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Old 07-04-2009, 01:58 PM   #15
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Thanks for all your help and input guys, i think im going to go with a MT ET Street Radial II, 305/45/18. Shouldn't have any problems there

SubSolar, i go to Fontana to race (AutoClub DragWay, or w.e its called haha)

I will just have to accept that my new street tires and rims won't be around for a while :(
What wheels you going with?
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:05 PM   #16
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no, 20" nittos will not hook up with 470rwhp.
Not exactly true, there are Mustangs running in the 10's on 20" NITTO 555R's
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #17
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OP did you make it to the track yet?
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:52 PM   #18
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Ok, there is no such 18" wheel that will fit the Camaro, i have made 20 calls to so many different companys, they all say that the break caliper is too big.

am i really stuck with using a 20" wheel? (meaning stuck with the Nitto as a drag radial as well?)
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:50 AM   #19
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First, you should never reduce the air pressure on a street radial tire, it does not hep you get a better footprint and, in fact, has an opposite effect.

A drag radial is certainly going to help, but Nitto, IMHO, is not the best option out there. However, since it looks like you want to keep the 20" wheel on the car at the track, it might be your only option right now.
second that 2.8 60 ft fri nite that was a fun ride at 25lb of air
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:33 AM   #20
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Ok, there is no such 18" wheel that will fit the Camaro, i have made 20 calls to so many different companys, they all say that the break caliper is too big.

am i really stuck with using a 20" wheel? (meaning stuck with the Nitto as a drag radial as well?)
Nobody wants to tell you they will fit because they can't be sure. More than one person has already managed to fit 18" Corvette Z06 rims. It is definitely possible. See if you can find someone that has done it, and find out exactly what they used, it is around here somewhere.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:31 PM   #21
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I'm feel compelled to point out that regardless of what tires you have, you're going to need to upgrade your suspension in order to get the most out of your car. If your goal is to get to the finish line faster, then you need to consider the power source, the grip of the wheels, and how the power gets to the wheels. If you forget the between parts, then you'll miss out on a lot of potential.
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This may have been totally resolved by now, but I just threw this 20" combo on my Camaro and am really pleased with the results. I daily drive my Camaro a very short distance so the tire wear isn't a worry for me. I'm at 509rwhp and am used to sliding grotesquely on the stock tires in second and third gears. With the Nitto I still get a really solid chirp in second and complete traction in 3rd. It was a big difference on my car. In first you can still light them up, but after some practice you'll see your 60' time drop. I haven't run on a clean track yet to have a specific time but it's noticeable.
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NT555Rs are a ton better than regular street tires when heated up at the track. But they need a nice long burnout to get them softened up.

Yes, 18" wheels with MTs would work a lot better, but that requires a second set of wheels/tires and you have to take the time to change out your wheels everytime you go to the track.

The NT555Rs are all we've got for a daily driver drag radial. We're still waiting for the 305/35/20 MTs to come out (supposed to be any day now). But they will not make a good daily driver tire, but it will give us another 20" drag radials option along with the 315 NT05Rs.
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NT555Rs are a ton better than regular street tires when heated up at the track. But they need a nice long burnout to get them softened up.

Yes, 18" wheels with MTs would work a lot better, but that requires a second set of wheels/tires and you have to take the time to change out your wheels everytime you go to the track.

The NT555Rs are all we've got for a daily driver drag radial. We're still waiting for the 305/35/20 MTs to come out (supposed to be any day now). But they will not make a good daily driver tire, but it will give us another 20" drag radials option along with the 315 NT05Rs.
What's everyone doing for air pressure on the 20" Nitto DR's? I had no idea so I stuck them @ 18psi, and which netted some 1.7 60' times...we're trying to dial in some other stuff or else we would've played with the air pressure.
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I'm feel compelled to point out that regardless of what tires you have, you're going to need to upgrade your suspension in order to get the most out of your car. If your goal is to get to the finish line faster, then you need to consider the power source, the grip of the wheels, and how the power gets to the wheels. If you forget the between parts, then you'll miss out on a lot of potential.
Depends on if he has an Auto or Manual... With the Auto the stock suspension does just fine at 470. If the Op switches to MT ET Street or better he will hook w/ no problems. 20" Nittos will not hook at that HP.

We have a couple of autos running 1.5X 60' with zero suspension mods. The car squats nicely on stock springs and leaves stright. I will say hooking at this HP may require the JRE posi mod to keep from spinning one tire.
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Ok, there is no such 18" wheel that will fit the Camaro, i have made 20 calls to so many different companys, they all say that the break caliper is too big.

am i really stuck with using a 20" wheel? (meaning stuck with the Nitto as a drag radial as well?)
Here's your 18" Z06 replica wheel that has the correct offset for Camaro and clears the brembos by .5 inch. I've also used a set that required a spacer to clear the brakes. Both worked great.
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I run the nitto 555R's and cut 1.7x sixty foot times with 600RWHP. I think a M/T or similar would drop that 60.
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