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Soon to order Proxes R888, any better prices?

Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by Bdubbs, May 11, 2013.

  1. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    Looks like I'll be sticking with 305/35/18's, as my rear rims are 18x10's. I'm not sure how much life I actually have left on my nitto drag radials, there down to the wear bars. Not to happy how long these have lasted, roughly 4k miles so far and zero burnouts or track use.

    Tread depot has them for 321 each, and tiresdirect is 317.98. Anyone know other places to check?
     
  2. jsonic

    jsonic Member Established Member

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    If you can maybe fit 315s I'd go 315 from tirerack. They're $299
     
  3. COOL COBRA

    COOL COBRA Hell Yes! Premium Member Established Member

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    John @ CCW priced my 305/35/18's for 325.00. I decided to get the tires from him & mounted by him, less chance of damaging a wheel. Not sure where he's getting them so the prices you mentioned aren't that out of line. I've got the 888's on my Shelby & really like them.
     
  4. COBRAGUY95

    COBRAGUY95 Freshly Squeezed Established Member

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    Same tires I just bought but in 315 , looking forward to seeing how they are.
     
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    gt347mustang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'm in the same boat. Haven't found any better prices.

    I'm torn on 305 vs 315.
     
  6. 50q's

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    I have 315 on a 10.5 inch rim, and they bulge a lot. Bulge as much as my old tires which were 335. I'll snap a few pics for you guys. BTW I love these tires, soon as they are warm they hook. And really awesome in the rain.
     
  7. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    There is no comparison in size for a 305/35 nitto 555r and the same size r888. An r888 in that size on a 10" rim is going to look gi-normous

    I really wish nitto would stop producing such ridiculously small tires for their size spec in that 555r model....does nothing but confuse people
     
  8. Iamchris

    Iamchris Shakey Snake Established Member

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    Does it have to be an R888? If you arent putting track time on them, it might be more viable to run an agressive street tire like an NT05.
     
  9. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    Well it's street only, but I'd like to get some life out of them too. Seems there's people that are getting some miles out of R888. Not sure about miles on the NT05?

    So another question then, since some say even the 305 R888 will bulge a lot on a 10 inch rim, am I better off going with there 295/30/18's? Or will that look silly? Those are only around 248.98 per tire. I'm worried how the 30 series would look.
     
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  10. TerminatorSVT03

    TerminatorSVT03 New Member Established Member

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    Just put 315/30/18 R888 on my classics (18x11) fits perfect ! I was worried about 30 series sidewall being to small but once it was mounted its actual kind of think a lot thicker then I expected. You'll love the r888
     
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    gt347mustang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Anybody run the nt05 and the r888 and care to give a review?
     
  12. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    +1, I'd like to know how much a difference there is? I know the price is a huge difference. Although with the NT05 I'd have to run a 295/35/18 it looks like.
     
  13. COBRAGUY95

    COBRAGUY95 Freshly Squeezed Established Member

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    Pics or ban :dw:
     
  14. TerminatorSVT03

    TerminatorSVT03 New Member Established Member

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    Haha as soon as I get home ill post a pic for you guys
     
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    ttype69 New Member Established Member

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    check out my vid Im super happy with my set up don't forget to subscribe if you can . there may be a deal on micky Thompson tires threw summitracing.com, I think its like 15 summit bucks but it maybe worth a look if they have your size
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  16. SVT-FI$H2088

    SVT-FI$H2088 Fi$hmeister Established Member

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    Standing by for pics also.
     
  17. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    One thing I notice on these tire sizing threads is most of the first concerns are the tire widths. Which is good. But what a lot of people seem to neglect is the tire height. Far too many times I see combos pieced together with front tires that are actually taller than the rears! It gives the car a reverse rake appearance, not to mention its actually the rear that really needs some sidewall to absorb the tq these motors throw at them. Last thing you want is a rubber band on the rear....while the fronts have a huge sidewall creating all kinds of unnecessary resistance and weight where you least want it.

    I'm not advocating a pro stock look...but at the very least the rear should be at least as tall to the fronts. I think optimum is a rear tire about 1/2" taller than the front. Sometimes thats difficult to do with the tire choices available, especially wide 18s....but there's no way I'd run an overall taller, larger sidewall front than the rear.
     
  18. TerminatorSVT03

    TerminatorSVT03 New Member Established Member

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    Here's the pics ill try for some better angles tomorrow

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  19. COBRAGUY95

    COBRAGUY95 Freshly Squeezed Established Member

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    18x10? Why didn't you run toyo r888s up front ?
     
  20. COBRAGUY95

    COBRAGUY95 Freshly Squeezed Established Member

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    It's hard to find a 315/35/18 in anything so I run 30 in rear and 35 in front, I agree it does look like a reverse rake at times. I think my 18x11 rears make it look even more dramatic too.
     

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