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    tell me about nittos

    I'm looking to replace all 4 tires soon. I've heard nitto is the best for cornering and stuff. But there are like 4 types to choose from? I figured only 2 are relevant, the nt555's and the nt555R's. So which do i want? Looking for something that will be great for long distance driving, as i tend to put a 700 mile plus trip on them in a weekend. I'd like them to last atleast 2 seasons. I'm not a burn out junkie and rarely go to the drag strip.

    Would it make any sense to mix n match? put 2 drags on the rear and 2 road tires on the front?

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    You want the Nitto NT555's. These are a street tire. I have them on my Z06's and they ride pretty good. They should last you awhile with the proper tire rotation. The other tire is a drag radial.
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    i would stick with 4 street tires, because your not going to the track

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    I can't hook the Nitto DR's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I can't hook the Nitto DR's.
    That's because you're trying to haul down 500+ lb/ft of torque.

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    thanks peeps.

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    You definately want the NT555s, forget the drag radials.
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    That season I used the NT555R II Extreme for the front (17x9.5) the NT 555R Drag Radial (11x17) in the back. These tires are r-componds but have extremely good street mamnners. They also lasted forever (still have them mounted for a racing school in march)

    You want the sticky tires get these if you are looking for a street only tire get the NT555's!

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    Nitto DRs don't hook with even a lightly modded car... If you do not race, you do not need em. Depends on your price range, I would just get 4 KDWS or something all season-ish. Nittos are not going to make your handling much better, specially if you are not burning out to warm em up haha

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    the nitto 555r dr's hooked really good for me...
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    Yep, Nitto is the way to go. I wear the 450 Extreme street tires on the front and the NT555R drag radials on the rear and I'm more then pleased with the combo.

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    how? i saw that the 450's only get as big as 245/50

    i need 275/40

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    I'm still on 16s so those work fine for me. They don't make the 555s in 245/50 trim, otherwise I would have gotten those. I was just stating what my car rides on. Thanks for the site compliments.

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    how? i saw that the 450's only get as big as 245/50

    i need 275/40

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    This spring, I need new tires and I was planning on getting the NT 555R's, but I don't go to the track, just street use during good weather. So, you guys are saying to just get the NT 450's instead and not worry about the DR's?

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    If you're on 17s, get the NT 555 street tires.



    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    This spring, I need new tires and I was planning on getting the NT 555R's, but I don't go to the track, just street use during good weather. So, you guys are saying to just get the NT 450's instead and not worry about the DR's?

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    On my car, I have these.

    Front: NT 450 Extreme


    Rear: NT 555R

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    Yep, those are they!

    I have the regular 555s on my rear and its been 15k+ and their still doing pretty good. Well, theyll need to be replaced in 2k Id say, but I am replacing them with the same tire.

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    Good to know.
    I guess that will save me a few $ over the 555R's. I don't know, maybe I'll still get the DR's for the rear.

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    They will wear out quicker on a daily driver so keep that in mind. I got mine for looks as my car sits most of the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    Good to know.
    I guess that will save me a few $ over the 555R's. I don't know, maybe I'll still get the DR's for the rear.

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    I have to run a DR as a street tire.
    Otherwise I can't go WOT until 4th gear.

    I run the Nitto DR's as street tires.
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