Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by 01badz28 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:30 am

steverife wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:14 am
When the 4gen Camaros were poplar in ESP, those cars ate hubs. My impression was that people felt junkyard hubs were more reliable than the Timken replacements.
The stock GM units were the best, I'm running a set of those know. When they fail, I'm going the Strano route.

I have in my garage all the components to convert to a 3rd gen setup, but the Strano keep ABS functionality.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by MARKP » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:45 pm

I am putting the SKF hubs that Strano sells on my C5. I had one fail last year and have replaced it again under warranty.

The prevailing theory is that the stock hubs get hardened with street use and if you throw a new garden variety hub at them and just autocross on it, it will be short lived. I think that's why junkyard hubs on Camaros tend to last longer than the average new hub.

The SKF hubs Strano sells aren't garden variety and the cost reflects that.

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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by Buck05Sti » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:05 pm

So back to to the tire questions, NT05 seems to be the best double duty tire?
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by jcox07 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:20 pm

I DON'T THINK SO.....
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by Buck05Sti » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:22 pm

jcox07 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:20 pm
I DON'T THINK SO.....
I like the RE71r, but am looking for something maybe a little cheaper.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by steverife » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:43 pm

Hankook RS4.

Or if you like delamination, maybe the Kumho V720.
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Post by lcoleman » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:08 pm

I really like my Maxxis tires, both VR1 and RC1.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by Pewter Sonoma » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:12 pm

I wish these last few tire recommendations came in my size options. None really come close without stepping up to a 19" diameter, which I am not interested in.

As for the Timken bearings, I need to talk to my coworker. I could have sworn he worked for Timken here in the states. That doesn't mean the bearings I bought were not made outside the states, but he may know more about them than we do.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by MikeKelly » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:51 am

Pewter Sonoma wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:12 pm

I wish these last few tire recommendations came in my size options. None really come close without stepping up to a 19" diameter, which I am not interested in.
Me too.

Far as I know - NT05 is the only 200TW tire available in 315/35/17.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by 01badz28 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:58 am

Pewter Sonoma wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:12 pm
I wish these last few tire recommendations came in my size options. None really come close without stepping up to a 19" diameter, which I am not interested in.

As for the Timken bearings, I need to talk to my coworker. I could have sworn he worked for Timken here in the states. That doesn't mean the bearings I bought were not made outside the states, but he may know more about them than we do.
Timkin bearings seemed to be hit or miss. 315 r comps pretty much chewed through everything in one or two events. I haven't kept up with what the current street tires do to them.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by lcoleman » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:42 am

Do they have to be 200tw? Original post says road course....I'd be tempted by R888Rs.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by thrdeye » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:19 pm

Ha. Thought this was fitting.

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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by MikeKelly » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:01 am

I have to agree with "200 TW LMAO".

That's exactly what I was thinking every time I checked Bradley's Rivals for texture and tackyness.

Certainly closer to A7 or drag radial compounds.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by thrdeye » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:17 am

Those are the new hot Yokohama. They are really good, but wear terribly on cars that can't get neg camber. I'll be on Bridgestone this year....at least to start.
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Re: Can anyone comment on the Nitto NT05 or any other 200 TW tire?

Post by Pewter Sonoma » Thu May 21, 2020 10:21 pm

Camaro is back on the road! :rockon:

I took it to Townsend last weekend, and tonight I got to be a little more aggressive with it by myself (wife was with me before) and test the tires and new brakes.

Overall, I'm impressed with these tires. New Wilwoods are good too. To be honest, I did so many changes to the car and I haven't driven it in so many months, it's hard to give a solid apples to apples comparison to before. The good news is I am happy and everything is done.

Now onto some track days. I got June 10th at AMP on my list. Anyone else interested?

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