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Old 02-24-2014, 10:46 PM   #1
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Nitto 555r's or 555??

Really debating on the 315 drag radials or the 315 summer tires.. I need help making my decision. Just a bolt on GT. I want to go to drag strip some this summer but it is also my dd on nice days. Do the summer tires hook good at the strip on a 260-300hp car? Or would they not hook like my current 245 yokohomas do?
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You'll feel a big difference in how they hook. The 555Rs can last a while also, they aren't like MT ET Streets that'll last a few thousand. Go 555R
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I've got 285's of 555's and i have no problems hooking up. Granted, i'm nearly stock with the exception of a 93 race tune, 3.73 gear, and Catback. If the price difference isn't extreme, i'd just go with the 555r's.
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555's suck if you are making any type of power. If your under 350 then you will be fine. If your 400+ you will smoke them. Run the 555r's in that case. Drag radials i am all for Nt05r's
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555's suck if you are making any type of power. If your under 350 then you will be fine. If your 400+ you will smoke them. Run the 555r's in that case. Drag radials i am all for Nt05r's
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He gave a power range in his original post.
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I know i was adding to it.

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Thanks guys, I guess I'm more leaning toward the summer 555's because they will last twice as long and I'm worried the drag radials will grip too much for my stock clutch to handle. Is this true? How would the 555's do launching at the track?
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Raptinator recommended to me some Mickey Thompson Street Comps. The more I read about them, the more I wonder why the hell anyone is buying Nittos these days... Having Nitto 555Rs out back that the PO of my car put on, they run narrow as hell (my 315s might as well be 275s or 285s) and they are **** in the rain. I can hook up pretty good in the dry and with them heated up tho... No complaints about the regular 555s up front.
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I ran 555's and 555rs b4 in the past. Not impressed. Hands down if you want a bad *** street tire, Go mickey street comps.
Of you want a bad *** drag radial for the street go Nt05r

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I'm likely going to get the Mickey Street comps in May when my final bonus check pays out. New rims too. Just have to decide if I want to do 18s or 19s. Mickeys come in sizes for both that will work with a SN95. Staggered setup with the Vintage Venom adapters or possibly the GT500 brake adapter kit and some GT500 take offs if I can find them for a good price.
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What's the tread life for those mickeys on a DD


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They have been holding up good so far close to 2k on them and still look brand new.

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They have a 300 UTQG FWIW.
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Which is real good to me vs when I run my Nt05rs I replace them every 2-3 months

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Scotty has the specs for you.

I'm not good with the tire specs but I will tell you if they hook or not lol

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Scotty You will like them a lot over your 555's. Only downside is if you go 19 is the 285 for the largest width so far. Both you and i both know that majority of the width is just visual satisfaction anyways.

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I was actually looking at the 245/40/19 up front @ 26.7" and the 285/35/19 out back @ 26.9" total tire diameter. Ppl get all bent out of shape about "keep it close to stock size!". What so it keeps looking like a big roller skate? SN95 tires are WAY too small... Going up .6" in front and .8" out back over what the 95 Cobra came with is not a huge deal and 1/4-1/2" extra in the wheel wells is not going to rub unless the car is absolutely slammed. Ppl forget or don't know those 5.0 SN95 Cobras came with 26.1" tires OEM vs 25.6" OEM everything else had.

If I was to do 18s I'd probably go with the 245/45/18 and 275/40/18 and those are both around 26.7" tall.

edit: And yes the huge width tires are really just more for looks than anything if you are not a car that is built for the track before the street. 275s are PLENTY wide out back and fit nice and flush on a 10" wide rim. Unless you are a 555R, the you need to be a 315 lol.
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Same sizes i run for my street setup. Then a 305/35/19 Nto5r.

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Yeah but you have a Coyote. Still, the S197 uses the same size wheels too and that's a 4.6L. Like I said ppl get all bent out of shape when you talk about going up slightly in diameter.
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Yes you are right. I have seen some get worked up over it. **** i run 26"-28

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I decided to go with the 555 just for the fact I don't want to be afraid to be caught in rain and being in college I won't have the funds to constantly keep buying drag radials. Might get a pair for the track eventually tho. Here they areClick image for larger version

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The Mickeys are supossed to be superior in the rain too dude. Oh well the 555s will be fine for you.

Hey Raptinator, in your experience, do the MT Street Comps run wide like a BFG or normal or narrower like a Nitto? I'm asking because AFS is having a sale on 03 Termi style rims in 18x9/18x10.5 but the widest 18" tire the street comps come in is a 275.
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Scotty they are not as narrow as nittos. My 285 street comps are almost as wide as my 305 Nto5r. Kind of crapy pictures. But here is the 285's

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Sweet pics, love the plate and the dollhouse is a nice touch lol. Well my current 555Rs are narrower than the rim lip on my 17.5s and those are 315/35/17. I imagine that a 275/40/18 MT would be close or right at the same look as I have now. Got any pics of how the tire bulge looks on that rim? I'm guessing its a 19x10 correct?
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Doll house makes the picture lol. Yes they are 19x10.

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Yeah those 285s are about as wide as a Nitto 315, at least in my experience with Nittos. A 275 one of these would probably look just like the rim lip I have out back right now...





Yes, that is how narrow Nittos run, at least the 555Rs. Below is a regular 555 265/40/17 on a 17x9" rim.



Good sidewall fit, just looks like a ****ing roller skate at 25.4" diameter...

Honestly thinking of going for the euro look if I have to do 275s out back and do some 235/45/18 up front since Tirerack is having a special on BFGs in that size right now. We all know BFGs run a little wide and specs say its a 9" tread, 9.3" section width which actually should be good on a 18x9 rim. Diameter of that is 26.3" for that with 26.6" for the 275/40/18 Mickey. Think I'm finally getting there with this as far as tires.
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That would be a perfect set up. What color wheel are you going with for the new set up? The chrome bullets look right at home on there.

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Do you guys know if the Street Comps are made in a 285,295,305/40-18? Any of the 3 will do, but I can't seem to find them anywhere...... I don't necessarily need tires any time soon but just looking around for when I want new ones.
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I believe the widdest they offer in a 18 is a 275. In 19 it's a 285. I run the 285/35/19 for my street setup and could not be happier

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I believe the widdest they offer in a 18 is a 275. In 19 it's a 285. I run the 285/35/19 for my street setup and could not be happier

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Ok that's what I was thinking cause that is the biggest I could find. I definitely want at minimum a 285 since I have a 10" wide and a 40 series because I want at least a 27" tall tire
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Do you guys know if the Street Comps are made in a 285,295,305/40-18? Any of the 3 will do, but I can't seem to find them anywhere...... I don't necessarily need tires any time soon but just looking around for when I want new ones.
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Summit and Jegs have them, both ship free and both are cheaper than AM. Jegs does have a $10 delivery charge tho so I'd buy through Summit. I'm trying to get my mil discount to work for tires on Jegs but they are telling me the profit margin on tires is so slim they often can't offer a discount on them. We'll see.

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That would be a perfect set up. What color wheel are you going with for the new set up? The chrome bullets look right at home on there.

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Well its down to 18" black 2010 style wheels

Or Machined face 18" 03/04 Cobra rims.

I can't decide between the two to tell you the truth. In the dozen years I've owned various Mustangs I've never got black rims but they have been growing on me lately. Black 2010s are $422 after my discount, the AFS are $588 shipped obviously.
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The 03 cobras man. That's what I would do personaly. They will look bad *** on your body style.
I'm about to swap my street set up also. I can't stand 20's. But the new wheels kmc came out with are pure sex and I have to get them. I will just run a 315/35/20 Nt05r out back for the turbo that's coming for the street. (Replacing the bottle). The black ones.

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The 03 cobras man. That's what I would do personaly. They will look bad *** on your body style.
I'm about to swap my street set up also. I can't stand 20's. But the new wheels kmc came out with are pure sex and I have to get them. I will just run a 315/35/20 Nt05r out back for the turbo that's coming for the street. (Replacing the bottle). The black ones.

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Personally I think most ppl would think that same thing... Like I said I'm just worried about the 275/40/18s on the 10.5" wide rims... The money isn't a huge issue but also when I'm going back and forth the $160 or so difference does come into play. Not to mention with my discount on AM the Mickeys wind up costing the same as on Summit/Jegs and are mounted/balanced for free. I'll kick it around a few more days I'm sure, I WILL probably order those 235 BFGs tonight though because I have no idea how long they'll be on special.

Edit: Damn those rims on LRS look GREAT and 20s are no biggie for the S197. Just a little harsh of a ride maybe and $$$$ but you gotta pay to play.

Edit 2: ****, BFG 275/40/18s are available at $180 a tire on tirerack... I had some BFGs on my 95 and those things were the shaznat and I know those will fit AND they are $20 cheaper each.
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The BFG are a good choice also

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Yeah I've had them before and they performed really well. They do run wider than normal so I think they'll fit on what I want to do.
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