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Old 01-08-2019, 10:04 PM
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I lost to a ******* bolt-on/tune Honda Civic just now, and I about surrendered my damn man card. He was cool as ****, though, and I complimented him on his win and asked if we could do a couple more runs. I was more careful about spinning the tires and I annihilated his *** twice. So I'm 2-1 vs. his Honda. I can't believe that little tire spin was the difference between him gapping me and me putting bus lengths on him. My tires are brand new Firehawk Indy 500s, I can't believe I'm still spinning them like that from a launch.

(1998 WS6 A4 ~70,000 miles w/ SLP Air Lid, 92mm FAST LSx Air Intake Manifold & Throttle Body, Long-Tube Headers -> ORY -> Borla w/ Cutout.)

Sorry I'm not sure which part of the forum to put this.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:05 AM
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Put some drag radials on that thing. Nitto 555R's would be perfect for your mods. They are extremely good in the rain also.
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The firehawks suck for traction they are a cheap tire period. Throw some et streets on it or nittos and watch the result change. Had to of been a newer Honda Civic si?
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Hondas are poop.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:44 PM
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Had to of been a newer Honda Civic si?
Yeah it was one of the new ones.

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Hondas are poop.
I agree with this sentence.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernRex View Post
Yeah it was one of the new ones.



I agree with this sentence.
A good budget tire that offers a ton of grip is the federal rsrr they dont last for nothing but the grip is equivalent to Nt05's
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A good budget tire that offers a ton of grip is the federal rsrr they dont last for nothing but the grip is equivalent to Nt05's
Is it because they are softer?
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The new R can trap 105MPH. They are no joke. Get some drag radials.
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Originally Posted by SouthernRex View Post
Is it because they are softer?
Correct. One good reason the tire hooks better is because of a softer compound. This will also shorten the life of the tire on the street.
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I am also curious what uear honda, with what tune?
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernRex View Post
Is it because they are softer?
Yah and they run pretty wide a 265 is equivalent to a 275. For the price they are hard to beat.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RedFuryZ28 View Post
Put some drag radials on that thing. Nitto 555R's would be perfect for your mods. They are extremely good in the rain also.
Hell with a couple of suspension upgrades the normal 555 dead hooks when warm in a bolt-on F-body.
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Originally Posted by That_One_Person View Post
Hell with a couple of suspension upgrades the normal 555 dead hooks when warm in a bolt-on F-body.
Probably true lol.
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my 555 extremes (old design) do ok. 460 rwhp with 3.89s and a t56, if i smash it at 4000 in second gear it usually just chirps 2-3 times through the gear......however, if you arent dead straight they wanna spin much easier......my next tire will be regular NT05 tho, no radials tho, if i wanted to shorten my tire change interval i would use my line lock more often
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in winter time tho they were noticeably worse and would just about completely break loose like they weren't trying to grip.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Floorman279 View Post
my 555 extremes (old design) do ok. 460 rwhp with 3.89s and a t56, if i smash it at 4000 in second gear it usually just chirps 2-3 times through the gear......however, if you arent dead straight they wanna spin much easier......my next tire will be regular NT05 tho, no radials tho, if i wanted to shorten my tire change interval i would use my line lock more often
Are those extremes DR's?
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Originally Posted by That_One_Person View Post
Hell with a couple of suspension upgrades the normal 555 dead hooks when warm in a bolt-on F-body.
I had a stalled Formula with bolt ons and NTO5R's would still spin from a dig and I had just about every suspension mod you could do. Et streets had allot more grab to them
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Originally Posted by Chris25 View Post
I had a stalled Formula with bolt ons and NTO5R's would still spin from a dig and I had just about every suspension mod you could do. Et streets had allot more grab to them
How many miles can you put on ET streets?
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Originally Posted by RedFuryZ28 View Post
How many miles can you put on ET streets?
Not many lol and getting caught in the rain can be sketchy.
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no the extremes are the non radial. miles id say at least 6000 with at least 25 5 second track burnouts. id say i got 35-40% tread life left. i dont understand why these guys with bolt ons have issues with these tires.....i mean yea the top half of 1st is useless but 2nd gear has a lot of use.....and yes from a dig they arent amazing but once moving i say great tire for what they are. and walmart i got them for 135 a piece......
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