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Old 03-15-2017, 10:12 PM   #1
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What's the best street friendly tire for racing from a dig?

Just thinking of upgrading my Pirelli P Zero 275/40/20's. I am staying 20 inch tire. Just wanting to know what you think is the best for taking off from a dead stop. I am not considering drag radials because I do occasionally drive in rain. And will take my car on road trips. Wanting a tire as close to a drag radial as possible , but still can be driven on trips and in rain.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:37 PM   #2
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Nitto 555r
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:51 PM   #3
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Hmmm. Well that's a drag radial Bo. But I ran drag radials before. I just want to be able to safely drive in rain. And take long trips too without blowing a tire. Can this tire do that Bo?
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:05 AM   #4
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Out of the drag radials that are out they will do it better than the rest. The R888 tires do well too.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:24 AM   #5
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Last year I daily drove on NT05R's and drove with them in the rain, just need to take your time and be smart. Put on a little over 10,000miles and multiple launches. I am now currently using NT555R's and they actually have treadwear unlike the NT05R's.
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I am now currently using NT555R's and they actually have treadwear unlike the NT05R's.
Does this mean the NT55R's are wearing better than the NT05R's, lasting longer?
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Looking at these to see if they would work, so I don't have to go to a drag radial.
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Does this mean the NT55R's are wearing better than the NT05R's, lasting longer?
Yes, they should; however, due to the weather I have not put many miles on them so far this year.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:37 AM   #9
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im on NT05, not the R compound. Works ok for the street been on since last june still look great. They hold 80% of the time i stab it down low. longer you drive hotter they get better they act.
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555R drag radial. They are pretty hard, one step better than stock in my opinion. I would never run stock tires at high power levels... can bust the tires loose even from a roll... Not at good thing.
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555R drag radial. They are pretty hard, one step better than stock in my opinion. I would never run stock tires at high power levels... can bust the tires loose even from a roll... Not at good thing.
Ok both you and Bo recommend the nitro 555r. I'm listening. I just wish there was a non drag radial that would take off very close to the same as the drag radial. Maybe it's a pipe dream. Lol. Going to take my time and keep listening and researching. How do the 555r's do on road trips?
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I get low 1.7 60fts out of the regular 555 tires but that's prepped.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:55 PM   #13
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im on NT05, not the R compound. Works ok for the street been on since last june still look great. They hold 80% of the time i stab it down low. longer you drive hotter they get better they act.
Haven't looked at those yet. I will check them out. Ever drove them in rain?
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Was looking at these.
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