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NITTO NT01 Competition Radial Tire (Available in Multiple Sizes)

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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the NITTO NT01 Competition Radial Tire (Available in Multiple Sizes). Please check out Drag and Competition Radial Ford Mustang Tires for an updated selection.
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Tire Specs

Manufacturer Ratings
  • Directional

    Directional tires can only be rotated front-to-back, but not side-to-side. Staggered sized directional tires cannot be rotated.

Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)

    Video Review & Installation

    If you're looking for a super sticky street-legal R compound for your corner carver or purpose-built autocross Mustang, you should definitely consider a set of the Nitto NTO1s. Now the Nitto will be available on the site here in sizes to fit a 15- through 20-inch wheel and in section widths ranging from 205 on the narrow side all the way down the line to the massive 325s on the big end. Pricing is certainly going to vary depending on your sizing here, guys, but expect to spend right around the mid $100 range for the smaller stuff and work your way all the way up to over 400 bucks per tire for some of your bigger options.So the NTO1 that we have here, guys, is going to exist somewhere between those more race-focused R compounds like the Hoosier R7 and the BFG R1, in addition to more streetable R compounds such as your Toyo RA1 and even that 888. And with that said, one big thing you have to keep in mind here, guys, is that, despite the aggressive looks of this tire, this is not a drag radial. Instead, it's gonna be built more for turns as defined by Nitto themselves, as they're gonna call this their DOT compliant competition road course tire. Now, if you want to go more street-lined stuff and you want something just as sticky, if not even a little bit more sticky, you might want to consider the NTO5R, also from Nitto, in addition to the company's 555R instead.But with all that said, what do you say we talk about the NTO1 a little bit more? And guys, if you want grip, the NTO1 here will deliver all you want and then some. Now to know that, you really don't have to look much further than the advertised treadwear number, which comes in at a putty-like 100. Now that's an extremely low treadwear number and that indicates, sure, a lot of grip, but it's also going to indicate that this tire is not going to give you a ton of miles. However, that's kind of the give and take with a tire like this, right, something that's a little bit more competition focused as opposed to going with a grand touring or an all-season.But going back to what we talked about earlier and the NTO1 even being more track-focused, it's still very much a street-legal tire. So you can use it on your street-driven weekend warrior or use it to get you to and from your local track days, barring any crazy rainfall, because, as you might imagine, by the looks of this thing and the lack of tread void, it's not necessarily gonna be the best bet in those heavy downpour situations.And this is a great time to mention the very aggressive tread pattern, or really lack thereof, with this Nitto. Now right out of the box, guys, you're getting 630 seconds of tread compound here, which does incorporate those long sweeping blocks and lateral grooves. However, Nitto does state that this tire can be shaved down to 330 seconds, if needed, to essentially turn this thing into a full-blown race slick while still leaving those circumferential grooves. Now, if it were me, I'm not necessarily going to buy a tire like this only to shave away half of its life when you can instead opt for one of those Hoosier or BFG R compounds, get a very similar result without wasting half of its life, but that is ultimately your call.But getting back to the NTO1 here, and Nitto states this thing does deliver a specialized compound to maximize that consistency even through multiple heat cycles, which should help you nail down some more consistent lap times throughout the entire lifespan of this tire and not through some small window. Now the tire itself is going to be extremely predictable at the limit, and when it does go beyond that, it does so in a very gradual or progressive manner as to not get you guys in too much trouble too quickly. Basically, it's gonna be a very driver-friendly tire no matter what your skill level, and really just going to allow you to push your car harder than a lot of the other tires that are currently available here on the site.Now I do want to point out that for track day, guys out there or guys that are really serious about improving their handling, braking, and just all-around grip, obviously, you're gonna want to grab four of these things for all four corners. However, if you're more of a casual Mustang fan or owner, or weekend warrior and you're just looking to throw these on a set of rear wheels in place of a traditional drag radial, you totally can. There's nothing stopping you. However, again, in my opinion, there will be better options out there for use on a drag radial.Now also keep in mind, guys, these things will mount and balance for free with qualifying wheel purchases here on the site. We will install your TPMS sensors for free, as well, with purchase. And last but not least, they will ship to your door absolutely free of charge.But again, if you're serious about increasing the overall grip in your '79 and newer Mustang, the NTO1 here will be an awesome choice and you can grab your set right here at

    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


    • Dry Performance Tire
    • Stable Ride
    • Special Racing Compound
    • D.O.T.-Compliant
    • Balanced Traction
    • Made for 15"-20" Wheels
    • Fits All 1979-2020 Mustangs


    Perform Well on the Track. When you need to have the best lap times, you'll need a tire that reacts well consistently. The NITTO NT01 Competition Radial Tire has large continuous tread blocks and lateral grooves that handle predictably and consistently under dry conditions for your Mustang. This D.O.T.-compliant competition road tire's enhanced design gives you the perfect balance of traction, consistency, heat cycle performance, and longevity so your track times will be improved.

    Well-Balanced Compound. The NT01 Competition Radial Tire is constructed out of a specialized race compound so you have the right balance for dry traction, consistency, heat cycle performance, heat resistance, and longevity for the track or strip. Made of high modulus rayon carcass, steel-reinforced sidewall and body-ply construction; this tire will give your pony consistent performance under dry tracks.

    A Variety of Sizes. Choose from 27 separate options above for the best fit on your Mustang. See the chart below for the best match for the NITTO NT01 Competition Radial Tire.

    Application. The NITTO NT01 Competition Radial Tire is designed to fit on all 1979-2020 Ford Mustang models.


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    Installation & What's in the Box

    What's in the Box

    • (1) Tire

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