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    555r enough?

    Will the 555r hold with my mods, or should I go with Et Street Radials? It looks like people aren't getting better than a 1.8 60ft with the nittos.

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    I see you have the same problem i have

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    Go with DR's and you will be happy. Pure hookup on hot pavement.

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    BFG DR's.

    Nitto aren't enough...ET Street DR's are to much.
    You are looking for a street tire?? Or just a track only tire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    BFG DR's.

    Nitto aren't enough...ET Street DR's are to much.
    You are looking for a street tire?? Or just a track only tire?
    I prefer to run them all the time rather than changing for the track. That's why I was considering the nitto, but I realized that the nitto might not be enough sticky for me. Why are the et streets too much? Just to be clear I am talking about the et street radial, not the et street that is a drag only tire.

    I'm not talking about this one:

    But this one:

    I have heard good things about the BFG DRs, I guess it's between the BFG and the ET street radial now?

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    You will hook on those M/T's.
    Problem...they don't last very long. Wear is horrible.

    I cut a couple 1.8xx short times on the Nittos. M6 car.
    I can't wait to try out my M/T's.

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    im going this way also, AFTER a 12 bolt swap i feel if i hook up it could spell disaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    You will hook on those M/T's.
    Problem...they don't last very long. Wear is horrible.

    I cut a couple 1.8xx short times on the Nittos. M6 car.
    I can't wait to try out my M/T's.
    have you run on BFGs? How do they compare to the M/T? I think it would be smart of me to accept a little less traction to get a llittle better wear. I'm not willing to settle for the Nitto though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    im going this way also, AFTER a 12 bolt swap i feel if i hook up it could spell disaster
    I effed the paint on teh front of mine earlier, so I hope I don't kill the rear or tranny quite yet, I'm gonna repaint the whole car as my next project. The beauty of the auto is that we can load up the drivetrain on the line instead of slamming it all on the rear at once like an M6 does, so I'm not too worried about it. Hell, ed is still running his rear, autos don't tear em up like the M6s do

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    I have never ran the BFG.
    Been beat by cars running them. They hook. I would think that is a good tire for you.

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    I will look into them. I don't put an huge amount of miles on the car it isn't my main source of transportation, but I do like to drive it when I can. I may have to look at putting nittos on for DD and getting another set of rims for something stickier, I dunno yet. That would be the smartest thing, but I don't want to do it that way.

    Anyone that has iny input on mileage expectations of BFGs and ET streets, chime in.

    Thanks for the help guys

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    On Nitto 555R's, I can get 1.59 60 foot times with LT headers, 3:42's, fipk, predator tune, 3400 fuddle stall, magnaflow catback, stock suspension with Bilstien shocks and sub frame connectors.

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    i went 1.709 with the 315/35-17 555r with the black car and 1.750 on 245/50-16 555r with the white car.

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    Dang, and I thought my decision had jsut been made easier. Were these times with monsterous burnouts or what? This is the first I've heard of such good 60ft times with the Nitto. It looks like the best times are with more sidewall and/or 315s. I really am street minded, not for racing, but I like to cruise when I can and I don't wanna go too sticky and wear em out real fast cruising

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneBADDz View Post
    Dang, and I thought my decision had jsut been made easier. Were these times with monsterous burnouts or what? This is the first I've heard of such good 60ft times with the Nitto. It looks like the best times are with more sidewall and/or 315s. I really am street minded, not for racing, but I like to cruise when I can and I don't wanna go too sticky and wear em out real fast cruising
    Very large burnout at 18 PSI.

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    Oh and if you didnt see my sig that is with a 3600 stall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onyx_rock View Post
    Oh and if you didnt see my sig that is with a 3600 stall.
    I have one of those

    Those 15s probably helped a LOT

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    I ran 275/40/17's BFG DR"s and loved em. I will be running em again soon on this car. I never got to go the track with those so I couldn't tell you my 60 foot but let me tell you this. I raced a 400 rwhp T/A m6 in my 01 SS a4, stock except the lid and subframes, from a stop light during lunch one day. As soon as that light turned green I nailed it, he nailed it and I beat him, well to 100 anyway. Pure hook up, no spinning at all. They lasted longer than expected as well.
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    That is right...Nitto DR's can hook pretty good with an auto.

    I always think M6.

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