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Old 03-09-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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I was wondering what you guys thought about the nt05 tires, not the R but the regular ones. I recently purchased a set of 305-35-19 in this tire and had them on for about 5k miles and they were toast after 5k miles. The tires had great traction but they developed a bad whining sound with highway driving and it also developed a flat spot which created a pulsating hum at speed. I had a lot of tread left but they were cupping already after 5k. What are your thoughts on this? My camber was on the aggressive side but was still in spec with oem. It was set at -2.0 in the rear. Factory pp calls for -1.5. Thoughts?


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Do the S550s have an adjustable rear toe link? If so, check your toe angle. I have had a lot of trouble with my toe angle getting knocked out by the lovely roads around here (we set it to .25 degree out, then three months later, it is 1.5 degrees out, causing the inside inch of the tires to fall off). I have had to toss three otherwise good sets of $1400 "street tires" to this.
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Do the S550s have an adjustable rear toe link? If so, check your toe angle. I have had a lot of trouble with my toe angle getting knocked out by the lovely roads around here (we set it to .25 degree out, then three months later, it is 1.5 degrees out, causing the inside inch of the tires to fall off). I have had to toss three otherwise good sets of $1400 "street tires" to this.

I'm not sure but I should be good to go now. I also added slightly more camber in the front vs rear to compensate for understeer. So far, the handling is pretty neutral compared to the stock setting that general induce understeer.


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the NT05 is just not a true daily tire unless you can accept these type of things. I have not had but have rode in and know some who have. They are really just barely legal so tht you can drive to track IMO. I am thinking aobut getting them for traction as I spiritedly drive around town but I am getting race tires/wheels for track.

Even the INVO which I had are pretty noisy although I did get about 15,000 or so on them.
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the NT05 is just not a true daily tire unless you can accept these type of things. I have not had but have rode in and know some who have. They are really just barely legal so tht you can drive to track IMO. I am thinking aobut getting them for traction as I spiritedly drive around town but I am getting race tires/wheels for track.

Even the INVO which I had are pretty noisy although I did get about 15,000 or so on them.

I've had 25k miles on invos before and they were tolerable as far as noise even at 25k. I think the nt05's would have been fine if they didn't develop a flat spot. The flat spot created resonance in the cabin that was just crazy. I wonder what caused the flat spot.


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Mine are somewhat noisy compared to stock. That said, with my cobrajet setup and 275's, they're a blessing. Yes with the 373s, it's a challenge in first, but doable with a bit of concentration and experience. Great tires if you ask me.
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