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Old 08-11-2016, 08:50 PM   #1
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Need tire advice, need to be able to hook!

Next week I should be close to 600 rwhp, so I'm going to need some new rubber in the back. I'm running regular NT555 right now, and they already spin all day even at 450 rwhp until I hit third.

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I'm mainly thinking about either NT555R, NT05R, Proxes R888, or M/T ET Streets. Any other suggestions? I will be putting 8-10k miles on per year so tread wear needs to be decent-ish. I don't mind buying tires twice a year, but any more than that is too much. I also don't need to dead hook in first on the street or anything, if they can hook from a 15-20 roll that is fine.


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R888 will do ok, just very pricey. 555R would probably be your best bet for what you are looking for. In my experience the ET Street requires decent heat to hook.

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ET Streets will hook decent but tread life blows.

I had 555R's on the Shelby and they weren't that great at 540rwhp. Still spun in 1st and 2nd, but then again they were half used up already. I have heard they last better than the others you listed.

I'd guess your best bet would be the NT555R's for an all around tire. Maybe NT05's. Not sure how much I'd trust those in wet conditions though.

At that power level, it's tough to get a tire that will do EVERYTHING, so you'll have to compromise a little. Just don't buy Invos, they suck.

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