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Drag Radials: BFGoodrich or Nitto's???

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    Drag Radials: BFGoodrich or Nitto's???

    I've decided to get a set of Drag Radials for my spare wheels (Stock 16" wheels). There are very limited sizes available for 16" wheels. I am choosing between:

    BFGoodrich G-Fprce TA Drag Radial 2: 255/50/16 ($149)
    Nitto NT 555R Drag Radial: 245/50/16 ($136)

    The BFG is the older style I believe. Are the Nitto's designed for FWD cars?
    Which ones do you recommend for hooking up the best? Is there any difference in drivability or longevity?

    BTW...my car is a 99 Z28 - T56 and I have run a 13.2 @108 (2.12-60') so far.

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    Not sure why you asked about FWD cars if you own a Z28.


    Nittos - Last longer than other DR's, drive okay in rain, don't hook as well as other DR's.
    BFG's - Longevity isn't as good, worse than Nitto in rain, hook much better than Nitto DR's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Not sure why you asked about FWD cars if you own a Z28.


    Nittos - Last longer than other DR's, drive okay in rain, don't hook as well as other DR's.
    BFG's - Longevity isn't as good, worse than Nitto in rain, hook much better than Nitto DR's.
    waiting to put on my g forces.
    nittos seems to be good up till 350 rwhp. after that they suck.
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    I have done okay on Nittos. I actually run them as my street tire as they last the longest and hold the street much better than any street tire.
    I run MT DR's at the track though.

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    Ive had both on my mustang and the g forces seemed to hook better for me on 18s but that is a different size wheel. I like the look of them more than the nittos
    Last edited by RDS; 03-22-2007 at 06:29 AM.

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    Ive tried both on my S10 and the bfg's hook alot better but suck if you ever get caught in some rain.All I could do with the nitto's is wheel hop but I sold em to my buddy that has a mustang and he claims they did pretty dencent for him.Im running M/T radials on my fbody and I love em.. I was told if I got caught on wet roads I was screwed but they suprised me.I got caught in a nasty storm a few weeks ago and it done better with the m/t's than it did with regular street tires.

    If you do alot of racing and not so much driving the m/t's are the way to go.If you rack up alot of miles on your car the nitto's will prolly be your best bet.

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    I wound up orderinh the BFG's....they are the new style/tread pattern. I was asking if the Nitto's were specifically designed for FWD...b/c then I wouldn't want them. I have to drive about 50 miles to the track and that will be pretty much the only street use. I curious to see how much time I am gonna drop.
    I've run 13.2 @ 108 mph with @ 2.14 60'. I have tubular LCA's, 3.90 gears, and moser axles. I'm gonna unbolt the sway bar this time. What rpm do you think I should launch at? I wanna be kinda safe with a stock clutch (other than the drill mod) and a 10 bolt. Any estimates on my 60 ft and 1/4 mile time. What do most of you launch at with drag radials and the 10 bolt?

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