Nitto NT555R drag radials

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by Golden Oldie 65, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    Is anyone using these? Seems like they're considerably cheaper than MT tires so it seems like a logical choice for an occasional trip to the track. Are they as good as Summit makes them sound in their catalog?
     
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Junk, they couldn't hook a prius
     
  3. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    Nothing like beating around the bush. Would they hook a smart car that looks more like a rain coat???
     
  4. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I can always count on you guys for a real world opinion. I kinda figured it was the old 'you get what you pay for...'
     
  5. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Let me insert a couple of positive comments on the Nitto 555s. They will hook well on 500 HP or less cars if heated up properly and their street manors for a "mostly street driven" GS will far outshine the MT ETs. They wear about twice as long and corner much better. I tried both the Nittos and the Mickeys on my; 500 HP Turbo T several years ago and short times were only about 1/10 better with the Mickeys. (1.7 vs 1.8 with mild burnouts). If you want all-out performance the Mickeys are the way to go but, the Nittos offer very good all-around performance.

    Another possible benefit for some folks is that the Nittos can be matched with regular 555s on the front for a matched tire look. Like with most choices, it all depends.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  6. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm short of 500hp but I'm at 506ft'lbs at 3,800 on the engine dyno and have a 3,200 stall converter, a 200-4R with a 2.74 1st gear and 4.10s in the rear. Not sure what rear wheel hp would be but I have a lot of torque multiplication off the line. I can light my 275/60 street tires up from 30mph so going to the track with them on it would be a complete waste of time. Just looking for something on a budget because I don't have the time to spend at the track much anymore, just an occasional trip. I noticed that Jeg's had these Nittos for $155 each so I thought, hummmmm....maybe.... I'll probably be better off with the Mickeys but it would sure be nice to save some money for a change.
     

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