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Rodo
03-02-2005, 02:10 AM
I need some new tires, and I am thinking about getting a couple ET street radials. Has anyone ever used them? How do they do in the rain? Are they worth the money, or should i just get some BFG's?
Thanks,
Rodney:D

InfamousSVT
03-02-2005, 02:15 AM
I'm not sure if you're wanting to go with the ET Street Radial for an everyday driver?!:doubt:
If you are wanting a drag radial tire for everyday driving, I would recommend the Nitto's or BFG's! Although the ET Street Radial is DOT approved the thread will not last long enough to make it worth the money spent IMO!

Just my .02!:)

blk04cobra1
03-02-2005, 10:01 AM
Depends on how much you drive it...ET street radials would probably not be your best choice if you drive it a lot b/c their treadwear is very little...on the other hand, BFG drags are almost like ET streets b/c you get maybe 5000miles out of them, but they hook like a motha...Nitto's are very good DR's as well and you'll see better treadwear than the BFG's...im actually gonna buy some Nitto's for my stockers and keep the BFG's on the alternate rims...

Rodo
03-02-2005, 10:53 AM
I heard mixed opinions about the nittos. Some guys say thay don't hook very well. I drive the car frequently, so I may just get some ET streets and mount them on a couple of extra wheels I have. I really wanted to avoid changing the wheels every weekend, but if I can only get 5,000 miles out of BFGs or ETstreet radials it may be worth the trouble.
Thanks
Rodney

coleman
03-02-2005, 11:25 AM
Nittos are awesome, but ET streets are far better at the track -- but do not drive et streets on public roads.

Nitto 315/35r17 will fit our stock rims. get those for daily driving ... they do hook well.
And then if you want, buy some ET Streets just for the drag strip -- on 16" GT rims.

gnxs
03-02-2005, 12:40 PM
The 315 Nittos are a good compromise tire. I got about 8500 miles out of a set last Summer. VERY streetable, but not nearly as good (traction-wise) as an ET Street. After my current Nittos wear out, I'm gonna try the MT ET Street Radials.

The Nittos may not be as good as an ET Street, but they're substantially better than a regular radial.

Rodo
03-02-2005, 02:27 PM
I have a set of 16 inch pony wheels, I will mount a couple on them.:thumbsup: Who has the best price on the ET streets?

cobra2112
03-02-2005, 07:10 PM
How wide are the stock rims? And putting 315/35 r17 Nittto DR would be ok? Nitto recomends 10.5-12" wide rim for that size.

coleman
03-02-2005, 07:18 PM
Nitto 315s are quite a bit narrower than other 315s.
Many 03/04 cobras have run them w/ success on the stock rims including myself.

blk04cobra1
03-02-2005, 07:41 PM
stockers are 9" wide all the way around...but for some reason the 315 Nitto's fit on there well...

gnxs
03-03-2005, 08:57 AM
stockers are 9" wide all the way around...but for some reason the 315 Nitto's fit on there well...Agreed. Here's my 315 Nittos on the stock rims:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/gnxs/Images/nittos.jpg

blk04cobra1
03-03-2005, 09:07 AM
those look meaty...im thinking about getting them for my stockers, even though they are spares...i would like to swap the out every once in a while...plus tires.com has them for $171/ea...

Davesnake
03-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Here's what the Nittos look like on 10.5's

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/davesnake/Picture077.jpg

Dave

mustangfamily
03-05-2005, 09:19 PM
With the mods you have listed i would put in shot level 5 driveaxels and a liberty inputshaft if i were to put on some DOT's:bounce:

Rodo
03-06-2005, 07:46 PM
With the mods you have listed i would put in shot level 5 driveaxels and a liberty inputshaft if i were to put on some DOT's:bounce:Really, you think I may break something if I get some traction?

blk04cobra1
03-07-2005, 08:11 AM
most of the people breaking things are due to wheelhop and 5k rpm dump's at the track...im hoping to not have to swap anything (except the clutch) even when im at 700rwhp...oh well, it's all in how you wanna drive...good luck