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NITTO NT05 Max Performance Tire (15 in., 17 in., 18 in., 19 in., 20 in.)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Max Performance Tire
    • Dry Performance
    • Excellent Traction
    • Exceptional Stability
    • Reinforced Treadblocks
    • Fits 1979-2019 Ford Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Manufacturer Ratings
    • High Performance Summer
    • Directional

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

    Customer Ratings
    • Dry Traction 4.8/5 4.846154
    • Wet Traction 3.5/5 3.461539
    • Road Noise 3.9/5 3.923077
    • Ride Quality 4.7/5 4.692307
    Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
    For 17" wheels
    235/40R17 8" - 9.5" 24.5 0/32" 824
    255/40R17 8.5" - 10" 25.1 0/32" 804
    275/40R17 9" - 11" 25.6 0/32" 788
    315/35R17 10.5" - 12.5" 25.6 0/32" 788
    For 18" wheels
    225/40R18 7.5" - 9" 25.1 0/32" 804
    245/40R18 8" - 9.5" 25.6 0/32" 788
    255/35R18 8.5" - 10" 25 0/32" 807
    265/35R18 9" - 10.5" 25.3 0/32" 798
    275/35R18 9" - 11" 25.6 0/32" 788
    275/40R18 9" - 11" 26.6 0/32" 759
    285/35R18 9.5" - 11" 25.9 0/32" 779
    295/35R18 10" - 11.5" 26.2 0/32" 770
    For 19" wheels
    235/35R19 8" - 9.5" 25.4 0/32" 794
    245/35R19 8" - 9.5" 25.8 0/32" 782
    245/40R19 8" - 9.5" 26.7 0/32" 756
    255/40R19 8.5" - 10" 27.1 0/32" 745
    275/35R19 9" - 11" 26.7 0/32" 756
    305/35R19 10" - 12" 27.4 0/32" 736
    For 20" wheels
    275/35R20 9" - 11" 27.6 0/32" 731
    275/40R20 9" - 11" 28.6 0/32" 706
    305/30R20 10.5" - 11.5" 27.2 0/32" 742
    315/35R20 10.5" - 12.5" 28.6 0/32" 706
    Peak Performance. When racing your Mustang on the strip or track, you'll need a track-proven tire. The NITTO NT05 Max Performance Tire is the ideal tire that will get you to the finish line first. Engineered and developed through the latest technology, this tire has gone through a rigorous development process and track-tested so you have precise and responsive handling needed for peak performance at every race.

    Top-Quality Engineered. This high-performing tire was created to complement the Mustang's power. The tread design and sizing is made to fit a modern performing car. Specifically designed for dry performance, the continuous center rib combined with large outer shoulder tread blocks gives your vehicle constant contact with the pavement. You'll gain an edge with this dry tire.

    Stable Ride. With the tread compound and reinforced internal construction, your Mustang will have better stability and response at high speeds. The NT05 Max Performance's reinforced tread blocks and large continuous center rib provides you with the rigidity and stability you need from a high-performance tire when competing on the track.

    32 Options. Choose from 32 different options above for the specific tire size that matches your Mustang. See the chart below to see what the best match is.

    Application. This NITTO NT05 Max Performance Tire is designed to fit on 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20" wheels for 1979-2019 Ford Mustang models.

    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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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    Questions & Answers (37)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    I am looking at stuffing the 335/30R19 on the rear of my 17, I am wanting to put these on the MRR gt350 wheels (19x11). What would you say is the best front tire combo for the 335?

    • The best combo would depend on how you were using the car road course, drag racing, etc. Feel free to call or chat in and we can go over options that best fit your setup and goals.

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    Roughly how many miles could I get out of these tires on a daily driver set up?

    • The NITTO NT05 Max Performance Tire will have a very soft compound to offer excellent traction. Due to this, tread wear will be accelerated compared to tires that are not as soft. Depending on driving conditions we would expect to see 15,000 miles to 20,000 miles of usable life in these tires, however burnouts, hard launches, and aggressive driving can reduce the lifespan of the tires.

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    Will a 19x10 with a 40 offset accept a 305 35 19 without rubbing on a 2014 mustang gt with SR lowering springs? If not what is the widest tire it will take and not rub?

    • You would be able to run 305 tires on your 19x10 wheel but you may experience some rubbing due to be lowered. The widest tire we would recommend would be a 285 size tire as that would ensure you have enough clearance without any rubbing issues.

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    Hello i am planning on purchasing these tires and was wondering if i can fit a 315/35r20 in the rear and 275/40r20 in the front without rubbing its for a 2016 mustang gt. It is not lowered.

    • You will not have any rubbing issues when the 315/35-20 in the rear and a 275/40-20 in the front on stock ride height.

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    I am planning on using these tires for single autocross. Some reviews say they are great and others say only good if warmed up first. I do have to sit in line for 15-30 minutes between runs. Also would these be better than 555 extremes or would I use one type on front and the other on back?

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    10 More Questions
    whats the width of the wheel if it’s a 275/35zr18 0 answer
    Would the 295/35r/18 fit the stock 2016 gt premium wheels? 1 answer
    How many tires those this come with just the two front or all around? Because all I want is two for the front and ima by the drag radials for the back ? And would this fit 245/40 with a 10.9 rim? 1 answer
    I have 2013 GT500 and want to put the 315/35/R20 on the rear. Will these monsters fit without scrubbing? (stock height, 20x11 wheels). 1 answer
    Would these tires in a 295 have good enough grip for 625hp car? meaning not spinning through 2nd 1 answer
    What tire should i get for a 20x8.5 wheel? 1 answer
    I have an 07 gt with a 1.5" drop. Bought 20x10 rear wheels. I am wondering if the 305/30r20's will fit. 1 answer
    I have a 2016 Mustang GT with the 18” foundry wheels. What’s the most tire width I can use on these wheels for daily driving, and are there any advantages to staggering besides appearance? 1 answer
    I have a 2010 mustang gt with the stock 245/45/r19 wheels i want the nitto nt05 what size is recommending 1 answer
    I have a 2010 mustang gt with the stock 245/45/r19 wheels i want the nitto nt05 what size i should use 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (13) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    • Dry Traction 4.846154 4.8
    • Wet Traction 3.461539 3.5
    • Road Noise 3.923077 3.9
    • Ride Quality 4.692307 4.7

    • 5/5

      July 05, 2018

      Good street tire

      Had nt05s on my 15 mustang for a year and a half and I loved them. Loved them for drag never had any issues with them spinning. Taken them on a couple of canyons here in southern California and they didn't perform as well as I thought. Over all excellent tires and highly recommend them.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 11, 2018

      Florida Performance

      I have had my Nitto NT05's on for about a year now and love them. I do not daily drive my Mustang, the ride is too stiff due to my gnarly BMR racing suspension (which I LOVE as well). The ride is great, very little, if any road noise. These tires need a bit of time to warm up in order to see the maximum performance. Once they do warm up, you have a very predictable tire that will grip for days. The downside is two fold...Do NOT take these tires out in the rain. These tires are not made for the wet and become very unpredictable and will lose traction quickly even in a straight line. You have been warned!! Second, I use my Slimer (Gotta Have It Green) for windy road fun, track days and Autocross. The first two, the NT05 is a perfect companion. Autocross is a different story. These tires are really good when warmed up, but if cold and you have been waiting in a line for a while to get back on track for one lap, the tire can become quite slippery when trying to go for low times. With that all being said, I LOVE my NT05's when I use them as they are meant to be used. You can't go wrong with these Max Performance SUMMER tires.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      December 30, 2017

      Great Tire

      I run these on my Mustang for NASA road course events. They have exceptional grip, these and NT01s are a favorite for mustang owners not running slicks. I have done about 8 weekend events (1200 miles on the track) as well as street driving and the tires still have about 1/3 tread left.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      October 23, 2017

      Strong tires

      I just got em on my car and I love em after one day of road noise to my knowledge and they handle great haven’t tested launching yet though, but overall it’s great tire!!


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 28, 2017

      Grip even in the wet

      Got me some 275/40/18 and there perfect even great in rain haven't had them long not shore how they will wear but once heated they grip at 3500 with my 2 step great tires


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      August 03, 2017

      Great tires

      Really help with no prep traction in second and third. But any moisture on the ground forget it,


      Year: 2010 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      June 29, 2017


      Best tire I've tried to date.. no more laying rubba out of the gate... crazy grip..


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 28, 2017

      NT05 Review

      So far these tires hook up great for a street radial. I have the 295/35 18's on the rear and they are a big improvement over the 285/35 18 Nitto 555's I previously had. Far better traction off the line. And the price from American Muscle along with the Free shipping can't be beat.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 22, 2017

      Great tire

      The nt05 is a great tire for dry conditions...seems to be a better tire at the half way mark very sticky tire....but the nt05 is not a drag tire as the description says although the nt05r is a drag tire don't expect to buy this tire and go to the drag strip and launch your car at 4k you will spin everyone who has a mustang with some power knows traction is difficult with any tire you buy ...but these do very well on cornering, handle nice just not in wet conditions road noise that I know of but hey I cant hear road noise any ways because of the exhaust


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 15, 2017

      NITTO NT05

      Tires are great they stcik well to the geound even in the rain


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 07, 2017

      Predictable performance, Value for price

      I went from Nitto 555 extremes in the back to these and its night and day. The 555's would break loose pretty much anytime I hit the gas, forget about launching with them but with these it was a whole new ballgame. They dont grip as well as I would like off the line but definitely much improved. Around corners they are super predictable. I can feel the edge of performance and know when they are gonna break and when they do they are so controllable. I have not tried them in the rain since I dont drive my mustang in the rain. They are quite and for the price they are unbeatable.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 21, 2017

      Bill in Alabama

      This is a very inexpensive this is a very inexpensive Five Star Tire excellent Drive traction and no problem in the rain as long as you keep it under control thumbs up for this tire it makes a very good everyday driver and one heck of a strip Tire thank you American Muscle for providing affordable mods for our cars


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 23, 2017

      Tons of grip!!

      I have these and a pair of MT Street comps, I try to keep these on when the roads have maybe been a little wet or just use as daily's. these provide awesome traction especially with a staggered setup with some fat 285's although in any track situation or summer racing day I would definitely throw on my MT radials.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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