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Nitto 555R vs MT ET Street Radial? -- The Tire Train

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    I need a good street DR at the track P275/40R17 for the back.
    what's the prices on each, what 60' should I expect out of each? and finally which one do you prefer and why?

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    go with the MT ET streets hook like no other, prolly about 160-180 each and worth every penny, i hear they are cutting 1.6's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    go with the MT ET streets hook like no other, prolly about 160-180 each and worth every penny, i hear they are cutting 1.6's
    nice, will they fit on 275x40 wheel, or do i need special Radial wheel for those tires?

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    nope they fit, check the sizes not sure about that but mine for my stock 16" rims were a 255/50

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    I put Falken 452 and I was spining like a mofo pulled 2.3-2.2 60',,, I lost 1 sec @1/8th mile because of poor traction. the Falken 452 are good street tires but for the track they are pretty mediocre.

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    I goto go take them back and swap them with ET street.

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    The Nitto's are good for high powered cars on the street.
    Not the best at the track.
    I run the Nitto's for the street and the MT's for the track.

    I bet even the Nitto's would get you going pretty well though since you have an automatic.
    MT's will work better, but will wear MUCH faster.

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    yea there is really not a good street tire to run at the track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    The Nitto's are good for high powered cars on the street.
    Not the best at the track.
    I run the Nitto's for the street and the MT's for the track.

    I bet even the Nitto's would get you going pretty well though since you have an automatic.
    MT's will work better, but will wear MUCH faster.
    yah man, 8.5 @ 1/8th, I spent 1 sec spinning at 100ft... damn,
    so MT sreet is it. I gotta get a pair by Friday, going to 1/4mi track to beat on the rice

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    What was the trap speed??
    Just the 1/8 mile?? Or did you run the 1/4 as well?


    You will have no problems hooking with those MT's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    What was the trap speed??
    Just the 1/8 mile?? Or did you run the 1/4 as well?


    You will have no problems hooking with those MT's.
    87.7mph 2.26 60', yeah just 1/8th mile, i was practicing my launches for coming up Friday.
    I know with MTs I can get 1.6 60' so I can get 7.5s in 1/8th easy

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    nice cant wait to hear what you get it to run

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    next Friday I will run 1/4 miles, if I can get MTs on, I should be 11.7 at least... shooting for 11.4sec

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    ready for track now

    MT et street DR 275/40


    MT et street DR 275/40 with Z06 black rim 275/40 17''



    Falken 275/40 on rear


    I returned the street tires Falken 275/40 on rear and replaced with MT et street DR 275/40


    Falken 452 245/40 17'' on front

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    Going to be better for sure.

    Still running tonight?

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    ran Friday, for beginners 12.4sec on 1/4mi not a bad time. 115 trap speed. 1.9 60' gotto work on my launches, I know there a high-mid 11s for me just gotto nail the launch right.

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    Not sure about mid 11's at 115MPH.
    That is roughly where I was running on my Nitto DR's.
    12.4 to 12.6 at about 115.5. I was getting 2.1-2.2 shorts though.

    Might need more stall man. Do you have the dyno chart online??

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    yeah low 12s is what I expect out of my setup, lot of power but not track optimized yet,
    like slicks, tq arms, panhard bar.. etc.. then those 11s will keep coming in.

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    btw, how do the MT street DRs handle on street when it's hot outside, like 90F? do they get hot but they still hook well>?

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    I know about those things.
    I slipped into the 11's up here...barely.
    I would expect an upper 10 out of mine at sea level.

    You do appear to need more stall. Of course that depends on if you want to remain streetable or not.


    Quote Originally Posted by djvaly View Post
    btw, how do the MT street DRs handle on street when it's hot outside, like 90F? do they get hot but they still hook well>?
    I know they are soft anyways.
    Not sure how they act...but I would assume they grab nicely when it is that hot.

    Mine don't hook that great on the street period. Of course they are inflated to 26 PSI and not warmed.
    They hold great from a roll...but from a dig on the street...not so much.

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