they are an all around good tire, and they look pretty good imo.
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Well what are you looking for out of your tires? Performance , tire life, etc.
More performance. It's snows and rains where I live but its normally sits and I have a extra set so not worried at all but something that performs very good and has a good life span for a DD in the summer
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I have Sumitomos on my current setup with 255/40/17 in the front and 275/40/17 in the rear.
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Don't get Nittos if you are going to drive in weather below freezing, PERIOD. They actually have a manufacturer's warning against "storing" them in cold weather so that would mean outside in freezing weather too. I had great luck with Sumitumos on my last Mustang. Cheap, decent traction, good life, good wet weather etc... Between them and Falkens and Pirellis honestly go with the cheapest one. DEFINITELY get the AM mount/balance/nitrogen fill all at once to save you a trip to and possible goobering by a shop.

I'm in the middle of getting my 98 ready to assume the DD duties I always knew were coming for it. Currently has Nitto 555s on it and I'm probably going to put it on jackstands soon, pull them, sell them and then buy new wheels/tires. For staggered sizes the sizes they have on AM will be fine even for a lowered car. Generally its a 265 up front and 315 out back as far as width. For a more flush look 255 is good although the brand of tire you get will make a difference in size somewhat. Nittos run REALLY narrow for example.
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TIRES

Just be aware, that not every company has the same tire sizes. Example: my Staggered Set, not every company has those number sizes.

Sorry about that: My sig line does not have the tire sizes on it.
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Like I said Nittos run narrow lol. I'd just get the cheaper Sumitumos. Good middle of the road tire, not great in any area but good in them all. With 10 or 10.5" wide rims in the back and a NA 2V you should not be spinning much unless you just rev it up to redline and dump the clutch.
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