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Old 02-26-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Best Tires for the $$$???

I'm about to have to buy a new set of tires.. :/ Any recommendations? I don't really mind the price too much. But I need good life out of them. I'd love to have some Nittos, but idk. Just wanted to get some opinions. Thanks!
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Re: Best Tires for the $$$???

Personally, I love the BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDW2 tire.. looks badas* and has the most excellant grip!!
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The sumis are crap tires. The g-force sport is aa great budget tire with good grip and long life. I had a set of continental extremes (whatever it was called) and they gripped great in a straight line, but were **** in the corners. The yokohama s-drives are good tires too. Bottom line, read reviews, pick the best deal.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:43 AM   #6
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Get some nittos I have had the 555s and loved them and I now have the nto5r's. Nittos in my opinion are worth the money. Dunlop direzzas extremes are good tires had them on when I purchased my car reasonably affordable
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input guys. I just have to keep in mind that this is my DD. so I've got to make sure they can handle the cold, and a good bit of rain. But being in Louisiana, it may not matter that much considering it doesn't get that cold. Lol.
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I have te nittos also and they work great hook up real good. Once it warms up i run there dragradial and its amazing. U will love the nittos
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Re: Best Tires for the $$$???

I'm running Nexxen "Staggered", on my Mustang and Dunlap SP Max on my Camaro. The Dunlap did not come in the Staggered sizes, they are a little pricy, but a good, good riding tire. The Nexxen are great, no complaints at all and look "Hot as Hell".
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I'm running Nexxen "Staggered", on my Mustang and Dunlap SP Max on my Camaro. The Dunlap did not come in the Staggered sizes, they are a little pricy, but a good, good riding tire. The Nexxen are great, no complaints at all and look "Hot as Hell".
I personally have nitto 555 up front and 555r in the back...summer only car though. I did take her out in the cold rain (light rain) last week to blow her out and even though the radial spun (keep in mind i was blowing her out)I was able to keep really good control of it. Under normal driving I didn't even spin the radials
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I personally have nitto 555 up front and 555r in the back...summer only car though. I did take her out in the cold rain (light rain) last week to blow her out and even though the radial spun (keep in mind i was blowing her out)I was able to keep really good control of it. Under normal driving I didn't even spin the radials
Interesting... I'm prolly gonna do Nittos. You think 555s all the way around would work? What's the life of them?
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I run Nitto NT555 on the front and 555r on the rear. I drive my car all year long. I have gotten stuck in the rain with my drag radials and have had no problems. You just don't need to be driving like an idiot in the rain.
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Interesting... I'm prolly gonna do Nittos. You think 555s all the way around would work? What's the life of them?
I use to have nitto 555s all the way around and a set of 555R for track and I loved them. Great for everyday running around. Lasted me almost 28k miles. Probably would of lasted longer if I didn't burn em up all the time.
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I use to have nitto 555s all the way around and a set of 555R for track and I loved them. Great for everyday running around. Lasted me almost 28k miles. Probably would of lasted longer if I didn't burn em up all the time.
Awesome! Lol. I think that's what I'm gonna do! And are the 555s as sticky as I hear?
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Interesting... I'm prolly gonna do Nittos. You think 555s all the way around would work? What's the life of them?
Yes
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #16
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Imma do it then. Lol.
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Imma do it then. Lol.
Where in Louisiana are you and what size do you need. I can get you some pretty good prices, and can go over different tires with you to see what would work best for you.
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Where in Louisiana are you and what size do you need. I can get you some pretty good prices, and can go over different tires with you to see what would work best for you.
I'm in West Monroe. And I'm looking for some 245/45/17s. That would be greatly appreciated. Lol. Honestly. Thanks.
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And can I fit bigger tires on the back with my same rims? Not too much bigger. But just a little bit.
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And can I fit bigger tires on the back with my same rims? Not too much bigger. But just a little bit.
You should be able to do at least up to 275/40 on the sock rims...I have 315/35/17...but mine are on 10" rims
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My choice is bf Goodrich gforce kdws awesome tire
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My choice is bf Goodrich gforce kdws awesome tire
And why's that? Just asking.
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The tires are nice and sticky I love the way they grip to the road heat them up a bit and it's like having a drag radial and I think they look awesome
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You should be able to do at least up to 275/40 on the sock rims...I have 315/35/17...but mine are on 10" rims
Well how do I know if they're stock, I know that sounds stupid, but I have 17" Cobras(I guess?). Anybody know the dimensions?

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The tires are nice and sticky I love the way they grip to the road heat them up a bit and it's like having a drag radial and I think they look awesome
I'll keep that in mind!
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Well how do I know if they're stock, I know that sounds stupid, but I have 17" Cobras(I guess?). Anybody know the dimensions?

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I'll keep that in mind!
Measure them...
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Measure them...
Well obviously. Lol. And I will when I get home. I was jw if someone maybe knew. Lol. My bad.
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Re: Best Tires for the $$$???

Those arent stock
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Those look like 03 cobra rims, most likely 17x9, maybe 10.5 on the rear. You should be able to get a good guess by the the size tire on then now.
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Yea. I know they're the 03 Cobras. I love them. Lol. They have 245/45/17 95Ws on right now.
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