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nitto drag radials vs. bf goodrich drag radials

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: nitto drag radials vs. bf goodrich drag radials Reply with quote

finally getting some new sneakers for the car. have been running mickey thompson drag radials and got a local tire shop giving me good deal on the nitto drag radials. has anyone run these and will they hook as good as the mickey thompson. also get good deal on the bf goodrich but have heard they dont hook so good. car is a 73 apollo (nova) running a 4:56 gear. looking a 275/60/15.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nitto's have 1/32" more tread depth than the other two and wear longer due to a harder compound. More streetable but less effective at the track.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran a set of Nitto DR on my 2002 Z for a while, pulled a best 60' of 1.7x. For an all around street tire I liked them. I've never run M/T's or BFG's but from what I've read around the net they hook in this order:
1. M/T's
2. BFG's
3. Nitto

In the rain the Nitto's are reasonable. I've heard the others are terrible in the rain. If you're looking for hook stick with the M/T's. Overall drive-ability my vote goes to Nitto.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smoke is right on with that comment M/T is best BFG a close 2nd. Nitto junk unless you are driving alot.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoosier DR's hook better than MT DR's
MT DR's are way better than BFG's
Have no clue to the Nitto's

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was told today at local speed shop that cooper tire has bought out mickey thompson and there is a back order on mickey thompson tires now. they a claiming 10 to 14 days before shipping and not for sure if they will change tire compound or design.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skunkworkx wrote:
Hoosier DR's hook better than MT DR's


I'll remember that, maybe my next set of DR's I'll try the Hoosier's.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now which one of THESE tires would be good for the following
1.from a dig both street and strip if needed
2.handling
3.braking

so seperate from an auto x tire

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
now which one of THESE tires would be good for the following
1.from a dig both street and strip if needed
2.handling
3.braking

so seperate from an auto x tire

For all around my vote goes to Nitto.

I'm running Goodyear F1's on the camaro now and they are a great all around tire. I haven't run them at the track yet but on the street they hook pretty good, wet performance is A++, handling A+, braking A+, tire wear marginal.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOOSIER QUICK TIMES ROCK
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow this thread is old!!!!!!


nitto has a new tire since

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M/T drag radials blow everything else away hands down as far as a street tire goes. ET streets hook even better but feel like slicks and are a bad choice of street tire, even though they are technically legal. Hoosiers suck in any form if you are making a lot of power. Worn out ET streets hook better than new Hoosier slicks of the same size.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
nitto has a new tire since

How are these in the rain?

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