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A little info. on the new Nitto Drag Radials, with a hint at NOS and clutch info for the SSR running in Long Island. I hope this isn't copyright infringement.

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Great article Anne. Joe 6spd will really like this.

But, what irks me is they can't get the facts right..."Both trucks come from the factory with 255/50R20's on all four corners" To bad they didn't compare the tires side-by-side to show the sizing.

Wonder what the cost??

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BTW... I'm a huge box Chevy fan. Is this the prettiest SS Nova or what? I LOVE IT!!!!

This Nova is running one of our 4L80E transmissions and Torque Converters. It certainly is a fine one and we are proud to be a part of the build.
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Annie, that looks like a red negative of your paint.
Doesn't have your kool spoiler though.

Not positive but it seems to me the stock tires are:
p255/45-19
p295/40-20

I'll stick with the M&H drag radials. American since 1958.

BTW. love the Nova.

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Wonder what the cost??
I may look into it after the Texas drive next June... I hate to waste 4,000 miles of those on the highway!
I'll let you know what I find out.


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This Nova is running one of our 4L80E transmissions and Torque Converters. It certainly is a fine one and we are proud to be a part of the build.


Cool! I'd be darn proud too!

Hey Luckydog... how many miles have you put on your M & H's? Street OK? Like as in "rain on the street" OK? I'm needing some rear tires. I'd like to try something better but I don't want to not drive it to cruises and such.

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I may look into it after the Texas drive next June... I hate to waste 4,000 miles of those on the highway!
I'll let you know what I find out.




Cool! I'd be darn proud too!

Hey Luckydog... how many miles have you put on your M & H's? Street OK? Like as in "rain on the street" OK? I'm needing some rear tires. I'd like to try something better but I don't want to not drive it to cruises and such.

I want it all!
For rain, check out Mickey Thompson.Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Mines not a daily driver.
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I bought drag radials for my SSR about a year or so ago, at the time they didnt have 20 inchers available, best I could do at that time was 275-40-17s on 17 inch rims went with BFG Drag Radials they hook up good but look kinda goofy since they are only 25.6 inches tall, now they make a 17 inch drag radial that is 29 inches tall may get those when i can afford them. By the way back in 1977 I had a 67 Nova that I bought from my neighbor that ran a speed shop, it was tubbed with narrowed 12 bolt running 5.14 gears and posi
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For those that don't know...
Drag radials are not recommended to be driven in cold weather (or stored).32DegF
The compounds in them will get hard and crack the tire.

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Almost forgot the last page....

This is an awesome truck. Having one of these is like driving the SSR in the winter without the traction problems or the damage winter can have. If GM would have pushed this one a little more in advertising, they might have not had to end production so soon. It shares many drivetrain parts with the SSR and the AWD (although not the one in the article) is really a plus. 4700# sounds a little light, more like 5100#. But anyway, just wanted to say when winter hits, the SSR feeling can still be had with this one(performance wise anyway) JIM SSRTRUCK
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is this mag, on the stands now? I forgot to ask! or are you a subscriber!?
I just got my copy in the mail today....

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is this mag, on the stands now? I forgot to ask! or are you a subscriber!?

I subscribe, but I bet you can get it at a news stand. I get jealous every month about something someone has in there.


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That's what I thought. I also like to buy American.
Mine's not a daily driver but it goes everywhere anyway. That's why I'm interested to see how these Nitto's work.


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Have you seen this thread... TBSS's are cool and this one is super cool... https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f35/...87/index7.html


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Thanks for the mag article. Sweet photos....AND...I vouch for the increased safety the Toyo's bring, I also was looking into the very sticky (new) Michelin Pilot Sport tires, size 285/30R-19 front, and 335/25R-20 rear. These come on the new Corvette ZR-1. My tire guy didn't have the math worked out on the fit and then I found the Toyo's and installed them. Now I hear the Corvette assembly lines are limited and having a hiatus soon putting the new Michelin tires in over-supply. The size of the wheels GM uses for the ZR-1 are 19x10 front and 20x12 rear. The Vette launches 620bhp and 600+ torque so those tires should be awesome. I just will have to keeping wondering...I could afford the Toyo's


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wow Ann the last time I looked at the Super Chevy Mag was in 1991, Because the writer did a write up on me and I had my 68 Chevelle there but he got the car wrong but he hung out with me and a friend for 2 days because of the females that we kept meeting, I guess because at that time we were Sailors. I should go back to reading that mag.
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I'm really interested in trying a pair of the new Nittos but I have not been able to find them at the right price yet. I'm hoping that maybe one of the vendors will step up and offer us a group purchase or some other type of discount (are you listening Discount Tire?). So far the best I have seen is $ 275.00 each for the 305/35-20. After adding tax and freight it's still over $ 600.00 a pair BEFORE mounting and balancing. A little too high for an 8000 mile tire. Anyone find a better deal than that yet? I'm willing to be the test subject but not at that price.

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The price of a nitto tire is...

putting another American company out of business.

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I didn't even know that you exsisted until now. Copyright infrigment? All SSR's desevre flames. Super Chevy just wanted to test their nitto's tires.
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This is Chuck Junot Super Chevy SSR owner

I was there that day and saw it run. I can tell you that it definatly needs a rear end change and no i did not copy from for other people on the flame job. I just though it was nessary. if you visit Long Island Customs - Custom Airbrush Work and Radical Customizing - 631-694-1670 you will see that I did this some time ago. I need to chenge to 4.10 RPs to increase my time. 13.090 was horrible. With 4.10RPs I should get 12.5 1/4 mile.
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I am a Sergent in the US Army. I am currently stationed in FT Drum. I have had my SSR since June 07. I have been to many shows and have won trophys. I have not copied any other person in SSR frantic. As you can see, I have never been here at SSR Frantic. This is somthing that I though of on my own. If you would like to speak to me you can reach me via E-mail @ [email protected]
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Welcome aboard, Chuck

I hope you don't take offense at our gang for insinuating that you copied Anne's flame job. We all know better. It was said as a taunt to Anne. There are a lot of flames in this forum and we all know that each one is unique.

There are a number of SSR owners in your region. I'd encourage you to network with them and get to know the gang. Great people that will treat you like family.

Hope you are keeping your "R" away from the salt and potholes,

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Chuck we all know you did it your way. We all talk silly here at times just having fun. I see you have fun with your R so stick around and become one of the nuts in this bag. Check out or runs and get to one, our big one this year is in Texas. Glad you found us!

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Number of build question

Where on the SSR do you find the number build? It wasn't really improtant to me until I saw that members are posting it in their profile.
By the way, I wasn't upset with the comment about copying a flame job. I just wanted to make sure that every one understood that I am not a copy cat.
I'm happy to be a part of this Forum. Just wished I knew about it about a year ago.
Any one out there within a 100 miles of me? Could make plans for this summer. I don't drive it in the winter. SALT SALT SALT yuk.
I use a 95 Blazer with 170k for my hoopty. I havn't washed it in 3 years. Its looking quit colorful.
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Hey Chuck

The last 5 numbers of your VIN will identify your serial number. kinda cool that this was about the only vehicle that GM serialized across the model years.

There are bound to be a bunch of SSR Fanatics around you....... You can do a search for compadres in New York by going to "Quick Links", "Members List", "Search Members" (far right on the screen)and "Advanced Search". Put in "New York" for the location and it will give you 16 members. If You put "NY" in the loacation box, it will give you 43 members. Find one close to you and send him a PM.......... get together and have a beer, or go to a car show or something........

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