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    Question Sticky Tires?

    Whats the stuff called you can s pray on your tires to get them to stick better? cuz my launch is sucky..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fade2Black View Post
    Whats the stuff called you can s pray on your tires to get them to stick better? cuz my launch is sucky..
    VHT.
    if you dont have nittos, get a set for the rear. those tires help alot with traction
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    If you don't have Nittos....don't get them. Unless you have an A4.

    What kind of traction are you looking for?? Street? Track?
    A4 or M6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    If you don't have Nittos....don't get them. Unless you have an A4.

    What kind of traction are you looking for?? Street? Track?
    A4 or M6?
    Street
    I have Nitto 555 all 4

    M6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    If you don't have Nittos....don't get them. Unless you have an A4.

    What kind of traction are you looking for?? Street? Track?
    A4 or M6?
    why not for m6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7camaro7 View Post
    why not for m6?
    The Nitto DR's don't like shock. Much like the stock rearend. The shock of the launch kills it.
    Nitto's can do okay with an M6 at the track, but there are better tires.

    For the street, I run a 315/35/17 Nitto DR on the back. Only because the power I have doesn't work well on street tires. While smoke shows are fun, I prefer to just GO!!
    On a street tire (new 315/35/17 Sumitomo HTR Z) my car would get loose into 4th gear. 1st and 2nd gear were worthless, and 3rd was on the edge of spinning...while in gear.
    With the Nitto DR's I get loose while in 1st gear from any RPM's if I hit the gas. But you can feel it trying to hold on. I can still bark them into 4th IF I try to. Grabs very well into 2nd gear and holds through the entire gear unless it is cold.
    So...if the power is there...Nitto DR's are a good street tire that can last 15,000 miles. Other street tires won't because you will be spinning all the time.

    I was able to get 1.868 short times with Nitto DR's. Needed gears to get that though.
    1.67 with my M/T ET Radials....bogging.

    Sorry for rambling....

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    I see. I kinda got into a racing discussion thread. The thing with me is I just want much better than the average traction(for the street). I'm looking at the nitto 555(s) and they look pretty good for what I want. I've got kumho mx's and they've got awesome grip unless its cold.

    I asked a salesman today what was the difference between the tires I've got and the 555s he said the nittos will last longer, have equal grip, and resist hydroplaning more.

    Sounds like a good deal to me!

    I think I'm just going to put them on the front anyway. I have the idea that if you've got mismatched tires(front/back) like me then I put the best for hydroplaning on the front and the best for grip on the back.

    Later on when I need more for the back I'll just add the newest on the back.

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    I loved those MX's when I had them.
    Wore very fast though. Didn't have them at this power level though either.

    From what I understand...those Nitto 555's are a good tire.
    I really like my BFG KDW's on the front of mine...but I hear they aren't the best on the rear.

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    what's the best and whats the price difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fade2Black View Post
    Whats the stuff called you can s pray on your tires to get them to stick better? cuz my launch is sucky..
    I bet you just need to work on your launch technique man. I hear the tires you've got are pretty nice.

    I hear just popping the clutch at a certain rpms is not the best way to launch it. The way I know of is similar but easier on the tranny.

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    You can pay almost $300 a tire for some.

    Hard to find a happy medium of performance and price.
    Sumitomo HTR Z being the cheapest price (or close to it) $90 or so a tire
    Michelin Pilot Sport being the higher end (close to it) $300 or so a tire

    Check me out for several options in 275/40/17.

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