: Time for new tires



ak1usa
02-10-06, 12:57 PM
I'm going to put on Nitto 555 275/40 ZR18 on the rear stock wheels of the V. Has anyone done this before? if so how was the performance of these, I am sick of the low traction on the stock 245 size. Is it possible to put the 285/35 ZR18 on the stock rims? Thanks in advance for the help.

Also, does anyone have any pictures of how this would look?

verbs
02-10-06, 01:35 PM
I'm going to put on Nitto 555 275/40 ZR18 on the rear stock wheels of the V. Has anyone done this before? if so how was the performance of these, I am sick of the low traction on the stock 245 size. Is it possible to put the 285/35 ZR18 on the stock rims? Thanks in advance for the help.

Also, does anyone have any pictures of how this would look?


Those tires are crap. Do yourself a favor and get some Goodyear F1 GS-D3s for the best performance/treadlife/price combo or some Falken Azenis RT-615 for maximum performance.

The rims are way too narrow for a 285 tire. To be honest, they're too narrow for a 275 tire. Will they fit? Sure, but they'll cup a bit and you won't be able to utilize the entire footprint of a tire that size, so all you are really doing is putting on a heavier 255/265 tire.

275s will fit up front with some work, but they'll fit in the back without work.

CVP33
02-10-06, 06:56 PM
Verbs,

Nitto 555's are junk? I've heard they are slippery in the rain but a great tire in the dry. It's hard to argue with your other two statements though.

verbs
02-10-06, 07:50 PM
Verbs,

Nitto 555's are junk? I've heard they are slippery in the rain but a great tire in the dry. It's hard to argue with your other two statements though.

I've had the 555's. Mediocre tire at best. I was not impressed. I wouldn't say great in the dry, they were sufficient.