It is currently Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:22 pm




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ] 
 Nitto NT05's go on sale in February! 
Author Message
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
All new Nitto NT05 will be on sale shortly, looks to be a pretty cool tire. Link is listed below!

http://nittotire.com/#index%2Etire%2Ent05%2Eoverview
Image

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:08 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 1424
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: Nitt NT05's go on sale in February!
Interesting.. From what I've read from the pre-production testers, they seem to work well on heavier vehicles. I like those big tread blocks, but could do with a little less void in the middle.. oh well.

Depending on how they price these, I'll either be running these or the Kumho XS's on my 'bird. Gonna order tires in about a month.

_________________
'98 Black T/A M6 car that turns with a baby cam, 243's, bling, & big stoppie things, Stump-tuned
'04 Avalanche 2500 lux-o-tow, Stump-tuned
1 fast, loud Italian v-twin and a really fast rice burner
KTM 200 2-stroke dirtybike that goes Riiiiing-ta-ting-ting-ting

My Psychologist says I have OMD - Obsessive Modification Disorder

stumpsgarage wrote:
I still want your parts, Rich


Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:13 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitt NT05's go on sale in February!
I plan on getting a set for the Subaru in March so I'll keep you posted, they are supposed to have outstanding wet traction, probably due to the "void". Most people looking for all out dry traction woul dprobably be better off with the NT01

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:59 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 1424
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
NT-01 is a "R" compound tire though, so that would knock me out of Street class.

As close as the tread blocks are, I wouldn't count on very good hydroplaning resistance though.

_________________
'98 Black T/A M6 car that turns with a baby cam, 243's, bling, & big stoppie things, Stump-tuned
'04 Avalanche 2500 lux-o-tow, Stump-tuned
1 fast, loud Italian v-twin and a really fast rice burner
KTM 200 2-stroke dirtybike that goes Riiiiing-ta-ting-ting-ting

My Psychologist says I have OMD - Obsessive Modification Disorder

stumpsgarage wrote:
I still want your parts, Rich


Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:53 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
We'll see, I'll test em real good!

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:59 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 am
Posts: 1700
Location: Danville, PA.
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
nice... I just purchased a set of 555's for the 02 vette. Now I know why discount tire had the 555's on sale.

_________________
1966 AC Cobra 427 Kit car... Crazy... But it's true.
1967 Firebird 326 under the knife...
2002 Corvette Conv. Black
2011 Corvette GS Conv. Cyber Grey
2002 Avalanche 2500
2009 HD Fat Bob
Carol's Slider...
2015 Subaru Legacy Limited... 3.6 liters of AWD "luxurious" fury.
My Slider...
2013 Chevy Volt... 96hp Generator and "Sport mode"


Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:47 am
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
the 555 is big shoes to fill IMO, the NT05 will most likely not be as good of an all around tire, but if the wet traction is good and htey are sticky, I'll give em a shot.

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:34 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 1424
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
67Bird wrote:
nice... I just purchased a set of 555's for the 02 vette. Now I know why discount tire had the 555's on sale.


You won't want these.. one write up I read, the guy was talking about all the gravel the tires were picking up just pulling out of his driveway... :shock:

_________________
'98 Black T/A M6 car that turns with a baby cam, 243's, bling, & big stoppie things, Stump-tuned
'04 Avalanche 2500 lux-o-tow, Stump-tuned
1 fast, loud Italian v-twin and a really fast rice burner
KTM 200 2-stroke dirtybike that goes Riiiiing-ta-ting-ting-ting

My Psychologist says I have OMD - Obsessive Modification Disorder

stumpsgarage wrote:
I still want your parts, Rich


Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:59 am
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 am
Posts: 1700
Location: Danville, PA.
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
I based my purchase on price vs. how long till they dry rot... The 555's seem to cover both. Considering I put 20,000 on the firehawk in 8 years tread wear is probably not a concern on the Vette.

_________________
1966 AC Cobra 427 Kit car... Crazy... But it's true.
1967 Firebird 326 under the knife...
2002 Corvette Conv. Black
2011 Corvette GS Conv. Cyber Grey
2002 Avalanche 2500
2009 HD Fat Bob
Carol's Slider...
2015 Subaru Legacy Limited... 3.6 liters of AWD "luxurious" fury.
My Slider...
2013 Chevy Volt... 96hp Generator and "Sport mode"


Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:08 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:56 pm
Posts: 1496
Location: Danville PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Eskimo wrote:
67Bird wrote:
nice... I just purchased a set of 555's for the 02 vette. Now I know why discount tire had the 555's on sale.


You won't want these.. one write up I read, the guy was talking about all the gravel the tires were picking up just pulling out of his driveway... :shock:



Was it the ragular street tire or the drag radial? the 555R?

_________________
2012 Oxford White SuperCrew Ford F-150 EcoBoost
385hp 490ft/lbs


Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:34 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
He must mean the 555R, the 555's aren't that sticky

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:41 pm
Profile
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
No, I think Tom has the sticky ones. He really wants the 555Rs. ;)


Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:58 pm
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 1424
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Schweet97Z wrote:
Eskimo wrote:
67Bird wrote:
nice... I just purchased a set of 555's for the 02 vette. Now I know why discount tire had the 555's on sale.


You won't want these.. one write up I read, the guy was talking about all the gravel the tires were picking up just pulling out of his driveway... :shock:



Was it the ragular street tire or the drag radial? the 555R?


are you talking about the sale, or the gravel? The gravel post was about the NT-05's.

_________________
'98 Black T/A M6 car that turns with a baby cam, 243's, bling, & big stoppie things, Stump-tuned
'04 Avalanche 2500 lux-o-tow, Stump-tuned
1 fast, loud Italian v-twin and a really fast rice burner
KTM 200 2-stroke dirtybike that goes Riiiiing-ta-ting-ting-ting

My Psychologist says I have OMD - Obsessive Modification Disorder

stumpsgarage wrote:
I still want your parts, Rich


Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:20 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Huh? The NT05 isn't even out yet, I am so lost now

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:22 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 1424
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Batman wrote:
Huh? The NT05 isn't even out yet, I am so lost now


A few people have them though..."Team Nitto" or whateverthehell they are called.

Us schlubs that have to pay can't get 'em yet though.

_________________
'98 Black T/A M6 car that turns with a baby cam, 243's, bling, & big stoppie things, Stump-tuned
'04 Avalanche 2500 lux-o-tow, Stump-tuned
1 fast, loud Italian v-twin and a really fast rice burner
KTM 200 2-stroke dirtybike that goes Riiiiing-ta-ting-ting-ting

My Psychologist says I have OMD - Obsessive Modification Disorder

stumpsgarage wrote:
I still want your parts, Rich


Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:49 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 am
Posts: 1700
Location: Danville, PA.
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Here is what I got... 555 Extreme

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direc ... 7&sw=false

_________________
1966 AC Cobra 427 Kit car... Crazy... But it's true.
1967 Firebird 326 under the knife...
2002 Corvette Conv. Black
2011 Corvette GS Conv. Cyber Grey
2002 Avalanche 2500
2009 HD Fat Bob
Carol's Slider...
2015 Subaru Legacy Limited... 3.6 liters of AWD "luxurious" fury.
My Slider...
2013 Chevy Volt... 96hp Generator and "Sport mode"


Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:46 pm
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Yeah that is the regular 555, very very good tire

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:29 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 am
Posts: 1700
Location: Danville, PA.
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
excellent... I'm getting them mounted this week on the Vette... I hope they are good in snow and ice!

_________________
1966 AC Cobra 427 Kit car... Crazy... But it's true.
1967 Firebird 326 under the knife...
2002 Corvette Conv. Black
2011 Corvette GS Conv. Cyber Grey
2002 Avalanche 2500
2009 HD Fat Bob
Carol's Slider...
2015 Subaru Legacy Limited... 3.6 liters of AWD "luxurious" fury.
My Slider...
2013 Chevy Volt... 96hp Generator and "Sport mode"


Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:14 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:56 pm
Posts: 1496
Location: Danville PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Image

_________________
2012 Oxford White SuperCrew Ford F-150 EcoBoost
385hp 490ft/lbs


Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:35 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
67Bird wrote:
excellent... I'm getting them mounted this week on the Vette... I hope they are good in snow and ice!

Riiiiiiiiiight

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:00 am
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 am
Posts: 1700
Location: Danville, PA.
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Mounted :D

_________________
1966 AC Cobra 427 Kit car... Crazy... But it's true.
1967 Firebird 326 under the knife...
2002 Corvette Conv. Black
2011 Corvette GS Conv. Cyber Grey
2002 Avalanche 2500
2009 HD Fat Bob
Carol's Slider...
2015 Subaru Legacy Limited... 3.6 liters of AWD "luxurious" fury.
My Slider...
2013 Chevy Volt... 96hp Generator and "Sport mode"


Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:03 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:57 pm
Posts: 285
Location: York, Pa
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
67Bird wrote:
Mounted :D


you or the tires?


Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:58 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 am
Posts: 1700
Location: Danville, PA.
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Yep....

_________________
1966 AC Cobra 427 Kit car... Crazy... But it's true.
1967 Firebird 326 under the knife...
2002 Corvette Conv. Black
2011 Corvette GS Conv. Cyber Grey
2002 Avalanche 2500
2009 HD Fat Bob
Carol's Slider...
2015 Subaru Legacy Limited... 3.6 liters of AWD "luxurious" fury.
My Slider...
2013 Chevy Volt... 96hp Generator and "Sport mode"


Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:27 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:57 pm
Posts: 285
Location: York, Pa
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
i see what you did there.... nice.


Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:29 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 507
Location: Catawissa PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
I run the 555 on the front and the 555DRs on the rear. As far as the plain 555, they handle very well,even without me running a front sway bar. I have about 7K on them and they still look like new. They ride allot quieter then the Dunlops and Radial T/As on had on it previously.

_________________
93Z M6 Black:

The 385 LT1 - Supercharged, 3-core front mount intercooler, stage II heads, 3:73's, Street twin clutch, Jethot Longtubes, Mufflex 4" catback, Tuned by me! S+W cage, Spohn Suspenion, Yada Yada Yada

1) Build it
2) Race it
3) Break it
4) Repeat!!!


Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:18 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:36 am
Posts: 1424
Location: Danville, PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
banananutz wrote:
67Bird wrote:
Mounted :D


you or the tires?


I think Tom "mounted" the tires.. something about "I like the way they squeak on the concrete" in a Sling Blade voice.. I dind't hang around to hear any more. :mrgreen:

_________________
'98 Black T/A M6 car that turns with a baby cam, 243's, bling, & big stoppie things, Stump-tuned
'04 Avalanche 2500 lux-o-tow, Stump-tuned
1 fast, loud Italian v-twin and a really fast rice burner
KTM 200 2-stroke dirtybike that goes Riiiiing-ta-ting-ting-ting

My Psychologist says I have OMD - Obsessive Modification Disorder

stumpsgarage wrote:
I still want your parts, Rich


Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:24 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:56 pm
Posts: 1496
Location: Danville PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Pampered-Z wrote:
I run the 555 on the front and the 555DRs on the rear. As far as the plain 555, they handle very well,even without me running a front sway bar. I have about 7K on them and they still look like new. They ride allot quieter then the Dunlops and Radial T/As on had on it previously.



You mean to tell me that you went through TWO sets of tires w/ your car???? Im calling BS! :bsflag :lol:

_________________
2012 Oxford White SuperCrew Ford F-150 EcoBoost
385hp 490ft/lbs


Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:49 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 507
Location: Catawissa PA
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
Schweet97Z wrote:
Pampered-Z wrote:
I run the 555 on the front and the 555DRs on the rear. As far as the plain 555, they handle very well,even without me running a front sway bar. I have about 7K on them and they still look like new. They ride allot quieter then the Dunlops and Radial T/As on had on it previously.



You mean to tell me that you went through TWO sets of tires w/ your car???? Im calling BS! :bsflag :lol:



Yup, was my DD a looooonnnngggg time ago. Them I went mod crazy, then on a parts breaking spree!

Sad thing, when I started it up over the weekend I realized the inspection had expired, and it has 55 miles on the tripmeter, that I reset when it was last inspected. Each year I plan to drive it more, and each year I put less miles on it. Since moving up here almost 5 years ago I've put less then 500 miles on it! :banghead

_________________
93Z M6 Black:

The 385 LT1 - Supercharged, 3-core front mount intercooler, stage II heads, 3:73's, Street twin clutch, Jethot Longtubes, Mufflex 4" catback, Tuned by me! S+W cage, Spohn Suspenion, Yada Yada Yada

1) Build it
2) Race it
3) Break it
4) Repeat!!!


Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:24 am
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
If it makes you feel any better I had a 3 year stretch were I put 61 miles on the T/A

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:52 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:08 am
Posts: 603
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
the 555dr is a great tire it surprized me on how good they were in the rain. But now i just run the sumitoyo 315 cuz they are only $110 a side, But they are not a bad tire they handle really good for a cheap tire. and im already on my 4th set in 2 years. I really need to stop doing so many burn outs. nahhhhhhh they are way to much fun. I run Goodyear eagle F1 up front and i love em they are the best tire I have owned.

_________________
2001 Black WS-6
440 cu/in 6-speed 608 rwhp 550 ft/lbs

1969 Camaro Z-28
434 cu/in, P/G, and way too much NOS
915 rwhp SOLD

2005 Dodge Ram 2500
Cummins with auto

1998 Silverado
383 cu/in, auto, with multi port


Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:18 pm
Profile YIM
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Posts: 2715
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Post Re: Nitto NT05's go on sale in February!
275/40/17's are $159.00ea at DTD.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/tires/nitto/product/submitProductSize.do?pc=40517&typ=Passenger%2FPerformance&tmn=NT05

_________________
-Nick
9/11/01 NEVER forget!
1988 Trans Am GTA Resto-Mod project *Coming in 2018*
2001 Formula Firehawk #293
2002 Trans Am MRM Convertible
2002 Trans Am WS6 #206 346CI of unbridled fury *gone 4 ever*


Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:22 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forums/DivisionCore.