The new nitto 555r2 was designed to hook like a nt05r but be wet weather friendly.
Looked again and I am running Nitto 555 G2 (no traction). The second set I have are Mickey Thompson ET street R and have not tried them since the rebuild, they hooked well before the stall converter but not sure how long they will last. Maybe something in between and ok too drive if wet? I live close to work only two miles or so.
you have these on yoursHeres a link. Like I said before, they are aimed at hooking up as good as a NT05r and having wet weather capability. They came out not long ago and the price is pretty reasonable too
I don’t yet but I’ll need tires soon and that’s what I’m going with. I have nto5r’s and you can’t drive in the rain on them. You’ll hydro plane easily at 45mph. These new tires have a good tread design for water evacuation.you have these on yours
Thanks I will give them a try. I follow a lot of your post do you have these on yours?
I don’t yet but I’ll need tires soon and that’s what I’m going with. I have nto5r’s and you can’t drive in the rain on them. You’ll hydro plane easily at 45mph
Thanks again. Before he moved to Maryland Miker did some work for me and he knew these cars. I put you in that same category.
I'll say at the very least this statement is not universal. I have Bridgestone RE-11s on the GTO, bought them specifically to help with autocross. They are a great handling tire, but as a straight line tire, they suck ass. Okay with a moderate start, but try to really launch the car and all hope is lost. The best 60ft I could ever manage with them was a very high 2.2, most often it is a 2.3. Aired up or aired down, makes no difference. I couldn't even get good traction out of the hole at a well prepped track, seemed like they bite better on the street. But on the road course they were really pretty good given their size and the weight of the car.So take a look at any summer ONLY tire with a UTQG 200 or under. You will be happy.
Have you tried the Viking duel adjustable shocks?with 460-480 whp and a 3150lb curb, my mickey thompsons sucked. the only good lauch i could get on the street was with the hitmaster. Even then, it would spin when it hit peak torque or on the 1-2 shift on some surfaces. Tuning with bags and the dual-adjustables in the back helped that, but it still happened.