Mickey t's vs Nitto vs Hoosier

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  1. Plumbermike

    Plumbermike Hellcat Member

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    Nitto's seem to be what way most people are going as far as radials go running a 1:4 mile in about 10.7ish. Now we can all agree that 305/35/20s fit on stock rims. Has anyone tried MTs on the track? If so whats your ET? Has anyone used Hoosier tired on the track yet?
     
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    305-35-20 will fit on the stock rims just fine. A drag radial is useless on a 20 inch rim in my opinion due to the lack of sidewall. 305-45-18 works best in my opinion. There will be other opinions and that is okay.
     
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    I'm talking more brands then anything. Though the 18" rim option is a good one, thank you
     
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    Mickey Thompson hooks better, but will wear out very fast and if you encounter rain it gets hairy. Nitto NT05R hooks pretty dam good, will last much longer and can handle a little rain.
     
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    Hoosiers?
     
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    I have no experience with Hoosier tires so I cannot comment on them.
     
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    Hairy, that's an understatement. Think of the worst snow/ice storm you have ever driven in. with cars off the road all over the place. That's like MT's in the rain :)
    Ask me how i know :) I won't buy them again unless for designated track.
     
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    The new Street SS' are for wet weather, haven't been caught in it yet so I can't say how they handle
     
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    Do yourself a favor and buy a set of Weld 18" wheels and MT ET Street R's for track use only and leave the street tires for just that, you will get the best of both tires that way, Hoosier are never even mentioned as the MT's are so good..
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    The nittos worked excellent for me but it was all relevant to track prep.
     
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    I am waiting for my 17x10 rims to be built. Should have results at the start of September. image.jpg
     
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    I have Nitto 555R DR's on the rear and Nitto Extremes on the front of a blown Camaro I have (P275/40R-17's). The difference in traction over stock radials was night and day. That being said, you still need to be more careful in the rain with them (the DR's on the rear in my case)...you will hydroplane and they will kick out on you on hard turns. The Extremes on front seem to be a good street tire for all around driving.

    I've never had a set of MT's, but everyone seems to say the same thing...they grip on the track awesome, but are really bad in the rain and wear out more quickly than other DR's. FWIW, I've heard similar about Hoosiers....better on track than Nittos, but not as good for street driving.

    EDIT: Ohiotj - Those Hoosiers look sick! Seems to be getting serious on your end!
     
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    TC, I have the Challenger HC, what size weld wheels do you recommend? I currently have the Nitto drag radials and have ran a best of 10.99 with them but looking to do a pulley and tune plus exhaust so very interested in your thoughts for hooking this thing up when even more power is added
     
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    I have a set of black Brivado 18" rims and 305-45-18 M/T R's and we get 1.55-1.56 60 ft with them.
     
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    Linda has the 18 x 10 Welds with the 305 ET Street R's, I just like the profile better than the 17's
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    BTW, if using the Hoosier slicks in 17's do you need a tube, we did on the 15" wheel ?
     

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