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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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Old 06-21-2011, 02:06 PM   #24
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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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Old 06-21-2011, 04:33 PM   #25
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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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Old 06-21-2011, 06:56 PM   #27
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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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Old 06-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #28
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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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