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Old 06-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Ok. I need some good grip tires. My current tires spin through my first two gears and a little in third. I have 315/35r17s on the rear. I don't want a crazy priced tire. But I want a good grip on a good budget. What tires do you have good experiences with?
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I'm loving my KDW2s,they grip really nice a I really have to get on it to break them loose.
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What tires are they? A 400 treadwear 315 won't get you anywhere.
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I'm loving my KDW2s,they grip really nice a I really have to get on it to break them loose.
These tires hooked great at 400hp.

I'm now on Toyo R888's and love em. Will break loose from a dead stop but quickly gain traction and just chirp the other gears.
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What tires are they? A 400 treadwear 315 won't get you anywhere.
Sumitomo htr 35z
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You get what you pay for...if you're only paying 110-120 bucks for a 315 tire it's just not going to hook. Also, if you're expecting a ton of life out of a rear tire you have the wrong car...
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I figured you had Sumi's lol. I don't think there's a person out there who can gain traction with those goddamn things...hell I even spin them from a dig and I have an auto v6

Those are about 130 each, the next bunch of tires are close to 200 or more each...you get what you pay for. If you want a decent gripping tire you're probably going to have to pay for it.
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You get what you pay for...if you're only paying 110-120 bucks for a 315 tire it's just not going to hook. Also, if you're expecting a ton of life out of a rear tire you have the wrong car...
These tires came on the car. I'm not looking for long life (would be nice though) but for a good strong grip. My last vehicle didn't have enough power to spin the tires. So I'm not sure with what to go with
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These tires came on the car. I'm not looking for long life (would be nice though) but for a good strong grip. My last vehicle didn't have enough power to spin the tires. So I'm not sure with what to go with
I extremely enjoyed my BFG KDW2's. I've heard rumors some sizes are no longer available, however. They're now on Tiff's GT and work perfect on that car.

At your power level it's an affordable tire with good wet traction, awesome wear, and awesome dry traction with some heat.
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I extremely enjoyed my BFG KDW2's. I've heard rumors some sizes are no longer available, however. They're now on Tiff's GT and work perfect on that car.

At your power level it's an affordable tire with good wet traction, awesome wear, and awesome dry traction with some heat.
Thanks. I'll look into those
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Look into nitto nt05's Both myself and a buddy have them and love them. No complaints at all about this tire wet or dry. But i'm only around 350ish rwhp too
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Look into nitto nt05's Both myself and a buddy have them and love them. No complaints at all about this tire wet or dry. But i'm only around 350ish rwhp too
From what I hear. Anything is beter than sumitomos
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Had the Sumis on my Cobra and yeah....they pretty much sucked. I would never buy them again. Once you get that sticky tire you will be "hooked" and never go cheap again.
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Using Falken's myself. I have a relative who swears by them because he runs them on his little Miata but I seriously cannot take off from a dead stop without seriously riding the clutch. Falken is DEFINITELY not a brand I'm sticking with. They came on the whip when I got her though...
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i have the Nitto 555R's on my fox. don't remember what sizes they come in though. gives me much better traction (had some BFG CompTIAs before) no more fishtailin and no more spinning through 1st & 2nd.
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