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Old 07-10-2019, 01:22 PM
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Default Vote/Input: 19" MT ET SS or NT05R

I have a 2015 Z06 with Vengeance Racing Build (700+rwhp). I track a descent amount, AutoX frequently, and roll race frequently. I have been on MT ET SS Drags for approx. 3 years but must say I am intrigued at the NT05R's. I know for a FACT that the MT's will hold my hp with little to no spin but they do tend to get sketchy up top. Honestly, the race is over with at that point. Just wondering if the NT05R's will hold the same. This is my daily driver dependent on rain (yes I do get caught in the rain occasionally but that is no big deal because I slow down and don't drive like a fool). It's parked in winter for the most part unless it's above 40 degree's here in NC. People with experience on either of these please chime in on which ONE you would chose.
  1. MT ET SS Drags
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I also have a 2015 Z06 with the 100 octane factory tune, and I have been running the P345/30R19 NT05R for about the last 18 months. For a street tire they work very well. I have NOT had any problems with the car being "sketchy" up to 145 MPH, which as I understand can happen with the MTs. The NT05R will give you better wear for the street, but of course will not give you the same traction. For traction I would put the MTs at a 10, while the NT05R would be a 8. For tire wear reverse the numbers. I have driven the NT05Rs in all kinds of weather without any problems. Bottom line, for the strip the MTs, but for the street the NT05Rs.
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You could look into the R888R’s as well. I have them in 18’s all around and they hold the power pretty well, although I’m basically stock. You won’t have to worry about instability up top or taking turns with them.
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Well I went against everything I have previously known. I ended up buying the NT05R simply because itís something new to me. Worst case scenerio... I donít like them and buy my trusty MT ET SSís again. Atleast this frees up the 20Ē rims for the Hoosier R7s now.
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You could look into the R888Rís as well. I have them in 18ís all around and they hold the power pretty well, although Iím basically stock. You wonít have to worry about instability up top or taking turns with them.

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What's the verdict?
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I made some significant pulls today at various speeds to include a few pulls from the dig. Street manner wise they feel like they hold as well as the Mickey Thompsonís on the street and definitely smoother on the top end.. well about 140ish for today. Once again this is just my initial impression so after I hit the drag strip and AutoX, I will comment more.

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Old 07-13-2019, 09:07 PM
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Wait, you only swapped the rear tires right?

I am debating on getting an 18" setup just for the rear alone for better traction. But was wondering if the mismatch of tires will cause an issue.
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Correct. I only changed my rears yesterday. I have been running the Nitto Invos in the front with the MT ET SS in the rear for years. They have been a great combo for all the things I do. Unfortunately the MTs get a little rough up top so that had me thinking about trying something new. After a few weeks, I guess I will know if I truly like these NT05Rs. Yesterdayís impressions were great but like anything new, I am still a little hesitant with my trust. I wholeheartedly trusted the MT capabilities and knew my shoes were always sticky under me. I just have to learn the NT05R and hope it compares
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So initial impressions number 2....I can tell the NT05R requires a little more warm up than the Mickey Thompsonís
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