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Nitto n555r

Discussion in 'New Challenger, 300, Magnum, Charger' started by sickboy, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. sickboy

    sickboy Well-Known Member

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    been looking into picking up a set of Nitto n555r’s for the rear of my 392 Daytona. Size 305 35 20. Seen them on other people’s cars and talked a bit to some about it,
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    The fitment chart on Nitto’s website calls for a 10” minimum rim. Mine is 9.5. I could and would consider a separate set of rear rims, but would like to pick the brain of anyone currently running this set up. My main concern is whether there is a safety issue while cornering. As in should I really invest in a dedicated set up for the strip and swap out as desired.
    They also list a 275 tire that would end all discussion, but I figure go big or go home. That being said, anyone run the 275’s?
     
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    sickboy Well-Known Member

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    Time is getting short. I have done a bit more research and decided against drag radials as all seem to warn against moving in temps below 15deg. Although the car is stored during winter, garage isn’t heated, and I can’t guarantee I won’t have to move it.
    So. I now have to find a replacement for the Pirelli all seasons. The lateral grip is fine, but the hydroplaning is not ok. What I need is a good wet/ dry tire. I would like better traction on acceleration, and treadwear isn’t that large of a deal.
    I’m leaning toward p-zero summer tires, Continental extreme contact, or nitro 555g2. Any personal experience? Any idea of fitment for larger sizes? Any suggestions?
     
  3. wtxiceman

    wtxiceman Well-Known Member

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    I put the 275 on my scatpack, they are atturo tires. Made quite a difference over the 245's but the car can still overpower them.

    If i had the money i would get wheels that i could run the 315's without any rubbing issues.

    The 315's will rub the plastic fenderwell on stock rims if you corner quickly.
     
  4. sickboy

    sickboy Well-Known Member

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    I see they have an at850 and at800. To be honest, I’ve heard of them but not familiar.
    I’m on a 9 1/2 in rim, and just about every tire company says it’s recommended a 10 1/2in rim for a 305. But because I’m scraping the idea of a drag radial, I’ll most likely go for 275s all around. I’ll research Atturo though, thanks for the suggestion
     
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    wtxiceman Well-Known Member

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    Its a low price tire, so far they have been good to me.

    I mainly drive my car like a sane person though :D
     
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    sickboy Well-Known Member

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    Just pulled the trigger on nitro 555G2. Had an 80$ rebate to boot. Just got zl1 addons rock guards (super simple install) to combat the stickier rubber. Also got a tazer to help burn off the old shoes.
     
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