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Old 04-08-2008, 09:51 PM
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it is about that time for new tires. i did search but all that was talked about was size. i got ford to replace the front tires due to the ball joints going out and causing the tires to go bald on the inside. i now need some for the rear. i have the stock 17x8 wheels and was looking for ideas on the tires. i drive it every day so drag radials are not an option. i want a sticky tire that will last more than a year. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:05 PM
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Nitto NT555
255/40/17

$127 shipped at American Muscle
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:11 PM
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Nitto NT555
255/40/17

$127 shipped at American Muscle
that is a horrible size to recommend...2 inches less that stock!

255/50/17 is about stock diameter
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:15 PM
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oh, forgot about the whole 17" rim part... lol. it'll feel like he has 4.10's!!!
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:20 PM
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i was either going to go with the stock size or the 255/50's i was more looking for brand recomendations. the nitto nt555 were top on the list, but the more i look at tires the more i'm not sure that is what i want.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:21 PM
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and will look like he has a lift kit
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:23 PM
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my car looks like it has a lift kit and i have 285/40/18's in the back. only way to help the 4x4 look is to start lowering.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:26 AM
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IF you are in the market for an all season tire, I recommend the Goodyear Eagle F1 all seasons. I'm very pleased with them and they have very good ratings and reviews on tirerack. Check the specs for info on sizes. And if you have a tuner you won't need to worry about differences in revs per mile compared to your stock tires.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:00 AM
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How many miles were on your car when the ball joints failed?
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:39 AM
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255/50-17 is an odd size. The best tire I've found in that size are the Kumho Ecsta SPT. Excellent customer ratings at The Tire Rack and good test results too. And only $118 each!
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