: Nitto Invos FTW!!!!



AlmostAV
10-08-08, 02:11 PM
Just a quick tire post. Just got some Nitto invos out back and boy do I love them. Not only do they look just plain sexy as hell from all angles. They grip the road really well, and the ride is suprisingly quiet and smooth. Anyone looking for a well priced well rounded tire these are your answer.

the size im wearing is 285/35/19

qqik4u
10-08-08, 02:26 PM
How much did they cost - I am running NT555 nittos for about 20K miles and have 1/2 tread still left and also have a track day on them. I like them but am looking for more grip and width on the ground.

CtsVrod
10-08-08, 02:37 PM
I will purchasing a set of Invo's as soon as my Sport Maxx's are toast

Ferny
10-08-08, 02:43 PM
:postpics:

AlmostAV
10-08-08, 02:49 PM
Honestly I dont have the numbers with me. But they were well priced for 19" tires with a 35 profile and 285 width.... I will try and take pics. Im not sure my camera is good enough but we will try

JD03Cobra
10-08-08, 03:04 PM
Yes pictures please!!!

onebadcad
10-08-08, 03:07 PM
The Invos get good reviews from Vette owners, I may be getting them soon on my C6, as I will save over $500 on a set of four vs. the PS2s. Price is a factor, but treadwear is higher and performance does not seem to be an issue.

BTW, Tirerack does not carry them:crybaby:.

CTSV_510
10-08-08, 03:14 PM
Invos are going to be my next mod - after the winter wheels come off. I hear only good things about them.

275/40 rear and 245/45 front.

discount tire direct has the best prices on them that I've found.

Jon
10-08-08, 03:21 PM
I'm too cool for symmetrical tires


LOL j/k :D

trukk
10-08-08, 04:59 PM
How much did they cost - I am running NT555 nittos for about 20K miles and have 1/2 tread still left and also have a track day on them. I like them but am looking for more grip and width on the ground.

I have NT555's on the front of my car (got em free...sooo...), and man do the SUCK ASSSSSSS.

Wait till you get some good tires on that thing. My tires are almost bald, so I'm going to need to get some new tires soon.

Thinking hard about going with Falken 275/35's on all four corners, with stock rims.

-Chris

rand49er
10-08-08, 06:12 PM
... Thinking hard about going with Falken 275/35's on all four corners, with stock rims.

-ChrisI'm really starting to check out these tire threads 'cause I'm looking for a new set.

Hey, Chris, probably asked you this before, but are you lowered? Can a lowered V get those 275/35 under there without minimal rubbing?

trukk
10-08-08, 11:36 PM
I'm really starting to check out these tire threads 'cause I'm looking for a new set.

Hey, Chris, probably asked you this before, but are you lowered? Can a lowered V get those 275/35 under there without minimal rubbing?


I'm not lowered, however going down to the 35 series really opens up a gap in the fender well. I wouldn;t expect it would be an issue, unless you were REALLY slammed (more than an inch or 1.5)

-Chris

AlmostAV
10-08-08, 11:44 PM
actually trukk, i rubbed with a 245/35/19 in the front, but not with a 245/40/19....kinda wierd hunh?

SS from the "Wood"
10-08-08, 11:51 PM
Hey, Chris, probably asked you this before, but are you lowered? Can a lowered V get those 275/35 under there without minimal rubbing?

Randy,

I'm lowered w/ Eibach's however I'm not sure what the overall drop height was, as I purchased my V already lowered. I'm running Nexen N3000's (good tire BTW) w/ OEM specs (245.45.18) and I'll tell you, it doesn't look like much else will fit underneath in the front of her. From what I've read, Eibach's option for springs on the front bring the car down about 1.5"...

Just my $.02

Shannon

HartmanV
10-09-08, 12:50 AM
Invos are sick, price, grip, performance, they run more narrow than most sizes
I'm runnin' 275/35-20 in the rear, look more like a 255. Anyone in the Orlando area wants a deal I'm a manager at Discount...hit me up

New to this forum thing and the lingo what is F.T.W.:hmm:

SoJersey05V
10-09-08, 12:54 AM
pics... i wanna see how this high tech tire looks on the classy V..... i wanted them pretty badly but didnt know if they'd make the V look like a "ricer"... they look great on Z06s in a 325wide!!!!! so please when you get a chance, post em up!

atdeneve
10-09-08, 06:19 AM
New to this forum thing and the lingo what is F.T.W.

Feel thy wanker.
Funky toe wad.
Furry titted wombat, for the win!

rand49er
10-09-08, 07:39 AM
I'm not lowered, however going down to the 35 series really opens up a gap in the fender well. I wouldn;t expect it would be an issue, unless you were REALLY slammed (more than an inch or 1.5)

-ChrisI'm only about 0.75" lowered all the way 'round, but even at that is seems there's precious little room between the tires (Avons in stock size) and the edge of the fender. Sure would hate to raise the car any just to accommodate a set of tires.



... Furry titted wombat, for the win!At the risk of turning this thread into a banter of best breasts, I like like 'em sans fur myself. :cool:

atdeneve
10-09-08, 09:07 AM
I like to stroke a nice tuft every once in a while. Ewww! :suspense:
http://amberface.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/ewww.jpg

CTSV_510
10-09-08, 11:12 AM
Invos are sick, price, grip, performance, they run more narrow than most sizes
I'm runnin' 275/35-20 in the rear, look more like a 255. Anyone in the Orlando area wants a deal I'm a manager at Discount...hit me up


I'm in PA, can you get me a deal?

Do they really run that narrow? I planned on going stock size up front and 275/40 in the rear, but I may have to adjust that if they're narrow. How wide can you go with Invos on a 8.5" wheel?

Maybe 275/40's all around won't have rubbing issues. Anyone done this on Invos?

JD03Cobra
10-09-08, 04:54 PM
Looks like the black V in this thread has Nitto's on it...im too lazy to host the pics.

http://ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603555&page=9

qqik4u
10-09-08, 05:24 PM
Looks like the black V in this thread has Nitto's on it...im too lazy to host the pics.

http://ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603555&page=9

Those look like the ones I have they are NT555 not INVO's. Big difference INVO are better.

onebadcad
10-09-08, 06:00 PM
Just naive I guess, but why does any tire manufacturer 'run thin', if all tires measurements are univeral in millimeters? If you sold a 275 that was 'thin', why would it not be a 265 or 255. How can you sell this without taking a beating, as your product should be consistent with the specs.

Never measured my Michelins, Toyos or GYs, but I 'hope' the width is the same as advertised on the sidewall.

Alan F
10-09-08, 07:45 PM
nobody has answered the question...and I too want to know.

Will the 275/40-18 tire...we'll say the nitto that runs thin...fit on the front too? I know an 8.5" wheel will accomodate a 275, but my 245 Toyos don't seem to have a finger's gap up front between the backside of the tire and the upper suspension/arms...???

I would LOVE to have some more meat on the bone without having to buy $3500 custom wheels!

MauiV
10-09-08, 07:54 PM
I run 275/40/18 on all 4 corners. There is a thread that got hijacked about it somewhere on the 1st couple of pages....Found it....

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/151013-rubber-strip-bottom-front-cowl.html

I did get a bit of rub on the passeger side after the bumper was reattached after the Maggie install but it was on the inside of the fender well and I have now fixed it by just making sure the liner was adjusted poperly

AlmostAV
10-09-08, 08:50 PM
I know the pic showing the tire is lame, my camera is horrible. I took the other ones too figured id post em.

trukk
10-10-08, 02:49 PM
actually trukk, i rubbed with a 245/35/19 in the front, but not with a 245/40/19....kinda wierd hunh?

That's due to the 19" rims. the CTS-V god hates anything over 18" ;)

My guess would be those were two different tire types. They all seem to run a bit different.

I had GSD3 275/40's and they were HUMONGOUS. Hell even the 245/45 GSD3's barely rubbed up front.

The Falkens I have now seem to run a bit smaller, and at 275/35 seem to fit great.


Those look like the ones I have they are NT555 not INVO's. Big difference INVO are better.

Like I said earlier the NT555's suck balls.

-Chris

qqik4u
10-10-08, 03:23 PM
Like I said earlier the NT555's suck balls.

-Chris[/QUOTE]

OK Chris - GOT IT - What do you recommend the next set be. BTW VII day - I think I will still have the NT555. But for the VIII - I will invest.

trukk
10-10-08, 04:07 PM
Like I said earlier the NT555's suck balls.

-Chris

OK Chris - GOT IT - What do you recommend the next set be. BTW VII day - I think I will still have the NT555. But for the VIII - I will invest.[/quote]

LOL, sorry Mick, I quickly read your post, and thought you said you didn't have the 555's. LOL, WHOOPS! Didn't mean to make you feel bad, although keep in mind I also have 555's up front right now (got them for free with my track rims), so I should know as well that they really do suck.

Anyway, I'm getting ready to go with some Falken Azinis RT-615 275/35R18's all the way around on stock rims. This will be my 3rd set of them, and I like them very much. They are approx $210/tire (www.edgeracing.com (http://www.edgeracing.com)). They are a great compromise tire, between price and performance, and can be used fairly effectively on the track. I had issues with mine on the track (almost delaminating), but that was because I was running a stagered setup, which made it so I couldn't rotate them. This cause the front left to get eaten up, as it gets the most wear on a clockwise road course, and was always in that location.

Their treadwear is 200, making them very sticky for a road tire. They last approximately 16k miles for me (without rotating). Since I'm going to even size this time all around, they should last longer, since I'll be able to rotate. They are good in the rain. Not as nice at GSD3's, but a million times better than F1SC's, and better than the 555's (but not by much).

I should have my new set in about a week or so.

-Chris

thebigjimsho
10-13-08, 06:08 PM
Just a quick tire post. Just got some Nitto invos out back and boy do I love them. Not only do they look just plain sexy as hell from all angles. They grip the road really well, and the ride is suprisingly quiet and smooth. Anyone looking for a well priced well rounded tire these are your answer.

the size im wearing is 285/35/19You're running different tires front to back? BOOOO...

thebigjimsho
10-13-08, 06:09 PM
thinking hard about going with falken 275/35's on all four corners, with stock rims.

-chrisboooo...#2...

thebigjimsho
10-13-08, 06:11 PM
I know the pic showing the tire is lame, my camera is horrible. I took the other ones too figured id post em.I didn't know they made tires in Plaid...

CTSV_Rob
10-14-08, 12:20 AM
That's due to the 19" rims. the CTS-V god hates anything over 18" ;)

My guess would be those were two different tire types. They all seem to run a bit different.

I had GSD3 275/40's and they were HUMONGOUS. Hell even the 245/45 GSD3's barely rubbed up front.

The Falkens I have now seem to run a bit smaller, and at 275/35 seem to fit great.



Like I said earlier the NT555's suck balls.

-Chris
Funny on the CTS-V Gods, I am already a second rate citizen with a LS2 so why not go with the 19" wheels.

The extra room on the calipers is nice and the extra width on the back is nice as well. (for a street setup)

I am runnning the 285/35/19's on the back now and I was thinking about going down to the 275's. It sounds like they could be close to the same size though if they do run a bit over size. will make it easier to make the change.

What'd you think of the traction with the GSD3's?

trukk
10-16-08, 12:25 PM
Funny on the CTS-V Gods, I am already a second rate citizen with a LS2 so why not go with the 19" wheels.

The extra room on the calipers is nice and the extra width on the back is nice as well. (for a street setup)

I am runnning the 285/35/19's on the back now and I was thinking about going down to the 275's. It sounds like they could be close to the same size though if they do run a bit over size. will make it easier to make the change.

What'd you think of the traction with the GSD3's?

Sorry for the late reply, been away for about a week.

I wouldn;t go GSD3 again. They definately run big, so a 275 in them might be the same size as your current 285. I wasn't really impressed with them, with the exception of their wet traction which was amazing.

-Chris

lollygagger8
10-16-08, 02:26 PM
+1 on the Falkens. I have the Azenis ST115's. Mine are a little smaller (245/45) but I love em. Sticky and wear well. Doesn't Tony have the same ones?

CTSV_510
10-16-08, 05:30 PM
+1 on the Falkens. I have the Azenis ST115's. Mine are a little smaller (245/45) but I love em. Sticky and wear well. Doesn't Tony have the same ones?

Tony has RT-615s, they're much softer tires that the ST115.

I was going to get RT-615s but they don't have size I'm happy with since I'm not lowered, so I'm going with Invos.

urbanski
10-16-08, 05:37 PM
http://ls1tech.com/forums/image.php?u=51608&type=sigpic&dateline=1203212425

bdawg
10-16-08, 07:02 PM
I have sport maxx tires like them alot but only get about 7000 miles then their bald.

thebigjimsho
10-16-08, 07:06 PM
I have sport maxx tires like them alot but only get about 7000 miles then their bald.I have a set with 15,000 miles and they had well over 60% tread left...

bdawg
10-16-08, 07:10 PM
I have a set with 15,000 miles and they had well over 60% tread left...

Had goodyear f1 same result all i do with my car is pretty much all canyon driving,i figure thats why?

CTSV_510
10-25-08, 09:46 PM
Has anyone been running Nitto Invos for 10k+ miles without rotating? I'm curious how many miles to expect out of a staggered setup with aggressive street driving but no tracking.