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Old 02-24-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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best non DR 15" tire?

it still needs to be a regular mileage street tire but has good dry traction. is anyone here running a daily driver drag wheel/tire combo?

i'm going to trade my 17's for something more track appropriate, some prostar 15x8's and 4's.
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Old 02-24-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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possibly nitto 555's ??

they're supposed to have really good dry traction without being a DR.
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Old 02-24-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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yeah i need at least 10k miles from whatever i get, thanks, i'll look into them.
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Old 02-24-2004, 05:48 PM   #4
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yeah i need at least 10k miles from whatever i get, thanks, i'll look into them.
10k shouldn't be too hard. Depends on how many times you smoke 'em.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:31 PM   #5
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Kuhmos have lasted me longer than that, and they get good wet and dry traction, decent price too.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:13 PM   #6
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what kind of 60's did you pull with them though? (on 17's i guess?)
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I have never drag raced, so I can't tell you. Sorry.
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Anything from Michelin will last longer than most tires. They are one of a few tire comapnies that puts a milage warranty on Z rated tires and nobody beats michelin in rain technology
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i doubt my car will ever get z rated tires in the back with my 15x8's, or taking any corner above 20mph!
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I understand but just a few more dollars than the cheap tires you can have a michelin and get a longer mileage warranty than any tire on the market!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:32 PM   #11
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Corey, did the warranty cover your Michelins when you hit that concrete thing?
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:40 PM   #12
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mich's aren't cheap, where have you found good deals on them dangerdude?
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:29 AM   #13
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austin. i have a set of Yoko's on my stock wheels that are absolutly amazing. they are 225 width instead of the stock 205 and they hook great. ive had them for about 30k mi so far. so they last
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yoko? is that yokohamas?

what 60's, or have you not been to the track and used those tires? how is wet traction? what model/series?

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i used the before i did slicks, but i was cutting 2.1s before i put nitrous on my car. rain driving is fine, handling is much better than stock.

i'll have to go outside today and check the model. but theyre the widest tires the guy at Discount Tire said would fit the stock rim. $99/each 225x60x15 i believe
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i love my yoko's
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:34 PM   #17
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dang 100/tire isn't cheap, but they sound ideal.

i looked online but can't find them in sizes 275-295/??/15.

dangerdude, where is that tire size calculator? sorry!

*goes back to doing the cm to inch conversions*
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:08 PM   #18
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the widest tire you can fit on the stock 15" rim is 225


Yokohama YK420

P225/60R-15 95H B (43438)
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The all-new, all-season performance tire that delivers excellent handling, smooth ride and long wear.

Treadwear: 420
Traction: A
Temperature: A

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I had 235/60s on stock 94 Mustang rims, then had them on aftermarket 15X7 rims, no problem at all, they were Tiger Paw Uniroyal these are made by Michelin now I believe, probably not as good or as good a warranty, but good tires, speed rated S. They come with white letters which can be turned in or out. I got a set of 4 for around 300 mounted and balanced. That is with an all weather tread too. Not directional. I had two of them on my GT for a short while after I sold the Bullitt Rims, they were used and did fine for temporary, and I have a set of them in 275/60/15 on my truck now.
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thanks.

brandon i'm getting 15x8's. i'll probably go for 275's.
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That picture of my Ranger Splash shows Uniroyal Tiger Paws in 275/60/15
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thanks. i think 275 is as narrow as i'll go. i can't afford **** right now but i will have to get new tires in a few months probably.
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Did you see where Krazy Jeff was trying to sell those 15 inch 50 series BFG drag radials for that guy on the V8 board not long ago?
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no? link?
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Krazy Pony, sorry here is a link http://www.v8stangs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=76
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:56 PM   #26
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whoa he's wanting a lot still. dfwstangs.com sells a lot of stuff for a lot less, no shipping. thanks though. i can't afford jack right now though.
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ok man, I just remembered seeing that post, thought you might want to look at it.
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