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Old 09-11-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Looking for tires.

It's time for tires on the SS. I'm at 17,500 miles now. Choices seem to be limited still. What I want is either the Nitto Invo, Toyo Proxes 4 or the factory Pirellis. I can get the Pirellis for less about $195 each and the the Toyos for $176 each. I haven't been able to find the Invos yet to price them.

Anyone know where to find them in DFW?
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Dude, I have 12k and freaking hope I have to buy new tires at 17.5. Are you lighting those puppies up at every light?
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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Dont, Dont!!!!! I piss myself off.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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Dude, I have 12k and freaking hope I have to buy new tires at 17.5. Are you lighting those puppies up at every light?
Nope. I haven't lit my tires up once. They were at about 5/32nds on the rear before my trip to Vegas and I put 2600 miles on them during that trip. I usually like to buy tires when they get around 4/32nds. I can probably make them last until 20k.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:20 AM   #5
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Damn it. Well that sucks, I need to start putting dimes in a jar!! Good luck, sorry I cant offer any help because I havent researched tires yet. But it is on my list now.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:13 PM   #6
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I just rolled past 16k and looking to do the same. I haven't really started the hunt for tires yet, but it will be happening soon. Will be keeping an eye on this, if I come up with anything will let you know as well.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #7
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Hi, I have 25,000 on my originals, and thought they might last a bit longer. So, how exactly do you measure the 32/nds on them, or do I need to go to a tire place for the measurement. I didn't want to do that because I figure they will automatically tell me I need tires.

I have heard a commercial about using the head on a penny. I will go try that and see if I can see the head. Anyway, please keep your posts up regarding the tires you get prices on, and what you go with. Good luck!!!
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
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Hi, I have 25,000 on my originals, and thought they might last a bit longer. So, how exactly do you measure the 32/nds on them, or do I need to go to a tire place for the measurement. I didn't want to do that because I figure they will automatically tell me I need tires.

I have heard a commercial about using the head on a penny. I will go try that and see if I can see the head. Anyway, please keep your posts up regarding the tires you get prices on, and what you go with. Good luck!!!
You measure them with a tread depth gauge. They're cheap and should be available at all auto parts stores.


Tread depth of the stock tire is 10/32nds when new. So, I'm at about 40% tread left at 4/32nds. State Inspection requires 3/32nds I believe.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. I'll check into it further.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #10
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I recently put on hankook ventus st's got them for 189 mounted and ballanced. Great tires so far quiet and sticky not too soft.

I am right at 17K with no burnouts at all just driving.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:06 AM   #11
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I have 19,500 on mine so far they look great, against the penny head test.
No burnouts just daily driving.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:23 AM   #12
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I have 25k on them...and I wanted the INVO's...apparently I am going back with the stock Pirelli's because no one can get the freakin INVO's!
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Well the mileage keeps growing so I feel a bit better. Keep us posted.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:06 PM   #14
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I am at 22,217 and my tires are still good.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:12 PM   #15
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I've only got 3500 miles on mine so I've got some time but I'm sure they aren't going to make it to 20k. I don't burn out daily but I do occassionally find a back street to lay down a pair of S marks in the street.

Before headers and tune the S marks were only about 6' long.....now they are about 15' long. I know I'm eating away the tires but I'm also having fun which is part of the reason for buying the car.

BTW: Check with ADM Performance. He use to have some stock take off tires he was trying to sell.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #16
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I have 25k on them...and I wanted the INVO's...apparently I am going back with the stock Pirelli's because no one can get the freakin INVO's!
I'm pretty sure I saw them on tirerack.com, I'll go check to see if I can find the page to link...

Found it at Discount Tire Direct (Free Shipping)......

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...010&vid=016070
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Tirerack doesn't carry the Invo's and a call was placed to discount tire and they had none!
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:38 PM   #18
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Tirerack doesn't carry the Invo's and a call was placed to discount tire and they had none!
Discount should be able to order them. I had to order 1 Invo from them for an SRT8 Charger that we had and they were able to get the tire in about a day for us.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:20 AM   #19
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National back order on the rears....YEHAW....I went with the OEM's again so I can get the Invo's next year after I wear these out.....
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