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Old 06-13-2018, 05:29 PM
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Has anyone ran nt05s in 295/35/18s in the rear on a 400whp fbody?

Hows traction? I want to be able to use 1st gear.

Car has 410 gears and a moser 12 bolt. Not a daily. Will not see rain.
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My buddy ran those exact tires in that exact size on his 450 rwhp stalled auto HCI LS1. He said traction was horrible. Went to a 305 555R and said they are way better
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I thought it would be the other way around with the nt05 having more traction.

I donít want to go wider just because the price jump on 305s and 315s is quite a bit. Not to mention theyíre all drag radials. Iím just a street driver.

NVM didnít notice the R in the 555R haha
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The NT05R will have better traction than the 555R, but the regular NT05 will not.
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I have the nt555rs and needless to say im going with mickeys. They were ok at 1st but after i went with 4.11s i couldnt hook. I supose they b ok in a auto car but mine is 6spd and makes 410 rwhp
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Howís the tread life like?

NT05s - 15-18k
Nt555Rs - 10-12k
NT05Rs -5-8k

Doss this look right?

Where do Toyo R888s fall in this line up?
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I have the nt555rs and needless to say im going with mickeys. They were ok at 1st but after i went with 4.11s i couldnt hook. I supose they b ok in a auto car but mine is 6spd and makes 410 rwhp
Iím at 370whp with a small cam (lots of low end) and 410 gears. Iím hoping for 400 after heads/intake. Itís a 6 speed.

No traction from a dig or rolling? What about a 30mph roll?
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Originally Posted by 35thanni View Post
Howís the tread life like?

NT05s - 15-18k
Nt555Rs - 10-12k
NT05Rs -5-8k

Doss this look right?

Where do Toyo R888s fall in this line up?
I'd say that is fairly accurate. I hear the R888 is similar to the 555R in straight line traction
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Any street tire stickier than the NT05?
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The R888 will be stickier than the NT05
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I have that exact tire on all 4 corners of my car and am around 380 wheel through a 6 speed. first gear isn't bad, (still have the 10 bolt so don't launch it often) it'll spin for a few seconds then hook up and go, but I still have the factory 3.42's so not sure about 4.10s. just put a fresh set on this spring after 5 summers on the first set I had (car sits dec-april). when I go turbo I'll probably put an nt05r on the back and keep regular nt05's on the front
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Debating between the nt555R and Bridgestone R888. The R888 is suppose to be good in cornering too.
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Iím at 370whp with a small cam (lots of low end) and 410 gears. Iím hoping for 400 after heads/intake. Itís a 6 speed.

No traction from a dig or rolling? What about a 30mph roll?
at 30 it spins some depends on how much tire pressure is in them. Just spend the extra $20 and go for mickeys
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Most drag radials suck on the street.....

I tried BFG drag radials on my car when it had 500 RWHP.......tried all different pressures. I could spin them through the 1/8 mile on the street.

I wore them out quick and got regular street radial Goodyear GS-D3's.......they hooked 10 times better than the BFG drag radials.

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My cousin used r888's and had previously driven on 555r's and mickeys , his thoughts were the r888's were between a mickey and a 555r. Sizing wise the r888 is more similar to mickey as in being sixed large vs the 555r which is sized small.

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What size should I go with using the r888s? I am lowered on Sam Strano springs and Koni adjustable shocks. 18Ē c5 z06 rep wheels with a 56mm offset.
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