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- Nitto NT555RII Drag Radial Tires
D.O.T.-Compliant Competition Drag Tire
The Nitto NT555RII Drag Radial Tire is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag tire that combines high-grip dry performance with a race compound, tailored to the weekend racer. A large twin center ribbed contact patch and modified sidewall construction aids in improving launches at the starting line for better 60 ft. times. The Nitto NT555RII delivers A-rated traction, suitable for modern muscle cars and trucks.
In the world of tires, choices are endless. But if you're looking for a tire that can handle a full day of drag racing while still being able to make it home, the Nitto NT555R2 is it. From its durable compound to its unique tread pattern, Nitto drag radials are pose-built for the strip.
And with numerous sizes available at JEGS, getting the perfect fit for your vehicle is easy. So whether you're running a quarter-mile, half-mile, or just tearing up the streets, the Nitto 555R2 is a great choice.
What Are Nitto NT555RII Drag Radial Tires Common Pros and Cons?
Nitto engineered the NT555R2 to have all the hallmarks of a great drag radial tire. The first is a very stiff sidewall. This gives the NT555R2 two distinct advantages. First, it allows for less deflection at high speeds. Second, it provides better launches by transferring more power to the ground.
The next advantage of the NT555R2 is its large contact patch. This allows for more traction and better launches. The NT555R2 also has a very stiff bead, which helps keep the tire on the wheel during hard launches.
Some downsides include an uncomfortable ride, increased noise levels, and less-than-ideal snow and ice performance.
Which Nitto NT555RII Drag Radial Tires Are Best?
The best Nitto NT555R2 drag radial tires are the ones that properly fit your car and driving style. If you're looking for a tire that can handle a full day of drag racing, JEGS recommends the 315/35R17 size. This tire is designed for high-horsepower cars, it provides excellent traction and stability.
How Much Do Nitto NT555RII Drag Radial Tires Cost?
Starting at just over $200 and racing over $400 for the 315/35R20, these tires are some of the priciest on the market. But when performance is your number one priority, the NT555RII is hard to beat.
When looking for a street-legal tire that can also hold its own on the strip, the Nitto NT555RII from JEGS is a perfect choice. Get a set today and take your car to the next level.