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    What size side wall...

    When I bought my TA it came with good year eagles on it and they are nice and skinny...235/55r17 to be exact...im looking @ getting new tires and want no wider than 275 in the rear with probably something around a 245 or 255 in the front...my question is, what size side wall would you guys recommend? The 55's look good, but its REALLY hard to find a 55 side wall on a 255-275 tire. Pics would be a plus so I can get an idea of what im looking at...my car is running 17inch TT2's.

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    Why not run 275/40/17's all the way around? thats the stock SS and WS6 size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    Why not run 275/40/17's all the way around? thats the stock SS and WS6 size.
    I could do that...I was thinking a minute ago that since the wheels themselves arent that wide that a staggered set is probably pointless anyway.

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    Anybody run the nitto 555's?

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    the street version I believe you are asking about? 555r is the drag radial tire.

    for my SS, I run 555's on the front and 555r's on the rear. when I ran the stock wheels, they were 275/40/zr17 (17x9 rim).

    now running 17x10's and 315/35/17 555r in the rear and 285/40/17 555's in the front. I have slight inner fender rubbing from the outside of the tires when having to turn to lock in either direction. they are a good tire.

    however, if you are in a region that experiences all 4 seasons, I suggest looking into a high grade high performance all season tire. when it comes time to replace the tires on my GTO, im going to go with the following:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....+Pole+Position
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    the street version I believe you are asking about? 555r is the drag radial tire.

    for my SS, I run 555's on the front and 555r's on the rear. when I ran the stock wheels, they were 275/40/zr17 (17x9 rim).

    now running 17x10's and 315/235/17 555r in the rear and 285/40/17 555's in the front. I have slight inner fender rubbing from the outside of the tires when having to turn to lock in either direction. they are a good tire.

    however, if you are in a region that experiences all 4 seasons, I suggest looking into a high grade high performance all season tire. when it comes time to replace the tires on my GTO, im going to go with the following:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....+Pole+Position
    we do get snow and ice during the winter times...dont know how much i'll be driving the car in those conditions because I also have a truck but I will look into all season tires as well. Im getting ready to move to Nashville in the next few weeks and I know they get more than we do. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    the street version I believe you are asking about? 555r is the drag radial tire.

    for my SS, I run 555's on the front and 555r's on the rear. when I ran the stock wheels, they were 275/40/zr17 (17x9 rim).

    now running 17x10's and 315/235/17 555r in the rear and 285/40/17 555's in the front. I have slight inner fender rubbing from the outside of the tires when having to turn to lock in either direction. they are a good tire.

    however, if you are in a region that experiences all 4 seasons, I suggest looking into a high grade high performance all season tire. when it comes time to replace the tires on my GTO, im going to go with the following:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....+Pole+Position
    That is a huge side wall
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    HA! Damn. Edited. Thanks.

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