i just put nittos on 161 and after heating them up from normal driving i came across a side street. there was no traffic so i said what the heck. reved-er up to 4grand,dropped the clutch,and all i could do was hold on. Nitto's rock!
Ray,From what I hear they work fairly well,but not as good as a slick,or Street type slick that is Bias-ply construction. The shock,from a hard launch,with a manual trans will break them loose. But for a typical street type low power car,under 400 RWHP,they should work OK. What size you going with on the Bullitt wheel?
Ray, I believe the nittos are the way to go for most of us. They're easy to find and can be mounted and driven to the track and back safely and conviently. No switch-a-roo needed like a slick would necessitate.
I'm running the 17" 275/40 nitto 555R on a 17 X 9 Ford Cobra R rim.
The last two times to the track, I've cut a 1.96, 1.94, 1.90, 1.89, and 1.88 60ft. I doubt a slick would do much better and would be much more of a hastle to swap/lug around since I'm 40 miles from the track.
Great feed back! Like Mus408 asked what size will i use? That's my next question. I'm thinking about using the stock size 245/45/17 DR's on the stock wheels but i see some of you guy's are using 275/45/17 DR's. Will i be ok with the 245/45/17 DR's.
If i go with the 275/45/17 will i need a wider wheel?
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