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Old 12-03-2008, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Wich DRs should I get???? MT OR NITTO

I cant decide. MT 275/40/17 or Nitto 315/35/17
I know the MTs hook up better but will the size of the nittos outweigh the grip of a 275 MT DR????
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M/T's bro. My 255 M/T's dead hooked for me pulling 1.6 '60's so I don't think you will have any issues. The only upside for the Nitto's IMO is that they last alot longer on the street but for the track they don't even compare to the M/T's. I know you don't put many miles on the car so I wouldn't bother with the Nitto's if I were you.
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M/T for sure
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Even though the nittos are wider they won't hook anywhere near as good as the mickeys, I'd only get nittos if you put alot of street miles on the car!
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315's in the nitto are about the same size of the 275 m/t and the m/t are much more superior in traction
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I worked at a rim shop and I always thought that the nitto's looked thinner than they the same size tire of other brands.
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from what guys are saying, it seems as thouh the M/T are the better drag radial for traction. but i would think that the nitto drag radial would be better for daily driving and tread life.
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MTs it is!! I have a set of 315 Nittos on a spare set of rims I use at the track but they are at the wear tread depth line now and need some need stickies for the LTXshootout.
I dont drive the car that much at all so Im gonna get the MTs and just mount them to the stock rims. When they wear out Ill get some new ones. Car will probably only see 1500 miles a year if its lucky and most of them 1/4 mile at a time.
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from what guys are saying, it seems as thouh the M/T are the better drag radial for traction. but i would think that the nitto drag radial would be better for daily driving and tread life.
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Everyone put hit it on the nose. I have the nitto in that size. They hook fine for mine old setup which was slow. Hopefully they will hang with the added mods. But ya MT's unless you DD too much.
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MTs it is!!
great choice!
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Larry do you have some at the shop?? E-mail me a price! Thanks!
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hey thanks man!!! im probably gonna go with the nitto dr for when i do get my rim/tire setup because it is a daily driver.. now if i was going to the track every weekend or every month, then i would go for the M/T.
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If it were my DD I would also use nittos. The 315s fit nice without BFHing the wheel wells.
Since its not my dd and the MT 275 hook just as good even though its a smaller size (or so they claim) then the Nittos thats what Im going to do.
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What kinda milage are people getting out of the mts?
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Larry do you have some at the shop?? E-mail me a price! Thanks!
sorry Mike I missed this...

I'm not in the shop until Monday, but shoot me an email as a reminder and I will get back to you.
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I run the 315/35/17 Hoosier DR on the street.. IMO, its the stickiest tire for a street application, but sux hard core in the rain as you can imagine.

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LOL! I ended up getting the Nittos after all. I have always been happy with them B4 and the MTs are back ordered untill who knows when.
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LOL! I ended up getting the Nittos after all. I have always been happy with them B4 and the MTs are back ordered untill who knows when.
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u shouldve got the mt's...but if u dont have much power i suppose the nittos are fine
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where can you get that 315 Hoosier DR?
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