Micky Thompson Street Comp VS Nitto 555s

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  1. DKblue98GT

    DKblue98GT Well-Known Member

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    My rear Nitto 315x35x17 555s are finally worn out after 30,000+miles. I am looking at a new set of Nittos but I am also curious about the MT Street comp.

    I do a lot of highway driving and and the Nittos were great for my car Good handling, good wear, I really have no complaints. I just want to see what others are having good luck with. I would also like to stay in the $175.00 - $225.00 dollar per tire range. No Sumitomo"s...

    Thanks!
    Robb
     
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    555s suck in the rain. I've read that Street Comps are pretty good in the rain. I might try out the street comps
     
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    My 555s have scared the crap out of me in the rain at 70+ a couple of times. Luckily it doesn't rain much here in NM. Discount tire is supposed to call me back on Monday with price and availability on the street comps.
     
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    My friend said the exact same thing! Hydroplaning like a mofo on the highway. MT's seem to be good in the rain. But yeah I'd rather not hydroplane on the highway lol, not fun. I might get the Street comps, 275/40 out back. Almost as wide as Nitto NT555 315s
     
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    So I ended up getting the Street comps in the rear and l liked them so well that I got a set for the front too.

    Summit was out of the 315 so I got them from Discount tire. I paid more that I wanted to but I needed them. I decided to do 275 fronts instead of the 255 that I had before.

    I got the 275 from Summit. They had free shipping so they were a much better deal than Discount.

    I'm very happy with the tires. My commute to work is 130 miles, mostly freeway. I have been driving the Mustang because it's a lot more fun than our Jetta... It rained pretty hard yesterday and the Street comps were great even at 85mph.

    I couldn't find much in the way of reviews for them but I like them better than the 555s.
     
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    I like my nittos and never had an issue with them in the rain........both the drag radials and the street tires......
     
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    how was the thread wear on the 555 on the fronts? I live in socal so it rains once every year. And what suspension mods do you have?
     
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    I had the 555s and the 555rs. Overall the 555 imo is a better buy. But. I switched to the nt05 and haven't looked back.

    I'm on my second set of nt05s. 295/35/18s currently.
     
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    I had over 30,000 miles on the 555s so I thought the tread wear was great for such a soft tire. Suspension mods are in my sig.

    I did have my car aligned when I got the tires...