: has anyone used



odla
07-11-08, 02:06 PM
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?yr=2004&c=1&sw=false&cs=245&pc=40230&rd=18&vid=008855&ar=45

NT 555 Extreme Performance
245/45ZR-18 XL 100W


how well are they? noise? how long do they last in 50% hard driving? Good in the rain?

trukk
07-11-08, 02:32 PM
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?yr=2004&c=1&sw=false&cs=245&pc=40230&rd=18&vid=008855&ar=45

NT 555 Extreme Performance
245/45ZR-18 XL 100W


how well are they? noise? how long do they last in 50% hard driving? Good in the rain?

I inherited a set of these on some track rims I bought. My other fron tires were toast so on these went.

They seem fine in the rain. Performance tires they are not. They have a tread wear of 400, which sucks. I actually had to switch my front tires to the rear at summit in the rain, because these were understearing SOOO bad.

If you are just looking for some cheap tires, performance be damned, then these are a fine choice, if not, look elsewhere.

-Chris

qqik4u
07-11-08, 03:55 PM
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?yr=2004&c=1&sw=false&cs=245&pc=40230&rd=18&vid=008855&ar=45

NT 555 Extreme Performance
245/45ZR-18 XL 100W


how well are they? noise? how long do they last in 50% hard driving? Good in the rain?
I have been running these for the last 15K miles I like them for all around fun. I also used them in the Track, but being a novice in the first ever V day I would not know the difference in performance to regular street tires (I would listen to the Track GOD Trukk:D). But overall I like them, but I am thinking next set would probably be the PS2 and a bit wider in the back if possible -

You get what you pay for

Mick

Drago
07-11-08, 10:03 PM
I also inherited a set. If you are looking for a decent all around tire and a relatively low cost they are a good option. If I recall the treadwear rating is 300 on these and they are not as sticky as PS2's, etc I have also heard good things on the Goodyear F1 all season if that is your bag. They have a 400 treadwear rating but still provide reasonable grip. They were not readily available when I bought tires or I would have tried them out.

concorso
07-11-08, 10:53 PM
I had these on spare wheels for autoXing, and was disappointed. If I had inherited the I might not have found them as bad tho. :) They had a lot of understeer for a high performance tire. Im not sure youd notice it on the street, tho.

Remember, too, a treadwear rating of 400 from X company doesn't necessarily mean the tire will last longer then a tire with a 300 rating from Y company. If thats allready known, then just cal me Cap't. Obvious. :)

Bueller
07-11-08, 11:29 PM
I liked these on my G35 on the street. I didn't track them but they did wear better, and stick less than my PS. Rain was good. I will buy them again. Street yes, track no.

odla
07-14-08, 07:51 AM
how good are the ps in the rain?

type911
07-14-08, 01:37 PM
I have had a few, Sticky they are not. Spin city my friend. I would look at the Falken 452's Love the tires.

v10boost
07-14-08, 10:32 PM
Hey if you are looking for Nitto or toyo tires. Give radialtire in silver spring maryland. I got really good deal there for my nitto tires.

www.radialtire.com

301-585-2740

vegasVowner
07-15-08, 02:40 AM
Don't get the Falken 452's as mentioned above. They seem great till you put 10,000 mi on them. Mine have gotten real bad for road noise. I think I read where some other guys had this same problem.

Maximusthefarmer
07-15-08, 02:54 AM
I got a set of staggered Nitto Invo's for 760 total...pm me if you are interested and I will dig up the site where I got them I can't remember it offhand..but for your tires you should be able to do much better and they are great tires (so far I do not have a lot of miles on them yet)

odla
07-15-08, 08:07 AM
Don't get the Falken 452's as mentioned above. They seem great till you put 10,000 mi on them. Mine have gotten real bad for road noise. I think I read where some other guys had this same problem.

So what do you have on your car right now? thanks for the info.