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I found that mickey thompson makes a et street drag radial in a 265 40 18 tire size. If anybody has used this tire in this size please let me know. I am concerned that the side walls might be too stiff to allow great traction.
 

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I run the 285/40R18 Nitto NT05R's on 18" x 9" rims. They hook very well and look amazing on a Tbird.

They should fit nicely on a 10" rim.



 

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Yea. Full weight, full size fronts and she nearly picks 'em up up off the ground. I have no doubt that if I had skinnies on the car they'd be in the air.
 

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right on!

I have a feeling I won't have a problem of lifting at least 1 wheel...
LOL I'm sure you could with all the "weight-removal" that you've done. :D

Great car you've got too. :thumbsup:
 

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I have 305/40/18's on mine...:D the car has pretty much been parked for three months though, so, I can't speak for what the tires can do :(
 

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How much HP are you making? What's your current set up? Is traction an issue now? What are your future plans?
502rwhp 518tq. I have Irs with intrax coils, stock motorcraft super coupe shocks, 3.27 with cobra trac lok clutches. Air lift bags also. Spins 1st 2nd and 3rd. Future plan is to up the boost from 17psi to something more fun. Probably settle around 600rwhp. Car is a 5spd BTW. Blown38 also is running I think a 17in stang wheel with a different offset. Think he had someone widen then also. Im on 18x9's I think 36mm offset, the ones brad sells.

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I think the 285/40R18 NT05R's would be perfect for you. They're really more than I need now but hey, I've got room to grow into them. :D

What tires (brand and size) are you running now? Street or strip?
 

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On the street I run 245/45/18's maxxis victra's. On the track I used 26 9.5 16 hoosier qtp's. Havent gotten a goold launch with them on the new engine setup. They are old though, might try another pass on them this year. I also tried a 28in mickey thompson. Couldnt hook those either. I need to run a full slick on the teack with a good side wall, the more flex the better since this M5R2 isnt loving the power, and I snapped a cv last pass attempt. Id really like to hook on the street as best as possible, Have you tried the NT05R's on the street, will they live more than a few thousand miles?
 

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I have driven them on the street some and they do hook just as well on the street (ask anyone who drove around with me at the JBMN this past August) :D.

I don't make a habit of driving them on the street much since they do have a zero treadwear rating and I wouldn't trust them on wet pavement.

I would like them to last for more than a few thousand miles so they only go on the car when I'm headed to the track, otherwise I run the 245/45 Sumo's in front and 275/40/18 Sumo's in back as my daily tires. They have a 300 treadwear rating.

If you don't daily drive your car and use it more as a fair weather weekend warrior I think the NT05R's would work just fine for you as a street tire without wearing out to quickly (depending on how you use them. :tongue:)
 

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I have a terribly heavy foot. Ill probably just use a street tire on the street. How well do your sumo tires hook?
The Sumo HTR Z III's hook ok for street tires (Treadwear 300) and they cost less than the Nitto's. I do not street race with them, however I have taken them to the track and they handle excellent. I've also road tripped them from Charlotte, NC to Carlisle, PA and the JBMN in Martinsburgh, W. VA. and they ride great. Very stable and quite. I've run them up to 135 MPH without a bit of trouble. They're capable of much, much more.

I've had these tires since May of 2008 and they still have some tread life left on them.

I'll probably replace them with NT555's in a 285/40 size or Nitto NT05's in a 275/40/18 size when it's time to replace them; the NT 555's have a treadwear of 300, the NT555R's have a treadwear of 100, the NT05's have a treadwear of 200 and the NT05R's have a treadwear of zero.

On the street I run 245/45/18's maxxis victra's. On the track I used 26 9.5 16 hoosier qtp's. Havent gotten a good launch with them on the new engine setup. They are old though, might try another pass on them this year. I also tried a 28in mickey thompson. Couldnt hook those either. I need to run a full slick on the track with a good side wall, the more flex the better since this M5R2 isnt loving the power, and I snapped a cv last pass attempt. I'd really like to hook on the street as best as possible, ...
What exactly are you looking for? Good street/track handling performance or just straight up off the line performance or the best of both worlds?

Which Maxxis Victra's are you running? The MA-Z1, the M35, the MA i-Pro or the MA-Z4S ? What tire pressures are you running at the track?

I tried a set of 28" Mickeys too and wasn't impressed. Those were old too which may have had a bearing on their performance.

I think for the best of both I'd go with the NT05's at a 200 treadwear for your car.

I recommend checking out the Nitto website and other online reviews.
 

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Im looking for something really not possible with the power I have, and thats hooking on the street. A drag radial would probably help some, but i currently daily drive the car. I cant see a DR liking that. I commute to class in it every morning. I use the MA-Z1, they are junk. Worst tires ive ever owned. They are nowhere near round and got me 10k miles. Over 70mph the car is terrible. Handling and stuff im not too worried about, I think it handles like crap to begin with, plus it has stock brakes and you cant really party with those. For the track I use my hoosiers, never street tires, so Im not looking for a 18in tire to take to the strip. I only go to the strip a few times a year anyway. I pretty much dd the car and street race if the opportunity shows up. Id be stoked if I could get it to hook from a 40mph roll.

As for tire pressure at the track, usually between 15-18psi, with a healthy burnout.
 
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