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Best drag radial for the street?

Discussion in 'Drag Racing' started by racerbox77, Jun 8, 2012.

Best sticky 295/35/18 radial tire

  1. BFG Drag

    15 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. Nitto NT555r

    34 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. Nitto NT555rII

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  4. Nitto NT05

    32 vote(s)
    22.7%
  5. Other

    58 vote(s)
    41.1%
  1. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    I need to use a tire thats in the 285-295 range. Preferrably 295/35/18. And want to match the tread pattern from front to back. So the tire chosen for the rear Must have a front tire in 245/40/18.

    Whats the best (stickiest) tire for the street? Don't care too much about mileage. I have ET Street 27" tall tires for the track so this is strictly for cruising in nice weather and some street racing and horsing around (in Mexico of course).

    They don't make R888's or MT's in the size I need.

    My options are from what I've found-
    BFG Drag radial 295/35
    Nitto NT555r 285/35
    Nitto NT555rII 285/35
    Nitto NT05 285/35
    Nitto NT05 295/35

    These will be going on my new TF wheels and on a Fox body so no room for anything bigger than 11.5"
     
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  2. TwinTurbo4vGT

    TwinTurbo4vGT Slowest GT alive :) Established Member

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    Hoosier makes the best drag radial.
     
  3. oem

    oem Custom User Title Established Member

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    Mickey makes a 305/35-18, will outshine any of the tires you listed.
     
  4. Aceswild 02

    Aceswild 02 New Member Established Member

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    Love my MT 305/35/18s! Hook like CRAZY on the street at 600rwhp:)
     
  5. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    I think those are too wide.

    Sent from me
     
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    TitanSvt Lcpl Collazo Established Member

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    Mickeys FTW!
     
  7. Emwun Garand

    Emwun Garand New Member Established Member

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    Sticky Mickeys
     
  8. cobra_4

    cobra_4 SEFB Established Member

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    Nitto 555R FTW
     
  9. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    I know Mickey Thompson drag radials are most likely the stickiest, cause I had them on my old set up. But the Mickey Thompsons at 305 would be too wide for my fox.
    I'm leaning towards the BFG Drag radials anyone have them?

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  10. bambinov8

    bambinov8 600WHP LOL Established Member

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    If u don't decide to go with the mickeys , the NTO5R's nittos should be your second option
     
  11. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    They don't make an NT05r in a 285/295-35-18 or my first choice would have been NT05 front and NT05r rear. :nonono:
     
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    Mickey's !! FTW
     
  13. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    LOL. Wish they made them a little narrower.

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  14. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    I'm surprised the BFG drags arent getting more votes?
     
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    itSSlow98 New Member Established Member

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    Gotta agree none of those options would be my 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice. I would also see if they make an R888 that fits your size.

    For the record i love my M/T Et Street IIs.
     
  16. Adamn

    Adamn Member Established Member

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    loved my BFGs at the track but didnt last long on the street
     
  17. silver03svt

    silver03svt Heavy Handed Guidance Counselor Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I hate my Nitto 555DR's....
     
  18. racerbox77

    racerbox77 Active Member Established Member

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    WOW! The poll has the Nitto's beating the BFG's. I've owned the Nitto's before and wasnt impressed with them. Does that mean the BFG's are worse?
     
  19. SWAMPMODULAR

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    I've really liked my Toyo TQ's sticky as hell but have not lasted to long. [​IMG]


    Sent from earth to space and back using Tapatalk.
     
  20. 97LaserRed

    97LaserRed Fresh Established Member

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    MT ET Streets!! hold 700+ for me!! function > form. Buy rims around tires not the other way around, from my experience. You can always find a wheel that looks good with a tire that performs awesome!

    What rim size do you have?

    I'm running a 295/55 /15 28x12.5x15
     
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