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Old 04-17-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Sumitomo or NITTO

Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II
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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555

buying my saleen's soon and honestly even with shipping charges. AM still beats any local options or other online sites that I would trust.

Since they only offer 3 different sets of rubber with the rim packages, I am forced really to choose from the two. Has anyone picked these tires up and is there anything I should know?

I have researched them a bit and seems like a lot of people do use the 555's
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I got the Sumitomo based on reviews and such from quite a few sites. None said anything really bad about either but the Sumitomos seemed to last longer from what everyone said and still had good grip. I have noticed a HUGE improvement over the Perelli P-Zero Summer tires that came with the Brembo package but I havent ever had the Nitto to compare. For what its worth I am very happy with my tires. And I totally agree. Got mine from AM along with the 20" AMR Black as a package
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Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II
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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555

buying my saleen's soon and honestly even with shipping charges. AM still beats any local options or other online sites that I would trust.

Since they only offer 3 different sets of rubber with the rim packages, I am forced really to choose from the two. Has anyone picked these tires up and is there anything I should know?

I have researched them a bit and seems like a lot of people do use the 555's
Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II that's what I run, they are good Imo
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did you guys buy from AM?..
how do they ship there wheels? I am sure the rims come in box's but if there tires are mounted do they just send them like that?.. wouldn't they damage easy during transportation?
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If you buy a AM combo they come mounted/balanced/filled. You literally just bolt them on.


With that said, Sumis are terrible and Nittos are overpriced. You can get some nice BFGs or Continentals from Tirerack for less and have a LOT more selection if you wanted to go with Kuhmo or General or whatever.
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Neither. The sumis suck big monkey nuts. And so do the nitos. With exception of the NTo5r's. Go with BFG's like Scotty said or the street comps. Assuming you want strictly a street tire.

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Go with the street comps
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Go with the street comps

What's the tread life on those?
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well yeah a street tire. I have a track like 10 minutes from my house. a strip.. I haven't went yet but would like to eventually as my build progresses.. I guess I could buy a second set when that time comes!.

I meant how is it shipped? are they just tie strapped together or in bags? just curious the chances of damage during shipping if I have them mounted and filled
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What's the tread life on those?

I'm not sure, I know someone that has them, but he has only had them for about 8 months, of course, it also depends how you drive.
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well yeah a street tire. I have a track like 10 minutes from my house. a strip.. I haven't went yet but would like to eventually as my build progresses.. I guess I could buy a second set when that time comes!.

I meant how is it shipped? are they just tie strapped together or in bags? just curious the chances of damage during shipping if I have them mounted and filled

When I ordered my set, it was 4 boxes. Each one had a rim and tire ready to be bolted on the car.
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perfect... I think I will order the black chrome saleen's ... just need to decide if I should get there tires or look around. ahh I just want to be able to drive my car again! hah
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Sumitomo or NITTO

Look for other tires, also, if you see tires on AM that are the size for the rims, but aren't on the package, order 4 tires and select mount and balance in the options, and AM will mount and balance them to the rims.
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Look for other tires, also, if you see tires on AM that are the size for the rims, but aren't on the package, order 4 tires and select mount and balance in the options, and AM will mount and balance them to the rims.

+1 they will mount and balance if you order 4 wheels and 4 tires, you just don't get the discounted package price. I'd go with those black chrome saleens you want and then with MT Sport Comps.
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I have the NT555's on FR500 wheels love them. My brother has sumitomo on anthracite billets I have an 02 GT my brother has an 04 bullitt both are staggered sets 275/40/17 for the fronts and 315/35/17 on the hind end. It's all personal preference! I'm sure whatever you decide to buy will look $ on your ride.
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I've got the Sumis HTR-Z II and they were ok with stock 2v power, could chirp into 2nd, but now with 4.10s I'm spinning them well through 2nd on a granny shift. As for tread life, I've got about 2-3k on them I think and they still look brand new, and that is with some autocross in them.
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Gotta love the 4.10's torque like crazy not easy to keep a light foot. Always nice to have when wanted. Not saying it's a good way of looking at it but I like to have fun here and there where there's fun there's usually $$$ but like everyone else for the most part money don't grow on trees!!
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Gotta love the 4.10's torque like crazy not easy to keep a light foot. Always nice to have when wanted. Not saying it's a good way of looking at it but I like to have fun here and there where there's fun there's usually $$$ but like everyone else for the most part money don't grow on trees!!

+1 my car will spin tires when I least expect it
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That can really make a good day take a turn for the worst, doesn't you trac control kick in?
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That can really make a good day take a turn for the worst, doesn't you trac control kick in?

Lol, I've got traction control turned off through my tune.
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One last thing, beware the AM tire sizing. They have some good sizings and some completely wonky ones. Example I always use is the S197 combo of a 255/45/18 up front and a 275/40/18 rear. That front tire is a half inch taller than the rear. GJ AM...
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Lol, I've got traction control turned off through my tune.

Don't get caught In the rain
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Don't get caught In the rain
Rain is not something to be avoided lol
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Rain is not something to be avoided lol

Traction control off+ rain = accident waiting to happen
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Traction control off+ rain = accident waiting to happen

Drift lubricant.
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okay so what tire sizes should I be looking at for
18x9 and 18 x10
275/35-18 and 285/35/18 ?
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Drift lubricant.

If you want to drift into a tree/highway median
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My traction control is eliminated in my tune also. So wicked, don't speak about something you have no clue about.

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lol man...
When its raining I usually get in look down.. traction control?.. nope don't need this!..
try it sometime lol your not going to loose control and smash into a tree lol just if you give some throttle you break loose easy. makes for a fun ride.
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I am going to double post this in hopes of some help lol
Going to be droppin like 1500 or so after shipping for rims and tires
and just want to make sure I get ideal sizes!.

okay so what tire sizes should I be looking at for
18x9 and 18 x10
275/35-18 and 285/35/18 ?
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285 will be good out back for the 10". I run 255's up front on my 9"

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My traction control is eliminated in my tune also. So wicked, don't speak about something you have no clue about.

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Tell me more about your bama tune

If you can't control a Mustang in the rain..... You probably shouldn't be driving one.
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If you can't control a Mustang in the rain..... You probably shouldn't be driving one.

It's not the mustang you have to worry about it's everybody else.

And all you have to so is press the gas down a tad in the rain to make it fishtail. I'll leave the traction control off for dry days like I usually do. Good day sir
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