Nittos VS. MT Drag Radial

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  1. commonwealth357

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    I've been running Nitto 555 R, 305 /35R20 drag radials for about 6 months and it's time for a new pair. I've read that Mickey Thompson is now offering a drag radial for the Hellcat and I'm wondering if I should get those, or get another pair of Nittos. Any suggestions?
     
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    how many miles did you get out of the nittos?
     
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    The M/T's will hook a ton better. However, they will be a ton worse in rain/wet conditions so please keep that in mind. They are _horrible_ in the rain. The Nitto's are not terrible.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I think that Im gonna get another set of rims to mount the original pirellis on, so that I'm covered if I want to drive it in the rain.
     
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    from my experience of me running Nitto's and 2 other guys running MT's on the same night i can say the MT's stick better....they were both able to floor it, while i had to slowly ease it down....i will be getting MT's next time!
     
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    There's some saying we had about MT's and nittos and i can't remember it right but it was something like

    Nitto's are street tires designed to be used on the track
    MT's are track tires that can be used on the street
     
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    hi every one!! i am i new owner to a hellcat challenger. i had it for about 7 months now. i love it so much, but i feel like it definitely needs better tires on it. i wanted to get wider tires that are street slicks. i want to keep my rims that i have on the the hellcat which are stock. i was looking into 305 or 315 but my friend who had like around 315 or so. his car started messing but. so i dont know if its just his car or if anyone else had any problems going bigger tiers. Anyone know what company is the best tire to get from?
     
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    Your answers are all in this thread... don't do more than a 305 on a stock wheel. The stock wheel is technically too narrow for the 305 tire but lots of guys are running them without issue.
     
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    Wow those are cool. The tread is very similar to the Nitto but looks like a much softer compound. Thanks for the link!
     
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    Sounds like a need to pick up a set!
     
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    Apparently they added some cuts for improved hydroplane resistance. I still would be extremely careful using them on a wet street. I would think the Nitto's would still be better.

    I myself have the Street II's. Not the new SS's.
     
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    BIG DAWG Hellcat, 1st Florida Cavalry Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC National Exec. Director HCC Charter Member

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    I'll be running the newcMT DR SSs on 20x10 fronts and 20x11 rear wheels....275x40x20R and 305x35x20R, respectively...check out McCormack Racing for availability...
     
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    I have Nittos & MT put them next to each other the MT is a softer rubber I will only be running the MT's from now on perform way better than the Nittos
    Nittos are good but you need to hear them up
    MT's need less burn out too
    Left MT Street R's // Right NT05R's
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