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Old 03-04-2019, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by neutron82 View Post
hard to say, without doing burnouts or spinning them you could probably get 5-10k out of them depending on your driving style... using them on 11" wide wheels



I had a similar experience to Water Walker, I only drive mine in good weather but got caught out of nowhere by a storm once and it was like ice skating on 40mph side streets lol... barely taking off from a light the tires were spinning and making the car skate, I couldn't even do 20mph so I just pulled over and sat it out... I would avoid water with the et street s/s if possible... the nitto nt05r does much better in water compared to the s/s but still use caution... I have used nitto invos up front in the past and those do fine... when they wore out I switched to hankook ventus v12 because I wanted a Y rated tire and I like them on my daily, the invo was a Z rated tire
Thank for the reply, up here in NE Ohio that ain't gonna work out. Lol. I'm really wanting a bit more sidewall in back, I have Michelin PS2s right now in 305/30-19 on 11 inch CCWs. I have to have a tire that can at least get me home in the rain an was hoping to get a bit better traction with ~620 rwhp. I'm not looking to hook first, but more traction in second and the top of 3rd would be nice.

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Old 03-04-2019, 09:08 PM
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try the nt05r, it will handle your power but does better than the s/s in rain... I ran the 305/35/19, they are also quite a bit cheaper I think I paid around $250 each
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by neutron82 View Post
try the nt05r, it will handle your power but does better than the s/s in rain... I ran the 305/35/19, they are also quite a bit cheaper I think I paid around $250 each
Thx again!

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Old 03-07-2019, 04:13 PM
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Only you can answer which tire is best. A street tire or R compound tire for me because I love the twists and doing a pull. The only real down side to R compound especially for those of us that live in colder climates, they take high speeds to get them warm and they cool quick. Most times a good summer extreme tire like Michelin SS, are better. But I also will get home and take the car for a ride and don't want compromises from a DR. IMO, run a good street tire and buy a cheap set of wheels such as 17's ,and throw on a sticky DR. With a floor jack and a cordless impact gun you can swap out based on your mood in 15 minutes.

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Old 03-10-2019, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Darion View Post
That bad huh, freeway or side roads at like 35mph? What do ya run up front to help clear the way?

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Nitto NT05

Very happy with the tire when dry...Like Neutron, it isn't common and I avoid rain, but I just got caught in a storm on the way back from picking up the car. It was the only time I have been in rain with those tire. Would not do it again. 20mph and still sliding around.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:13 AM
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Hmm, Iím trying to decide myself on this topic. 345 30 19ís, car is street driven and usually just highway pulls, but looking to try and get some traction in second...(a bit over 600 rw)...

nt05 or r88rís or???... I do get stuck in rain from time to time, basically drive car to work whenever I can... was ready to pull trigger on the nt05, but the thread is swaying me otherwise.

Really dont one do much twisty stuff, but do test my off ramp...

thoughts?
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:53 AM
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NT05's and NT05R's are totally different tires. NT05's are 200 treadwear with a hard side wall while NT05R's are drag radials with 00 treadwear and a soft side wall.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SmoothFRC View Post

nt05 or r88rís or???... I do get stuck in rain from time to time, basically drive car to work whenever I can... was ready to pull trigger on the nt05, but the thread is swaying me otherwise.

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You definitely won't be happy with the NT05's. That is a 200 treadwear tire. For the guy with a bone stock Corvette, sure, why not, but with 600 at the wheels you'll break them loose on the highway. Good luck hooking from a stop. R888R's are 100 treadwear. NT05R's are a 00 treadwear "drag radial" tire with a soft side wall to increase your initial roll out footprint size to improve straight line traction.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:35 PM
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Anyone with a sports car owes it to themselves to try a brand new set of R888's or R888R's at least once. It's a perfect sports car tire for the street. Soft compound with great handling and they can hook relatively well in a straight line. They're a good starting reference point. If they don't give you the traction you want in a straight line, then you need to figure out how to get the largest drag radial under your car that you can manage to fit.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:04 PM
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Sorry, I meant the nitto drag radial.

Anyone have any luck with the r888rís at the strip? Not looking for 1.3 60ís out of them, but could they get you a 1.6-1.7?
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SmoothFRC View Post
Sorry, I meant the nitto drag radial.

Anyone have any luck with the r888rís at the strip? Not looking for 1.3 60ís out of them, but could they get you a 1.6-1.7?
The 345/30R19 is the same size as what I have. I'm also interested in the r888r and I've found that a lot of Viper owners run that tire and size... from what I've seen they really seem to like them for how well they handle and hook up.
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