MT's vs. Nitto.....Opinions?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by Just4Fun, May 31, 2015.

  1. Just4Fun

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    If they are dedicated drag tires, MTs all day.
     
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    I run MT's all the time. But my HC is not my daily driver. But I love knowing that I got the best possible traction I can get to the ground.
     
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    ive been told if rain isnt a worry then go MT

    MT also has less tread life though.....is $$ and replacement costs part of your equation

    for the street i love my Nitto's---best decision for me
     
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    M/T
     
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    The 18" is a good choice in wheel size, I have had the MT ET Street R's on order for a few months which will be our tire of choice on Linda's car when they arrive, until then we are running the Nitto 05R's in the 18" and have gone 1.60 this past weekend with them.
    TC
    BTW, the reason you want the 18" is because you want the 28-29 tire height where the 17" the selection is poor.
     
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    Everyone who said mickeys is the winner and who chose nitto:(( sad face donate them to your nearest race track charity ;)
     
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    Most guys make the mistake of getting the Nitto's in the 555 because they are using them for dual purpose, that in it's self is a mistake, the Nitto 05R is not that bad and has a good wear life, it just needs more of a burn out to heat them up compared to just hazing the MT's soft compound, the contact patch is very good also, the new MT ET Street R's are going to be great tires as they are copied from the x275 Pro using the same compound.
    So, if the Nitto's are that bad I guess 1.55 to 1.60 60's suck right? Whats the best you have gotten from the MT street II 's?
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    First pass ever on car ever no seat time on 20 drag radial not an 18 or 17
     
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    i got 1.82 60' with nitto's...1st pass ever, no burnout
     
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    We have tested both the ET ST II and Nitto 05'R's in the 20 " and both are very close in performance on the Hellcat 158-1.60 for each, the MT just need a lot less of a burn out, maybe easier ( more forgiving) for people to use.

    But the MT ET ST R's will be the best drag radial when it becomes available to ship, these are not for daily driving................
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    It took a few minutes but as stated top cat using mt I using mt doc using mt so answer is Mickeys all the way ;)
     
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    Just got my MT ET Rs 305 45 18. Going to Norwalk Weds to try em out. Still spinning them pretty good on the street, but that's with 29psi. Will run around 15 psi at the track with a good burn out.
     
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    Paul, great that these are now shipping, BTW they should not need a long burnout, haze them just to clean the surface...15 might be a bit low,17 may be ideal, add air until they don't stick...


    Also Paul, be careful using these on the street, even tho they are DOT rated they are not idea for daily driving exp in the rain......
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    U R right more air the better. I'm figuring 15 cold should be at least 17 heated up.
     

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