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This is a discussion on best Tires within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Hi ..... whats the best Tires for a street race ? and how about the NITTO EXTREME DRAG 555R ? ...

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    Hi .....
    whats the best Tires for a street race ?
    and how about the NITTO EXTREME DRAG 555R ? ist good for a street race ???

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    wow...i hate to be the bearer of bad news..but 1. there is no best tire....2. for "street" racing..a drag radial (not the drag part of the name) is for the drag strip....just get a max performance summer tire

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    Plain and simple Nitto's suck in my opinion, on the track and off....
    I have grown fond of Fuzion ZR1's. They work great, in all weather and even do decently on the track... Great wear pattern also.
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    Well, if money is of no issue... Mickey Thompson Et Streets Radials. Great tire, but they will be gone quickly on the street. I actually really like my Nitto 555R's for the street. That was, before the tire shop ruined one

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    Some say the BFG DR is decent. Never tried it

    Never tried the Zr1 either.

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    best hook for the buck is hands down hooiser drag radial my buddies 02 and mine sisters 71 monte both lowered there 60ft an stayed consistant with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDEUCE View Post
    best hook for the buck is hands down hooiser drag radial my buddies 02 and mine sisters 71 monte both lowered there 60ft an stayed consistant with them
    Agree. Ive heard nothing but good things about the Hoosier Quick Time DOT Pros

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDEUCE View Post
    best hook for the buck is hands down hooiser drag radial my buddies 02 and mine sisters 71 monte both lowered there 60ft an stayed consistant with them

    noticed how he talked about street racing..no mention of drag strip racing.

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    I put BFG D/R's on mine and haven't had any issues with traction on the street or at the strip. (1.8 60')
    But as said earlier... there is no "best" tire. It depends on what you want out of your tires. I want traction and don't care about longevity. I might have to replace these every year.
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    whats wrong with slicks on the street just needs a little extra air for stability drivin course drag radials can hook better on a heavier street car have stiffer sidewall

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    noticed how he talked about street racing..no mention of drag strip racing.
    nothing wrong with drag radials for the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    nothing wrong with drag radials for the street.
    this i know..but he is talking about low 60' times..but that is obviously nothing to the OP...low 60' on the track does not always correlate to fast street times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    nothing wrong with drag radials for the street.
    nope--- i have e\t streets on two of my vehicles. they're good enough on the street.

    from personal experience the mickeys are way better than bfg dr's

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDEUCE View Post
    whats wrong with slicks on the street just needs a little extra air for stability drivin course drag radials can hook better on a heavier street car have stiffer sidewall
    Pavement will CHEW THEM UP!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Pavement will CHEW THEM UP!!!
    Hell yeah, drag radials dont even last that long on the street, slicks would be gone in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    this i know..but he is talking about low 60' times..but that is obviously nothing to the OP...low 60' on the track does not always correlate to fast street times
    Nothing that happens on the track means your gonna hook on the street, no matter what tires you are using. Track is track, street is street no car launchs the same on both reguardless of tires unless its a 150whp car with a mini tub and slicks and you dont have the power to break it loose anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    Nothing that happens on the track means your gonna hook on the street, no matter what tires you are using. Track is track, street is street no car launchs the same on both reguardless of tires unless its a 150whp car with a mini tub and slicks and you dont have the power to break it loose anywhere.
    i know..are you agree with me ?? if not..your point is the exact point i was making

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    a good tire will hook better on any road or track surface if 60 drops at the track they'll hook harder on the street

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    I have always had 555. And they are great. Just got 2 new rear ones and it was 315.00 to the front door. Thats not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i know..are you agree with me ?? if not..your point is the exact point i was making
    Then yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesseheel View Post
    I have always had 555. And they are great. Just got 2 new rear ones and it was 315.00 to the front door. Thats not bad.
    You should put some M/Ts streets back there then and really fall in love. 315 is a good price, at a shop around here i was getting e/t streets 275 width for 170 each.
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