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Old 05-16-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Nitto 555G2 Long Term Testing

Nitto 555G2 Summer UHP review. 500 mile report.

I was lucky enough to be selected to test the new Nitto 555G2 Summer Ultra High Performance tires.

I received the tires and installed them April 29, 2016 and have put just over 500 miles on them now. The size is 255-45x18, just a little different from the stock 235-50x18 and the small difference in size has little effect on the speedometer. The extra width of the tire though looks great from the back of the car!

These are at least as quiet on the road as my Nitto Motivo were. That set has 7/32 or 8/32 of tread so that set may have a little more road noise. The ride is very smooth. First thing I noticed, the car handles like it is on rails. Definitely better handling than before. Dodging potholes, or having to make a quick turn, the car moves right away.

I had a chance to try them in the rain and grip was still very good. Hit the accelerator getting on the highway and firm, crisp, shifts with no noticeable tire spinning.

So far I am very pleased with this set of tires. During the next review period I hope to get a chance to try them out at the drag strip to see how they do on a pass there.

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Are your rims 8" wide?
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I'm pretty sure that stock is 18x8; at one time Ford was putting 18x8.5 but I think it is changed for the last couple of model years. Nitto shows the 255 fitting from 8" to 9.5".

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I will be at the track tomorrow so will have to check inside the wheels to see if it is marked.
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Should be 18x8. Ford shrunk the width in '10 with the redesign.
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Should be 18x8. Ford shrunk the width in '10 with the redesign.
That was what I thought as well.
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I have to agree i have the nitto 555 g2 315 35 17 excellent tire and 700 miles on mine

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Update on my Nitto 555G2 tire test. I received the tires and installed them April 29, 2016 and no have just over 5,000 miles on them. I found that in order to get a better MPH on my car I needed to adjust the tire revolution per mile higher than the online sites were saying. Finally found the correct setting so that in 20 miles of driving my odometer is off by 0.2.

Now that summer is here and I am driving with the top down frequently I have noticed that the 555G2 has a little more noise than the Motivo that I was running previously. With the top up, about the same, but top down I can hear them more. Nothing annoying, just was looking for the difference as part of my review.

I had a chance to try them at the drag strip. Not as grippy as my drag radials, a little more than the Motivo or the stock Pirelli Pzero that the car came with. My impression is that they are more of a road course/street tire than a drag strip/street tire. The grip in cornering is still noticeable after 5,000 miles.

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Following this thread. So far in very happy with my nt555 g2's.


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Same here I'm happy with mine

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