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Old 06-16-2013, 01:46 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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Old 06-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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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, 01:52 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, 02:03 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, 02:13 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, 02:27 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, 03:06 PM   #13
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another option that mixes straight line with street manners is 555r
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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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You need a street tire not a R compound.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #16
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Will the street tire make that much of a difference? I was thinking the R because I've read all the good posts about traction with them. If I use the non R is it going to be a big difference in rolling start traction? 30-40mph...hit the gas traction. ??

Thanks for all the input.
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I recently switched to the NT-05R for the rear and love them. Thought I haven't taken it to the track yet; they seem to work best with PTM 5. They handle the turns pretty good; but not like the OEM GY's.

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If I use the non R is it going to be a big difference in rolling start traction? 30-40mph...hit the gas traction. ??
The Nitto NT-05R does much better compared to the GY's from a roll. With the GY's anything less 55 mph resulted in massive tire spin (even in hot weather).
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What about this? Not sure about turns. Only 305 though.
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Actually if you keep the air pressure in the high 20s on the nt05r once you get them hot even in turns they will be stickier than the nt05. But, the sidewall is more compliant for drag racing.
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Man I can't decide. Now I'm thinking Nt555r. Haha
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I still say stay away from the R tires, need to spin them up to get grippy... NT05 all the way
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As I was commuting in this morning, I thought about your post. I have some 18" NT05R's on the back of my car, down to about 2/32 probably a little too worn for some people.

I pushed 'em in the long sweeping ramp I hit when I exit 90/94... Ohio Offramp for those Chicago peeps. Gripped decent. Now I took care to never shock the tires and break traction and I could have pushed it harder but I was worried that I'd spin out or something and that's never a good idea.

I've commuted on 555R's and they hook better than Pirellis, but for me with everything in the sig + converter (high 11's on paper right), I can light them up pretty easily. from a dig, though I have not pushed this curve with them... I'll try the next time I put them back on the car.
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I went from the stock tires to NT05 non R version. They hold my power just fine.

I've only driven the car once in the rain with them and that was "unpleasant". I didn't feel like I could go over 40 without floating. I'm told that gets better after a few hundred miles. If it doesn't, I will replace them with something else when the time comes.
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