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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 07, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Tires - best bang for the buck

Time to buy tires, to go on 17 x8 and 17 x 9.5 for my 69 convert. I'll porobably order from tire rack - I have a budget of $500. Any suggestions on brand/model? I've got the size part figured out. Stricly for summer driving. I know nothing! Thanks!


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Re: Tires - best bang for the buck

Al - I found Nitto 555's price very attractive and they make an excellent product. Tire rack doesn't carry them though...

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Re: Tires - best bang for the buck

As I dont run track or very rarely high speeds, I run Street good tyres. The track tyres are very expensive...
The secret is use a local tyre shop that actually knows what they are talking about and you can trust they will sell you a product for your application rather than more interested in a high $ sale and profit.

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Re: Tires - best bang for the buck

Here's another vote for the Nitto 555's. I run 245-45-17's in front and 275-40-18's on the rear. I do mostly spirited mountain driving with occasional 3,000 mile trips to Billings, Montana, thrown in. I've gotten a lot more mileage out of the Nitto's than I ever did out of Yokohama AVS's, with at least as good a grip.

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Al - I found Nitto 555's price very attractive and they make an excellent product. Tire rack doesn't carry them though...
I'm running them too. They are great tires and they look cool too!

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