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Nitto 555r or NT05r

This is a discussion on Nitto 555r or NT05r within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; well its that time of year for new tires, I was set on the 555's but i have been hearing ...

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    Nitto 555r or NT05r

    well its that time of year for new tires, I was set on the 555's but i have been hearing good things on the new nitto nto5


    opinions on the better tire please
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    NT05r is a stickier tire

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    anyone running M&H Racemasters 275-50-17 radial?

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    I have the 555r's and I like them on the street...however at the track they suck a big one.

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    My good friend has the newer Nitto Drag radial. He said it dead hooks.....even in the cold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrgswhitels1 View Post
    My good friend has the newer Nitto Drag radial. He said it dead hooks.....even in the cold!
    Mods to their car? What RPM are they launching at?

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    If its hooking even in the cold he must not be making that much power and leaving off of idle

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    If its hooking even in the cold he must not be making that much power and leaving off of idle
    My thoughts exactly...hence why I asked the questions I did

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    Stock Camaro SS 6 speed with lid. Florida cold is not the same as chicago cold. Nevertheless around 45/50 degree's. He went through the older Nitto's and clearly hooks much better than the older set. Those were his findings.

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    [QUOTE=35th-ANV-SS;2535660 What RPM are they launching at?[/QUOTE]


    Dont know. Just took his word for it. He does have first hand experience now with both tires though.

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    Everyone I know who had the 555dr's like the NT05's better at least for track use.
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    Ive had the Nitto 555R and were wothless for me! the new ones are suppose to be alot stickier tho! I only run MT DRs from now on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    If its hooking even in the cold he must not be making that much power and leaving off of idle
    He is making decent power...

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    Ive had the Nitto 555R and were wothless for me! the new ones are suppose to be alot stickier tho! I only run MT DRs from now on!
    I would have never ran the 555r's with your combo (DOT).....much more sense with the M/T's slick to hook, M/T dr 4 the street.
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    The O5 R has a lower tread rating = better traction and less longevity.

    Not sure how much wider they are.

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    Keeping all things equal, which is the better tire, M/T street DR or the O5-R on the street/track?

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    I ran the same 60' time with street tires as I did with the Nitto 555Rs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrgswhitels1 View Post
    Keeping all things equal, which is the better tire, M/T street DR or the O5-R on the street/track?
    MT DRs for the WIN

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    i have nitto 555's just the street tires and i dont hook for shit. every once and a while i will get a 3rd gear churp. however once you heat the hell out of them the hook just fine but seing as though i only go to the track 2-3 times a year i rarely get to actually heat them up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrgswhitels1 View Post
    Keeping all things equal, which is the better tire, M/T street DR or the O5-R on the street/track?
    05Rs are better. There's an article where i guy ran like .01 faster on the 05R.

    They are very similar to the M/T DR, according to the article.

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