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Old 06-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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How do the NT05R tires handle the turns?

I think I'm sold on the NT05r for traction. But what is your experience around turns. I'm talking the occasional off ramp loop or a nice hard right hand turn on the street. Nothing like road course but....playing a round.

I would imagine with a 315/35-20 it still has a pretty hard sidewall and should hold a turn pretty good with the soft compound. Right?
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Why not just get the standard NT05, I love mine. Where I was on the verge of traction at 70 on the track, I now can be at 100 in the same turn with full confidence...
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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The standard nto5's don't do near as well at the drag strip.

OP, I had the r's on my last cobra and they handled quite well in the turns (dry road of course)
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OP, what is purpose, do you plan to hit the drag strip often, or just looking for a sticky performance tire?
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The NT05R™ is recommended for dry competition use.

UTQG Treadwear: 00
Traction: B
Temperature: B



The NT05™ is a max performance tire that was developed through extensive computer simulation modeling and on-track testing. These rigorous development procedures helped produce a street tire that provides precise and responsive handling and performance. Knowing the tire is responding to your inputs will inspire your confidence.

UTQG Treadwear: 200
Traction: AA
Temperature: A
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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OP, what is purpose, do you plan to hit the drag strip often, or just looking for a sticky performance tire?
Mostly on the street. Never drive it in the rain. Will hit the strip occasionally, maybe an auto cross. Mostly looking to get more traction on the street vs hitting the gas and doing a smoke show in 1-2 or sometimes 3 gear.

That said, I hit the off ramps hard sometimes and don't want oversteer swinging the back out because of the DRs.
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Example. I took a nice turn greeting on the freeway last night in 2nd. Then nailed it and spun 2nd until I hit 3rd. I want to hit the turn and get traction getting on the freeway you know.
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Mostly on the street. Never drive it in the rain. Will hit the strip occasionally, maybe an auto cross. Mostly looking to get more traction on the street vs hitting the gas and doing a smoke show in 1-2 or sometimes 3 gear.

That said, I hit the off ramps hard sometimes and don't want oversteer swinging the back out because of the DRs.
Get the NT05, you will be pleased, better fit for that purpose. Offramps are a blast....
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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Get the NT05, you will be pleased, better fit for that purpose. Offramps are a blast....
You are referring to NT05 "R" right? I think they have an NT05 also.
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You are referring to NT05 "R" right? I think they have an NT05 also.
Do not get the "R' Version, wear is terrible, better for drag racing, get the Regular NT05 tires....

http://www.nittotire.com/Tire/nt05
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #11
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Do not get the "R' Version, wear is terrible, better for drag racing, get the Regular NT05 tires....

http://www.nittotire.com/Tire/nt05
Well I was shooting for the R for straight line traction. I put 5k miles or less on my car in a year. Wear isn't concern. I want the best traction in a straight line 1-2-3 gear but still be able to have fun on the off ramps and curves.
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The R will require some heat to be put in them for traction, needs a burnout for best results.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #13
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another option that mixes straight line with street manners is 555r
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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Any of the "R" tires are going to need a burnout to get them to stick. If you don't burn them out, they're going to be no better than any regular street tire.
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