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Old 08-12-2018, 07:56 AM
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Nitto 555 G2 , Nitto Motivo's, Continental DWOS, for front??????

My tire guy agrees I should rotate the older like new front tires to my sons HPP.


Question is: Best tire for front of Marauder? No winter use at all on this car, and have Stock on rear.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:15 AM
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:17 PM
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Are the 555s better in the rain these days? At one time they were reputed to be as bad in the wet as Goodyear RSAs.

1Marauder- Sorry you're still working on this one, but at least it might sort out your son's car..I'd be giving thought to keeping the front/rear compatible, so it looks like I'd lean towards the Nittos.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:03 PM
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I run 555’s on all corners, but I do not drive it in the rain. On the rare occasions I have, they are down right scary. If mine were a daily driver year round, I would not have 555’s.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:12 AM
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I run the NT555 G2 in 255/45 size on the front. I run the NT555 265/50 on the rear. The 265/50 is not available in the G2. The G2 is better in the rain.
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gdsqdcr- Thanks for confirming that about the 555s in the wet.
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I really like the new Michelin Pilot A/S 3+. They stick really well.
They have a better sidewall for our heavy cars. I like them much more than my Hankook Evo's.
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If you like Nitto go with the Motivo's,
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:15 AM
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I really like the new Michelin Pilot A/S 3+. They stick really well.
They have a better sidewall for our heavy cars. I like them much more than my Hankook Evo's.
Huh, interesting!

I really liked the first generation of those on my previous Panther, although they did wear fast when AutoXing. After those I got some of the 3+ and I absolutely hate them. For me, they're now too biased towards Winter use, driving more like a typical All Season compared to the earlier ones, which drove more like Summer Tires. Definitely *not* tires for near-limit use IMO.
They even make the differentials on an AWD application act funny under hard cornering. Upping the psi to near-goofy levels helps a *bit*, but they've simply changed that tire too much for me..maybe I was just spoiled by the earlier version.

For ages the Michelin Pilot A/S was my standard answer to "what tires?", but no more. Glad you like them though, shows how different people/cars are different.
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