Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-09-2018, 08:59 PM   #1
johnnyjon77
 
Drives: black coupe 2SS RS
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: los angeles
Posts: 7
Tire talk! And lack therof

Man.. Iím not having a good time finding tires
In my vette it was so easy , s-04 pole positions or mpss all day long.
My Camaro is 2013 2ss, 20 in stagger setup
Keeping stock fits
My options are -
Nitto 555g2
Firehawk Indy 500

What the eff?.. how can that be it?
The oe are the same price as mpss and donít come anywhere near it performance wise, so Iím not into the pzero
And I do max summer only 24/7

Am I missing something ?
Mostly I look for a rock sidewall and sticky soft compound

The 555ís are at my shop, Iím trying to find something better
The NT05 loooked like the ticket, but they donít make the fronts
johnnyjon77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 09:56 PM   #2
14ssrs6man
 
14ssrs6man's Avatar
 
Drives: Summit White 2014 2SS/RS 6spd
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Hancock, WI
Posts: 349
What about Firestone.... Thought the Firehawks were getting good reviews for summer tire...
__________________
Your car must be very fast! You were haulin' ass when I passed you!
14ssrs6man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 10:27 PM   #3
bkevind
 
Drives: 2013 2RSS 1LE
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Austin
Posts: 348
What tire sizes are you looking for?

What do you want from your tire?
bkevind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 10:37 PM   #4
johnnyjon77
 
Drives: black coupe 2SS RS
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: los angeles
Posts: 7
Neither of you read very well..
johnnyjon77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 11:25 PM   #5
WVracer
 
WVracer's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS LS3 M6
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West by God Virginia
Posts: 134
Honestly, you don't need super sticky fronts, unless you are into autocross.. I run 315/35/20 NT555 on the rear and bridgestone 275/45/20 on the front, and I like the NT555s so far. They are relatively cheap, sticky, and they have a treadwear of 320, which is about as good as it gets with performance summer tires. You might just have to get different wheel sizes....
__________________
2011 IOM 2SS LS3 M6- Injen CAI, TSP 1 7/8 longtube headers no cats, ported and polished TB, Hurst short throw shifter, Diablosport Trinity, Corsa catback exhaust, 20" TSW Nurburgrings w/ 315s on the rear, BMR lower control arms, BMR tunnel brace, Hotchkis lowering springs. Tuned by me
WVracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 11:43 PM   #6
johnnyjon77
 
Drives: black coupe 2SS RS
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: los angeles
Posts: 7
Heya wvracer , nice ride
It just feels like I’m settling with the 555, and ther should be some better options, larger contact patch, 200 wear softer etc
I mean it’s possible I’m wrong and the 555 do what the s-04 pole positions did for me.. which was a few autocross a year and street , like a champion
Wasn’t really feelin a mix and match set
Also a lot of people do the 315 on the back , I imagine your getting a better a dig, but are you losing cornering ?
johnnyjon77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 11:57 PM   #7
WVracer
 
WVracer's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS LS3 M6
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West by God Virginia
Posts: 134
I never noticed a loss in cornering, however, I actually know how to drive into a turn unlike most people who brake into a turn and I usually don't pull super hard turns either. I did loss some contact patch when I lowered the car, it gave a little to much camber. I think the NT555 would serve you well, unless you are trying to pull some lateral G's on a skidpad. Or hell, go NT05r on the rear and NT555 on the front.....
__________________
2011 IOM 2SS LS3 M6- Injen CAI, TSP 1 7/8 longtube headers no cats, ported and polished TB, Hurst short throw shifter, Diablosport Trinity, Corsa catback exhaust, 20" TSW Nurburgrings w/ 315s on the rear, BMR lower control arms, BMR tunnel brace, Hotchkis lowering springs. Tuned by me
WVracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 12:19 AM   #8
johnnyjon77
 
Drives: black coupe 2SS RS
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: los angeles
Posts: 7
Lol I know I could be just crazy trying to pull laterals in a Camaro 5, when I should be focusing on straits, guess I just like both ..
I’m gona pull the trigger on the 555g2, is what it is , they last super long that’s always nice

Btw how have hotchkis treated you ?
I looked at a 1 in drop for 900ish out the door
johnnyjon77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 12:39 AM   #9
shibbs
Captain Gingerbeard
 
shibbs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 IOM RS/SS 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: West Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,243
Continental ExtremeContact Sport is a new tire this year available in the stock sizes. I'd recommend that.
__________________
Custom ordered 2012 6MT RS/SS on 11/25/2011. Picked up 01/31/12.
BMR 1" lowering springs, trailing arms and toe-links, Prothane solid poly subframe bushings, JDP Motorsports rear upper control arm bushings, Texas Speed long-tube headers with 2" primaries, modified FULLY 3" Magnaflow competition catback. CAI cold-air intake. DBA rotors, Hawk pads. Tuned by Ronnie @ RS Motors in Burnsville.
438 WHP, 406 WTQ on a Mustang Dyno

Quote:
'Hellcat' sounds like some kinda 15 year old furry with liek "I'm a blue fox with wings and magical kawaii powers" kind of sh*t.
shibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 08:00 AM   #10
14ssrs6man
 
14ssrs6man's Avatar
 
Drives: Summit White 2014 2SS/RS 6spd
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Hancock, WI
Posts: 349
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyjon77 View Post
Neither of you read very well..
Sorry, missed that, good luck
__________________
Your car must be very fast! You were haulin' ass when I passed you!
14ssrs6man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #11
bkevind
 
Drives: 2013 2RSS 1LE
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Austin
Posts: 348
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyjon77 View Post
Neither of you read very well..
Whatever dude, I read just fine when I'm drunk on scotch. Oh wait...yeah I missed half of your post. My bad...

I didn't know what your stock size is and I was too lazy to look it up. Mine is 285/35-20 square so I have some decent tire choices. Maybe it's time to go with a different size set of wheels.

I looked your car up in Tirerack...yeah man you don't many options. That would drive me nuts and I would have to change the wheels out.

If I had to choose, I'd probably pick between the 555g2 or the Conti.
bkevind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 04:32 PM   #12
racesloth
Dan
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS IOM
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Northants UK
Posts: 544
I am very happy with the Khumo PS91's on the front of mine at least as good as the MPSS on before. About the same price as Indy500s
__________________
Dan

2010 IOM SS
Cam - Some bolt-ons
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=ysi
racesloth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 07:07 PM   #13
TWOFORTYZ
 
Drives: 2015 Camaro 1SS 6M
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: The Freeway
Posts: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by WVracer View Post
Honestly, you don't need super sticky fronts, unless you are into autocross.. I run 315/35/20 NT555 on the rear and bridgestone 275/45/20 on the front, and I like the NT555s so far. They are relatively cheap, sticky, and they have a treadwear of 320, which is about as good as it gets with performance summer tires. You might just have to get different wheel sizes....


Sticky front tires will keep you from killing an idiot that jumps in front of your car. The safest car will handle neutrally, not understeer. Front tires are absolutely critical. I wish we had better options like the Toyo R1R in our sizes... That was the BEST all around tire I've used. Capable of two wheeling in the rain no problem.
__________________
TWOFORTYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 11:56 PM   #14
WVracer
 
WVracer's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS LS3 M6
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West by God Virginia
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by TWOFORTYZ View Post


Sticky front tires will keep you from killing an idiot that jumps in front of your car. The safest car will handle neutrally, not understeer. Front tires are absolutely critical. I wish we had better options like the Toyo R1R in our sizes... That was the BEST all around tire I've used. Capable of two wheeling in the rain no problem.
First of all as long as he keeps the brakes within the threshold and doesn't lock the brakes (better than ABS), a normal summer tire will do more than enough to keep him from hitting someone. Anyone that says any different is either ignorant or was excessively speeding. On top of that, when you brake a car, the center of gravity is shifted forward, putting more weight on the front tires and less on the rear. This is why people who brake excessively in turns experience a lot of oversteer. Due to this, front tires do not have to be as sticky as the rear unless he is trying to track the car heavily, which he already said he wasn't. I have personally held my brakes at threshold from a 130mph pull and never lost traction w/ all weather tires in the middle of November. Stop spreading stuff on the internet that you know nothing about. Thanks!
__________________
2011 IOM 2SS LS3 M6- Injen CAI, TSP 1 7/8 longtube headers no cats, ported and polished TB, Hurst short throw shifter, Diablosport Trinity, Corsa catback exhaust, 20" TSW Nurburgrings w/ 315s on the rear, BMR lower control arms, BMR tunnel brace, Hotchkis lowering springs. Tuned by me
WVracer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.