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    ET Street Radial or NT555R?

    So im trying to figure out what the best DR i can get. The car is my DD and it does see rain, i know that the Nittos can handle rain, how bout the ET's? I run the regular NT555 street tires right now, cut a 1.82 60' with em, but i need a drag tire!

    Also the ET's are cheaper. Suggestions?

    275/40/17 is what im going to get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    So im trying to figure out what the best DR i can get. The car is my DD and it does see rain, i know that the Nittos can handle rain, how bout the ET's? I run the regular NT555 street tires right now, cut a 1.82 60' with em, but i need a drag tire!

    Also the ET's are cheaper. Suggestions?

    275/40/17 is what im going to get.


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    Heard the nittos suck at the track
    ETs are not so good on the highway
    If i were you i would find a spare set of rims for some ETs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Heard the nittos suck at the track
    ETs are not so good on the highway
    If i were you i would find a spare set of rims for some ETs
    you have to heat the nittos up at the track. i can hook fine on mine. i cut 1.70 60' now but i think i can break into the 1.6s when i go on the 18th.

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    ET = strip/street

    nitto = street/strip

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    I have M/T on another set of rims for track and special outings, hook real nice. I have no experience with the Nittos

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    you have to heat the nittos up at the track. i can hook fine on mine. i cut 1.70 60' now but i think i can break into the 1.6s when i go on the 18th.
    What is your set-up? What are you launching and how much pressure are you running with them? Thanks...

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    Is there any place besides discount tire direct that has nitto 555R cheaper then $313 shipped for 275/40/17?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Is there any place besides discount tire direct that has nitto 555R cheaper then $313 shipped for 275/40/17?
    When I bought mine a few months back, DT was the cheapest I found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Is there any place besides discount tire direct that has nitto 555R cheaper then $313 shipped for 275/40/17?
    if that is for both its good. about what i paid for mine. i got minne from american muscle since one of my friends had a discount code from the mustang forum. with the discount i got them for 300-310 shipped.

    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    What is your set-up? What are you launching and how much pressure are you running with them? Thanks...
    im cammed, 3500 stall, 3.73 gears, and rear suspension. i launch about 2000 rpm or a little higher. i drop the pressure down to around 20psi. i do a nice burnout before the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    if that is for both its good. about what i paid for mine. i got minne from american muscle since one of my friends had a discount code from the mustang forum. with the discount i got them for 300-310 shipped.



    im cammed, 3500 stall, 3.73 gears, and rear suspension. i launch about 2000 rpm or a little higher. i drop the pressure down to around 20psi. i do a nice burnout before the line.
    Thanks for the info. I just went to the track and ran with Nitto's for the first time. Best 60' I could pull over 3 runs was 1.905 dropping it from 3500RPM. I'm a M6. Was running 22PSI.

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    My car makes a decent amount of power....and is a manual.

    I have cut 1.86's on the Nitto's.
    I have cut 1.69 on the MT radials.
    Spinning to 1.67 on the Hoosier QTP's.

    Nitto's are the only drag radial I would drive in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Thanks for the info. I just went to the track and ran with Nitto's for the first time. Best 60' I could pull over 3 runs was 1.905 dropping it from 3500RPM. I'm a M6. Was running 22PSI.
    I'm cutting 1.9's with the 16" snowflakes and stock tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    My car makes a decent amount of power....and is a manual.

    I have cut 1.86's on the Nitto's.
    I have cut 1.69 on the MT radials.
    Spinning to 1.67 on the Hoosier QTP's.

    Nitto's are the only drag radial I would drive in the rain.
    I need MT's!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    My car makes a decent amount of power....and is a manual.

    I have cut 1.86's on the Nitto's.
    I have cut 1.69 on the MT radials.
    Spinning to 1.67 on the Hoosier QTP's.

    Nitto's are the only drag radial I would drive in the rain.
    Excellent info I was wondering about Hoosiers and how good they were. What size tire you runnin?
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    I can cut a 1.75 60' on the regular nitto street 555's.. so im sure i can get a low 1.6 on the R's

    I can get the 555R for 159 each, or the ET for about 200 each.. so im still looking.

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    I would watch any DR on the street and no way I'd want caught in the rain with MT's. I about lost my car several years ago when I got caught in a rainstorm with nitto's. Just cruising along at 55 and the backend jump out from under the car. They had some miles on them, ~10k I think so they were getting close to done.
    As far as at the track I've cut a 1.71 on Nitto's and a 1.6x with MT's. Had a line lock with the MT's but not the nitto's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Thanks for the info. I just went to the track and ran with Nitto's for the first time. Best 60' I could pull over 3 runs was 1.905 dropping it from 3500RPM. I'm a M6. Was running 22PSI.
    drop that pressure to 15 and it'll make a pretty big difference.

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    for you op i would suggest the nittos ..they are the only DR i know that can handle street decently ..at the track..drop the psi to 15 and light them up good for the best times...BUT MAKE SURE YOU UP THE PSI before you leave if you can.

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    I can't hook with the 555R's, decided to do a few suspension upgrades and we will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    drop that pressure to 15 and it'll make a pretty big difference.
    Thanks. I plan on getting back out this spring. I went late in the year so I am thinking the track conditions and weather weren't ideal for me as well.

    Hi-po was also telling me that I should try feathering the clutch out some with using the Nitto Dr's.

    I was dumping it, which was causing a lot of bad wheel hop.

    Ultimately, I want to be running M/Ts or straight slicks to test this 9" out.

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