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Old 01-10-2019, 12:38 PM
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Default Best 275/40/17 non-drag radial tire

What is the best 275/40/17 non-drag radial minimum 200 tread wear tire available? This is for straight line traction in a “street tire” class. Also what type of burnout on this style of tire works best?
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This is a good question. I'm going to follow this...
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Mickey Thompson sport comps are pretty good at hooking for a true street tire.
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I'm VERY happy with my Nitto NT05 tires in 275/40/17 on all 4 corners! They're especially awesome in the summer, but aren't as grippy in cold weather. They also have the additional benefit of having a matching NT05R if you want to swap on a matching drag radial for a trip to the track.
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nitto nto5 all the way, no doubt. Nitto 555 g2 would be step down as far as performance, but safer in rain.
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Just out of curiosity, do Nitto street tires tend to run narrow like their drag radials do?
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Been looking into this also, leaning towards the Nitto NT05 for it's 200 rating. If you're doing The Shop Inc's Heads Up racing pretty sure anything made by Hoosier or Mickey Thompson are not allowed in the street tire class. I run a Mickey Thompson Drag Radial but unless your pushing 800rwhp it's a TOUGH class. So been thinking only class I'd have a chance at is the Street Tire class. Drag Radial class anywhere are full of some fast boys that's for sure.
I see that your location is Oskaloosa, Iowa think a bad *** blue vette (believe 408 maybe YSI blower with a RPM Built 4l60e) is around that area or close that is seriously quick!!
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Originally Posted by skopers3 View Post
Just out of curiosity, do Nitto street tires tend to run narrow like their drag radials do?
no. my wife has nittos on here acura mdx and they are probably wider than average. I had nitto regulat 555's on the front of my car and they werent narrower than any other one the same size. Only the 555r seems to run narrow. The nto5r seems normal size.

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Originally Posted by NewEnglandFormula View Post
nitto nto5 all the way, no doubt. Nitto 555 g2 would be step down as far as performance, but safer in rain.
I have the Nitto 555g2 and they suck even compared to the original 555. Decent in rain but lack traction even in the heat of the summer. Main reason I tried them is they are 1 of the few brands with a 285/40r17 which I ran in the rear.
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Originally Posted by thunderstruck507 View Post
I have the Nitto 555g2 and they suck even compared to the original 555. Decent in rain but lack traction even in the heat of the summer. Main reason I tried them is they are 1 of the few brands with a 285/40r17 which I ran in the rear.
Your going to think i'm crazy, but not long ago I bought some cheap *** nankang tires, I was not expecting much to be honest.....but they surprised the crap out of me. It says the tread wear is 500, but I think thats a lie. They are pretty soft and I can dig my nail into it pretty easily. They hook pretty decent on my car.
https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...-s-uhp/p/41077
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