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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 245/50-16 (79-04 All)

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  • MPN# 180480

  • Market Price $200.99
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  • DOT Approved
  • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
  • Designed for Competition Drag Racing
  • For Use on Rear Wheels Only!
NT555R. The Nitto 245/50-16 NT555R is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with maximum flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The NT555R combines a high grip compound and semi-racing construction to provide maximum traction at the starting line. The tire comes molded at 6/32 of an inch and features a unique reinforced belt package to provide improved traction and high-speed stability. The NT555R is the perfect performance radial for the street or strip.

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. NT555R's are manufactured with the original tread depth of 6/32nds” and are constructed with a specially formulated soft racing tread compound to provide maximum traction. High block rigidity, soft compounding and large contact patch provide extreme dry traction in race conditions. Low void ratio and large tread blocks optimize dry traction.

Designed for competition drag racing. The Nitto NT555R is designed primarily for competition drag racing, but is also very popular and exceptional on road courses, track racing, and drifting.

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: 16 x 8 Inch 1979-2004 Wheels - REAR Only

  • Directional tread design
  • Two wide steel belts and two nylon cap plies stabilize tread for superior traction and handling
  • Steel sidewall inserts provide control and stability during extreme lateral acceleration
  • Competition Drag Radial, Treadwear 100, Traction and Temperature A

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
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Tech Specs
  • Hydroplaning Resistance: 6.4
  • Wet Traction: 7.5
  • Dry Traction: 10+
  • Snow Traction: N/A
  • Ice Traction: N/A
  • Steering Response: N/A
  • Cornering Stability: 9.8
  • Ride: 5.4
  • 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

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nitto drag radials

I run 20 psi at track just heat them with a good burn out and they hook realy great

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

  • Dry Traction 5 5
  • Wet Traction 3.5 3.5
  • Tread Apperance 4.833333 4.8
  • Ride Quality 4.166667 4.2
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.833333 4.8

  • 5/5

    March 07, 2010




    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 5/5

    April 30, 2010

    nitto drag radials

    I run 20 psi at track just heat them with a good burn out and they hook realy great


    Helpful (5) (2)

  • 5/5

    December 19, 2011

    Hooks great, rides great

    got these for the rear of my 86 on the street, they ride great for a drag radial, and hook up great as well, definately recommend for all the street/ strip stangers out there


    Year: 1986 Submodel: Other Downingtown, PA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 4/5

    June 04, 2010

    Drag Radials-2010

    Just had these bad boys put on my 96 GT...WOW!!! What a difference these drag radials make. Great product and fast shipping...Love this site...

    George Garcia

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 4/5

    October 17, 2014

    Drag Radials

    Excellent tire for the money , I have no complaints. fast shipping and the sales people listen and will tell you anything you nee to know. Great company to do business with


    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Indiana

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 20, 2014

    Oh Yea!

    Solid Solid Solid radial. had it at the track and once it warms up, man does it hook. would definitely recommend.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 29, 2012

    Sticky tire

    Great looking tire pretty sticky, I dint think these will last very long on my daily driver but launches are awesome.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    January 11, 2011

    Sick Look

    These tires look amazing on my 91 LX. They give loads of traction. Can't wait to take them to the track!


    Year: 1991

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    July 16, 2012

    Great Tire

    Just took tires to the track and made a couple of passes. They did very well. Traction was awsome. Thanks American Muscle.


    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT mechanicsville,Virginia

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    June 01, 2012


    Very pleased with this tire. I have an 88 Iroc with a 320hp lt1 4l60e auto and 2500 converter. These tires really hooked up at the track and knocked a half second off my timeslip. I also did an event approx 140 miles away and these tires felt great during routine driving. I noticed a little more bounce in the rear during regular drives, hardly noticed prob because of the softer sidewall. I got these in my stock size and had no clearance or fit issues.The only thing I havnt done is drive it in the rain yet. I ran about 25lbs at the track but I have heard of guys dropping to 16lbs with higher hp ratings and still hooking up.


    Year: Pre-79 Submodel: Other BALTIMORE,MD

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