Tire selection..

Cpotts13

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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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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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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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