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Old 10-13-2009, 01:19 PM   #21
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where is a good place to buy from? i'm looking on tirerack.com and they don't have them listed. i want to compare them to the bfg g-force t/a kdw2.
These will outperform the kdw2, but won't last as long.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:21 PM   #22
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any idea on where to get some for the best price?

i went half performance and half economy on my last set, but i think i'm ready for a set that leans towards performance.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:19 PM   #23
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how long are those nittos projected to last?
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My set of NT05s lasted me ~9k miles and they were pretty much bald after that. I did 2 small road course events, and about 10-15 drag strip passes, plus street driving.
I have 1 track day and 3K miles on them and they hardly look worn. Alignment and usage is going to vary the life but I would expect to get 12-15K if not more out of them base on the wear so far. That seems more than reasonable for an extreme performance street tire.

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Old 10-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #24
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I think the question was already asked but I wasn't sure what the answer was.... do they come in a 225/45/17 or a 245/40/17... and do u know how these tires would stack up against the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs? (and what their poundage is like haha 26 pound tires slow my car down)
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I have been reading up on these tires on many different forums and apparently in one of the subie forums they did actually say that the Dunlop Z1 Star specs are still a better tire... and that one of the race teams went from the dunlops to NT05 then back to the dunlops because they were struggling with the NT05s
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The Dunlop Z1's are a great tire and a lot of race teams use them.
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i saw that they sell the front sizes for the stock m3 19inch wheel but no the rear i believe they are 255 blah blah blah...let me know where to find a complete set for the fronts and rears
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #29
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I have been reading up on these tires on many different forums and apparently in one of the subie forums they did actually say that the Dunlop Z1 Star specs are still a better tire... and that one of the race teams went from the dunlops to NT05 then back to the dunlops because they were struggling with the NT05s
Thats why you should run the Nitto NT01 or the the Toyo RA1 for your street ride. The grip
level for both of these goes way beyond the Nitto NT05. Most people don't know this but they are the same tire, out of the same factory. Just the tread
pattern is different, the Toyo RA1 is a little bit more expensive but you can flip the tire on the rim. Nitto NT01 is a little cheaper, but you can't flip it on the rim. The RA1 is the best out of the bunch in the rain. The reason you want to flip them on the rim is because of wear problems & cupping, flipping them extends there life span.
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i saw that they sell the front sizes for the stock m3 19inch wheel but no the rear i believe they are 255 blah blah blah...let me know where to find a complete set for the fronts and rears
Why not upsize, I think the stock sizes are a little small. I'm running 245/35-19 front and 275/30-19 rear.

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