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Old 12-24-2014, 08:46 PM   #36
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Street tire I'd say mickey's street comp. If you say hell with it and don't care about tire life just grip then go with a drag radial. Nt05r or mickey thompson et street radial II are pretty sticky and drive on roads no problem
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Only downside with the mickey street radial 11's that I have came across is, you have a good chance of getting one that's out of round for some reason.

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Only downside with the mickey street radial 11's that I have came across is, you have a good chance of getting one that's out of round for some reason.

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That's happened to you rap? A good chance? That's interesting. Did they compensate for the defect?
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That's happened to you rap? A good chance? That's interesting. Did they compensate for the defect?
Yes it happened to me, as well as a buddy of mine. And yes they replaced it. both of these cases were with the 305/35/19.

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Yes it happened to me, as well as a buddy of mine. And yes they replaced it. both of these cases were with the 305/35/19.

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Sorry to hear that. I mentioned these tires because i know of 3 guys running these tires right now . 2 in gt500's and one with a supercharged ls3 vette. They had nothing but the best things to say about the et street radial 2's. On the other hand, we both know by personal experience the nt05r's are definitely the way to go. Best drag radial I've ever put on my car.
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Sorry to hear that. I mentioned these tires because i know of 3 guys running these tires right now . 2 in gt500's and one with a supercharged ls3 vette. They had nothing but the best things to say about the et street radial 2's. On the other hand, we both know by personal experience the nt05r's are definitely the way to go. Best drag radial I've ever put on my car.
It's no big deal, just a little mishap. Maybe it was a bad batch they put out. But yes NT05Rs are hands down the best out there. I love them just wish AM would carry them. Last pair I got from discount tire was 600 out thr door mounted and balanced.

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Not only will you want the same model of tire on all four corners, but you will also want an equal width on all four if your car does anything involving a turn. If you do anything crazy at less that 75 mph like I do at some events, you may want to look at going 20-30mm wider on the front to fight the tendency that heavy cars like mustangs have towards extreme understeer at low speed (also makes the car trail brake even more brilliantly than usual).
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Not only will you want the same model of tire on all four corners, but you will also want an equal width on all four if your car does anything involving a turn. If you do anything crazy at less that 75 mph like I do at some events, you may want to look at going 20-30mm wider on the front to fight the tendency that heavy cars like mustangs have towards extreme understeer at low speed (also makes the car trail brake even more brilliantly than usual).
There are quite a few ramps and windy merging roads where I live. It's nice to have that confidence knowing that your car has good set of tires and that it wouldn't skid/do anything funny at 60-70 mph on a curvy road.

I currently am running Michelin xice 3 winter tires; needless to say I don't test my luck even at 50 mph on a good sunny day. The more I read about Mickies, the more I'm leaning towards them.

Would 285 be overkill for a DD, with occasional spirited runs and maybe once in while track events? I know bigger is not always better so would a 255 be perfect choice in above scenario for good hook up and traction?
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Dude I run 295s on a DD lol


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I actually run 285/35R-19 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11's on all four corners as my street tires, and they also see some track time (the A6 is good for a single lap only on a road course before it gets greasy). I have been very pleased, they fit wonderfully on the factory brembo wheels, there are no clearance issues, and they have held up to the front end of the car, which the factory tire did not, and these are way stickier (great in the rain also, which the Pirelli did not do well). I would not recommend less than a 275 on this car, that being said, I expect a lot more from it that 99.9% of owners ever will. As to whether bigger is actually better, just go through Vorshlag's build thread of their 2011 GT that they turned into a NASA TT3 record shattering car. They have constantly found that bigger is better on this chassis (they are now up to 345mm on all four, but the have extensively reworked the car, I can confirm that 315mm fits inside all four corners with lots of room to spare).
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Dude I run 295s on a DD lol


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He was wondering if it was okay to runn285s on a DD. so I said yeah I run 295s. Mine does fine. Jeez


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He was wondering if it was okay to runn285s on a DD. so I said yeah I run 295s. Mine does fine. Jeez


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I think he meant 285s in front. Since he cares about handling. And if you care about handling you know it's ideal to run a square set up.


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I think he meant 285s in front. Since he cares about handling. And if you care about handling you know it's ideal to run a square set up.


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285s? My friend runs 265s all 4 corners and he takes corners like a boss! Full bolt on cammed 08 GT


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285s? My friend runs 265s all 4 corners and he takes corners like a boss! Full bolt on cammed 08 GT


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When I get new wheels eventually I'll be going 315 all around.


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I think he meant 285s in front. Since he cares about handling. And if you care about handling you know it's ideal to run a square set up.


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Okay man haha I didn't see that part.


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When I get new wheels eventually I'll be going 315 all around.


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That's dumb lol.


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Good to hear the street comps getting good reviews. That the tire I've been leaning towards. Finding the proper wheel/tire has been a mission. I go back and forth quite a bit between size, style, staggered or non, street or DR...


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When I get new wheels eventually I'll be going 315 all around.


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The NT05R does hook better, but that's because it's a designed drag radial. The R888 is technically an autocross and road race tire, they just hook really well also. And if you were to get stuck in the rain they have a bit better channels in the tread for it. For a car like yours Rap the 05R is the better choice. For an all around car the R888 is probably a better choice.


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Anyone try just the NT05, not the DR. Seems pretty aggressive for
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Anyone try just the NT05, not the DR. Seems pretty aggressive for
a dry weather only tire.
From what I have read, NT05 is pretty much on par with Mickies (or slightly better) in terms of traction/hook up. But with lesser tread life.
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The NT05 (not the R) is very very similar to the R888 in terms of compound. Since Nitto and Toyo are the same company. It's a bit more aggressive than the R888, more designed for the track. If my car wasn't a DD then those are what I would be going with, instead I'm going R888


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I'm going with the nt05R. Unless you guys can point me toward another tire that's as good or better? I need max grip for launch. And good traction in curves. I have the nt555 on the front.


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If you want good traction in curves you need to run at least the same type of tire all around, size can be a little different. But with super sticky tires in the back and meh in the front you will have extreme understeer.


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Your not going to get traction in turns with a nt05r's.
Now for straight line you will have no problem at all hooking up. Being under 600 with a auto and stock converter. You will hook like glue with nt05r's

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Closest you will get to hooking in drag racing and turning is the R888 since those are an autocross and road race tire, but lots of people use them for hooking.


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I may give the toyos a shot. I've heard good things about them. I don't drive all that fast in curves. Just don't wanna spin out everywhere.


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Your not going to get traction in turns with a nt05r's.
Now for straight line you will have no problem at all hooking up. Being under 600 with a auto and stock converter. You will hook like glue with nt05r's

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That's bc invo's suck, I hate them.
But a auto with 540 -550 and stock converter will be more than fine with a NT05R'S, perfect actually.
I ran the r888 on my 03 cobra when it made 530 and 1st and most of 2nd was useless. Now the 03/04 cobras are literally instant with the blower, yours won't be "instant" like a 03/04 cobra bc of the higher compression. So you may be good with the 888's.

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That's bc invo's suck.
Auto with 540 -550 and stock converter will be more than fine with a NT05R'S. If I can hook with them you definitely will not have one problem

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Only downside to the nt05r's is they wear quickly, especially for a DD. Also they are horrible in hard rain.
But they hook so dam good

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Just be careful on them (nt05r's), with how cold it gets where you live. Honestly they do not like cold weather at all. Just be careful

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U think I'd be better off with the toyos rap?


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