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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

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    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 4.842857
    • Wet Traction 2.8/5 2.838235
    • Road Noise 3.7/5 3.689655
    • Ride Quality 4.6/5 4.628572
    Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
    For 17" wheels
    275/40R17 9" - 11" 25.8 6/32" 782 27.9
    315/35R17 10.5" - 12.5" 25.7 6/32" 785 29.9
    For 18" wheels
    285/40R18 9.5" - 11" 27.1 6/32" 745 29.8
    305/45R18 9.5" - 11.5" 28.9 6/32" 698 33.7
    315/40R18 10.5" - 12.5" 28 6/32" 721 33.2
    For 19" wheels
    305/35R19 10" - 12" 27.4 6/32" 736 31.6
    345/30R19 11.5" - 12.5" 27.4 6/32" 736 34.5
    For 20" wheels
    315/35R20 10.5" - 12.5" 28.7 6/32" 703 33.2
    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.

    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

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    Questions & Answers (32)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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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    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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    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?

    • Unfortunately the NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial in 305/35R19 will require a wheel that is at least 19x10.

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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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    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

    • Hello! You would need between a 9.5" and 11" wide wheel to fit a 285/40r18.

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    Suspension drop My Shelby has been drop 1-1/4" will these nittos fit? I have 20x10" rims. 1 answer
    I have the 2013 track pack wheels would the 305/35r19 tires fit good and look good or will the sidewall be too small? 1 answer
    Will I have any rubbing issues on my 2000 GT? For reference I'll be running a 03 Cobra wheel 17x10.5 AM Wheel. Plan to use these for the strip. 1 answer
    Would the 305 45r 18 fit under my 06 mustang with eibach sport line 2” rear drop without any rubbing on an 18x10 wheel? 1 answer
    Have a 2013 mustang with KONI sport adjustable shock, strut eibach pro-kit lowering spring kit and about to order 18x10's for the rear. The 18x10's say they recommend 275-40-18 tires. I know these tires don't come in this size and the closet y'all have is the 285-40-18. My question is will these fit on a 18x10 rim? 1 answer
    I have a 2014 GT and will be lowering it with SR springs 1.5” all around. I would like to order a wheel and NTO5R tire combo from you guys. I would like a Nitto wet weather high performance tire for the front and the NTO5R drag in the back. I would like to have a staggered setup as well. My question is..... what are the largest tires And wheels for the back and front without rubbing issues. The car will have over 600 rwhp. I would obviously prefer 315 in the back but I would like most of the gap between tire and fender as close as possible with the rubbing issue. Thank you for any advise on this 1 answer
    I've got a 2014 GT500 I was looking at putting these on rear, but on 18x10.5 vs the 20X10.5. I crunched the numbers and the 315/45R18 is only 1mm taller than the OEM rears. My question is, if I put these tires on the back, will I need to recalibrate the speedometer or the ECM with a re-flashed tune? 1 answer
    Least fit on my cobra I have the sve 2 Wheels 10 and a half inches wide and how well they perform versus the Mickey Thompson et2 305 1 answer
    Will this tire fit my 2012 mustang gt, I currently have 20 inch rims with an 255-35 r 20 eagle gt tire? 1 answer
    Hi ,I have 2017 mustang gt 20x10 wheels , lower 3/4" , can I fit 315/35/20 tires? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (78) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    • Dry Traction 4.842857 4.8
    • Wet Traction 2.838235 2.8
    • Road Noise 3.689655 3.7
    • Ride Quality 4.628572 4.6

    • 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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    • 5/5

      October 17, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 315/35R20 (05-19 All)

      They hook

      I was shocked how good these tires hooked, I could actually do a first gear pull with over 600 rwhp


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      September 28, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 315/35R20 (05-19 All)

      I like em.

      Pretty nice tires for the money. First gear is still useless for me in my 2014 GT500 unless i really heat em up. All around awesome tires for the buck.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      September 26, 2017

      Proper Size... proper Order

      Ordered a single tire. Not many local shops have Nitto competition tires in stock. Fast Shipping. Thx AM!


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 09, 2017

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

      Definitely worth it

      Fixed my traction problems and also reduced my wheel hop


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      July 13, 2017

      A Must if you have Gears!

      The search for traction is over after purchasing there from AM. Now at the track I can get the power to the ground, that's running 4.56 gears out back.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      July 07, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT05R Drag Radial - 315/35R20 (05-19 All)


      The details are not boasting, just trying to give the readers an idea of what I have installed so they can make their desicions on what is working for me... These tires are well worth the money! I had some concerns about possible rubbing due to the size, but there is plenty of clearance with my set up. I have Eibach pro springs and JandM lower control arms, BMR adjustable upper CA and BMR pan hard bar. Running AMR 20x10's with 315's, VMP Gen 2 Stage 2 blower and the traction is great!!!! I was running MT 19" 285's before with a Boss 302 intake set up and a tune and traction was less than desirable, spinning in both 1st and 2nd on hard launches. These tires will spin in 1st with my current set up, but it is manageable. The bulge on these rims is about 1/4" either side, so I cannot say how they will react to hard cornering, but straight line the are AWESOME! I hope this helps people on the fence. I would not drive these tires in the rain, you will hydroplane. They are a little noisy, but the benefits definitely out way the noise. And as always, AM is second to none when it comes to shipping and customer service!


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 02, 2017

      Excellent tire

      Excellent tire hooks really good at 500hp on the street does not look like they will last long but no big deal as long as they keep hooking lile they do very satisfied


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      June 27, 2017

      Sticky nittos

      This is my second set of nitto's I've tried numerous other brands on my GT500 that's pushing close to 800 horsepower at the wheels I'd say by far they have the best traction for not getting warmed up first gear will spin some second gear usually grips soon as I hit the gear when I warm them up I can come out of the hall with just chirping when I smash second gear feels like something might break but those tires still hold the road am I going to buy another set of nitto's yes I am


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      June 16, 2017

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

      Nitto Nt05R Drag Radial

      Bought tires for obvious use. However, the ride quality is much nicer than the tires on my 18's. Put these radials on and haven't swapped wheels/tires back since. Big helper at the strip and a surprisingly well mannered tire on the street.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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