Nitto 555R 305/20 Drag Radial review

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by buddyg, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. buddyg

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    So I have had them on for a couple weeks now and thought I would share my experience. I mainly put them on for straight line traction and being able to go to the track air them down and turn 10's.

    They are a little wobbly feeling in the corners and I'm sure I'm giving up grip compared to the stock summer tires. In the rain they have been really good, better than I expected.

    At the track they performed well and hooked up to a 11.00 at 124.9 mph pass. Had a 15 mph headwind and DA of 2020 ft so I think without those things I would have ran a high 10.

    Overall happy with them, but would put something else on if you are going to the road course.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    The sentence above should go without saying but I guess it's good to say!!!! Glad you are enjoying your Nittos
     
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    Thanks for the info Buddy. I am getting these installed tommorow. Would you say in general they are wobbly in the turns at all speeds or was this during a more spirited session? Would you say that the trade off is worth it even if, in my case, the track would rarely be seen? I don't want to give up grip. I want grip. Of course I have the all seasons now.
     
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    They just feel different, not super confidence inspiring in the turns. They do actually stick better than you think though.
     
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    Looking forward to trying them out.
     
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    Thanks buddy, I'll wait out the Nitto 555s then
     
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    What PSI? And have you tried a different PSI to see if the wobbly feel goes away?

    I'm planning to use these as full time rear tires.
     
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    What 60' times were you able to attain?
     
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    buddyg,
    I have heard that the Nitto's run a smaller than other tires, do you find that to be true?
    I want to put them on my Charger, would you anticipate any problems with rubbing the fender /fender well?
    I was going to use them just driving around and the strip, it's not a daily driver, the tires would not see rain or crazy corning....... Would you recommend them for this kind of use?
    THANKS for your input!
     
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    What size did you use? 275s or 305s?
     
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    32-34 street and 17 at the track
     
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    Not sure if they are smaller but they fit fine with no rubbing. Just fine for your intended use.
     
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