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NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial (17 in., 18 in., 20 in.)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • DOT Approved
    • Competition Drag Radial Design
    • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
    • Enhanced Traction During Launch
    • Designed for Serious Drag Racing Enthusiasts
    • 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • For Use on Rear Wheels Only

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Manufacturer Ratings
    • Drag Radial
    • 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 4.810127
    • Wet Traction 2.8/5 2.831169
    • Road Noise 3.9/5 3.868421
    • Ride Quality 4.6/5 4.620253
    Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
    For 18" wheels
    305/45R18 9.5" - 11.5" 28.9 6/32" 698 35
    For 19" wheels
    305/35R19 10" - 12" 27.4 6/32" 736 35
    For 20" wheels
    315/35R20 10.5" - 12.5" 28.7 6/32" 703 33.46
    NITTO NT05R Competition Radial. NITTO's all-new NT05R is a DOT compliant competition drag radial designed for the serious drag racing enthusiasts. The dual-purpose sidewall construction and the all-new specialized race compound enhance traction during launch and delivers stability at the top end. This results in reliable consistent control from the tire. The NT05R will launch you off the line quickly and down the track with speed and confidence.

    DOT Approved. This NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial can be run on the street and delivers 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.

    Maximum Traction on the Track. The NT05R is manufactured with a large center tread block that provides a continuous contact patch with the ground, along with NITTO's new drag specific engineered tire compound to provide excellent dry traction on the street or the strip.

    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.

    Application. This NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial is designed for use on the rear of any 1979-2018 Ford Mustang model. Please select your proper tire sizing from the options above.

    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 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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        Questions & Answers (43)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Will the 305/45/18 fit on 2017 gt with performance pack. With 18×10.5 rims?

        • A 305/45R18 NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial will have no issues fitting a Performance Pack Mustang with 18x10.5 wheels with an appropriate offset.

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        Hello How well do these tires grip on the streets for every day use. They would go onto my daily driver . Thanks

        • The NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial grip very well because of the soft and flexible tread but keep in mind they will wear much quicker than tread compounds formulated for regular passenger cars. Also, these will not be effective in the rain. We do not recommend driving with these in any conditions other than completely dry conditions.

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        Suspension drop My Shelby has been drop 1-1/4" will these nittos fit? I have 20x10" rims.

        • Yes these will fit even with your car lowered.

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        I'm guessing I wouldn't be able to squeeze these on a 18x9 sized wheel, saw the chart said 9.5-11.5 but I didn't even see an option for 18x9.5 sized wheels in the track pack design like the ones I purchased in the past from AM

        • The 285/40R18 and 305/45R18 will require at least a 18x9.5 wheel in order to fit.

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        I have a 2015 Mustang GT with Velgen VMB6 wheels 20x10.5(offset 45) and lowering springs with a 1.25" drop. Will the 315/35/20 fit without rubbing? Thanks

        • A 315/35R20 NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial would be a very tight fit with the wheel width and offset you listed, and a 1.25" drop. We have not test fit this particular setup, however based on similar setups, you may experience some rubbing on hard launches, or over bumps.

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        10 More Questions
        I have the pp wheels on my 2016 mustang gt and the back rims are 19/9.5! Would the 305/35/19 fit on the back? 1 answer
        I have a 2016 GT with a 18" by 8" rim will a 285/40r18 fit on this car the tire it has right now is a 235/50r18 1 answer
        I have a 2019 GT with perf pack one. Will these fit? 1 answer
        Does these come with the rims also? 1 answer
        I need advice... I’m getting a whole new set of tires and wheels on here and I want the fattest in the rear and a little smaller in the front what tire and wheel size should I get for front and back it doesn’t matter I just need a personal preference please thank you AM 1 answer
        Will these tires have any clearance issues on a stock height 2013 mustang gt with 18x10 wheels and 305/40/18 tires 0 answer
        will the nitto nt05R 305/35/19 fit on a 19/12 inch width rim? 1 answer
        What is the widest tire that will fit on a 2012 GT? Can you also comment on wheel width and offset required. 0 answer
        I have 315/35R20 on the back, what would be the best air pressure to run at the track? 1 answer
        Hello I see 2 conflicting messages that dispute or confirm my question. Will 305/35/19 nt-05 drag radials fit in 2013 Mustang GT Track Pack with 19”x9” factory wheel? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (87) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.9

          out of 5 stars

          • Dry Traction 4.810127 4.8
          • Wet Traction 2.831169 2.8
          • Road Noise 3.868421 3.9
          • Ride Quality 4.620253 4.6

          • 5/5

            June 02, 2019

            Sticky street tire

            I have a na 13 Mustang gt w/305/35R19's on the rear. Overall ride is great if you plan on doing a little "daily driving." Now. When it comes to grip when you need it these tires are GREAT on the street. Especially if you find a fresh strip of black top in good ol' mexico. ;)


            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            March 30, 2019

            Worked great at the strip

            I had a bucket list item to get into the 12's at the strip and these were the thing that took me there.


            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            March 29, 2019

            NITTO NT05

            Whippled 2016 GT with 650 WHP and I love the NT05R. Just returned from first use and hooked great. Temp only 51. Proper RPM launch in 1st and very little spin. Impressive.


            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            March 17, 2019

            Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

            Nitto extreme performance NT05R 275/40/17

            I drag race in the Summit Series ET Bracket program in the Sportsman class driving a 2007 mustang GT mildly modified. This is the 2nd set of nittos and found these tires have excellent grip, quiet, very dependable. Work as well as the other big name tire for less money. Car is driven to racetrack not trailered. Very satisfied with this tire. Also even if not recommended this tire works great on stock 8 inch rim.


            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            February 15, 2019

            Sticky Sticky...

            Perfect for the Bullitt. These did great at the track.


            Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            January 06, 2019

            Who Said Drag Radials Don't Last!!!

            I bought this in September of 2018. Now it's January 2019. Love the tires. They Hook after a small burn out. Have done around 5 burnouts and 7000 miles on them. I daily drive on this tire. EVEN in the RAIN(50-55mph)(Avoid big puddles of water). 65 tread left in them Love them.


            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            December 07, 2018

            Right choice for the drag strip

            I don't tend to drive like an a-hole in the rain, so wet road performance is irrelevant. They don't handle well in the rain, if it isn't obvious. That said, awesome hook! 430rwhp N/A 16 GT, hooks in 1st gear and through the 2nd shift (automatic, 3.77 gears). Haven't used them on the track yet, but I will be as soon as the 2019 season starts!


            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            November 23, 2018

            500 whp

            Hook great, esp in the summer. Great tire for lower end whp.


            Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

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          • 2/5

            November 18, 2018

            Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 285/40R18 (79-19 All)


            If you have any significant horsepower at all these are nottt a good tire !!! You will Spin and spin and spin . These are sitting in my garage now waiting for sale. I now run a Mickey Thompson Street slick . Between the two tires they are not even close in comparison


            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

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          • 4/5

            October 25, 2018




            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

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          • 5/5

            August 31, 2018

            I found traction

            Ive tried the nitto invo and m/t street comp and this NT05R grips amazing and better. I can floor first gear and slam second and actually grip i’d say 90. From a stop you have get them stickey with a nice little burnout to be able to get off the line with no worries of spinning out. Im at 418whp so overall great tire to put that power down


            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            July 11, 2018

            These Tires Hook

            The NITTO NT05R tires are what I was looking for. They really hook up!!! They completely eliminated the last bit of wheel hop I had. 5 STARS!!


            Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            July 02, 2018

            Finally traction

            Only way to get traction in my 04 Cobra will be getting these again when needed


            Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

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          • 2/5

            April 26, 2018

            Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

            Not soft enough

            They are more of a hard tire. They dont hook up good. They dont last long at all.


            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            April 16, 2018


            Very smooth transaction and shipping was fast and made it to the destination safely


            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            March 21, 2018

            Nitto nto5r

            Good tire for all around driving. I bought these cause I didn't want a full blown slick on my street car and they worked out perfect.


            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            March 12, 2018

            Grip HARD

            The tires grip really good I highly recommend these.


            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            February 14, 2018

            Good tire

            The good: Great grip when warm. With a 10.5” wide wheel and 315 tire, I was able to reduce wheel hop on my 2003 Mustang SVT Cobra convertible. Still spin all the way through 3rd gear, but that’s common and not a big deal since the Cobra still gaps most modern exotic cars. The bad: No grip when wet. Wears fast, so more grip when dry. I used a 1/4” spacer for the 03 Cobra’s IRS bolt in the back. Might not be needed, but an insurance policy nonetheless.


            Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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          • 5/5

            January 21, 2018

            Great tire

            Really glad I got these. Im running a mild build 302 with a vortech. I had 315 sumitomo’s before that did not hook at all ! These tires are light years better. I can actually hook up. I’m not saying you can’t spin with these, but they feel great and have good traction for a street car.


            Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            November 03, 2017

            Awesome product

            Great tire when it’s dry out haha wet roads aren’t so nice but that is to be expected Great look out back no road noise and tons or grip


            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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