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Old 05-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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I have an issue (tires)

I still have the stock 20" tires with 25000miles on them. The rears are now bald and cord starting to show on driver rear.

I need to replace the rears but hate the stock tires.
I have about 620hp/550rwhp. (Turbo)
I need a good tire to get traction. But not at an astounding price.
I heard of some 555r's but know little about them
It is only a daily driver during the spring Sumer and fall. It gets stored when it snows.

Please help I need to get them this weekend. I need to know what tires, size, everything. I want to use the stock 20" rims.
Please help.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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Good info in the Wheel/Tire forum:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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General G Max AS 03 , All season and last much longer than p zeros, grate tires !
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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i went with the continental extreme contact dws. mine is also a dd.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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I replaced the stock Pirellis with the Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas from forum member, OHIO SPEED. So far dry and wet traction seems comparable to the P-Zeros but they seem to be wearing better. I didn't know the sizes either, I just called and they knew what I needed for stock rims.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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Tons of tires here http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index....=true&index=xx

You may find better prices elsewhere but this site will provide lots of tire info for you. I've also heard Toyo and Cooper has very good tires for Camaros at good prices.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #7
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Did someone really just suggest all-season tires on a 620 horsepower setup? Wow.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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I went with BFG G-Force Sport Comp 2 Tires. Better wet and cold traction than pirellis, tire life "should" be better too.

I say "should" because laying down a layer of rubber when taking off is very easy to do in these cars.

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-...2/tire-details

But, they only cost me about $230 per tire.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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Toyo Proxes here, hopefully last longer than the 25K Pirellis they replaced. Good traction and quality for the $$$
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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If you are putting down those kind of HP numbers, a switch to wider rears may be in order.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:18 PM   #11
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Did someone really just suggest all-season tires on a 620 horsepower setup? Wow.
That's what I said. Don't really need a cold/snow tire.

I am going to switch to a wider tire just can't right now.
List of upgrades I have to get first.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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Is it just me , but I think getting 25k out of a set of summer tire is pretty good .
Considering how much power he is laying down ?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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Try getting More than 7k with motorcycle tires.
Granted they cost slightly less..just saying 25k miles ain't too bad.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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If you plan on keeping the car spend the money and get a good set of tires.I have the Continental DWS and they handle and ride great.Remember you get what you pay for.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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brother i hear ya..................

I just ordered 275/40/20 Nitto nt555R should be installing them mid week next week, outstanding price also, once i get them on , i will give a shout out to the shop...........

as you can see i am a smidge under 600/600 i know these might last this summer( hopefully the whole summer)

I will let everyone know what they are like with a setup like mine
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #16
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Is it just me , but I think getting 25k out of a set of summer tire is pretty good .
Considering how much power he is laying down ?
I like to burn them and yes I got my money worth out of them. The fronts are still in great shape.

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Try getting More than 7k with motorcycle tires.
Granted they cost slightly less..just saying 25k miles ain't too bad.
My busa that I had made it 3000 miles before the rear tire needed replaced. Yes I said 3000

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brother i hear ya..................

I just ordered 275/40/20 Nitto nt555R should be installing them mid week next week, outstanding price also, once i get them on , i will give a shout out to the shop...........

as you can see i am a smidge under 600/600 i know these might last this summer( hopefully the whole summer)

I will let everyone know what they are like with a setup like mine
I have that same turbo setup at 5.2 psi. And that is the tire I am thinking about going with.

Thank you all for your responses.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #17
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Nitto 555R Drag Radials, same size as the stock rears.

Great in the rain.

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #18
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Going to order the nitto's 555r 275/40r20. the cheapest I found is $319 a tire (from a local shop). Not bad price but has anyone got them cheaper than that? I don't mind paying that price but why should I if I could save a few $$$.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #19
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I love the vredestins, just hit 19k on them with numerous autoX days and a track day. That being said, my CBR's tires would last one track day and I'd put them on the wife's bike. Shoulders would be chewed through but the centers would be untouched!
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