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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (16 in., 17 in., 18 in., 20 in.)

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  • Extreme Performance Competition Tire
  • D.O.T. Compliant, Road-Legal
  • High-Grip Compound, Semi-Racing Design
  • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
  • Designed for Drag Racing Applications
  • For Use on Rear Wheels Only
  • Designed for 2005-2017 Ford Mustangs

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Review & Install Video

NT555R Performance. The Nitto Extreme Performance 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.

Maximum-Traction Racing Tread. 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.

Summer Track Compound. The NT555R’s compound is specifically designed to provide maximum sticky grip in the warm months on the street and the track. A reinforced belt package further improves handling and helps to prevent against punctures for road use.

Application. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial is a unique ultra-high performance tire that’s also D.O.T.-approved, making it perfect for any street/strip 2005-2017 Mustang owner.

Tire SizeWheel Width RangeBest SizeYears
245/50R16 7" - 8.5"16" x 7.5"1979-2004
275/40R179" - 11"17" x 9.5"1979-2004
315/35R1710.5" - 12.5"17" x 11"1979-2004
285/40R189.5" - 11"18" x 10"2005-2017
305/35R18 10" - 12"18" x 11"1979-2004
305/40R1810" - 12"18" x 11"2005-2017
305/35R20 10" - 12"20" x 11"2005-2017

NOTE: This is a high-performance tire intended for use during summer months or warm temperatures only. Use during cold weather will greatly reduce performance, traction and handling, and greatly increase stopping distance. If using this tire in a drag or track environment during cold weather, we strongly recommend performing a pre-run burnout to nominalize the tread compound's temperature.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

Mounting & Balancing: AmericanMuscle offers professional mounting and balancing on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order for an additional fee. This will allow you to swap out your old wheels for your new set when they arrive. We even offer Free Nitrogen tire fill.

  • State of the Art On-Site Tire Facility
  • Scratch-Free Mounting Process
  • Environmentally Friendly, Lead Free Wheel Weights
  • Free Optional Nitrogen Tire Fill
  • 1 to 2 Business Day Turn Around Time on Most Orders

Free Nitrogen Fill! AmericanMuscle is pleased to offer FREE optional nitrogen fill on wheels and tires that are purchased together on the same order. Filling your high performance tires with nitrogen has many benefits including:

  • Improves Fuel Economy
  • Reduced Weight
  • Maintaining Constant Tire Pressure throughout the Year
  • Prevents Corrosion to Preserve Wheel and Tire Life
What's in the Box
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
  • GT350 - 15, 16, 17

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Hooks great

2nd set and they hook great and actually lasted longer than expected

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5/5
awesome tires

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

Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Would these fit on my '03 Cobra if it is lowered 1.4 inches in the rear? I have a set of 18x10 Saleens in the rear and was wondering if the radial would fit my car seeings how it is lowered. Thanks!

GarrettC

  • Yes sir no problem

    bill2014

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will this tire fit on my 20x10 bullits? fit under my 07 GT? If not what is the largest i can go? The package came with 285s on the rear.

FASTKAT

  • The NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial in a 305/35-20 will certainly fit on the 20x10 wheel. Depending on the amount which your vehicle is lowered and if any spacer is on the hub, it could cause some rubbing on the fender. If you could contact us at your earliest convenience, we would be more than happy to confirm the fitment on you specific set-up :)

    AMJEFF

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Will this 305x35x20 Nitto 555 Drag will fit on my 2014 mustang 20x10 rear wheels, while being lower 1.5" all around. I have 285x30x20 right now and I still have a gap.

Alex

  • Yes, these tires will still work for your 2014 with 20x10 in the rear and the 1.5 inch drop. The 305/35R20 may have some rubbing since they will be a wider and taller tire with travel on normal roadway, but you should be fine on dragstrips.

    AMRich

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Wondering if they make these to fit a 19 inch rim? I have a 2014 with 19s and I see only 18 and 20 inch for these tires

Tyler

  • Nitto does not currently produce a NT555R for 19" wheels.

    AMJEFF

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Can I fit a 285 tire on a 18x8 rim?

EmilioA

  • Nitto Tire has approved their 285/40R17 NT555R for fitment on 9.5" wide to 11" wide tires. This would not be able to be safely used on an 18x8.

    Rob D

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I have a Gt/Cs I wanna put the 285/40/18 on my car. Will I have to change anything? How much horse power does my car have from the factory? I will have it dinno soon. The street slick tired.

JacquelinR

  • Hello! Since the California Special was made over 5 different generations of Mustang, fitment and factory horsepower depend entirely on the model year of your CS. Please give us a call at 1-844-494-7745 so we can help you further.

    VincentV

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Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

  • Dry Traction 4.894118 4.9
  • Wet Traction 3.666667 3.7
  • Road Noise 4.083333 4.1
  • Ride Quality 4.623529 4.6



  • 5/5

    January 30, 2017

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

    Hooks great

    2nd set and they hook great and actually lasted longer than expected

    kev243

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 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

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

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

    Helpful (1)

  • 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

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  • 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

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

    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

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  • 4/5

    February 05, 2016

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

    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

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  • 5/5

    August 26, 2014

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

    Love my Nittos!

    While a certain Camaro was left spinning its tires...I was already halfway to the destination point!

    ckracing

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Pennsylvania

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  • 5/5

    May 28, 2014

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

    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

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  • 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

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  • 4/5

    May 11, 2012

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

    Tires

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

    RyanG

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Malvern PA

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  • 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

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  • 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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