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Old 01-10-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default How many miles on your 555r's? - Update, 17,731 miles

15,500 (14 months) - 315/35/17 Nitto 555r. 1 Track visit, daily driven, aggressively.

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that sounds about right
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I think I could squeeze another 5K out of them, but for the first 10K of their life, they were at 30#. I then realized the error of my ways and put them at 24-25#. That is essentially the same center wear pattern for the last 5K.

If it weren't for the highways around here holding water, and that I got some 18's for a steal, I would probably try to get 20K out of them.
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Holy crap batman, i havnt got more than 6-8k out of mine. But track ever weekend and i LOVE donuts. haha

They are scary in the rain good choice swapping, not worth folding up your car.
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30K is damn good. I saw that pop up in another thread, congrats.

Well, I think I may be putting them back on the car

Around here it is dry 4 out of 5 days, maybe even more like 9 out of 10, or somewhere in between. The wheels I put on the back are 18 x 9.5 Chrome C5Z with BFG KDW's, pictured right beneath those tires. Those KDW's are extremely dangerous on the dry pavement. The slightest blip of the throttle and it throws the *** end way out. That ultra hard compound may be good for gas mileage and tread-life, but that puts me in way more danger than the Nitto's in the wet. In those circumstances, I can just drive slower, but with these KDW's I can't drive aggressive at all!

So, I may be selling (6) 18 x 9.5 chrome C5Z wheels and (4) 275/35/18 KDW's due to the fact that the 555r's for 17's are around $150 a tire and for 18's are $235, so I don't know what I will do, but I am pretty positive after driving with these KDW's for a few days, I need a drag radial to keep 475 lb-ft under control on the street.
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My nitto 555r's held up great, especially considering what i put them through, their not a bad tire. Just not a good enough street slick in my opinion. Mickys FTW!
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I have about 12K on mine but I also ran them overinflated at 30 psi for a bit. So the center is wore out. If I had run the proper pressure i could definitely imagine 20K+ out of them.
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These are some great mileage numbers on drag radials. In everyone's experience, do they have alot dry pavement use left beyond the wear bars?
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I've got about 11k on mine and have about 40% left. They hold up really good being that I've been tboned in my rear tire causeing a chunk to be missing along with the other side hitting a curb at the same time and same size chunk. I haven't had a problem yet. Just make sure your alignment is good because they wear down fast if they arent
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Good post, im getting some of these. Thanks for the info
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I just got mine two months ago and have about 3k miles in mine. what pressure would you suggest for longest life?
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I run mine between 24-26#. I put mine back on looking at people's usage. So I should see 20K out of these before it's all said and done.
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15k. dont mind the concrete that they peeled up.
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Update! I ended up putting my 555r's back on and got a total of 17,731 miles from these. Just had the front and rear tires replaced. That's no 30K as some have gotten, but I may fair better knowing now to keep the pressure lower (26-27#).

Here are the pictures I took last night. I asked discount to let me keep the old ones as a kind of trophy, haha. Also, I like the front BFG Sports alot better compared to the BFG Super Sports, they have a more squared-off shoulder and it looks as if they fit the 9" wheel better. They're cheaper too.

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These are the new BFG Sports

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Vs. the BFG Super Sports - both a 275/40/17 on a 17" x 9" wheel. This is only picture I have saved on my work computer.

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Damn! I got about 11k out of my last set. Good job.
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not sure how many miles exactly on mine. possibly around 20k? also one has a patch in it and the sidewall was driven on with a flat tire. still hold air though haha. plus theyre from 2002...
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i think i got about 1,200 miles outta my Nittos, haha congrats...
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Another year, almost to the date, another 16,712 miles, and another set of Nitto's is gone.

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And then they broke one of my wheel studs because they cross-threaded it a year ago



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