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Old 11-05-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Any experience with Nitto NT555's?

Just wondering if you guys had any experience with the NT555's. I'm trying to decide on a new set of tires in 245/40/18, and I was just wondering if any of you have run the NT's for awhile, and have any feedback. My RT-615's are shot, and I'm looking to save some cash this time around, but I don't want to sell myself short.

NT555's good, or bad? Whats with Nitto as a company? I couldn't find anything concrete upon searching. Should I just stick with a new set of RT-615's? The difference is about $100, and I could use it.

EDIT: Just wanted to add something. Wet traction is not an issue - I have a daily driver for inclement weather and snow. The new set of tires on the STi is going on now, but I probably won't take the car out again until this coming spring.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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As much as I'd love to save the money, I just can't see myself throwing Sumitomo's on my car. Yes, the reviews sound great, but I'm still not convinced. Every other bit of reading I've done says Sumitomo sucks, so I dunno. I apppreciate it though, as I've added a new tire in the lineup to consider.

As for the original question, who has run some NT555's, and do you like 'em?
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:30 AM   #4
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those nittos are garbage and......well...nah...not worth the effort
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:19 AM   #5
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Nitto 555 = junk. The only Nitto's worth using are the NT-01's, but those are R-Comps. If you're looking for cheap, check out the Falken FK452's.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:02 AM   #6
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As much as I'd love to save the money, I just can't see myself throwing Sumitomo's on my car. Yes, the reviews sound great, but I'm still not convinced. Every other bit of reading I've done says Sumitomo sucks, so I dunno.
The HTR Z IIs were awesome for the money. The IIIs look even better.

Before passing judgement on Sumitomo... you should know that they're the same company as Falken and Dunlop. Fine tires all around.
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The HTR Z IIs were awesome for the money. The IIIs look even better.

Before passing judgement on Sumitomo... you should know that they're the same company as Falken and Dunlop. Fine tires all around.
Interesting. Well, what does Falken and Dunlop include in their tire designs to garner such a higher price - there has to be something, no? Or is it just because of the "brand name"?
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Falken tires are cheap, it's not like they are Yokohama.
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Falken tires are cheap, it's not like they are Yokohama.
I'd agree, but Falkens in general have a great reputation, no? I always get compliments for running the RT-615s.
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I'd agree, but Falkens in general have a great reputation, no? I always get compliments for running the RT-615s.
...but the 615 is NOT anything close to a 'mainstream' tire.

I had the HTRz II and they were good tires, all around....but they got LOUD...mostly due to a bit of feather edge....but....the new ones, if they perform the way that TR says they do......for the $$$, they will be VERY hard to beat
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