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NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 275/40-17 (79-04 All)

Market Price $229.99 You Save 13% ($30.00)

$199.99 (each)

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  • MPN# 207500

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Features & Details

  • DOT Approved
  • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
  • Enhanced Traction During Launch
  • Designed for Serious Drag Racing Enthusiasts
  • For Use on Rear Wheels Only!
Nitto NT05R. Nitto's all-new NT05R is a D.O.T.- compliant competition drag radial designed for the serious drag racing enthusiasts. The dual-purpose sidewall construction and the all-new specialized race compound enhance traction during launch and delivers stability at the top-end. This results in reliable consistent control from the tire. The NT05R will launch you off the line quickly and down the track with speed and confidence.

DOT approved. Can be run on the street, and deliver up to 15,000 miles of tread life in normal street driving. However, this soft and flexible tread will wear much quicker than tread compounds formulated for regular passenger cars.

Provides maximum traction on the track. The NT05R is manufactured with a large center tread block that provides a continuous contact patch with the ground along with Nitto's new drag specific engineered tire compound to provide excellent dry traction on the street or the strip.

5 Year Warranty. This Nitto Tire comes with a 5-year warranty from the date of purchase. Some limitations do apply. Please see the Full Nitto Warranty disclosure for details.

Best Fit: 17 x 9 Inch 1979-2004 Wheels - REAR Only

  • Directional tread design
  • New Drag specific engineered compound
  • Large center tread block for continuous contact with the ground
  • Sidewall construction features large shoulder blocks for increased straight-line stability
  • Competition Drag Radial, Traction and Temperature B

NOTE: These are DOT street drag radial and racing specific compound and tread tires. They are designed to be used on the drive wheels only of your car during the summer and warm temperature months. For track or drag use, we recommend that they be appropriately "warmed up" before each run.

WARNING: Use during winter months/cold temperatures will result in structural damage leading to catastrophic tire failure!

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

Free Mounting & Balancing: Professional mounting & balancing is available on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order, so you can just swap your wheels in your driveway when they arrive. We even offer Free Nitrogen tire fill (see option above).

  • FREE Mounting and Balancing in 48 hours
  • State of the Art Onsite Tire Facility
  • Scratch-Free process + Hidden Weights
  • TPMS Sensors installed free on 07+ Mustangs (see wheel page for details)
  • Free Shipping on any order to the continental 48 states
  • Please allow an extra 1 to 2 business days on your wheel and tire package for mounting and balancing

Free Nitrogen Fill! AmericanMuscle is proud to bring you the option to fill your tires with pure nitrogen for FREE when we mount & balance your wheel and tire order. Filling your high performance tires with nitrogen has many benefits including:

  • Improves Fuel Economy
  • Cuts down weight
  • Preserves your tires for longer life
  • Tire Pressure is better equalized throughout the year
What's in the Box
  • (1) Tire
Tech Specs
  • Hydroplaning Resistance: 5.2
  • Wet Traction: 6.0
  • Dry Traction: 10+
  • Snow Traction: N/A
  • Ice Traction: N/A
  • Steering Response: N/A
  • Cornering Stability: 8.8
  • Ride: 5.1
  • Noise: 6.4
  • Tread Wear: 3.1

KEY: 10-8.6 Oh Yeah!, 8.5-6.6 Above Average, 6.5-4.6 Average, 4.5-2.6 Acceptable, 2.5-0 Unacceptable
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

Very good

These tires are great! I got about 350hp in my 04 GT 5 speed and was able to launch at 3500rpms on the street and it was all launch no spin. About 5k on the strip and man you rip right out. Very nice ...

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nitto extreme performance NT05R Drag radial 275/40-17

very nice tires stuck very well on the track not so good in the rain LOL

Helpful (5)

Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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does this fit on a 17x8" rim? I have a 2003 mach 1 and was going to buy a spare set of 17x8" rims that match the stock ones and put the nitto NTo5R on them for the race track, so I can swap them there. Let me know as to what my options are, thanks. -Karl


  • A 275 wide tire is like 10" wide, so no it will not fit a 8" wide wheel safely for drag racing. It would fit a 9 but no narrower.


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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

  • Dry Traction 4.8 4.8
  • Wet Traction 2.3 2.3
  • Tread Apperance 4.9 4.9
  • Ride Quality 4.5 4.5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.8 4.8

  • 5/5

    May 18, 2010

    Very good

    These tires are great! I got about 350hp in my 04 GT 5 speed and was able to launch at 3500rpms on the street and it was all launch no spin. About 5k on the strip and man you rip right out. Very nice and cheaper than mickey thompsons.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (11) (1)

  • 5/5

    October 15, 2010

    nitto extreme performance NT05R Drag radial 275/40-17

    very nice tires stuck very well on the track not so good in the rain LOL


    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 20, 2012

    great tire a little pricey

    these tires flat out hook i tried running my car on street tires and would go up in smoke in 2 gears now it doesnt spin car is 330 hp at the wheels cant say enough about the tires


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT bloomsburg pa

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 4/5

    November 11, 2015

    Hooks up well

    I bought these tires to see a bit of track action and occasional street play every now and then and I am very impressed with the ability for these tires to GRAB at high Rpms! Haven't been to the track just yet, but on the street with a 100 shot of nitrous it does its justice on my 94' Cobra. Highly recommended!


    Submodel: Cobra Murfreesboro, TN

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    May 26, 2014

    best tires you can get for the price

    These tires are a great way to hook up. I have them on my 87 foxbody pushing 460hp . They give off a real aggressive look and are cheaper than most competition tires. I recommend these tires to anyone !! May have to take off quad shock and roll fenders


    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT Ohio, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 07, 2012

    They Hook!

    Picked up a pair of 275-40s for my Mach 1. These things hook really well on the street and the strip. No more spinning threw first and second with these out back. Went to strip (my first time ever with the car) aired down to 15 psi and was cutting consistent 1.9 60' times. Did get caught in a thunderstorm and as expected traction isn't the greatest but as long as you keep your foot out of it you should be fine. Overall very happy with these tires and AM got them to me super fast!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Massachusetts

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    September 01, 2011

    Got Grip

    Replaced the worn out old tires I had with these and it was a world of a difference. Little to no spin and with the IRS it helped eliminate wheel hop on the launch and 1-2 shift. Only downside is if you get caught in a downpour these tires offer little traction and they do wear out fairly quick because of their softer rubber compound but well worth it!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra Malven, PA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    March 31, 2011

    Nitto's are Extreme

    They're just what my 03 Cobra needed. Now I have a consistant launch and wow do they hook. It was easy as 123 ordering them from American Muscle and free shipping also.

    Andy Turpen

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    December 01, 2010

    Hook up with Nitto

    Great ride and hooks hard on the street. Had them installed and they fit great. It blows away the BFG drag radial. This tire rides great looks even better and hooks hard. It's just what my 2003 Cobra needed!!!

    Andy Turpen

    Year: 2003

    Helpful (4) (3)

  • 5/5

    September 14, 2015

    Nice Tires!!

    Strapped a pair of these shoes on my bolt-on 03 Mach 1, wow what a difference. I recently had a 410's installed outback, and these tires really put the torque down to the ground, very minimal spinning. Excellent feel on launch, very predictable, stable and very fun. Ultra highly recommend for street abuse, these hook harder than the 555R. As far as wet traction, DO NOT use on wet roads. They will however, get you home in a bad situation, or leaving the track on a rain out. They seem to work best on a 2500 RPM launch, once they hook, and you feel some weight transfer, lean into it all the way, and game on. THESE TIRES ARE A MUST HAVE.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Vestal, NY

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  • 5/5

    November 13, 2016

    These tires HOOKED me up!

    Mt regular street tires are Nitto's NT555's, and I love 'em, but with my current state of mods, they spin at the starting line if I load the torque converter. Nitto's NT04R fixed that problem and lowered my 60' by almost 2/10ths. I don't street race so can't say what they'd be like No-Prep, but can say they work great at the strip and are a bargain compared to the MT's.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    January 27, 2012

    Awesome dry traction with 435 hp and 475 tq on 03 Cobra!

    Tires don't break loose at my hp level! Love these tires!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra SV,AZ

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    December 07, 2011

    I am very happy with my purchase of these tires

    i would deffinatley reccomend them to a friend great performance and like them very much!!


    Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 4/5

    December 06, 2011

    Great Tires

    This def helped cut my 60' down with my first try. I just have to keep playing with the pressure. Great tires!!!


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Camden, SC

    Helpful (0) (0)

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