275/40 17s - tire recommendations

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275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby decipha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:07 pm

Im looking to replace the tires on my camaro, she has the factory ss zr1 wheels with 275/40 17s, i believe the wheels are 8" in width

Ive been looking around and there really arent many options available for this size tire, hoping someone here has some recommendations

my biggest issue with the tires on there now is that they do not grip well in the rain, if i so much as tap the throttle while turning (especially right turns) she likes to get sideways, i actually had her do a complete 180 at 70 mph on the interstate on ramp once, not cool driving head on on the interstate in the rain

shes not a race car just a cruiser, looking for any recommendations
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby TooSlo86 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:55 pm

I absolutely loved my Nitto NT555's on the Mustang (same size). My brother-in-law also has them on his WS-6 and likes them. They grip like CRAZY during the summer months, they don't like the cold though. For me they seemed to have the best wet grip I've experienced on the car as well. I would actually have to blatantly give it excessive throttle when making a left turn at an intersection in the rain to get it to loose grip. They wore very well also.
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby decipha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Im sold, ordering now!
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby TooSlo86 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:14 pm

Off of just my advice? LOL Sure hope you like them as much as I did. Discounttiredirect or Tire Rack?
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby decipha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:17 pm

theres a place local american muscle that has them on discount blasted on craigslist, not too far from the moates estate, as soon as they call me back imma get the word
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby decipha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:36 pm

well that was a bust theyre the same price as online but i have to pay tax and drive an hour and a half to get em nope

everywhere i checked online (15+ stores) theyre all $135 per tire with shipping factored in
One joint had them listed for $113 + $90 shipping for a set
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby TooSlo86 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:12 pm

I've always had the best luck with discounttiredirect. All you have to do is ASK for a discount over their listed price and they'll usually knock something off. In fact right now they have them for 134 ea with free shipping as always. There looks to also be a $40 discount updated at checkout on them and another if you have, or put them on a car care one card. We bought a set of tires for the wife's truck not long ago and received 3 mail in rebates worth $185! We did get all 3 rebates, and got the prepaid cards in the mail already.

Another bonus for the Nitto's is that they are made in the US!

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&fl=&pc=40170&counter=0&ar=40&rd=17&cs=275
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby decipha » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:53 am

wish i would have seen this post, instead i got them off tirebuyer for $538.94 using a $25 discount code, but that doesn't include the replacement certificates like discounttiredirect has
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby decipha » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:20 pm

you aint gon believe dis shit

so i ordered the tires and choose a local installer, i was unaware tirebuyer has a warehouse about 5 minutes from my house, i got a phone call a couple hours later from the installer saying the tires arrived.

That was late friday while i was still at work, i'll be getting them swapped in the morning, expect a full review!
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby TooSlo86 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:56 am

Good deal. If it's cold out you'll probably feel disapointed, but once it's warm they are GREAT!
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Re: 275/40 17s - tire recommendations

Unread postby TooSlo86 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:57 am

Oh yea, see ya' in a few days.
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