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Nitto NT 555 Extreme Performance

225/40-18 (Reading the Tire Size)

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(5 Total Reviews)
Rating
8.4  
Review Date
January 21, 2012
Vehicle
2004 VW GOLF IV GTI R32
Location
EAU CLAIRE, WI
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for
8 months
Miles Driven on Tires
12000
Ride Comfort
8.0  
Cornering/Steering
10.0  
Ride Noise
7.0  
Tread Life
7.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction
8.0  
Winter Traction
2.0  
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Incredible dry traction, and pretty decent on wet roads as well.

Tire Cons

Not a great choice for snow/ice driving...

I bought these tires with my new wheels in June 2011, and I must say, compared to previous tires, this is in my top three. They offer superior dry handling, and do rather well in rain as well. Treadwear could be a little better, but considering my driving habits, its life expectancy is probably pretty reduced. The only negative I can really say stands out about this tire is the extremely poor snow traction/handling, (luckily I've only had to endure that once or twice while I had my truck in the shop) even with AWD. That being said, it should probably be stressed that the reason for that is the fact that it is a summer tire and not designed for snow. I'd definitely put this tire on my car again, and would certainly recommend it to any driver looking for superior highspeed handling and breakneck cornering.

446 of 809 people found this review helpful

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Rating
8.5  
Review Date
June 30, 2012
Vehicle
2007 VW JETTA V GLI
Location
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
Driving Conditions
Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style
Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for
6 months
Miles Driven on Tires
14000
Ride Comfort
9.0  
Cornering/Steering
10.0  
Ride Noise
7.0  
Tread Life
9.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction
6.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Dry roads it sticks like glue.

Tire Cons

Wet roads not so much.

Drove this mostly on highways and love the dry traction with this tire. Cornering is a blast on dry roads. Wet roads is a different story. Roads that are just wet it handles good. Roads with just a little standing water beware! As in just a little in the road grooves is enough to slide you over. Great summer dry tire and fun to drive.

366 of 688 people found this review helpful

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Rating
9.0  
Review Date
January 23, 2012
Vehicle
2008 VW GLI 2/4-DOOR
Location
SANFORD, FL
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for
9 months
Miles Driven on Tires
5300
Ride Comfort
10.0  
Cornering/Steering
8.0  
Ride Noise
10.0  
Tread Life
10.0  
Dry Traction
8.0  
Wet Traction
7.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Great value, performance vs price

Tire Cons

None Provided

I also have these tires on a 2004 GTO and found they give good performance for the money. They are not the highest performing tires, but they offer predictable performance and good milage, I have over 20,000 miles on the Nittos on the GTO and at least another 10,000 left. These tires offer good value and a quiet ride. I will consider them again when the time comes.

424 of 837 people found this review helpful

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Rating
9.0  
Review Date
August 19, 2014
Vehicle
2007 CHEVROLET HHR LS/LT
Location
Canonsburg, PA
Driving Conditions
Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style
Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for
4 months
Miles Driven on Tires
5000
Ride Comfort
9.0  
Cornering/Steering
9.0  
Ride Noise
9.0  
Tread Life
9.0  
Dry Traction
9.0  
Wet Traction
9.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Look great. Have met all of my expectations. Will purchase again when needed.

Tire Cons

Not made in USA. Some Nittos are.

Good tires.

115 of 234 people found this review helpful

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Rating
9.3  
Review Date
November 13, 2015
Vehicle
2002 VW GOLF IV GTI 337
Location
Kansas City, KS
Driving Conditions
Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style
Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for
2 years 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires
51000
Ride Comfort
10.0  
Cornering/Steering
10.0  
Ride Noise
8.0  
Tread Life
10.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction
8.0  
Winter Traction
6.0  
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Great performance, great tread life, great value!

Tire Cons

None Provided

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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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