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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
    Trying to find a good light tire for next season as well that'll fit my new light 17x9 Apex arc-8 rims as well and be able to hold 500-550wtq...it'll be daily driven on and I've been thinking Nitto NT555R DRs 245 or 275...too small? wear too fast?
    But wouldnt DR even street version be a little impractical for daily use? I know this guy who has a highly modded Jeep and totalled it in the rain with street DR.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
    But wouldnt DR even street version be a little impractical for daily use? I know this guy who has a highly modded Jeep and totalled it in the rain with street DR.
    You can get away with it in SoCal. Cars with big power/torque will sometimes run a DR daily.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You can get away with it in SoCal. Cars with big power/torque will sometimes run a DR daily.
    Yeah. But east coast would be screwed with DR when it gets too cold or when there is snow.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
    Yeah. But east coast would be screwed with DR when it gets too cold or when there is snow.
    Yep, that's why they make winter tires.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Yep, that's why they make winter tires.
    Or all season.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
    Or all season.
    Well, they will never be as good as a compound dedicated to the application but are a nice solution for some people.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well, they will never be as good as a compound dedicated to the application but are a nice solution for some people.
    Its amazing how these ultra high perf all season tires are rated "YR"-186+mph.
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    I've driven on MickeyThompson ET Street Radials, DOT approved DRs, and in rain/wet they were fine while they weren't that worn..once worn though they were REALLY bad in the wet...

    how wide would I need to go on a PSS tire in the back to hold 500wtq properly? And how heavy are these compared to other performance summer tires out there? it'll be going on a 9" wide rear rim this time (17)...i am selling my VMR VB3 19x10" in lieu of saving weight and will be running Apex Arc-8 17x9 all around going forward...

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    PSS are great street tires, but they aren't a track tire

    I would personally take AD08s over the PSS

    However, PSS are quiet, not too expensive, and handle great

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    I have always said "Friends don't let friends buy Michelins"

    Go to ANY open track event, and look at what the top drivers are using, besides R type tires.

    They will not be on the Michelins.

    Many other GREAT tires out there that cost less, last longer, and grip better. Just check out the lap times form tires to tires and chose for yourself.

    I know that I will NOT be rolling on the MichelinsClick here to enlarge

    PS: This is NOT to say that they are NOT a good tire, but just simply over rated, IMHO and others.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mramg1 Click here to enlarge
    I have always said "Friends don't let friends buy Michelins"

    Go to ANY open track event, and look at what the top drivers are using, besides R type tires.

    They will not be on the Michelins.

    Many other GREAT tires out there that cost less, last longer, and grip better. Just check out the lap times form tires to tires and chose for yourself.

    I know that I will NOT be rolling on the MichelinsClick here to enlarge

    PS: This is NOT to say that they are NOT a good tire, but just simply over rated, IMHO and others.
    Pilot Sport Cup is a hell of a tire...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Pilot Sport Cup is a hell of a tire...
    Not arguing that point my friend, just saying that they are NOT the definitive tire on the planet.

    And at their price, Click here to enlarge

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    Personally Michelins are overpriced but great tire.
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    I love my pilot sports and have tracked them a few times. The grip difference compared to R compounds is minimal and they come up to temp ALOT faster. they have held up really well and I don't think they are overpriced at all.
    When these are done I will for sure get the new super sports.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
    Personally Michelins are overpriced but great tire.
    I used to hate having to pay for PS2's compared to others but the tires are worth it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I used to hate having to pay for PS2's compared to others but the tires are worth it.
    I never bought PS2, since there were similar all round performers at better price, but PSS is on a league of its own. Silent, good wet traction, low rolling resistance, stiff enough tire wall for lapping Ring real fast.

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    I'm debating on my next set of tires...it'll either be Nitto 555Rs or the PSS...if I ran a PSS on a 17x9 wheel in the rear, what width should i go with to have good enough traction?

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    im goin for PSS, no doubt about it. tired of "good" tires "for the money" i want good tires...

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    These are simple the best summer tyres at the moment.. no doubt... I have tested almost all A quality tyres and these are outperforming in terms of traction, cornering, noise and wear... think PS2's on steriodes.....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
    I'm debating on my next set of tires...it'll either be Nitto 555Rs or the PSS...if I ran a PSS on a 17x9 wheel in the rear, what width should i go with to have good enough traction?
    You could run a 275/40 on a 9" rim, but it's going to bulge some. I'd probably go with a 265/40, but that can also vary depending on if the tire runs big/small.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blaizon Click here to enlarge
    You could run a 275/40 on a 9" rim, but it's going to bulge some. I'd probably go with a 265/40, but that can also vary depending on if the tire runs big/small.
    Why would you think that my friend.

    That IS the exact tire and rim that I use to race my mustang on.

    That is an ROH 17x9 rim with 275/40/17's.

    It was a PERFECT match and what the tire manufacturer recommended to boot. Take a look at tire rack and click on ANY brand, and they will post recommended rim width, and them measured rim width.

    As a rule of them, the rim should equal the tires TREAD width, NOT section width.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mramg1 Click here to enlarge
    Why would you think that my friend.

    That IS the exact tire and rim that I use to race my mustang on.

    That is an ROH 17x9 rim with 275/40/17's.

    It was a PERFECT match and what the tire manufacturer recommended to boot. Take a look at tire rack and click on ANY brand, and they will post recommended rim width, and them measured rim width.

    As a rule of them, the rim should equal the tires TREAD width, NOT section width.
    Yes you can do it all day long *I ran that same size on my mustang too*, but since we loose some rigidity on the sidewall going to conventional tire is where I'd recommend going slightly smaller. You figure if the old setup was a 235/40 19 & 275/35 19 that's a side wall height of 3.7" for the front and 3.8" for the rear. Going to a 275/40 17 will bump that up 4.3" all around. Of course you can run higher pressure to help out with it some as well. In my non expert opinion, I think that's something you're going feel.

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    meh, none of these are even in the Extreme Performance category Click here to enlarge

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    i don't see why you couldn't put a 275/40/17 tire on a 17x9...i had MickeyThompson ET Street DRs that were that size on 17x8.5" Kosei K1 rims without issues but that was mostly drag strip/straight but also on the street doing many 60-130 runs and sometimes taking a slight corner fast...terrible in the wet though

    i'm not leaning towards the PSS for my new Apex arc-8 17x9 setup anymore as i've read a bunch of guys not having traction even with 275 PSS on less torque out of their N54s...

    i don't think i have a choice if i want great traction BUT to run a DR such as a Nitto NT555R...nothing else will stick enough and be somewhat driveable in the rain and dry

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    hey dzenno, the toyo proxes tq is another dr in your size. not much info on them though

    http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-tq

    same with hoosier:
    http://www.hoosiertire.com/Drtire.htm

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