tire suggestions

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  1. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    i got a nail in my back tire and i need a new one, i plan on getting 2 new wider tires 275/40/17's cause right now i got 255/45/17, right now im thinking getting Nitto 555's, any other suggestions?
     
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    555's are nice you just won't get a lot of miles out of them
     
  3. scarface

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    I have 555's no complaints :)
     
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    Nitto 555's are great performance street tires for the money.
     
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    Nittos run small so keep that in mind.
     
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    kidding me right? im pretty sure they have the best tread life out of all the performance tires on the market. they are rated at around 15,000 miles
     
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    That's what I was saying. They have good performance but you will probably have to replace them before a year. Versus more of a street tire where you could get like 25k miles
     
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    what size are your rims?
     
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    I don't think they make cobra r's any smaller than 17x9
     
  10. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    17x9
     
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    I will be personally getting some 555r's for my girl..
     
  12. 19mustang95

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    i didnt even look at your sig until now... :comando:


    my next set of wheels will probably some BFG KDWs...they perform well and the tread pattern looks sick.
     
  13. MeanGrn Gt

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    i say get some bfg kdw's. i got them last year and am very pleased with them. I almost :'( when i light them up (emphasize the almost ;D) originally i ordered 555s but they didnt have them and so they knocked the price down the the kdw's so i got them instead. bfgs will hook better but nittos will last longer.

    nitto 555s (not 555r's) are one of the longest lasting "high performance street tire" shit i think they last well over 25k and bfg's last a little less (they are both still street tires). either will last more than a year unless you do a big burnout at every stop light or drive across the country often... i dont remember exactly what people were getting out of them but it is definately better than 15k
     
  14. CobraRed_96_GT

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    BFG KDWII's have a tread wear rating of 300, thats better tread life than my old Kuhmo Supra 712's