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Not a racing nor track car but still want something that will do the vehicle (and me) right. Looking at 265x35-20 rears and 255x35-20 fronts. Don't need anything extreme but decent value for $. Suggestions?
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Hey Greg, the Nitto NT555G2 is a great all around tire. They are good in the rain and also a great summer performance tire. If you have anymore questions feel free to reach out to us!
 
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By the looks of it $200-250/tire. Would there be any advantage by going to a 275 x 35 - 20 size for the rear?
 

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Would there be any advantage by going to a 275 x 35 - 20 size for the rear?
Why not use same size front/back so you can rotate? You're not tracking it. That small a change 255/265 doesn't seem worth it. Same 255/275 even though that's what Ford does on the PP1's! What size on car now? How many miles/yr driven?
 

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For summer tires, you can't go wrong with the Michelin Pilot PS4S or Continental Extreme Contact Sport. The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is also a good summer tire for a little less than the Michelin or Conti. Check out Tire Rack for good tire reviews.

Before we can recommend sizes, you'll need to tell us your wheel size, not your current tire size. Rim width will dictate how wide you can go, and if you're running the same width wheels front and rear, there's no point in running staggered tire widths. You're much better off running the same width front and rear so you can rotate your tires for maximum life.
 

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Not a big fan of the Nitto 555G2, but at that price point not a bad recommendation.
 
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Why not use same size front/back so you can rotate? You're not tracking it. That small a change 255/265 doesn't seem worth it. Same 255/275 even though that's what Ford does on the PP1's! What size on car now? How many miles/yr driven?
Sounds like he has 20" wheels.
 

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Sounds like he has 20" wheels.
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I'm sure he does based on the -20 tires he asked about. We still don't know the width of them! Or tire size now.

I REALLY wish I was a mind reader thru the web, but sadly it's never gonna happen!
 

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Not a big fan of the Nitto 555G2, but at that price point not a bad recommendation.
I agree. Not my favorite either, horrific in the rain. But definitely reasonably priced compared to Michelin and Continental.
 

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I’d go with the Firehawk if on a budget. Seems like several members here have had good experiences with them. The Nitto G2’s just aren’t good, especially if you get a decent amount of rain. If you want the best and can swing the price, Michelin PS4S and Continental Extreme Contact Sport02 are the way to go. Excellent in dry and wet. Cold, not so much but that’s why they call them summer tires 😎.

As others have already asked, what size wheels are you running? 20x??
 

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Bang for the buck go firehawk indys. They perform well, last longer than most others and run on the cheaper side.
 

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I originally had 275/35/19 front and 295/35/19 Conti SportContact on my SVE wheels 19X10 and 19X11. I replaced those with the Nitto G2s in 285/35/19 and 305/35/19. I had these for 500 miles and I absolutely hated these tires. The sidewalls are soft and I had less traction than the smaller Contis I had on before. I sold them and moved on to Mich PS4S 285/35/19 and Mich PSS 305/35/19 and I haven't looked back. I went with the Nittos as I wanted the 285/305 setup and you couldn't get the Contis/Mich in that size with the same model. I ended up using the 4S on the front and the older PSS out back.
 

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Don't waste your money on those Nittos. I personally think those are garbage. I have them now and cant wait to roll them into a forest fire next summer.

I had continentals and absolutely loved them. I am either going back to them or I have really been reading up on these Atturos. For the price, I just don't see how I could go wrong. Even if they don't last, I could buy two sets for the price of one of these more expensive tires. When did tires get so pricey anyway. I used to be able to buy a whole Mustang (with new tires) for what tires run nowadays.

https://atturo.com/ ---- It would definitely minimize your budgeting for tires.
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