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Old 07-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #21
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I have NT05 in mind because it's good in the rain (from reviews) and that's crucial where I'm located. CW, what's your wheel specs and tire sizes if you don't mind?
Front:
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #22
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Front:
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275/35/19 NT05 (I've ran 275/30/19 as well...the 35 profile are bigger)
is that the setup you took to the road course? if so, how did you like them and will you run those again or something else?
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #23
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is that the setup you took to the road course? if so, how did you like them and will you run those again or something else?
Been running this setup for a year, on my second set of rears in this size...both roadcourse events (Streets of willow and Las Vegas). Loved it
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #24
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It was in mine, there were a number of contact points on back side
Yes because of your Offset. correct offset and there would be zero body modding needed.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #25
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Front:
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245/35/19 NT05

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275/35/19 NT05 (I've ran 275/30/19 as well...the 35 profile are bigger)
Is there a reason why you didn't go wider such as a 285 tire?

To general crowd.. I assume everybody is staggered instead of a squared setup?
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #26
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Best tire for straight line is MT ET street. Currently running Nitto 555. Mine is stage hpf 2.5 making 700whp. I have solid traction in second with minimal spin with MTs and slightly less traction with Nittos, but they last a bit longer.
How did you like the NT555 in the curves? I recently purchased a set for my car, and I hear they are good high hp application tires, however I heard nothing about them in the twisties.

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Old 07-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #27
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Is there a reason why you didn't go wider such as a 285 tire?

To general crowd.. I assume everybody is staggered instead of a squared setup?
285 isn't available in 19"
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #28
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No, with lower offset u make serious contact with outer edge of well/fender and or sticking out behind the car with 305s. I had multiple other offsets. Doesn't work.
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No, with lower offset u make serious contact with outer edge of well/fender and or sticking out behind the car with 305s. I had multiple other offsets. Doesn't work.
I have a set of 305/35/18 MT ET II's on 18x9.5et33 and they fit perfectly when I was at stock height and now that I'm lowered they fit with fender rolling...nothing modified on the inside.
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So would any of you NT05 users say that they are good spirited driving tire as well.. like curves and bending roads along with going straight/60-130 pulls??
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #31
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So would any of you NT05 users say that they are good spirited driving tire as well.. like curves and bending roads along with going straight/60-130 pulls??
I use it everywhere...60-130 is perfect on this tire given proper conditions (warm and good road surface). It's not godlike in the corners like an R888 Rcompound tire is but it does very well and alot of people use NT05's on the track.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #32
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Here we go again... LoL
Since I've personally tried more tires and sizes than most people here on my 600+ whp than most here let me shed some light on the subject.
Here are tires I've tried. I'll rate them from 1-10
10-Mickey thompson et street 2 305/35/18. Handles surprisingly well and they have over 5000 miles on them. The best of te best going straight
9.5-Toyo r888 275/35/18. Best non drag radial tire by a long shot!!!
7.5-8-Re-11 285/30/19 really really good tire
7-Re050a 275/35/19 really liked this setup but wore fast
7-Dunlop star spec in 18's surprisingly good
5-Ps2 285/30/19, 275/30/19 good for a stock m3 lol
2-Toyo t1r were crap
2-nitto invo were crap

Also If you're running 19's you HAVE to run a 35 series sidewall rear tire. It helps a ton.

That being said on my drag 18's Im gonna try the new nt-05 R drag radial in 285/40/18 since I like to run 0 camber when drag racing and the 305 mickeys rub a tiny tiny bit.

For road racing or just daily driving 275/35/18 r888 square setup. My car is a beast around corners, straight line, or even highway roll ons. This is my favorite setup but just so damn expensive. This is also my gtr kill more lmao.

For my 19" bling bling setup I am gonna try the 275/35/19 nt-05 since I can rotate the tires left and right (unlike the re-11) to make them last longer and they are really cheap to begin with

Now all that said and done if you want traction all the time (cheap tires, balding tires, rain, etc) get the proefi traction control.

How about this for traction? First gear to 4th grar pull on balding re-11's at full power!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=9zJKXcuaULg
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #33
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Here we go again... LoL
Since I've personally tried more tires and sizes than most people here on my 600+ whp than most here let me shed some light on the subject.
Here are tires I've tried. I'll rate them from 1-10
10-Mickey thompson et street 2 305/35/18. Handles surprisingly well and they have over 5000 miles on them. The best of te best going straight
9.5-Toyo r888 275/35/18. Best non drag radial tire by a long shot!!!
7.5-8-Re-11 285/30/19 really really good tire
7-Re050a 275/35/19 really liked this setup but wore fast
7-Dunlop star spec in 18's surprisingly good
5-Ps2 285/30/19, 275/30/19 good for a stock m3 lol
2-Toyo t1r were crap
2-nitto invo were crap

Also If you're running 19's you HAVE to run a 35 series sidewall rear tire. It helps a ton.

That being said on my drag 18's Im gonna try the new nt-05 R drag radial in 285/40/18 since I like to run 0 camber when drag racing and the 305 mickeys rub a tiny tiny bit.

For road racing or just daily driving 275/35/18 r888 square setup. My car is a beast around corners, straight line, or even highway roll ons. This is my favorite setup but just so damn expensive. This is also my gtr kill more lmao.

For my 19" bling bling setup I am gonna try the 275/35/19 nt-05 since I can rotate the tires left and right (unlike the re-11) to make them last longer and they are really cheap to begin with

Now all that said and done if you want traction all the time (cheap tires, balding tires, rain, etc) get the proefi traction control.

How about this for traction? First gear to 4th grar pull on balding re-11's at full power!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=9zJKXcuaULg
I know it may been beat to death with this subject, but once everybody has put their input and gathered info.. I want to put it on the first post so that ppl don't have to read thru pages of threads.

With that said, thanks for the detailed info on tires you have tried.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #34
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No, with lower offset u make serious contact with outer edge of well/fender and or sticking out behind the car with 305s. I had multiple other offsets. Doesn't work.
I cant believe your arguing about something alot of us have done. I was the first to run the 305 and I didnt mod my body at ALL. and I run zero camber and my offset is 33. doesnt rub on inside or outside and does not stick out of my fender its almost perfectly flush but a tad inside
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #35
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I cant believe your arguing about something alot of us have done. I was the first to run the 305 and I didnt mod my body at ALL. and I run zero camber and my offset is 33. doesnt rub on inside or outside and does not stick out of my fender its almost perfectly flush but a tad inside
what suspension?


fwiw ...the nt555 315/35/17 i just bought are not a good cornering tire without some serious suspension. i never had issues with 19"s .. and ive ran as tall/wide as a 285/40/19.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #36
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Get r888s and be done with it. IMO the perfect street tire. Drove my car in the rain a few times as well and never had problems.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #37
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Just get some Hoosier A6s. LoL. Just don't ever drive on any wet roads.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #38
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Seems like the Toyo R888 is the PERFECT tire for track and street (no rain), but that's if you want to spend the dough.

From what I gathered, MT's are good for drag racing.

Nitto NT05s seems the winner for both worlds: street and track and does well in the rain. Perfect for the daily driver.

Haven't heard much from RE-11 users, but it sounds like a decent tire although the the price is a little on the higher side.

Anymore input on Nitto's 555?
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #39
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The MT's are actually a great tire for daily driving also. If money was a concern and i wanted maximum traction I'd personally use them for a daily driver over the R888 and they will probably last just as long if not longer than the r888. And in my experience the MT is waaaaaaaaaaay better in the rain than the R888.

RE11 is a good tire but they are almost as much as the R888 and not as good so they are a pass for me. The only reason I tried them is I picked up a used pair with half tread life left for $150. I figured for that price I'd try them.

I've also tired the nitto 555 and they are crap. Not even close to being in te same league as the other tires we have been talking about. Don't waste te money.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #40
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For what it's worth my experience driving with MT ET Street II's has not been as good...they feel like I'm driving on inner tubes and actually don't seem to hook very well for me unless I've warmed them up considerably...not good at all around the city imo.
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