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Old 07-07-2016, 03:01 AM   #1
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Anyone else try NT555 G2 tires?

I just ordered a pair of these for my rear tires, wondering if they're going to live up to the hype Steeda gave them.

I really wanted NT05 tires, but when I requested 275/40R19 Nitto told me to pretty much get bent

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You can go bigger I have 305/35/19 nt05


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Old 07-07-2016, 07:52 AM   #3
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On stock PP wheels with guaranteed no issues with warranty?

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The nt05r is in my opinion the best street/strip tire on the market. Well worth the money


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I have the 555 G2. Good street tires. Not enough grip though for the drag strip compared to drag radials.

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Ok cool, I'll ask them about the tires Wednesday then, ty

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Did you find out more about your tires?


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Yeah I did, they pretty much told me no matter what I do, unless I bought the factory and size pirelli zero tires, I am going to pay for any repairs directly caused by the new tires...
BS if you ask me, but the 555 tires were already on order when I posted so I'm stuck with them

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Old 07-08-2016, 06:34 PM   #10
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I'm running the 555 g2 all around 315 in the rear they work very well

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The issue I'm trying to eliminate here with tires is wheel hop, my 98 never did it, why should my dream car do it lol

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Tigerstang have you looked at your suspension for wheel hop I definitely do not have any most of the time wheel hop is suspension related

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Tigerstang have you looked at your suspension for wheel hop I definitely do not have any most of the time wheel hop is suspension related

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Yeah, I've got a few more pieces to buy to eliminate it, but my stock tires are worn now, so I wanted to replace those first

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Yeah, I've got a few more pieces to buy to eliminate it, but my stock tires are worn now, so I wanted to replace those first

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Tire's no matter what but beef up that suspension to get rid of wheel hop

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Tire's no matter what but beef up that suspension to get rid of wheel hop

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Already did the Steeda bushing support system and the differential bushing kit, next on my list is the subframe connector kit that bolts to the differential cradle

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Anyone else try NT555 G2 tires?

In my case tires helped wheel hop more than any of my other parts. I did the tires first thing after the supercharger


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I my case tires helped wheel hop more than any of my other parts. I did the tires first thing after the supercharger


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And I've heard that more often than not, so if the 555 G2 doesn't work out, I'll buy the NT05s in your size next

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Honestly the Michelin as3+ will out perform this tire. It's a good tire, and I actually tested them prior to the release date, but at the end of the day...it's a nitto and it's not that great.

The nt05 is a good tire if you don't mind only getting about 5k miles before they sound like plastic tonka truck tires.


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I just ordered a staggered set. Should have them on by next week.


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Still waiting for mine to show up as well, I'll be sure to post my b review after a few days of use

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Yeah I did, they pretty much told me no matter what I do, unless I bought the factory and size pirelli zero tires, I am going to pay for any repairs directly caused by the new tires...
BS if you ask me, but the 555 tires were already on order when I posted so I'm stuck with them

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How would tires cause damage to your vehicle? Sounds like they want you to buy from them.


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Old 07-12-2016, 07:49 PM   #22
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Added grip means more torque on your half shafts, differential, etc. Expensive pieces I don't want to pay for

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Anyone else try NT555 G2 tires?

Is it a stock engine? I don't see a stock motor with a bigger set of this causing damage to those parts. But maybe I'm wrong.


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Is it a stock engine? I don't see a stock motor with a bigger set of this causing damage to those parts. But maybe I'm wrong.


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Bone stock, not even a tune. But since when do you buy a car with a warranty, if you don't think anything will ever break?
I don't think the axles will break the first time I launch the thing, but I don't need to give them excuses for me to be paying 700/mo for a broken car...
Call me a little more paranoid than most, but I don't have $2000 sitting around for the Ford racing axles.

Any dealer you go to will tell you the same verbiage, but it's clear as mud. "If the modification directly causes the damage, the effected parts will be repaired at cost to the customer"
Technically, even just putting in bushings could "directly cause the damage" even though if anything, stiffening the rear suspension for wheel hop elimination will result in LESS hard torque to the axles due to them not constantly getting snapped tight and loose again.
You know?

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Old 07-13-2016, 04:54 AM   #25
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as far as wtty fears (paranoia) If your dealer covers a bone stock car under wtty you've got a good one.

fwiw I do my own service (except wtty stuff) but I make it a point to go in and buy oil filters from the dealer I would bring it to for wtty work and I say "hello" to sales & service every time to make them my friends. A good bit of wtty work is determined the relationship between you and the dealer.

side note: just under one week left of my 5yr/60K powertrain wtty.
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as far as wtty fears (paranoia) If your dealer covers a bone stock car under wtty you've got a good one.

fwiw I do my own service (except wtty stuff) but I make it a point to go in and buy oil filters from the dealer I would bring it to for wtty work and I say "hello" to sales & service every time to make them my friends. A good bit of wtty work is determined the relationship between you and the dealer.

side note: just under one week left of my 5yr/60K powertrain wtty.
I purposefully bring it to them myself for oil changes. Now tires, etc. I'll probably end up doing my own brakes, but I have good rapport with the sales manager. But his workers change like every time I'm in there. I also do double the amount of maintenance required lol every 5000 miles, not every 10 and yes I too did a break in oil change

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Tires went on yesterday, and at first impression, I'm not very impressed. There's a huge noticeable difference in contact patch, but the pirelli zeros had a much stronger sidewall. Personally, I like that in a tire... we drive 3800lb cars, you gotta have a solid sidewall.
The Nittos ride pretty smooth, they are quiet but idgaf about noise, I don't drive a Mercedes for a reason... they look a lot more aggressive than the pirelli, but I feel like the pirelli was a lot more stable side to side.

One thing I will say though, is that the Nittos have really solid straight line grip. Feels like a lot less parasitic loss to the wheels. But personally, I care about lot more about cornering. I hope after a few hundred miles the tires will stiffen up some on the sides and ride a lot straighter. Will post updates later

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Tires went on yesterday, and at first impression, I'm not very impressed. There's a huge noticeable difference in contact patch, but the pirelli zeros had a much stronger sidewall. Personally, I like that in a tire... we drive 3800lb cars, you gotta have a solid sidewall.
The Nittos ride pretty smooth, they are quiet but idgaf about noise, I don't drive a Mercedes for a reason... they look a lot more aggressive than the pirelli, but I feel like the pirelli was a lot more stable side to side.

One thing I will say though, is that the Nittos have really solid straight line grip. Feels like a lot less parasitic loss to the wheels. But personally, I care about lot more about cornering. I hope after a few hundred miles the tires will stiffen up some on the sides and ride a lot straighter. Will post updates later

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Hmm mine grip like nobody's business straight line and in the corners too maybe yours need to broken in a little

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Hmm mine grip like nobody's business straight line and in the corners too maybe yours need to be broken in a little

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What is the P.S.I set at?


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What is the P.S.I set at?


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36psi all the way around

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Tires went on yesterday, and at first impression, I'm not very impressed. There's a huge noticeable difference in contact patch, but the pirelli zeros had a much stronger sidewall. Personally, I like that in a tire... we drive 3800lb cars, you gotta have a solid sidewall.
The Nittos ride pretty smooth, they are quiet but idgaf about noise, I don't drive a Mercedes for a reason... they look a lot more aggressive than the pirelli, but I feel like the pirelli was a lot more stable side to side.

One thing I will say though, is that the Nittos have really solid straight line grip. Feels like a lot less parasitic loss to the wheels. But personally, I care about lot more about cornering. I hope after a few hundred miles the tires will stiffen up some on the sides and ride a lot straighter. Will post updates later

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You get what you pay for. Nitto's are not a track tire. All nitto's except the nt05 have soft side walls.


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You get what you pay for. Nitto's are not a track tire. All nitto's except the nt05 have soft side walls.


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So would you recommend spending the money on the Michelin super sports?

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So would you recommend spending the money on the Michelin super sports?

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I purchased a pair of nt05's because I wanted to save money, and 4 weeks later I bought mpss's. So...I ended up spending way more than I originally would have if just got the mpss to begin with. At the end of the day, they're about $300 more for the set, but it's a phenomenal tire.

I actually recently purchased some Michelin pilot sport a/s 3+ tires and they grip just as well as the mpss in a straight line. The side wall isn't as stiff, but its much better than every nitto street tire except the nt05.


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Good to know. Everything I saw online was "the Nittos are so loud" I personally don't care about noise and comfort in a tire.
My problem is, the NT05 doesn't come in 275/40R19. The dealership is looking into if it's gonna mess anything up if I go to 305/35.
I know mechanically, nothing will be severely affected, BUT the S550 GT Performance package comes with specially tuned EPAS, stability control and traction control. If changing what the electronics are supposed to read messes with the system, it's a good possibility you could actually LOSE handling performance.

There are only 3 tires out there as far as I'm concerned worth a damn in my size.
The pirelli zero
Michelin super sports
Nitto's NT555 G2.

I'll probably be replacing the 555 G2 before they wear out and I'll just sell them and buy the Michelin and try them.

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