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venem07

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my car only goes out on a nice days never been in rain. I now have nitto nto1s with 750rwh. They work ok but the temp needs to be in the 80,s. i know these are not drag radials but the guy who did the motor work said they seem to hook better than the nt05,s THANKS AGAIN

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Unfortunately, yes, Venem07. The Nittos's hook all the time but the Mickeys had to burn out first. On the street it helps a lot to have the traction from the tires all the time, not requiring a burnout. But Mickey Thompson is coming out with a new "E/T Street SS" drag radial this summer that I will try next.

 

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/adart/v/sellsheets/ET+Street+SS+Sell+Sheet.pdf.html

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I've run Nitto 555Rs as daily drivers for years on my 08 Shelby, as they made a size that fit. they stick but wear out very quickly. I also hydroplaned at 40 in the rain. I wouldn't advise them.

 

Toyo proxes R888 track tires are heaven! They make the exact size for the oem 13-14 GT500 wheel. They stick like glue and have a deeper tread to solve the wear and hydroplaning issue. I know of no other r-compound rubber that fits the oem wheel.

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Toyo proxes R888 track tires are heaven! They make the exact size for the oem 13-14 GT500 wheel. They stick like glue and have a deeper tread to solve the wear and hydroplaning issue. I know of no other r-compound rubber that fits the oem wheel.

 

^^^^^ truth

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Venom07 - My $.02- I had the MPSS 295's on rear and although they are better than the GY's frankly if straight line traction is your objective than you WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. I swapped the rears for the Nitto NT555r's and are much happier. Are they perfect- no. No tire is perfect in all conditions. They handle reasonably well and I drove my car in rain for first time ever on Friday (had appt to get my MGW Gen 2 in) and with moderate rain at 60 no hydroplaning. Many members on the other forums have been very happy with the NT555r's and Toyo R888's as a good transition to a street able DR. The Nitto NT05r and the MT appear to be the best straight line dry options but least desirable in rain and don't last long.

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