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SixthFloorFreak
05-19-2006, 02:59 AM
i'm getting close to having enough money to get my new rims for my Camaro, 17x9.5 and 17x11 black ZR1's, and i'm going to need a set of rear tires. i have Mastercraft Avenger ZHP's (great tires for the money BTW) on it now in 275/40-17, and i'm going to use 2 of them on the front, but i want to go with a 315/35-17 in the back. anybody know of any companies that make a street tire in that size? i guess if it comes down to it, i might run the Nitto NT555R drag radials, but i'd like to get something that will last a little longer

Beat_Dominator
05-19-2006, 03:03 AM
There are a few companies that do that size..... have you gone to tirerack,com and looked? Seems like Khumo, BFG, and Michelin had them, but I don't remember.

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 03:07 AM
i'm getting close to having enough money to get my new rims for my Camaro, 17x9.5 and 17x11 black ZR1's, and i'm going to need a set of rear tires. i have Mastercraft Avenger ZHP's (great tires for the money BTW) on it now in 275/40-17, and i'm going to use 2 of them on the front, but i want to go with a 315/35-17 in the back. anybody know of any companies that make a street tire in that size? i guess if it comes down to it, i might run the Nitto NT555R drag radials, but i'd like to get something that will last a little longer

That is one HUGE A$$ tire!!! Those NT555R's are good tires if you can afford them.... although with a tire that size your not gonna see anything cheap

Airman21
05-19-2006, 03:08 AM
i have 10.5 x 17 rims on my car with 315/35's on mine but i am running DR's for a DD but i just bought some new tires they are sumitomo 315/35 's ... if you go on to tirerack.com or discounttires.com and type in the size you want they will show you a list of tires you can buy... hope this helped

SixthFloorFreak
05-19-2006, 03:17 AM
94bronco, it is a huge *** tire, and it is absolutely a work of art on an F-Body. takes a little persuading to fit it under there, but it'll fit. i've got a buddy with a pretty hot Mustang that barely stuff a 275/40-17 Nitto DR under the rear of his car, and i run that size on the front :D

never done any tire shopping online so i wasn't sure where to go...thanks for the suggestions

Airman21
05-19-2006, 03:19 AM
yeah no problem that is where i have bought 3 sets of tires... they ship super fast too.. i orderd mine on sunday night and got them this past tues.

i run 315/35 on the back and 275/40 on the front and you are right they are sick

SixthFloorFreak
05-19-2006, 03:22 AM
example, with my dream wheels, Fikse FM5's

http://images.andale.com/f2/103/122/14257251/1129881657911_ts_01camaross.jpg

Airman21
05-19-2006, 03:23 AM
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/home.do

http://www.tirerack.com/index.jsp

SixthFloorFreak
05-19-2006, 03:23 AM
yeah no problem that is where i have bought 3 sets of tires... they ship super fast too.. i orderd mine on sunday night and got them this past tues.

i run 315/35 on the back and 275/40 on the front and you are right they are sick

didn't notice you have a Mustang...my buddy's car is a 94, so i take it the newer cars have more room under the ***?

Airman21
05-19-2006, 03:26 AM
oh yeah i know people who have put 17 x 11 on the rear... i just went with 10.5 because there is more of a rim selection... well gl with the tires... if you have any questions or anything just PM me i have had BFG DR's, BFG KDW and the new ones i just bought ... peace

Airman21
05-19-2006, 03:28 AM
actually come to think of it my friend had a 95 ( last year with the 5.0) and he had 10.5 315/35 in the rear must have change for the 95 and up ... ok i am done now lol i can talk cars all day.. peace

SixthFloorFreak
05-19-2006, 03:32 AM
good Lord! those Sumitomo's are only $107 each...are they worth a ****? its looking like those or the BFG DR's for $170 each

any pics of your car Airman?

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 03:53 AM
94bronco, it is a huge *** tire, and it is absolutely a work of art on an F-Body. takes a little persuading to fit it under there, but it'll fit. i've got a buddy with a pretty hot Mustang that barely stuff a 275/40-17 Nitto DR under the rear of his car, and i run that size on the front :D

never done any tire shopping online so i wasn't sure where to go...thanks for the suggestions

Discount Tire = My work .... shop there :naughty: haha not trying to advertise but Discounttiredirect.com does amazing work

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 03:54 AM
good Lord! those Sumitomo's are only $107 each...are they worth a ****? its looking like those or the BFG DR's for $170 each

any pics of your car Airman?

The BFG Drag Radials are nice!! I got a pair im trying to get rid of but they are WAYYY too small for you

Airman21
05-19-2006, 03:59 AM
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/610155

i dont have a good pic of the rear... but i have pics of the BFG's and my rims on there... i bought the sumitomo's because i want to save the tread on my BFG's for the track... i heard the reason the sumitomo's are so cheap is because of there tread life is like half as long as most other non DR tires... i payed something like 250 shipped for 2 of those and it only took 2 days from tirerack... yes discount tire is also very good i bought my DR's or my kdw's there dont remember which one... but i order at the same time from both places and they go there on the same day from both places so they are = as far as i am concernd

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 04:01 AM
I love the KDW's sweetest tread design I have ever seen and they hook up!

Airman21
05-19-2006, 04:01 AM
The BFG Drag Radials are nice!! I got a pair im trying to get rid of but they are WAYYY too small for you

yes the BFG's are awesome BUT the tread life on those are worse than the Nittos... i was going to get Nitto's for DD and BFG's for the track but went with the cheaper ones... BFG's grip more than the Nitto's ... but for DD i still spin with them... they only get great traction at the track and at a lower psi..

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 04:02 AM
Nice Stang BTW ;)

Airman21
05-19-2006, 04:02 AM
I love the KDW's sweetest tread design I have ever seen and they hook up!

x2 i got those for the front just because they are AWESOME in the rain and there tread last quite a while

Airman21
05-19-2006, 04:03 AM
Nice Stang BTW ;)

thank you



BTW... to anyone who goes to my link just to let you know there is a anti ricer page it does not apply to all imports just the ricers

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 04:04 AM
Well honestly it doesn't help that they don't have much tread to begin with haha... I have BFG All terrains so those drag radials are a joke to me

94bronco58
05-19-2006, 04:05 AM
x2 i got those for the front just because they are AWESOME in the rain and there tread last quite a while

Yeah if I EVER got a car those would be my top choice of tires

Airman21
05-19-2006, 04:07 AM
lol well yeah i guess it would be a joke to you...

sixthfloor- i will be getting my sumitomo's mounted on my car after the weekend so if you want me to i can take some pics and post them ...

Airman21
05-19-2006, 04:08 AM
Yeah if I EVER got a car those would be my top choice of tires

x2 i will probly stick with these they are nice... my rear has lost it a couple times in the rain but the fronts are great... of course DR's dont have traction in the rain anyway lol def. have to go the speed limit when its raining and depending on how bad you might want to drive 5 or 10 mph slower

SixthFloorFreak
05-19-2006, 08:27 AM
definitely gonna need some pics!

Airman21
05-19-2006, 08:52 AM
alright i will post them here when i get them put on and i will send you a pm to let you know they are up

jluv
05-19-2006, 09:12 AM
actually come to think of it my friend had a 95 ( last year with the 5.0) and he had 10.5 315/35 in the rear must have change for the 95 and up ... ok i am done now lol i can talk cars all day.. peace


The body style changed in 94, so they were all the same from 94-98. In fact, as it relates to the rear wheel well, I'm pretty sure they are the same all the way up through 2004.

I had 315/35/17 Nitto Drags on my 98 GT. Sweet tires. Lasted about 12k miles, though. I squeezed them onto a 9 inch wheel, btw.

Alpine CDA-9815
05-19-2006, 10:02 PM
If you are looking for a good tread life cross out the BFG DR's. I'm running them right now on my GTO, it's the best "hooking up" tire I have had yet. Though they are horrible in the rain and I mean HORRIBLE! On top of that they only last 3-6k miles.

I've also had the Nitto 555R's on the goat. They hooked up alright. I would say it's the best daily driver DR out there. It's tread life is 8-14k (depending on how hard you are with them). On top of that they are pretty good in the rain.

On top of that I've also had (still use them for the fronts) is the BFG KDW2's. They are by far the best street tire I've ever had. They hook great for a street tire and handle awesome. On top of that they are amazing in the rain. They should last 20-25k miles IMO.

I've had a few other tires on the goat as well. Though I'll only run the BFG KDW2's in the front and the BFG DR's or Nitto 555R's in the rear. With the 315's in the rear the Nitto's should almost hook as good as the BFG DR's... maybe.

marleyskater420
05-20-2006, 04:18 PM
I have the 555R's, and they arent half bad. They last the longest out of all DR's, and when my car actually runs, they work out pretty nicely.

Airman21
05-20-2006, 09:00 PM
the nittos hook alright but you have to really heat them up to compete with the BFG's...

Alpine CDA-9815
05-21-2006, 02:38 AM
the nittos hook alright but you have to really heat them up to compete with the BFG's...
Yep... really really really really really really really really heat them up :).