Tire selection..

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  1. Cpotts13

    Cpotts13 Well-Known Member

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    I am stuck between 3 tires and was wondering of anyone could give some insight on them..

    I have a 03 mach 1 5 speed and want good traction.. I had sumitomo htrz3 on my previous mustang and they couldn't hook for shit.

    So my choices are:
    Nitto nt555, hankook ventus rs3, or sumi htrz2. they would be rears 285/35/18..

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    Nitto
     
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    I figured that would be the popular opinion. The only reason I ask about the rs3 is tire rack has them on sale at 167 a tire.

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    As for the other two options... Skip on the Sumitomo. I hate them all. Junk. I can't really speak on the hankook because I've never ran them before.
     
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    I don't think any of them are all that great for traction. Decent summer tires but not great.

    I'm guessing price is an issue or at least important.
     
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    I just got the nitto 555s and love them so far! Can't comment on wear yet of course, but they ride and handle great!
     
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    I love my 555s
     
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    I really like my RS3s.

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    Sumitomos suck. theres a reason they're so cheap...
     
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    Hankook tires are under-rated by Mustang enthusiast and that's a shame because they are a very good tire.
     
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    Most of my Nittos wore fast and traction got shitty pretty quickly.

    I have the Invo's on now because I just wanted to try them out and they looked different. They are amazing in the rain and surprisingly good in dry cornering.
    Not as good as my Goodyear GSD3's that I had prior but not much is on the street.
     
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    Yeah price is a factor. I'm not looking to spend 300+ on a tire mostly because it would be an overkill for a mostly stock mach. The rs3's that I am talking about are on tire rack and are the ones with the 160 tire wear.. I don't know if that means they won't last long.



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    tire rack shows a version 1 and version 2 for the Hankooks.
    Version 2 has a 200 UTQG rating.
     
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    the 555s seem to dry rot quickly, between those three I'd give the Hankook a try.
     
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    I'm looking at the 160 rating because they are on sale..

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