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  1. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    And NOT on drag radials, what tire are you using in the back? I dont really know what good tires are out now but I figured someone on here might. I dont want a drag radial because there is a chance of getting caught/driving in the rain. Im looking for a tire that:

    A) will come in a 305/315 for a 18x10 rim
    B) can handle wet application
    C) can handle or atleast do ok hooking with over 500rwhp

    I really dont mind if the car doesnt hook that great from down low but I dont want to be spinning at 60mph+ either.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ModularFan

    ModularFan New Member Established Member

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    Alot of guys run Nittos.
     
  3. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I just checked and saw all different types, any better than the others?
     
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    chrisheltra New Member Established Member

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    I use hankooks 295/45/18's on the L on 9.5" stock rims.
     
  5. HYBRED

    HYBRED That Just Happened Established Member

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    We have NT05's on our Camaro (dynoed 510) and they work really well. Got a lot of rain action on Power Tour and they never misbehaved. Before we had Invos, slightly less good from a traction POV but MUCH quieter. To add, a friend has Invos on his blown Viper and he gets decent traction. I'd recommend Invos for a DD.
     
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  6. tistan

    tistan Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I run a 245/40/18 bfg KDW with 530 rwhp. They do pretty good from second gear on. They are just a-b tires, I have drag wheels and tires for that track.
     
  7. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Look like they only come in 295 as the widest for an 18, what size are you running? How much power is the viper making?
     
  8. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They ok in the rain?
     
  9. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    im running nitto 555's, and while im not making 500rwhp, i make well over 500 ft/lbs which is what is breaking the tires loose. They hook at anything over 40mph and drive fine in the rain.
     
  10. Sinister04L

    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    The regular Nitto NT555R drag radials do fine in the rain. I had 3 sets on my Lightning covering over 30,000 miles and never once did I ever have a problem with them. They're not as unforgiving as the newer, more aggressive drag radials.
     
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    tistan Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They are just fine in the rain.
     
  12. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They felt stable? I really dont want to start a " lost control of car in rain" threads in the future you see on here because of the drag radials.

    Im not intentionally going to drive in bad conditions but the weather has be unpredictable around here. Just a few weeks ago the news said sunny weather and I drive maybe 10 miles away from home and its raining cats and dogs. Thats what im really worried about, getting caught off guard in bad weather.
     
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  13. monX

    monX New Member Established Member

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    Your description best fits Nittos summer tires.
     
  14. heypal

    heypal What? Where am I? Established Member

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    Can't help you with my car because fwd sucks. But on my friends lightning he had the 555r's and they did just fine in the rain i've had a few friends run them in fact. Another friend has nt05s doesn't make 500whp but just about and he likes them but then again its only really rained once with them.
     
  15. SVT03Chris

    SVT03Chris NASM Personal Trainer Established Member

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    I run 335 Michelin Pilot Sports. They are a great tire for a daily.

    Finding a tire that isn't a DR that will hook 500 horse is impossible.
     
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  16. lowflyn

    lowflyn Found my 03sbvert... Established Member

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    I'm running a 295/35-18 KDW2 on the rear. Last forever, awesome wet traction. Can pedal 1st and hook 2nd. You're more than welcome to take a ride or check them out anytime.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Like scott, i ran the 555R's year round on my last L and didnt have issues in the rain, they have a lot more tread grooves than most DR's
     
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    i dont they are not making the kdw2's anymore.
     
  19. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    you're going to get a 100 different answers
     
  20. ChiSVT

    ChiSVT Currently SVTless Established Member

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    I have Nittos now, but I used to have GSD3s which IMO, are the best true street tire out there. Kind of pricey though.
     

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