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Nitto NT555RII vs NT555R

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  1. mbucky16

    mbucky16 Member Established Member

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    Has anyone tried a set of these yet on a car making around 750whp? Trying to decide between this or the tried and true NT555R. Any real world reviews are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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  2. GOTSVT?

    GOTSVT? This Is Absolution Premium Member Established Member

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    They are ok, I found the Mickey Thompson et street R to be far superior.
     
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  3. mbucky16

    mbucky16 Member Established Member

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    Yeah I've heard good things about the Mickey Thompson ET Street R. From what I gathered, the ET Street R is great on the track but not so great on the street and the NT555R is better on the street but not as good as the Mickeys on the track

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  4. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    If your looking for a great street tire for that kind of power level the Nitto 555R and R2 are great i just got my 1st set lf the 555RII and 555g2 in the front for my 500. They are good on the street and very well mannered on the twisties. So far i like them a little better than my old set up. 555R and 555 extreme.
     
  5. mbucky16

    mbucky16 Member Established Member

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    Good to know. I'm having a bit of a hard time finding the NT555R and it seems like the NT555RII are readily available but I'm not seeing much feedback on them.

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    How does it hook on the street in 1st or 2nd gear? Thanks,
     
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    streetassasin Welcome to Gaptown, TX Established Member

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    I dont ever see me doing anything besides hoosiers. I make 600rwhp na and 730 on a 150 shot. I can dead hook a 40 roll in 1st gear on motor and dead hook a 60 roll in 2nd on nitrous.
     
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    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Toyo r888r if youre not a drag only guy...
     
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  9. mbucky16

    mbucky16 Member Established Member

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    I wish I could run Hoosiers but my car sees way too many street miles for me to run Hoosiers all the time

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  10. mbucky16

    mbucky16 Member Established Member

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    I love the R888R. Probably the best street friendly sticky tire out there but they're noisy lol.

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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    The RII are new this year thats why its hard to find feed back. Based on the tread pattern it looks like it will be better overall tire compared to the 555R. For matching sets they pair well with the G2.

    As the old 555R pared well with the 555 extreme.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    I haven't done any launches to give a fair comparison too the old 555R. I can say they hook great down shifting to 3rd at 60mph. I would say when you warm them up they should hook, but if your gonna be launching at the track im sure you will still get spin.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Agreed very nice tire but noisy. For a Street DR the nitto are pretty quiet. Minus loose gravel it will pick up
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    New Nitto tires 555 RII and 555 G2

    I went with 305/35 R18 in the rear and 275/40 R18 in the front
     
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    Kiohtee Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have NT555R's on my car, 815rwhp. They do exceptional on days you have business messing around with a "fast" car, i.e. 65-70 degrees and warmer, and they don't absolutely suck in a modest rain, either.

    G2's up front for uniformity.
     
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    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    R888Rs suck. Try the Nanking AR-1. It is cheaper and way better of a tire
     
  17. *Jay*

    *Jay* Tweeker by trade Premium Member Established Member

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    Have you ever run R888's or the new R888R's, if so which has better manners in the rain the Toyo's or the Nitto's??? I will need to replace my R888's eventually and would like something that can survive getting caught in the rain.
     
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  18. Pribilof

    Pribilof Life's Better @ Elevation Established Member

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    I've driven my Z06 with R888R in the rain on the highway. No issues.
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    same, 80mph in a FL downpour without issue
     
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    *Jay* Tweeker by trade Premium Member Established Member

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    Thanks guys, glad to hear that. Would you prefer the R888R's over the G2 555R's, re-read my original question and thats what I meant to ask but not clearly obviously. Will edit.
     

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