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This is a discussion on Tires within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I need new tires and I still got the stock WS6 rims, what is a good set of tires to ...

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    I need new tires and I still got the stock WS6 rims, what is a good set of tires to run. I have had Kumo Ecstas on them now, but I don't want another low profile tire.

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    What's your stock size? 245/ 50 ZR16?
    I just wonder because you chose those Kumho Ecsta tires which are almost the only choice I get here in Europe, and as I was checking on tire-rack I was overwhelmed by the large choice and availability in this specific dimensions.
    Weren't you satisfied with those Kumho tires? I'm just asking as I guess there won't be any other option for me...

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    The Kumo's were on it when I got it, they are wore out now, But the rin size is 17x10 and the tire sizes are 245/z17 I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout01 View Post
    The Kumo's were on it when I got it, they are wore out now, But the rin size is 17x10 and the tire sizes are 245/z17 I think
    should be 17 x 9.5 rim stock.

    and tires should be 275 40 17. tire rack has some nitto 555 they are a very good strret tire.

    the 555r nitto are the drag radial ones.

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    I've been trying to decide which tires to replace my stock Goodyear F1's with. The more I look, the more confused I get. I have about decided to replace them with the OEM Goodyears.

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    Don't think im pushin enough HP to be runnin DR's yet lol, bout how much do they cost per though?

    I don't even see Nitto on www.tirerack.com
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    I can't find Nitto anywhere on that site.

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    Oh yeah dumb question but do I only want those on the back or the front also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout01 View Post
    yep, i have them on my ss and my ws6 i like them. i had some other tires but they were a much harder tire, easy to spin and a ruff ride.
    so i switched to the nitto's good price and nice ride. if you can afford the bfg's those are really good, along with the goodyear f1's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout01 View Post
    Oh yeah dumb question but do I only want those on the back or the front also?
    most run the 275 40 on all four corners now. then you can rotate them front to back. as long as you don't get the drag radial ones.


    i have the 245 40 17's on the front of my ss till i use them up then going to 275 40 in front and the 315 35 17's for the rear. ( i have the 11 inch rims in the rear.)
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    Don't you have to drill out the bump stop in the rear to run 11's? I saw some bad reports on the GY F1's on tire rack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout01 View Post
    Don't you have to drill out the bump stop in the rear to run 11's? I saw some bad reports on the GY F1's on tire rack
    no i didn't i went with the 36 mm backspacing. so for my ta they look pretty good and stick out just a little. on my camaro the stick out a little more i have some 50mm ones that will need to have the bump stop removed, but will not stick out.

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    I'm still scratching my head over tire selection here, theres just too damn many options.
    I need tires that will fit on stock rims, but I don't want low profile tires. But I want something with damn good traction.

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    Do you happen to know or have a speed rating chart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout01 View Post
    Do you happen to know or have a speed rating chart?
    no sorry check a few tire sites they will have one.

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    Those F1's appear to be decent but tread life isn't expected over 20k miles, and I need something a bit more than that and not quite as expensive.

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    The tread pattern on the F1's don't look very beefy though. They look more for wet conditions and I only drive it when its dry out, unless it rains while im out.

    They are pricey but unless I find something else better soon I will probably go with them. I don't drive the car much and this is the first time in over 7 months I have, so tire life isn't too much of an issue.
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