Need advice on drag radials

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  1. Srt8Cat

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    I have my picks down to two the Mickey Thompson street radial 2 or Nitto 555R for my hellcat challenger. I want to mount them on the stock brass monkey wheels in the back. What is the better of the two for street / strip use and does anyone know the largest size I can mount on a stock setup? Thanks for your guys input.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Tell us if you are M6 or A8?
     
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    I have the same exact question and I have a A8.
     
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    Which M/T and size? Running in street?
     
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    I am wanting to run the biggest size I can on a stock 20 brass monkey rim... I am thinking 305 should work by my calculations and was wondering if I can fit a 315/35-20 under it. I am wanting to run it street and strip for dual use.
     
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    I got the Nitto 305's (love them) and run the on the street with no problem. I opted out of the MT because they have 2 lines for moving water away from the tire. Not that I will ever drive my car in the rain but, I might get caught one day and I don't want to driving in the rain on what is basically a slic.
     
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    pretty sure 315 is too wide for a 9.5 rim, depending on the mfgr
     
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    I have the Nitto 555R 305/35R20 on the stock wheel with no issue. Discount tire would not mount them on my wheels because Nitto suggest 10 to 12 in wide wheels. NTB had no problem selling them to me and mounting them.
    Brian
     
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    Not the Street Radial II's. You must be referencing the Street R's
     
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    Are the 305 nittos smaller in height than the original Pirellis. I am barely clearing my driveway and wouldnt want to make it any lower
     
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    OK, my tire guy just texted me that the Nitto's DR's are rated at 139mph continuous for 60 minutes.
     
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    That is something to note that dr's are limited to 150mph so could be an issue if you plan on doing 1/2 mile or better events. Also one of the reasons I went with the Nittos is the tire height was about he same as the stock tire. Not exact but pretty close. Found the info in this forum. Is an excellent tire and likely better tire in the event you got caught in the rain.
     
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    so are they smaller and whats the difference? I want to mount them on my hc but unfortunately the charger is already to low .
     

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