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2014 GT - Rear Tire Q - Drag Radials

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by Grabber, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Grabber

    Grabber Yep... Established Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Getting my car ready for the track for next spring/fall (plan on adding Driveshaft + Control Arms) and I bought some 18" Brembo replica's off of AM in 18X10".

    I've been looking at Drag Radials, and the one I am interested in getting are the Nitto NT05R in a 305/45/18.

    They are cheaper than 285/40/18 MT's by a bit and have more sidewall.

    I have a 2014 Track pack w/3.73's. My question is - Will I need to modify anything on my car to make these tires fit snug, or do I need spacers, etc.

    Also, what are your thoughts on this tire and size combo?

    -Chris
     
  2. blackbeast12

    blackbeast12 Dr. Frankenstang Established Member

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    Im on 305/35/19 nt05rs they fit perfectly no spacers i have 4:10's with a 2:97 tremec. I replaced mt dr's of the same size. i like the nt05r better because the hook just as well on the Street, cost less and handle turns better with their stiffer sidewalls...
     
  3. Sleipnir 5O

    Sleipnir 5O Member Established Member

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    With all those mods in your SIG my advice would be the MT ET Street R but your right it is more expensive. My experience with MT vs Nitto was the Nitto did great as a DD drag radial on the street but didn't do nearly as well as the MT at the track. If you do get the Nitro NT05R you might consider the 315/40R18 as it is a little shorter vs the nearly 29" 305/45R18.
     
  4. Grabber

    Grabber Yep... Established Member

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    Thanks guys!

    I really think I am leaning toward the Mickey's and going more for traction since I'll only be using these for track days.
     
  5. cjd223

    cjd223 Member Established Member

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    These are my track tires. MT.jpg My DD tires are Nitto 555Rs in the same size.
     
  6. bobster

    bobster Member Established Member

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    M&H makes a good tire for 18's also. M&H or Mickeys for ultimate traction and Nitto's for better mileage
     

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