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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R18 (94-04 All)

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Features, Video & Details

  • DOT Approved
  • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
  • Designed for Competition Drag Racing
  • For Use on Rear Wheels Only!

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our acceleration pack bolt on build up for all 99-04 Mustang GTs. The focus of this pack is of course acceleration, but in order to accelerate faster you need traction, and lots of it. That’s why the majority of the parts used for our build today are focused on getting us off the line much quicker, ultimately resulting in faster acceleration. But before we go over all the parts we have in store for our 2000 GT here, let’s get it out of the shop and do a quick 0-60 baseline run, just to see where we stand now. Alright, before we go installing all of our parts for the acceleration pack, we’re going to do a baseline 0-60 run, using our iTSX wireless tuner and my iPad here, just to see where the car stands now, so hit start and here we go. Alright so it looks like we just clicked off a 6.66 0-60 time with our automatic 2000 GT, which is pretty average for this model car. Now we’re going to take our car back into the shop, talk a little bit more about some of the parts we have in store, and get them installed. Since traction is the theme of the day, what better way to get more of it, than by using a set of these NITTO NT555R Drag Radials, those large tread blocks paired with that real soft compound is going to give us a ton of grip both on the street and at the strip, and should really help our GT get off the line. To further help our GT hook we decided to go with some vital suspension components from QA1, starting with these box style rear lower control arms, these bars are a variation of the classic traction bar design, and basically help keep the rear axle from moving around under load, and especially on hard launches, eliminating any excessive wheel hop. We also decided to go with a set of these QA1 adjustable rear upper control arms, that are fully adjustable while still on the car. These are going to be key to adjusting our pinion angle which is not only important for traction, but also for driveline smoothness. These are really going to help firm up the rear end of the car, and eliminate any side to side sloppiness or wiggle, making the car track a lot straighter, and just making for an overall better driving experience. Moving away from our traction and getting into another big contributing factor to our acceleration, that’s right our gearing. From the factory, our automatic 2000 GT came with 3.27 gears, which is pretty weak for acceleration. That’s where these Ford Racing 4.10 gears come into play, simply put, that shorter gear ratio is going to help our car accelerate faster. Quite frankly, I’m quite anxious to see how it’s going to wake up our 2 valve motor. So now that you know what we have in store for our GT, we’re going to hand the car over to the crew and get everything installed, after they’re all done we’re going to take our GT back out on the street, just to see how it behaves on the road, and to see if we’ve improved on our 0-60 time. Alright so we’re out here on the street with our 2000 GT, we just had the acceleration pack installed by the guys back at the shop, and we’re just cruising, I mean the car is very mild mannered, we’re in overdrive, you’d never be able to tell there’s gears in the car, until you do a little squeeze on the throttle, and man does it go. It goes, it goes, and it hooks hard too. I mean we didn’t even have a chance to heat cycle the tires there and it just dead hooked on the street. Car is a little stiffer in the rear, that’s attributed to the stiffer bushings in both the QA1 lower and upper control arms, but that’s going to be a good thing, that’s going to help keep the car straight, going down the track, it’s also going to reduce our wheel hop as well, and overall just improve our acceleration. So now we’ve had the chance to drive the car around on the street a little bit, see how it reacts in everyday situations, we’re going to put it to the ultimate test, get it back to the shop, do a hard launch, and see if these parts work in lowering our 0-60 time. Alright, so we just finished up our second 0-60 run, and we just clicked off a 5.09 second 0-60, that’s over half a second off our baseline number, so it’s easy to see our acceleration pack is doing its job, and I’ve got to admit, those radials definitely helped us hook on the pavement. So that does it for the acceleration pack, be sure to check out our other 99-04 bolt on build ups where we make our GT handle a bit better, we give it some more power, and dress it up a little bit.

NT555R. The Nitto 305/35-18 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: 18 x 10 Inch Wheels - REAR Only

Features:
  • 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: 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
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Tech Specs
Specifications:
  • 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
  • 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

5/5
Exactly what I wanted!!

They fit nicely on 18x11 wheels, they're quiet and ride smooth. They make you feel like your in control!!!!! Great tires!

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5/5
10,000 miles and STILL biting!

Just like the title says, I've now put nearly 10k on these tires and they are still biting with just a little spinning. They spin a little more than when they were new in 1st, but I've also increased the ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Will this fit a 20x8.5?

Shadow

  • A 305 size tire would not fit on a 20x8.5" wheel. The largest tire you can safely run on the wheel will be a 285.

    Ricky36

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Would this fit on my mustang 2015 GT stock? I buy 20x10 wheels, no performance package, no lowered. Which ones would fit better this 305/35 or 315/35?

Rmoon

  • Hi,This 305/35/20 NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial will fit your 2015 GT with a 20x10 wheel with no problem, A 315/35/20 are a better choice for a drag build please feel free to give us a call or send us a email with your build goals so we can help you with your tire question.

    Chris J

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Is there any reason these are listed as 94-04 only ive been running these on my 2012 5.0 for over a year n wanna grab a new set

Phillip

  • This NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35-18 can be used on any year model with the correct wheel and as long as there is sufficient space to accommodate the tire. Unfortunately, this is listed incorrectly, but we will have this fixed; We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion.

    AMJEFF

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will these tire fit a 9 inch rim?

kiva14

  • Yes, the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 285/40-18 (05-14 All) will fit 18x9's, 19x9's and 20x9's.

    KevinD92

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HELLO I NEED TO KNOW IF THOSE TIRES WILL FIT MY RIM FR500 MATTE BLACK 17X10.5 CAN SOME ONE HEP ME PLEASE

tbob

  • The NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40-17 (79-04 All) will fit on the FR500 17x10.5 wheels.

    KevinD92

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will this fit my 03 mach 1 rear wheels they are 18x10 saleen style wheels?

Pantro10

  • Hi, This NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40-18 will fit on the rear of your 03 Mach 1 if it is stock height,If your Mach 1 is lowered the could be fitment problems please feel free to give us a call or send us a email so we can help you with your question. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

    Chris J

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

  • Dry Traction 4.915493 4.9
  • Wet Traction 3.671642 3.7
  • Tread Appearance 4.816901 4.8
  • Ride Quality 4.633803 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.647887 4.6



  • 5/5

    November 22, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    awesome tires

    Hooks excellet, gives car a mean stance, provides a comfy ride too. They went on easy on my cobra's 17x9's!

    pumasixtynine

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    October 02, 2016

    These Drag Radials Stick !!

    Not even necessary to do a burnout with the Nittos. I no longer spin after a shift. Picked up 3 tenths with these in the eighth....love them !!

    Bill

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    August 03, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Nitro nt555r

    The tire and wheels are great. If you offer free mount and balance. You should honor this. I waited 3 months while the wheels that were out of stock to come in because of the free mount and balance. Very disappointed with customer service.

    730hpcobra

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 01, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Drag Radials

    I've always been a fan of the Nitto Drag Radials, and continue to be. They are great for street or strip.

    ChrisBski

    Year: 1992 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 06, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R20 (05-17 All)

    Sticky Tires!

    After doing a substantial amount of research on what tires I would be picking up it was between the toyo proxes and these bad boys. I'm glad I went with these as they have been a fantastic all around street tire. I have the VMP supercharger kit and these hook up in second gear very well. They look amazing and I'm always getting compliments on them. They do make some noise but it's nothing that's annoying. Plus when the engine is screaming you can't hear that tire noise anyway. I had to drive them through the rain a few times and I was cautious with them, but I never felt unsafe going around a corner. Obviously they are meant for dry traction but if you're smart with your right foot you shouldn't have a problem getting home if you get caught in a storm. An overall fantastic summer tire.

    JSoroc

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    April 21, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (05-14 All)

    Hooked well

    Big difference tires hooked off the line no complaints

    Marshall

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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  • 5/5

    April 18, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Better Traction

    I really like these tires. With a supercharger and 4:10 gears, first and second gear were traction limited. I get much better traction now. AM has a great prices and service.

    Papa

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    March 28, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Third pair!

    This is my third pair of the 555 Drag radials, second on this car, these are the only dr's that last on the street and still hook at the track. I purchased the set I am replacing in early 2013, probably 150 passes and trips to and from track, last pass they still hooked loaded up on the converter! All good!

    FredMach

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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  • 5/5

    March 15, 2016

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (05-14 All)

    Solve your tire spin problem

    I had a lot of tire spin after modding my 2014. I had Ford put in 3.73's. I had my shop install an Airaid CAI, Steeda aluminum driveshaft, shorty headers, Borla axle backs and give it a tune. My Nitto 285's spun so bad it made me feel uncomfortable pushing the pedal to the metal. With the Nitto 305 drag radials I feel comfortable, in control and the car leaves hard with little drama. They are great fun accelerating out of a turn. Love them.

    bighitter

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 01, 2016

    Exactly what I wanted!!

    They fit nicely on 18x11 wheels, they're quiet and ride smooth. They make you feel like your in control!!!!! Great tires!

    Twanoliver

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    February 05, 2016

    Great product

    They look great. I noticed in improve to my quater mile. It's a great product. They work well in the rain just in case you get caught out there. I put them on my Saleen Sc281. I'm definitely going to be getting these again.

    BadSc281

    Year: 2002 El paso texas

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    May 28, 2014

    Awesome!

    I love these tires! they work great and look awesome!! I'd recommend these to anyone

    bluestang1724

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Savannah, GA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 01, 2012

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (05-14 All)

    10,000 miles and STILL biting!

    Just like the title says, I've now put nearly 10k on these tires and they are still biting with just a little spinning. They spin a little more than when they were new in 1st, but I've also increased the power a bit. Mods are JLT, Boss IM, ORX, BBK LTH, AED e85 tune, 150 shot. My last attempt at the track yielded a 1.6 60'. The run had to be aborted due to other issues.

    Skunk

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    May 11, 2012

    Tires

    These tires are amazing just as long as its dry out. So much grip.

    RyanG

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Malvern PA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    June 02, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Smoke em if you got em

    Great price and awesome results. I had a set of 245/45-17 on my factory rims and I loved them so much I got them for my new 17 x 10.5's. Before having these traction was the last thing I saw but now I burn rubber and eat the competition alive. Will be a repeat buyer of these.

    Jay

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 26, 2007

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Excellent.

    Excellent street tire. Great price, and they last longer than other drag radials.

    Pete R

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  • 5/5

    August 23, 2007

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Nitto Tire Review

    Awesome price, quality, grip, and wear

    Mike Johnson

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Sticky tires that run narrow

    These tires are definately very sticky and will let you launch much harder without spinning. However, this particular tire runs narrow so the 555R in 315 size looks more like a cross between 305/295. This may be good news for those of you who are worried about clearance issues with modified hardware sharing space with the wheel wells (exhaust/gas tank/etc).

    bonsaicobra

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  • 5/5

    April 16, 2009

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Shocked!

    Wow I changed from the Sumitomo 315\'s to these nitto\'s and big difference!!! with my 4.10\'s I peeled until i got these now I went from a 2.1 60ft to a 1.8 best so far, and from a 13.6 to a 13.25 with no other mods to power

    Boss002

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  • 5/5

    March 17, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Track Use

    Great tires. You have to heat them up a little more at the strip to get them to hook good, but the tires are amazing. Thanks AM!

    Rich

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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