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I would have posted this in the wheel and tire section but it was looking as if it does not get as much response as here. I am going with 315/35-17 tires. I wana know what you guys with "experience" on these tires what you think. Daily driver gonna be installing a turbo kit when I get home so the need for the wider/better gripping tires. I have not took my car to the track yet would like to but it will not be much as of now my only concern is how many miles the tires will take I dont want something that is not going to even last a year. I don't hardly ever do any burnouts maybe pull out a little hard now and then but I don't tack it up and side step it. The only thing that leans me more towards the NT555's insteed of the R's is the lifetime of the tires. If you know the average life time of each of them I would greatly appreciate it that is about the only thing to help me make my mind up!
 

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555's will likely be my next set. I forget what mileage the manufacturer rates them at, but I'm thinkin' they should wear like most street tires, so figure on a lifespan of 30-40K. The R's are rated at 15K by Nitto, and based on others experiences I think they typically last around 10-12K if you're not at the track every weekend.
 

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Forget both, go with the NT05s, basically nitto's next gen NT555. I was between the NT05s and Kuhmo Ecsta XS and am going with the Kuhmos after reading quite a few reviews.

If you're looking into drag radials check out toyo proxies tq drag radials. They have some AWESOME reviews from lsx guys with over 600rwhp and are pretty darn cheap too.
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Yeah those toyo dr are priced pretty good I just don't know if I wana go with dr to be honest I just wana good tire for daily driving and to have the traction I will probably be around 400 hp mark so nothing to crazy like a 600+ hp car don't get me wrong 400 is nice but it's not a power house either. The kuhmo tires you are talking about are pricey lol the NT05's are not much more than the NT555's I am thinking of going with the NT05's if I can see atleast 15,000 miles out of them daily driving maybe a few runs at the track. Thanks for the info guys I really appreciate it!:bigthumbsup
 

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the Kuhmos are pretty competitively priced with the Nittos. Tire rack has the Kuhmos for $212 each (315/35/17) and I believe the Nittos are around the same price.
 

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I went through a couple sets of Nitto's NT555. They hooked really nice the first couple of months then they started to suck a$$ .. maybe because I've been hard on them but whatever.

I advise you to go with either the 555r or the NT05 or simply the 555 if you don't race a lot.
 

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Well from what I am reading on the 05's don't get much more life than the 555r's I don't know I got a little time to think on it I won't be leaving here till around end of september or first of october if everything goes right. I will mostly be daily driving 90% of the time the other 10% I may decide to go to the track and see what I can get out of the car. I don't really agree with street racing but you know how that goes sometimes. I got buddys with turbo hondas and they like to talk crap to me how there 1.6 is so much more efficent then my 4.6 lol. So I guess my question is with your guys experience what would you go with with the info I just gave? I see people getting around 15,000 miles out of the 05's and 555r's so I suppose that isn't to bad considering the type of tire it is.
 

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I see people getting around 15,000 miles out of the 05's and 555r's so I suppose that isn't to bad considering the type of tire it is.
I can almost guarantee that you'll get more life out of the 05s than the 555rs. Driving style has SO MUCH to do with tire life. Not to mention the 05s will do leaps and bounds better in wet situations than the 555rs. If it were me, I'd be getting the 05s, oh wait i'm getting hte kuhmos instead:grinroll:. Unless you are at the strip at least once a month I'd get the 05s.
 

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I currently have had the 555R's and to be completely honest i have nothing but good things to say about the tire. despite what other people say. I have had the 555R's around a year and half and have bout 40% life left in them, and im getting ready to drive her to the beach for Mustang Week. Although i will prolly look into the NT05R's when i am done with the 555R's. :bigthumbsup
 

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u just ordered my nitto 555s and i'll have them on the car tomorrow but i talked to some one at American muscle they said these are there stickiest set of rubber (they didnt have drag radials in my size 245/45/17 factory cobra rims from 97) i'll repost when i get them and take it for a spin
 

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u just ordered my nitto 555s and i'll have them on the car tomorrow but i talked to some one at American muscle they said these are there stickiest set of rubber (they didnt have drag radials in my size 245/45/17 factory cobra rims from 97) i'll repost when i get them and take it for a spin
Probably because American Muscle wants your business and doesn't carry anything other than 3 types of nittos and crappy-tomos. To call 555s the stickiest set of rubber you can find is nothing other than a customer-swaying comment to make.
 

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I use to have the 555R's 315's on my Cobra and for the street they are really good. Got caught in the rain once and def want to drive slow. I have the NT05's now, 275's, and they're pretty good too. Either way, you will be fine. I recommend just reg NT555's up front but not the rear.
For being the stickiest tire...nope. The 555R's are good for the street and okay for the track. I prefer MT ET streets or the NT05R's for the track.
 

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Just to answer some questions:

1. the NT555 non-Rs are rated by Nitto at 30K mile tires and are an excellent choice for a daily driver or fun weekender

2. the NT555Rs are maximum traction tires and depending upon how you drive them, will get you 12-15K miles. The harder you are on them, the less life you will get. DO NOT get caught in the rain in these tires, it will be like sledding!

3. the NT05 non-Rs will last about as long as the NT555 non-Rs but are softer and will wear more quickly if you are hard on them.

4. the NT05R is a completely ridiculous all-out traction tire. When these are hot, watch out! You will be hooking in every gear! However, they are VERY soft and you may not get 10K miles out of them if you are hard on them. DO NOT get caught in the rain in these tires, it will be like sledding!

5. the "crappy-tomos" actually hook very well for a "no-name" street tire. All of the Sumitomos we carry are rated at 30-40K mile treadlife.


OP, if you are looking for something to be great every time you want them to be and you don't want to replace them a lot or pay an arm and a leg for them, the HTR-Z Sumitomos: Sumitomo HTR Z 17" (315/35-17) Mustang Tires at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping! will last 40K miles and at $300 a pair, that is pretty hard to argue with!
 
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