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Old 06-21-2011, 06:28 AM   #21
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I have had no problems with my nitto's. The car doesn't make 600+ hp, so I'm not worried about blowing the tire's off. I've had them at the track, and did pretty darn good for a cheap tire. If I want to get some serious times at the track I'll buy a set of slicks. I know they aren't as good as Mickey's. I've had a set of ET's. These aren't anywhere near that.
define pretty darn good??? IMO 60fts will be the evidence
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #22
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Our track (locally) has horrible prep on our test and tune nights. I have not taken the car to a track (like Ennis, San Antonio, Redline in Dallas) that has really good track prep. Frist time down the track:


1st Run (Right Lane) :

1/4- 17.73 @ 87.41 mph
Reaction time-.6568
60ft-2.9466

2nd Run (left Lane) :

1/4- 15.03 @ 91.49 mph
Reaction time-.6946
60ft-2.2701

3rd Run (left lane) :

1/4- 14.84 @ 93.30 mph
Reaction Time-.5289
60ft-2.2309

4th run (left Lane) :

1/4- 14.79 @ 92.50 mph
Reaction Time-.2782
60ft-2.2314

5th run (left lane) :

1/4- 15.26 @ 92.01 mph
Reaction Time-.6206
60ft-2.5801

I would say pretty darn good (14.79 run) for a stock car with just an intake, and full exhaust on radials (new nitto nt555's) @ 32 psi.

So 2.2309 60ft on Nitto's with 32 psi in them on a ****ty track in my opinion is DARN GOOD. Also people that had Mickey ET's, or DR's were spinning out of the hole. It's not always the tire's. The track prep has alot to do with it. I honestly think I could have had better 60ft times if I would have dropped my pressure. Not a drastic amount. But some.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:01 AM   #23
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you have the first car that I actually dont mind a gt front end on an lx lol
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I've done 2.2's on street tires with no track prep, if you like the 555r's fine, I will never own another set of 555r's again, they don't hook worth crap, and require heating the crap out of them....the new Nitto nto5r drag radial is 10 times better than a 555r, I have a set on my 89, with no track prep it cut 1.7's on the nt05r's
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What size are you using? There really that much of an improvment?
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^^^^^275/40/17 they have more of a contact patch in the center, kinda like the mt's but they wear quick so I took them off for now since it only sees occassional track duty
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Wow, mine would 60ft 2.20 to 2.40 on the stock 225/60VR15 Gatorbacks. It ran around 14.12 or 9.05 in the 1/8 mile.

60ft 1.72 on worn out 26x8.5" slicks running 7.96 1/8 mile times (12.44 1/4 mile). (old stock motor on NOS, not current set-up)


It's a nice looking car. I would love to have a set of 3.5 and 8.5" Centerline wheels. I always liked the satin finished ones myself.

I wish my wife was as supportive of yours. She thinks any money spent on my car, which I've had longer then her, is a waste of money. She just doesn't get it.
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I've done 2.2's on street tires with no track prep, if you like the 555r's fine, I will never own another set of 555r's again, they don't hook worth crap, and require heating the crap out of them....the new Nitto nto5r drag radial is 10 times better than a 555r, I have a set on my 89, with no track prep it cut 1.7's on the nt05r's
well first off I don't have nt 555r's. I have plain old nt 555's. Not drag radials.
No offense but before you start mouthing off about how bad something is, make sure you read the thread correctly.

The other thing is, I've NEVER been to a 1/4 mile track before. This was the first time I'd ever taken the car. So for me to go from a 17 second run to a 14.7 run I'd say I was doing something right. and as for your 1.7's that you cut....I'll get you a cookie
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Wow, mine would 60ft 2.20 to 2.40 on the stock 225/60VR15 Gatorbacks. It ran around 14.12 or 9.05 in the 1/8 mile.

60ft 1.72 on worn out 26x8.5" slicks running 7.96 1/8 mile times (12.44 1/4 mile). (old stock motor on NOS, not current set-up)


It's a nice looking car. I would love to have a set of 3.5 and 8.5" Centerline wheels. I always liked the satin finished ones myself.

I wish my wife was as supportive of yours. She thinks any money spent on my car, which I've had longer then her, is a waste of money. She just doesn't get it.
I was launching at around 2000 and finally @ 1800 on the nitto's. With 32 psi in em. Going to drop pressure and see what it does. The other thing is you have to go through the water box. They won't let you go around , so that plays a role too. Lot's of variables involved. Considering everything stacked against me, I was pretty happy with a 14.7 for a stock notch with exhaust.
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well first off I don't have nt 555r's. I have plain old nt 555's. Not drag radials.
No offense but before you start mouthing off about how bad something is, make sure you read the thread correctly.

The other thing is, I've NEVER been to a 1/4 mile track before. This was the first time I'd ever taken the car. So for me to go from a 17 second run to a 14.7 run I'd say I was doing something right. and as for your 1.7's that you cut....I'll get you a cookie
Mouthing off?? you'd better get your facts straight AS WELL AS THICKER SKIN so you can take constructive criticism, I was not belligerant in anyway, I was simply stating facts and first hand experience....and sorry if I didn't scroll back to page one to look at nitto STREET tires...Furthermore, sorry if I don't give you praise for achieving what thousands of stock mustang owners have achieved on street tires including myself = mid to high 14 sec et's.....you want praise pull mid to low 13's or even a high 12 on a stock uncracked long block 5.0...that my friend is worthy of praise and there are a few here who have done it....AND i 'd suggest you simmer down and not get mouthy with me or your thread is done, consider yourself warned ...understand??? good day. P.S : in all seriousness I wish you luck on your next outing and hope you continue improving, after all that's what it's all about

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ROFLMAO!!!!! this is great!
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Mouthing off?? you'd better get your facts straight AS WELL AS THICKER SKIN so you can take constructive criticism, I was not belligerant in anyway, I was simply stating facts and first hand experience....and sorry if I didn't scroll back to page one to look at nitto STREET tires...Furthermore, sorry if I don't give you praise for achieving what thousands of stock mustang owners have achieved on street tires including myself = mid to high 14 sec et's.....you want praise pull mid to low 13's or even a high 12 on a stock uncracked long block 5.0...that my friend is worthy of praise and there are a few here who have done it....AND i 'd suggest you simmer down and not get mouthy with me or your thread is done, consider yourself warned ...understand??? good day. P.S : in all seriousness I wish you luck on your next outing and hope you continue improving, after all that's what it's all about


this ones for you riceburner99 , I suppose I could at least give you this small gesture on your recent accomplishment A SPECIAL E...well you know....
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First off I wasn't looking for praise. Just sharing pictures like everyone else does. I didn't take offense to what you said, and I don't need thicker skin.
Not once in my thread have I said this is the most badass car, and it's so fast and looking for someone to make my head bigger. I created this thread to share what I'm doing. Just as many other people (as you have stated above) have done as well. You want to close the thread, that's up to you. I'm not trying to create confrontation. I was CORRECTING YOU and your facts, i.e what tire's were on the car. You came across mouthy to me about how those tire's are crap and I'll never buy another set etc etc. Those aren't on my car. I can certainly understand someone voicing their opinion on a inferior product, which you made perfectly clear on the NT555r's.

Your "FACTS" may have been true, NT555r's very well may be crap. I dunno. I have no experience with them. I'm just like everyone else on her man. Trying to do the best I can with what I've got. I appreciate your input, opinion good or bad.

oh and BTW....thanks for the special "E" :P
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sorry if it sounded mouthy, was not meant to be......I understand all to well what it means to do with what you got...I did not mean to upset you....early on I had 2 sets of nt555r's which best 60's were 1.90's ...the money one has to spend for the 555r's (and I know the debate is for such) is comparable to what the nt05r's cost as well as the MT'S so when your financially ready for drag radials, that's something to think about...the only benifit to the 555r's are they wear less than the mt's and nt05r's on the street, but like always there's a trade off, either way and I'm sure you know it, all 3 of the above listed tires are a step above the 555's because for all intents and purposes they are street tire...anyway, carry on and sorry if you took my post the wrong way, just tryin' to save you some trial and error....carry on with your thread
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Thanks man. I appreciate the insight. One of my local friends here in Temple (ProjectResto83) told me last night about your tire thread, which I haven't read yet, but plan on checking out after work.

Sorry for bein snappy, and your sig holds alot of truth and not alot of people think about that. Including me and my little rant. So again thank you.
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Thanks man. I appreciate the insight. One of my local friends here in Temple (ProjectResto83) told me last night about your tire thread, which I haven't read yet, but plan on checking out after work.

Sorry for bein snappy, and your sig holds alot of truth and not alot of people think about that. Including me and my little rant. So again thank you.
no problem....yeah I know Justin...well via the internet, but yeah check out the thread, I bought the nto5r's when they first hit the market and they worked well at the track, the mt's are still better, I have a set of those on my 85 the nto5r's were on my 89 vert, I removed them last fall and put the street tires back on, only for the simple fact the car sees track duty 1 time a year and man they started to wear quick on the street and 160 beans a tire is a healthy bit to stomach to just wear them off in a few months for street driving
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yikes did i start this lol

im not picking on anyone here... just stating my personal experience, and from what i have witnessed at the drag strip.....which i have been taking a 5.0 mustang to since 1990. so i dont think i speak with "non-experience"

i too have cut 2.2's with stock radials in fact i cut a 2.1 on street radials on nitrous in my '90 GT vert, heres the timeslip

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this is one of my crappiest 60 foots, but i think i saved it cuz it was my fastest mph, either on sportsman pro or ET streets. '89 notch on a 75 shot
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same car as above but on all stock motor. '89 notch long tubes, et streets and thats about it

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i have NEVER personally witnessed a a nitto 555anything cut better than a 2.XX
thats all im saying..... i heard the new ones are great...but i have no reason to try them, cuz i KNOW my ET streets will do what i want

thats all im saying......and people compare the 2 like they compare 3.73 V 4.10

like there is a night and day diff from mild mannered hiway cruzer to drag only trailer car.....but thats another argument... LOL
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I was launching at around 2000 and finally @ 1800 on the nitto's. With 32 psi in em. Going to drop pressure and see what it does. The other thing is you have to go through the water box. They won't let you go around , so that plays a role too. Lot's of variables involved. Considering everything stacked against me, I was pretty happy with a 14.7 for a stock notch with exhaust.
My track won't let you in the water on street tires for safety reasons. Your track seems kinda backwards on that deal.
Another thing that worked for me is that my street tires, which were 265/50R15 BFG Euro T/A's at the time actually hooked better @ 44psi than at 32psi. May not work in your situation, but worth a shot. With those I was getting about a 2.02 60ft time.
Next time at the track, give it a shot. Nothing to lose. I don't know what your car weighs either. Mine weighed 3180 stock back then and 3360 with me in it.
Good luck, with practice, you will get it faster. I got mine to launch the best back then by slightly slipping the clutch leaving at 2500 till it got rolling then let it all out. This helped to keep from shocking the suspension and reduced wheelspin. I currently run a set of Hancook Ventus 265/50R15 and they hook decent for a street tire.

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There isn't room at our track to go around the water. The staging lanes do a 180* turn slightly uphill and straight to the lanes so we don't have a choice either way. If you didn't know the strip was there you would pass it up completely lol.
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