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Looking for the stickest street tire in 18"

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  1. Zims-mustang

    Zims-mustang New Member Established Member

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    I am looking to purchase a new set of tires for my rear. It still has the stock 18" wheel on my 2009 gt500. I have been deciding if I should go with a toyo r888 305/35/18 or mickey thompson 305/35/18. My only concern is if the car will sit a little high with the stock height. Just looking for a tire that will stick out of a dig or wont spin punching it in 2nd/3rd gear.
     
  2. Steve@BBR

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    Hoosier or Mickey Thompson
     
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    I've had both. MT is a drag radial. Toyo R888 is more of an autocross tire. It has a lower profile and a stiffer sidewall. It provides a more confident feel for everyday street driving. I like the R888 better for the street.
     
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    R888 here.
     
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    My friend has r888's and they are very loud. Sticky but loud. I am not sure if they are all like that but that is a deal breaker for me.
     
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    Mine are 315 on a 20" rim and they are not loud.
     
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    M&H. They have a 275x18 that will rip your teeth out.

    PLEASE REACH ME VIA EMAIL AT [email protected] AS OPPOSED TO PM. THANKS.
     
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    I run MT 305/18 out back on my 2007 and they really hook
     
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    These look pretty nice. anyone have them? I may be trying them next season.

    275/45R18 NEW TIRE!
     
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    Do you want a drag radial or all around tire that sticks and is good in the rain. Two very different types of tires are being discussed in this thread.
     
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    Nitto NT05R's would be my choice. I've had m/t's, they were pretty good, got 5000 miles out of em'. M&h's wont last long plus i wouldnt trust the soft sidewall as a dedicated street tire imo

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    Power and gear?
     
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    He asked for stickiest. It is. Miles? Probably 3-4k. And you don't EVER want to be on them if it's wet.

    It's a track tire you can drive to the track.

    bj
     
  14. Zims-mustang

    Zims-mustang New Member Established Member

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    550whp and stock 331 gears. I might be looking to do 373 gears. If the Toyo r888 are just as sticky as the the m/t then I'd rather get them as its gonna be a street tire. Just wanted to hear some people's opinion about the 2
     
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    ^^THIS^^

    I had R888's on my 03 Cobra and they were ok, but I actually liked Nittos on that car better. The Toyo's were good on the street, but on thet rack they left a little to be desired (car made just under 600/600) and the Nitto's weren't a whole lot better. I went 10.80's with M&H's and Mickey's and probably could have gone 10.50's with a little more practice and a stouter rear end (I was on the stock IRS).
     
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    the MT or M&H will be stickier then a r888

    the gearing makes a big difference IMO. decide that first!

    a 28" with 3.31s will cut your gearing down to the = of 3.19, IMO that will hurt your acceleration some, now with 3.73s +28" that's a good combo

    I have M&Hs on mine - 325/40/18 and they are much better then the 305/35/18 MTs I had on for a short while.
     
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    +1 to what BJ said. I have these on mine and they are very sticky. They are drag radials, but if you want traction, these can't be beat for the street.
     
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    Anyone run the hoosier R6 tires? Opinion?
     
  19. Zims-mustang

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    I don't plan on going to the track, I I did or didn't do the gears would the r888 still be the best option?
     
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    For those of us with Stock rims and gears and like the way it feels. Nitto makes their NT05R in a 285/40/18 which is the exact size tire on the back of our 07-09's now. I think that is the route I will be going.... Unless my bonus is bigger this year and I then go with some Vossen 20's. Which will be 20X10.5 and I will do the 315/35/20 NT05R's.
     

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