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Old April 4th, 2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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Nitto vs Michelin

I picked up rims off a 04 for my 99 and I need to replace the factory Michelin tires. Tires look good but are old and I know they should be replaced. What tire gets me the most bang for the buck? No track time just a weekend driver.
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Bang for the buck? Definitely Invos. Not even close.


Tracking the car or making high horsepower and not concerned about price?
There are better options.
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The softer sidewall on the Nitto will make the ride smooth, but the tread design will add noise especially as it wears down compared to the Michelin.
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The softer sidewall on the Nitto will make the ride smooth, but the tread design will add noise especially as it wears down compared to the Michelin.
I"m thinking Michelin super sports, my tire shop claims the fronts are hard to come by and I don't want old tires that have been laying around a warehouse for a couple years. Trying to make the best choice for the money.
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I"m thinking Michelin super sports, my tire shop claims the fronts are hard to come by and I don't want old tires that have been laying around a warehouse for a couple years. Trying to make the best choice for the money.
Call the Tire Rack and ask for Luke ex #362, he will tell you how old their stock is, tell him I sent you ;-)
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Call the Tire Rack and ask for Luke ex #362, he will tell you how old their stock is, tell him I sent you ;-)
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Old April 4th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #7
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Mich PSS are the way to go. Longest lasting tires I have had on my Vipers.
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I put on the Mich PSS as well and feels pretty darn good to me. They are a good balance of all things.
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Another vote for PSS. Looks like the fronts are on back order at Tire Rack, but $ 1356 + shipping is a deal. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...chelin&tab=All
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[QUOTE=boplaw;2491274]Another vote for PSS. Looks like the fronts are on back order at Tire Rack, but $ 1356 + shipping is a deal.

Luke at Tire Rack quoted me just under $1600.00 installed. Since I live in Northwest Indiana I could take the wheels to them and have them mounted. The fronts should be available around may / June. I did find a set at Tire Barn for just about the same price as Tire rack and they have the fronts. just don't know the DOT date. Thanks for the input.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #11
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Just curious on all you guys saying super sports has anyone run the ps2 tires?
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I had Nitto's on my 09 and they were pretty good on the street, but did not like the squirm on a road course. They did look good with super low profile.

Put on a set of Super Sports, and they ran smoother, much quieter, and did not tramline. Can take my hands off the wheel, and the car runs straight. Cost less than the PS2, but close to Nitto.

I had to raise the car just a tad to keep these tires from rubbing, as I had it pretty low.

The Supersports vary the cord windings with more pressure on the center than on the sides. This gives a smooth, and fuel efficient cruise, and keeps the tread flat during cornering. Gives longer tread life, but still has ticky compound.

They last longer for track events, but many racers still feel the PS2 gives them the absolute best control at the track.

So Nitto for look and street (maybe for drags too), PSS best for most of us, and PS2 for the dedicated racers. (YMMV)
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Old April 6th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #13
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I use PS2's. They are a good tire. They do spin in 1st and 2nd at the drag strip and im at 500rwhp.
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It's been a long winter and I took the Viper out for the first time this year and the first time with the 04 wheels, I really like the look of the 10 spoke wheels on a gen 2. The issue I have is the pilot sports ride like shit, these are a 10 year old tire with lots of tread but a very ruff ride and poor traction compared to the super sports on the 99 wheels. Is this common for the run flat tires or are they just old and hard? Is anyone using the run flats for a daily driver? Buying tires this week and just want to know if I should get Sports or Super Sports. Thanks.
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It's been a long winter and I took the Viper out for the first time this year and the first time with the 04 wheels, I really like the look of the 10 spoke wheels on a gen 2. The issue I have is the pilot sports ride like shit, these are a 10 year old tire with lots of tread but a very ruff ride and poor traction compared to the super sports on the 99 wheels. Is this common for the run flat tires or are they just old and hard? Is anyone using the run flats for a daily driver? Buying tires this week and just want to know if I should get Sports or Super Sports. Thanks.
Your are asking for trouble with those OEM run flats. They were shit before they got old. Get the PSSs ASAP.. And AAA.
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I picked up rims off a 04 for my 99 and I need to replace the factory Michelin tires. Tires look good but are old and I know they should be replaced. What tire gets me the most bang for the buck? No track time just a weekend driver.
Let me know if you're interested in selling your OEM wheels...

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The Michelin Super Sports are not available for the front until June or July, maybe later. The Nitto Invo tire is available so I may go that route. Thoughts?
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Tirerack stock for the345/19s isaprox. 1 1/2yr old? Not good. Since in my case they'll. Age out before they wear out
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The Michelin Super Sports are not available for the front until June or July, maybe later. The Nitto Invo tire is available so I may go that route. Thoughts?
Wait for the PSS's. The several people that I know have gone from the Michelins to the Invos were disappointed. Yes they are cheaper but when you are talking that kind of money what's a couple of hundred dollars more. Tirerack can check warehouse inventory and tell what date were the last shipped. I'm 19 on all 4 and just got 07/14 fronts and 48/13 rears.
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