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Need New Tires 275/40/17

This is a discussion on Need New Tires 275/40/17 within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; This is my sirst post so take it easy. I have Nitto 555's right now and I am not very ...

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    Need New Tires 275/40/17

    This is my sirst post so take it easy. I have Nitto 555's right now and I am not very impressed with them at the strip. I cannot cut less than 2.2 60' times. I know this is a low profile tire and if I am going to try for a good take off I should just get a set of drag slicks for my 16" wheels. But I am looking for some new tires and was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback that runs that size and has a tire combo that would hook up for me. I don't want to spend mor than $650 on a set of 4. I have a 98 M6 Z-28 Thanks

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    You sure you should be putting 275's on 16 inch wheels? I thought they got 245's.

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    I have the old 16" wheels in the garage. I have 17" wheels on the car Kinda confusing post

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    Try F-body Motorsports for tires.

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    I'm also looking for some cheap street tires right now in 275/40/18 and 245/45/17. Looks like Kumho has some ASX tires for 160 in 275 profile. That is about the cheapest I've found. The eagle G1 DS3 that I have on their now are too expensive and I'm not buying again.

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    I really like those Kumho tires, that is a great price. I hear that Kumho=traction, quick wear, where as the expensive tires like Goodyear G1s and last longer. I like those Kumhos, but they only come in 275/35, I wanted 40. 18 inch wheels with 40 profile tires already makes traction hard enough. What is WR, I think if I remember right it is as good as Z rating. I definitely can't afford the Goodyear F1s again.
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    I had Kuhmos (275/40 17s) and loved them. I corner hard, but rarely light up the rears so they lasted FOREVER (48k). I balanced and rotated them religiously, so that helps.

    Do not get AVON Tyres - they really suck handleing wise.

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    I am looking for a tire that hooks up on acceleration really good. Cornering is secondary to acceleration. How do those Kuhmo's hold up??

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    you should be getting the Nitto 555R, not the 555.
    the 555R is a drag radial tire... and is good on the street.
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    http://www.ec-securehost.com/OnlineT...ttoNT-555RDrag
    The only thing that scares me is the tread life on these tires. I know these would be the best for the strip, but I want the tires to last me more than 1 year.

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    should last 15k-20k miles depending on the amount of burnouts you do.

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