tires

Now that you have modded the hell outta your ride, you have to find a way to get your car to stick to the ground. Talk about the different types of tires used here.

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i guess i'm the first one to post about tires...cool!
i have nitto450 extremes 205/45/16 on mine, and i love'em!!!
they stick to the road like glue.
i used to have 14" oz's on my cabby and they had yokohama 195/60/14 they were good tires....but nothing like the nitto's :D
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not sure how the pricing is on the nitto's, but if you ever want to look into a different tire that just as sticky, have a look at the toyo proxies. A buddy of mine had a set on his Honda, so we swapped rims (he's running 17's) for a few hours and I drive my rocco around like a mad man. Couldn't get the toyo's to break loose no matter what I did. Only draw back is that once they warm up, you will constantly hear the sound of small rocks and such hitting your wheel wells as the rubber literaly picks up everything.
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yeah toyo proxies are great tires, never had a set but heard good things.
but they cost a little more then the nittos.
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ahhh, wasn't sure how the pricing would be. Welp, in that case, run the snot outta the nitto's.
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and speaking of good low cost tires, my buddy has kumho ecsta's on his mustang. he really likes them, mustang guy's aren't really into handling but he says in a straight line they really hook up and go! i'm thinking when my nitto's wear out i'm going to try the kumho's.
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i run toyo proxes FZ4's on my jetta and i cannot break it loose (although it may be the suspension setup...lol)

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I have Toyo proxes T1s 215/40/16, good grip and nice disgn
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since i have my replacement momo quasars being delivered as we speak, i will be fitting them with Kuhmo 195/40 R15's ill fill you all in on how they handle and road noise (although i don't think i'll hear any noice over the fart can...lol)

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still lovin my nitto's :)
hopefully next year i'll get to put more miles on them!!
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these kumhos handle great, i don't know about the road noise, i cannot hear anything over my exhaust

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Time to fix that problem :P
Seriously, my Cabby is soooo much quieter than the hubby's Rocco, but right now any road noise would be welcome since that would mean it was *on the road*!!
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i'm gonna add another resonator hopefully it will get it to the noise level that i'm looking for

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Have you checked to see if you have a religious muffler or resenator/cat? By religious I mean holey. :D
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there are no holes in my exhaust at all

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Post by cholos2 »

Used to swear by Pirelli's till I had a set of Yokohama's on my last Integra. Hard to break, gripped hard.

I have Pirellis P6 235/45/17 once more on my Toyota and on the Cab some plain old michellins, which Im witing to get bald so i can drift it.

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