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Old 12-03-2006, 01:39 PM
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how much will nitto 555 dr lower my quarter time compared to regular street tires
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:50 PM
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Nitto's? Not all that much.. they dont have as great of traction at the track for a RWD car.. stick with BFG KDA's, MT, or Hoosier DR's (street ET's) if you will be going to the track all that much

But as to your question, it depends on what your 60' is right now. If you have gone to the track before and have an idea of what 60' your pulling let us know that and we can give you a little better idea. If your pulling a 2.2 60', it will help ALOT.. if your pulling a 1.9 on streets, then its really not going to help you all that much... some people can really launch on street tires and some cant break a 2.3.. just depends on the driver/car.
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Nitto's? Not all that much.. they dont have as great of traction at the track for a RWD car.. stick with BFG KDA's, MT, or Hoosier DR's (street ET's) if you will be going to the track all that much

But as to your question, it depends on what your 60' is right now. If you have gone to the track before and have an idea of what 60' your pulling let us know that and we can give you a little better idea. If your pulling a 2.2 60', it will help ALOT.. if your pulling a 1.9 on streets, then its really not going to help you all that much... some people can really launch on street tires and some cant break a 2.3.. just depends on the driver/car.
My nittos are a worlds difference from any regular street radial.

Even a .2 drop in 60' times, which is not unheard of with just a set of nittos by any means, can lower your ETs around .4 seconds. I would call nearly 1/2 a second quite a bit.

I cannot see running any other drag radial on the street in anything close to a DD car. All of the other D/Rs simply wear down to fast and have terrible bad weather manners.
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I have BFG's that have been on the car for over a year, granted I don't drive it every single day, but if it's not raining I drive it. I have had it in down pours too and the traction is really not bad at all, you just can't drive like an *******.
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