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Old 10-22-2008, 06:55 PM   #21
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:44 PM   #22
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Despite what you read or think, speaking from experience, I didn't notice anything unusual about how the wear on the tires...

275 is not even CLOSE to pushing it on a 9 inch wheel...

Just look at the acceptable fitment of a ANY 315/35 tire. I challenge anyone to find a 315/35 rated for a 9" wheel as a 275 is max per all manufactures I have seen. It will obviously fit, but places stress on the sidewall of tire it was not designed to have. Go ahead and run them, but I would be willing to bet that if you had two sets of 9" wheels, one with 315/35's and one with 275/35's, you would find the 275's superior in the cornering dept.

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Old 10-22-2008, 08:06 PM   #23
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I have 2 sets of my '03 Cobra rims! ....the 315's are for the track only (and local cruise is...)....no question the 275's will out corner a 315 on a 9" rim (don't think that the case on a 10.5" rim)...but, I'm using the 315's for the drag's....

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Old 10-22-2008, 08:25 PM   #24
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I agree

My 315/30's fit wonderfully on 11"s and that is a lot of contact patch and VERY little sidewall flex with R888's = difficult to touch on the twisties . I would say the 315/35 Nittos are probably pretty good for 1/4 mile. Certainly a better launch pad than a 275/35

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I never said that a 315 on a 9" rim will out corner the 275, pumpkin... But it will get better straightline traction...
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^ I never said you did, I just said a 315/35 is too much tire for a 9" wheel

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I was going to try to get banned on this forum, but I like it too much...

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:36 AM   #28
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lol..

Jazzer - while the 315 nitto is rated for a 10.5 wheel... it's actually slimmer then all the other tires.. which is why it fits... it's the only one that will fit; without any bulge. The contact patch on a Nitto 315 is not really different on the different wheel sizes.... now, anyother tire.. absolutly.

on the other hand, anyone trying to take hard corners in a Mustang does not need to be on a nitto d/r doing it... that's a bad idea whether it's a wide tire or not... they're just not made for it.
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if you go back to my 1st post that started this thread, just wanted to see if anyone was running 315 Nitto DR's on a 9" wheel...I was fully planning on buying 10.5" wheels until I read the article on CobraBob's web site...

Since I have a 2nd set of my Cobra wheels, I'm going to pop the Nitto 315 DR's on for the drags...if it does not work out well, I'll buy the 10.5" wheels...
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Ran across while doing research. Just got 2 rear 555r 315/35/17 running on 9 inch rims. Tires fit just fine. Probably close to 1 inch between IRS bolt and tire while on the ground and settled. Running at 28psi. On advice from installer, I'm waiting a good 3-5 days before I really punch it and see the difference between these and the 275 555s.

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Holy old thread.

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Thanks. Not sure if I'm gonna get em again when I go to 18" rims. Might stick with the regular 555s. I can't fishtail around corners anymore.
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You're better off going with the 295 Mickey thompsons in my opinion. Far better traction than the nittos for me.
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I am so pleased(and disappointed) with these tires I really don't see any point in spending $800 on the FTBR kit. Sure if you've got money with nothing better to spend it on, but with these tires I've eliminated my wheel hop and traction is crazy.
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You're better off going with the 295 Mickey thompsons in my opinion. Far better traction than the nittos for me.
True, but the nittos are a good compromise of traction and longevity for people that dont want to/cant afford to replace tires yearly.
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