Nitto vs Continental

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Wheels/Tires' started by kcidmil, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. kcidmil

    kcidmil Member

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    I need thoughts on Nitro NT555 G2 vs Continental Extreme Contact DW

    http://www.nittotire.com/passenger-tires/nt555g2-tire/

    http://www.continentaltire.com/product/extremecontact-dw-28540zr18-101y/?mode=tire&sw=285&ar=40&rd=18

    So I'm compiling my list for next year's project. I'm getting a set of Rovos Durban in black chrome. 18x9/18x10.5 The only option for black chrome is 18"s. Since BFG has stopped making the KDW I have to find a different staggered set. Both tires are similar in price and won't kill me on the cost. I only drive the XR during car show season so I'm not worried about finding a all-season.

    255/45-18 front
    285/40-18 rear
     
  2. throwinsparksatu

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    I'm on 555 g2 and really like them, good upgrade not sure which would be better but the look of them is nice too
     
  3. justin13703

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    My experience with Nitto is that they make really good tires. That would be my choice between the two.
     
  4. lingenfelterm

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    I know you said you don't need all season tires, but I'd definitely recommend my BFG GForce Comp2 A/S tires I put on my truck. Excellent grip, wet or dry, good ride and quiet considering the aggressive tread design. They also make a Gforce Comp2 Sport version that's probably more what you're looking for.
     
  5. XMPLRY808

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    I always ran nitto's on my cars :top: but gonna try something different this time around. Just ordered Yokohamas :wink:
     
  6. kcidmil

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    BFG doesn't make anything in 285 40 and the tires that are large enough are track focused. A shame as BFG is my first choice followed by Toyo. There is the Goodyear Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar, but I'm not too impressed with Goodyear tires.
     
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  7. lingenfelterm

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    I understand. I didn't realize they didn't make the size you're needing. Prior to finding the BFG's I bought, I was going to go with the Continentals myself. Good looking tire with a ton of good reviews.
     
  8. kcidmil

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    285/40 keeps the diameter the same and the next size wider is a 325/35. Looking at the prices and selection for 305 or 315s it just isn't worth it. For what little I do drive her it's not worth dropping $500+ a tire for them to dry rot away.
     

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