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Old 08-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #81
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First thing was first, I used a high pressure water hose to get some of the bugs off the the car. The masking tape helped a little bit but still managed to get on the car. Sneaky bastards. Also, today I went straight to my buddy's tire shop and mounted Nitto NT05 245/35 and 275/35. These tires have been great with no traction issues so far. Michelin Super Sports held up really well surprisingly, but not ideal with my found power
How 'not ideal' were the PSS? Wheel spin in just 1st and 2nd?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #82
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How 'not ideal' were the PSS? Wheel spin in just 1st and 2nd?
Well in any street tire you will have wheel spin 1st and 2nd. When I tested the NT05s out in 2nd pump/pump and meth, I had no wheel spin. As far as the PSS, I would spin in second on pump and I would spin in 3rd on pump and meth. Let's just say on race gas, I was getting a little squirrelly at 120mph in 4th gear.

Don't get me wrong, the PSS would have done great for awhile until the thread starts to wear down. I love the PSS tires before when I was NA, but now the car has doubled its power.

People on the forum such as CW recommended the Nitto NT05 as the best "street tire." It obviously handles well in dry roads, BUT also in the rain which was crucial in my area. Most summer performance tires don't perform well in rain.

Bridgestone RE-11s were recommended as well but are too expensive compared to other great performance tires. So in the end, I went with the Nittos. I will have a full review once I drive around more with them on. I would also need to try them out on race gas
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #83
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Just bought a new set of NT05s and they are incredible! I can hook in second gear when my tires are warm enough.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #84
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:41 PM   #85
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Moarr pics. Changed up some things. Went with the all black look with kidney grills, corners, and gills. Stay tuned, videos will be uploaded at some point. Still haven't found my first victim haha























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Old 08-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #87
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What size spacers are you running with that setup?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:19 PM   #88
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Haha, nice man .... She is looking good in the new pictures. So traction is all good with the NTs on pump and pump+meth?
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What size spacers are you running with that setup?
Running 15mm spacers up front and none in the rear. I had 12mm spacers but I rubbed everywhere. I'm selling my 12s btw if anybody wants them.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #90
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Haha, nice man .... She is looking good in the new pictures. So traction is all good with the NTs on pump and pump+meth?
Traction is all good . Although, race and meth hasn't been tested.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:44 PM   #91
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Running 15mm spacers up front and none in the rear. I had 12mm spacers but I rubbed everywhere. I'm selling my 12s btw if anybody wants them.
I'm running 15/12 as well. You hink that setup would work with 15/10?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #92
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I'm running 15/12 as well. You hink that setup would work with 15/10?
Well, I was rubbing before with the super sports since they are meaty. It probably can clear with the 15/10 setup. For sure 8mm in the back. For some reason, it looks fine without spacers in the rear.
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The Gap in the rear Isn't really that bad if you think about it. I still rub a little once and a while with 12 so 10's may work for me. But in the grand scheme of things 10mm wont make much of a difference in the looks side of things... I think the front OEM offsets are horrid lol.

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The Gap in the rear Isn't really that bad if you think about it. I still rub a little once and a while with 12 so 10's may work for me. But in the grand scheme of things 10mm wont make much of a difference in the looks side of things... I think the front OEM offsets are horrid lol.

Car looks great! You can get away with 10s for sure without rubbing. Maybe on big dips but that's all. Btw my rears are cut and sealed.
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Car looks great! You can get away with 10s for sure without rubbing. Maybe on big dips but that's all. Btw my rears are cut and sealed.
I'm rolled and slightly pulled, I'm going to look into having them cut while I'm having my bumper repaired.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #97
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Car looks great noel!
Thanks man. Appreciate it. I put on clear corners yesterday and there's more of a contrast, which I like a lot more. Too many combinations to choose from though lol
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I want to get amber corners. I was digging the ambers on yours with the oem reflectors.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:47 AM   #99
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I want to get amber corners. I was digging the ambers on yours with the oem reflectors.
I have the part numbers if you need them.

Here's some pics with clear corners and a new shot with the NT05s. Love the tires.





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Old 08-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #100
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