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Old 12-13-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Drag radials or summer tires?

Not rain driven or snow driven: won't even drive if it is sprinkling. Want drag radials so bad. What's the best? Always thinking Nitto because that's what's on now. But radials don't have a lot of tread at all. Mickey Thompson ET street radial? Input guys, thanks for the replies. also, I have 10 inch wide tires in the rear. Don't really care about the front.
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Mickeys are good as well as Hoosiers
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But what are best? I want a good sticky tire that will last long, in a drag radial.
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Idk if you can get long life out of a drag radial. As what is best there's many opinions on this. I ran Hoosiers and nothing but good stuff about them sticky but mines didn't last long as I tracked it and dragged it
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Well my track is out til february, I don't do burnouts and I won't track the car but a couple time every couple months.
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I reccomend Hoosiers and MT great tires. I've never tried nittos maybe someone can chime in
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You have a Mustang you don't drive in wet or frosty weather and you are worried about tread? Get some DRs
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Look at treadwear ratings. Your Mt Dr and hoodies are likely to be around 100AA. If you want a little longer and street able life check out the falken azensis 615. They're a sick street tire and you can launch hard on them. My buddy has had then all summer and with about 10k km on them they have plenty of tread left. That includes a bunch of burnout too.
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But what are best? I want a good sticky tire that will last long, in a drag radial.
Does not compute. Just ordered my NT555Rs. The tread wear is 100............ Lmao
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Does not compute. Just ordered my NT555Rs. The tread wear is 100............ Lmao
That's what I was thinking but idk.. Plus I think a drag radial looks sick on a 3v
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That's what I was thinking but idk.. Plus I think a drag radial looks sick on a 3v
ET streets > nitto 555r
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ET streets > nitto 555r
What about the NTO5R? That a TRUE drag radial.
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What about the NTO5R? That a TRUE drag radial.
Never heard anything about em, stay away from nitto drag radials tho

There's a reason why EVERYONE at the track uses ET streets or Hoosiers
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Here's the NEW ET STREET pro
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Where do u live and how strick are police
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Where do u live and how strick are police
Strict about what? Drag radials are DOT approved, I live in joliet 30mins outside of downtown Chicago
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Strict about what? Drag radials are DOT approved, I live in joliet 30mins outside of downtown Chicago
I was going to say get slicks and use them but idk how strict ur cops are slicks hook a lot better
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I was going to say get slicks and use them but idk how strict ur cops are slicks hook a lot better
Oh cops won't care, my buddy daily drove slicks 40 miles a day, just don't get into an accident because if they see those tires you'll be in alot of trouble
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nittos are more of a street DR where as the MT are more of a strip DR. I say go with the nittos, I know about a dozen high hp guys using nitto DRs on the street and they're pretty damn good. the MT are a drag slick with lines cut in them for DOT approval. they even has bias ply wrinkle walls, which is exactly how the sidewalls of slicks are made. I would get the 555R or the 05R. or maybe even look at th michelin Pilot Sport PS2, pretty sticky and I've seen lots of people get 30k+ out of them.



not a DR but pretty good street tire

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Cops aren't strict at all. I don't wanna go with slicks becuz the throw you ALL over the road. But the ET seem way too slick for me. nittos, as said before, are more of a street DR so I think Nitto might be it...
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Cops aren't strict at all. I don't wanna go with slicks becuz the throw you ALL over the road. But the ET seem way too slick for me. nittos, as said before, are more of a street DR so I think Nitto might be it...
Well any drag radial is better then a all season tire
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Well any drag radial is better then a all season tire
True true. Thanks for the input
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nittos are more of a street DR where as the MT are more of a strip DR. I say go with the nittos, I know about a dozen high hp guys using nitto DRs on the street and they're pretty damn good. the MT are a drag slick with lines cut in them for DOT approval. they even has bias ply wrinkle walls, which is exactly how the sidewalls of slicks are made. I would get the 555R or the 05R. or maybe even look at th michelin Pilot Sport PS2, pretty sticky and I've seen lots of people get 30k+ out of them.
Agreed!

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Go with the NT05R if you want a happy medium between the 555R and MT's. I'm running the NT05R on my car right now and get solid traction with a 500rwhp Termi. It's nice to still be able to take solid turns on the street without having the sidewall give out, yet still be able to accelerate hard down the track. Plus, they seem to last longer than the MT's, but then again, no DR lasts too long..

Hope this helps you out some!

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Agreed!

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Go with the NT05R if you want a happy medium between the 555R and MT's. I'm running the NT05R on my car right now and get solid traction with a 500rwhp Termi. It's nice to still be able to take solid turns on the street without having the sidewall give out, yet still be able to accelerate hard down the track. Plus, they seem to last longer than the MT's, but then again, no DR lasts too long..

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I'll agree. Any guy from american muscle with a terminator has a sick looking car..
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I'm having good luck out of my toyo r888's. One of the more impressive tires i've driven on and are confident in rain.
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I'll agree. Any guy from american muscle with a terminator has a sick looking car..

Hey guys,

I don't have any good pics of the car on my work computer, unfortunately. Just one from a little while ago, before I worked at AM. Although the cars exterior looks about the same, things mostly changed under the hood since then haha.



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Hey guys,

I don't have any good pics of the car on my work computer, unfortunately. Just one from a little while ago, before I worked at AM. Although the cars exterior looks about the same, things mostly changed under the hood since then haha.

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Shane, is that Dan bailers old terminator? I know he was trying to sell his
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Hey guys,

I don't have any good pics of the car on my work computer, unfortunately. Just one from a little while ago, before I worked at AM. Although the cars exterior looks about the same, things mostly changed under the hood since then haha.

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That's sick looking! Awesome car Shane!!
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I don't have any good pics of the car on my work computer, unfortunately. Just one from a little while ago, before I worked at AM. Although the cars exterior looks about the same, things mostly changed under the hood since then haha.

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You should get me a job at am so I can buy a terminator it's my dream car
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Shane, is that Dan bailers old terminator? I know he was trying to sell his
We've actually "traded" the car back and fourth a few times haha. I've known Dan since I was pretty young- before either of us worked at AM. I originally purchased the car and then sold it to Dan a few years later. Somewhat recently (couple of months ago), I bought the car back from Dan because he was selling it and I missed it!

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I've had NT555R, BF Goodrich T/A drag radial, NT05Rs and MT ET Streets from a street traction and driveability standpoint, MT ET streets are the STICKIEST on the street in a straight line, all the time, every time..

The NT05Rs, once hot, felt really good at the track with very similar 60' times (in the 1.7 range for my car, my buddy with an automatic supra and a killer suspension setup for launch has tried both my NT05Rs and ET streets and pulled off a 1.58 60' with the MTs and 1.6ish with the NT05Rs (the ET streets, though were 305s, the NT05s were 275)


But again, on the street the NT05Rs didn't feel as good, I'd regularly leave two black stripes every shift into second, the MT's just hook

Tread life .. About 4k miles and the NT05Rs were spent
I have 2k on the MT ET streets and I don't know if they'll make it to 4k (another year)

NT555Rs (better straight line grip than just an all season tire, but I've had the least luck with it at the track) lasted me over 12k miles on my previous vehicle.. I don't drive my 06 GT as often or as far

GForce T/A drag radial.. It was an ok tire, but it melted to my rim after 6k miles and it wasn't even near bald, getting it swapped off was a pain

If the car is a daily driver and you want a drag radial, I'd say NT555R, I'll never use a BFG drag radial after my experience again, NT05Rs looked aggressive but only hooked like the MT when hot, personally I'll be getting ET streets again
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I've had NT555R, BF Goodrich T/A drag radial, NT05Rs and MT ET Streets from a street traction and driveability standpoint, MT ET streets are the STICKIEST on the street in a straight line, all the time, every time..

The NT05Rs, once hot, felt really good at the track with very similar 60' times (in the 1.7 range for my car, my buddy with an automatic supra and a killer suspension setup for launch has tried both my NT05Rs and ET streets and pulled off a 1.58 60' with the MTs and 1.6ish with the NT05Rs (the ET streets, though were 305s, the NT05s were 275)

But again, on the street the NT05Rs didn't feel as good, I'd regularly leave two black stripes every shift into second, the MT's just hook

Tread life .. About 4k miles and the NT05Rs were spent
I have 2k on the MT ET streets and I don't know if they'll make it to 4k (another year)

NT555Rs (better straight line grip than just an all season tire, but I've had the least luck with it at the track) lasted me over 12k miles on my previous vehicle.. I don't drive my 06 GT as often or as far

GForce T/A drag radial.. It was an ok tire, but it melted to my rim after 6k miles and it wasn't even near bald, getting it swapped off was a pain

If the car is a daily driver and you want a drag radial, I'd say NT555R, I'll never use a BFG drag radial after my experience again, NT05Rs looked aggressive but only hooked like the MT when hot, personally I'll be getting ET streets again
Nuff said buddy I appreciate it. Like you said I like the look of the NT05Rs but MTs stick more. I'm going street first then strip. Thanks for your advice and ill out it to use.
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Nuff said buddy I appreciate it. Like you said I like the look of the NT05Rs but MTs stick more. I'm going street first then strip. Thanks for your advice and ill out it to use.
If you were leaning towards the MTs, you would not be disappointed! I have well over $5k into testing tires out for tooling around mostly in a straight line haha - If I'd used the MT's on my 01 GT instead of NT05Rs, I probably would have broken something - and that car was just bolt ons - I said it in the post you quoted and I'll say it again.. For how I drive the car and wanting instant grip on the street - I'd get the MT's again hands down.. They're also the same price as the 555Rs and a little cheaper than the NT05Rs in store (americas tire = discount tire direct)
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