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Awesome Pic :thumbsup:
But don't buy NT555's they are very weak.
 

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I had them on my 483 RWHP Goat. Never once did they give me issues, and they gripped very well. Plus, they dont have all the crap lettering on the sidewall.
 

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My experience with NT-555's was very different.

I ran them for a few months on my WRX.
(I did not buy them intentionally, they came with a spare set of wheels I bought)
I could spin all 4 easily on a mild launch.
Also, they squeeled & slid helplessly in the turns.
Interestingly, that was in a 235 size.

Even in a smaller 225 size all these tires were much better:
PS2, RE-070, NT-01.
In a, smaller yet, 215 size RT-215 were better.
I'm even half tempted to add 205 RE-92's to the better than 235 NT-555 list.
In other words you can do a lot better than NT-555's for the money.

Nitto is a good brand so give the Invo a try.
http://www.nittotire.com/#index%2Etire%2Einvo%2Esizes
They look promising to me.
 

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I have had nitto 555 on my mazda and there were very affordable (a friend owns a shop. I got my 20's for $153 mounted and balanced). When I got my new wheels for the V he asked me what I wanted. I liked them so much I said "but of coarse". They are great tires. There are many out there that cost more but for a car that goes through tires like we do they are the best! Plus the traction they give is wonderful also.

I live in Southwest Fl. So there is no cold-hot weather changes. I know for some that makes a difference.
 

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My Nt555s were about 180 per, and they perform fine on the car as I drive it (hard). I keep them at 32 psi cold, and the cornering is fine with them. In cold weather they are eons better than the RF F1s. Still a little squirrelly in the rain, but then that might be the car itself. I was going to post a pic, but the little bits of melted tire stuck to my rear wheel wells may have dissuaded you from buying them. Not the tire's fault..
 

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So nobody wants to try the Invos?
http://www.nittotire.com/#index.tire.invo.overview

Come on, newer usually beats old, they have our size and they only cost $8 more than 555's, based on Discount Tire Direct.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?cf=false&sw=false&cs=245&pc=40369&rd=18&ar=45

I'll throw a 1 year membership (plus rep points) to the 1st person to try the Invos and post a review.
I'm getting sick of hearing about 555's. :rolleyes:
Tell you what--that will be my next set of tires. I like the fact that they're non-directional. Will be a few months still though.
 

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I've been incredibly curious about the Invo since they first launched their "reverent" web site for them (It gives you the impression that they're made from angel tears or something...).

They look wild, and the science behind them is good- it all comes down to the compound and how they hold up. If I didn't have practically new tires, I'd have them already.
 

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555's are good if it's warm and dry. If it's wet, they stink, if it's wet and cold don't even think about driving on them it's down right scary.
 

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I've ran nitto 555's on my WRX and 3000GT VR4. I also had 555r's on the rear of my old 94 Z28. They are good tires and beat the hell out of a $300 goodyear/bggoodwrench!
 
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