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10/28/16 9:23am - Original Message: 'Nitto tires'
GreenLantern95
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1995 Corvette all original, Polo Green metallic with /Beige interior

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Hello to the C4 nation, I just purchased 4 Nitto tires NT555 for the front and rear for my 1995. I could not locate the PSI for the tires for normal street use so I contacted Nitto tires. During the conversation, I was informed that the tires I purchased did not have the Load Rating required by the factory. Front P255-45ZR17 Load Rating 92W Factory 98W Rear. P285-40ZR17 Load Rating 95W. Factory 100W Basically Nitto said these tires will not carry the corvette weight. I asked how can you sell a tire that is not correct for a vehicle? He did not know why. This problem is between me and the tire store. I'm in the process of trying to have this tires replaced. I have talk to other corvette owners, they said the tires should be ok. Has any C4 owner purchased this tires? Any feed back will be appreciated, thanks
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11/2/16 12:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
GSJoe
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1995 ZR-1

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Nonsense!!  I've bought and used several sets of these tires for my 1990 ZR-1 and my 1995 ZR-1.  My friend who sells tires also used them on his '91 ZR-1.  They are a great all-around tire for the Corvette, and I'm sure many members like myself from the ZR-1 Net Registry will agree with me.  For the price--especially for the price--you cannot beat them.  Just use the tire pressure indicated in your doorjamb and don't worry.  My doorjamb says 35 psi for both front and rear and that's what I use.
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11/6/16 8:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
Big68Mac
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1996 Collector Edition Convertible LT4, F45 suspension, Black Interior, 57,000 KM or 36,000 miles, Original BC Canadian Car.

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I have the NT555's on my C4 and no issues.

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11/16/16 3:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
jimmymac603
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Manchester, NH - USA

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1995 LT1 Corvette

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I have them on my '95 Polo Green machine and they work and wear great on mine...
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11/30/16 10:51am - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
melthom
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1996 LT1 Convertible. 1 of 110 LT1 convertibles built in 1996 in this color combination.

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I have them on my 96 and very happy with them after trying a couple of other brands.  Also, have several friends with C5's that have them.

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12/3/16 3:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
GreenLantern95
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I wanted to thank everyone for the information on the Nittos tires. I'm glad every body is happy with the tires. After all my research, I decided to keep the Nittos and keep an eye on how they will wear, since I can rotate them. I'm still playing with the PSI. I have the Nitrofill in the tires and I'm keeping the tires at 35 PSI. So far so good.
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12/3/16 6:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
GSJoe
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I'm sure the Nitto tires will not disappoint you.  They have been a very good compromise tire in every respect on two of my C4 ZR-1 Corvettes.  Keep us informed of your experience with them. 
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12/4/16 2:50am - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
Hot Rod Roy
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Mission Viejo, CA - USA

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Yellow '84 Coupe

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GreenLantern95 said: I decided to keep the Nittos and keep an eye on how they will wear, since I can rotate them.  

How do you intend to rotate them, since you have "staggered " sizes?   There are many who do NOT recommend swapping tires from side to side, unless you dis-mount, and then re-mount and re-balance them, so they do not end up rotating in the opposite direction.   Are your tires directional?   If so, that procedure would be a requirement if you change sides!

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12/4/16 8:01pm - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
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Crystal Springs, MS - USA

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1985 Silver Metallic 1988 Yellow (2) 1994 Torch Red Coupe LT1 1996 Dark Purple Metallic LT4 2000 Torch Red 2001 Light Pewter 2006 Magnetic Red 2009 Atomic Orange

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Nitto 555 tires are directional, so they'll have to be physically removed from the rims and remounted on the other side.

I had a set installed on my '96 LT4...decent tire, a little squirelly in the rain. I put 40k miles on them (mostly highway miles, it was my work car). After about 30k miles or so they started roaring and the car rode like a log truck. Also, at temperatures below 40 degrees or so they ride rough, flat-spot, and takes about 20 miles or so to warm them up to do away with the flat-spots. FWIW, I also experienced this same issue with a set of General G-Max tires on my C5.

DISCLAIMER - these tires are advertised as performance summer tires - use in cold climates my produce adverse effects. That's why I mentioned the flat-spotting in cold temps.


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1/30/17 10:41am - Reply: 'Re: Nitto tires'
GreenLantern95
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1995 Corvette all original, Polo Green metallic with /Beige interior

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Hey all, I have driven about 1,500 miles on the Nittos. Took a couple of trips, so far the tires are great. I'm keeping 34 PSi on all tires and I'm also using Nitrogen.
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