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NITTO NT555R Extreme Drag Radial Tire - 245/45-17

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the NITTO NT555R Extreme Drag Radial Tire - 245/45-17. Please check out 245/45-17 Mustang Tires for an updated selection.

Features & Details

  • Superior Traction and Reliable Handling
  • Excellent Anti-Hydroplaning Characteristics
  • Directional Tread Design
The Nitto Tire NT555 P245/45ZR17 is a summer-oriented, ultra high-performance street tire that was designed with the performance driver in mind. With one of the largest contact patches available, the NT555 provides superior traction and reliable handling - without sacrificing tread life. Both the tread pattern and the compound were optimized for dry performance. The highly rigid tread blocks provide stability while prolonging tire life. The NT555 will get you off the line quicker in the straights and provide confidence in the corners.

Superior traction and reliable handling. By utilizing a racing concept design, Nitto Tire's engineers developed the NT555 "Extreme ZR". With a specially formulated compound and one of the biggest contact patches available, the NT555 provides superior traction and reliable handling.

Excellent anti-hydroplaning characteristics. The three-circumferential grooves channel water efficiently, while the lateral grooves break up the water wedge. This combination of grooves and channels reduces the chance of hydroplaning. Combined with an increase in tread block rigidity, a high modulus carcass, and hard bead filler, the NT555 delivers total vehicle control under all driving conditions.

Directional tread design. The tread pattern on the Nitto NT555 is designed for high-speed stability and superb cornering performance. High tread block rigidity secures stable contact with the road under all driving conditions.

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.

Best Fit: 17 x 8 Inch 1979 to 2004 Wheels

  • High-grip compound delivers superior mobility on both wet and dry surfaces, while ensuring a high level of anti-wear performance
  • W Performance Rated, Treadwear 300, Traction and Temperature A

NOTE: These are extreme ultra high performance summer specific compound and tread tires. Use during the summer and warm temperature months will result in far superior traction over “all season” tires. Use during the winter months/cold temperatures drastically reduces traction and exponentially increases stopping distance as the compound becomes less sticky.

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

MPN# 182910

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What's in the Box
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Tech Specs
  • Hydroplaning Resistance: 8.8
  • Wet Traction: 8.7
  • Dry Traction: 9.4
  • Snow Traction: N/A
  • Ice Traction: N/A
  • Steering Response: 8.9
  • Cornering Stability: 9.0
  • Ride: 8.7
  • Noise: 8.4
  • Tread Wear: 8.3

KEY: 10-8.6 Oh Yeah!, 8.5-6.6 Above Average, 6.5-4.6 Average, 4.5-2.6 Acceptable, 2.5-0 Unacceptable

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      • Yes, the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 Tire - 245/45-17 (79-04 All) will be able to fit on a 17x9 FR500 Style Black Machined Wheel - 17x9 (94-04 All) item #28380G94 (

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      will this tire size fit 17x9 wheels?

      • Absolutely! They fit both 17x8 and 17x9 wheels without any problems!

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        Customer Reviews (60) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.9

        out of 5 stars

        • Dry Traction 4.833333 4.8
        • Wet Traction 4.517241 4.5
        • Road Noise 5 5
        • Ride Quality 4.733333 4.7

        • 5/5

          April 22, 2019

          Great Tires

          Look good, smooth ride, super deal worth the money!


          Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          July 06, 2016

          Nitto Nt555 review

          Best looking and quality tires I ever bought... A ...very fast shipping...thanks AmericanMuscle


          Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          May 06, 2016

          Awesome tires

          These tires are great. It took about a week for the shipping so when I got them I couldn't wait to put them on. So smooth like butter on the road. Good grip too.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          March 07, 2016

          Looks is great

          they have been on the car for a week or two and I have yet to feel like I am losing traction. These tires are in looks and great in traction.


          Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          December 31, 2015

          Nitto tires

          Had these tires before would always put them back on my car. Good traction and good all around tire


          Year: 1987 St. Louis, mo

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          December 06, 2015

          6 mustangs all with nits

          i have these on 6 diff mustangs two are a little wider on the rear i love these they are great for every day driving and for the auto cross


          Year: 2004 Submodel: GT milwaukee wi

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          March 16, 2015

          Best tire!

          Awesome tire! I have had these on my car for 35,000 miles now and I can't complain. Look no further these tires are perfect !


          Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (5)

        • 4/5

          February 25, 2015

          A great daily Driver Tire

          These tires improved the feel of the car under me. They are great. I drive my car everyday, in any weather, and so far though the winter these tires have not let me down. I absolutely recommend this tire for it's mix of performance, feel, and all-weather ability.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Springfield, MO

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          November 21, 2014

          Nitto's are all I'll put on my mustang

          I use these on the front of my mustang to go with 555R's on the back. I have gone through several sets now and have always bought them again. Best performance tires I have ever purchased!


          Year: 1994 Submodel: GT FL

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          March 07, 2014

          Great tire

          Have 5,000 miles on the tires now. Very quite tires and great traction!


          Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          January 30, 2014

          Great Tires!

          These tires are great! They are great quality, and well worth the money! I had some bald tires on my stang before I decided it was time to buy new tires. My brother has had three mustangs and all of them had NItto's on them, so I went with them on mine. They grip the road very well, and are even good in the snow! Yes, the snow. I live in the mountains of western NC and we just got some snow the other day. I drove my mustang with these Nitto's on it from work to home with very little problem! (Granted it was only 1-2 inches of snow and slush) But while everyone else was sliding, I had little problem. If you are in the market for some high quality performance tires, look no farther and buy these! You won't be disappointed. They also look great wrapped around some Saleen style rims.


          Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Asheville, NC.

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          September 28, 2013

          great tires

          Great tires. Extreme traction. Does not hydroplane.


          Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra Fenton, MO, USA

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          September 14, 2013


          No noise and they hug the road tight! I don't think I'll ever buy any other tire.


          Year: 1990 Submodel: GT Virginia Beach, VA, USA

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          August 26, 2013

          Many Kilometers on these tires!

          These tires look awesome on my Mustang! I bought these tires for my first Mustang and they took me on a couple of road trips across Canada. I also raced 1 and a half auto cross seasons on them! They still have half tread life! Now I sold this car and bought a Mach 1 and purchased these same tires for the Mach 1.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1 Manitoba, Canada

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          June 20, 2013

          Perfect for a car that doesn't see much precipitation...

          The Nitto 555's came with my 02 GT when I bought it, and I loved them so much I replaced them with a new set when it came time. Dry weather handling is superb, they grip well and have alot of contact area. Wet weather handling is less sure footed and if you put alot of miles on your ride they wear out fairly quickly, I'm guessing due to the soft compounds that go into manufacturing this particular tire. Overall better suited to a car that doesn't have daily driver duties.


          Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Phoenix, AZ

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          April 01, 2013


          I own a 2003 mach 1 and for the last 20,000 miles I had a set of Hankook Ventus V12 tires. I needed a new set of tires because the Hankooks just would not hook up at all and were terrible in the rain. I decided to give the Niotto's a try and I have not been disappointed. The tire looks great and has superior dry traction. I have not been in the rain yet, so I can't comment on that. The only negative I see so far is a bit of black 'dust' from the tires on the quarter panels a few days after washing. Thats easy to fix though, 30-seconds with some quick detailer and a cloth. Great tires, great price!


          Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 St. Petersburg, FL, USA

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          February 02, 2013

          Best tire

          My pre owned Stang had two different types of tread on the rear tires and that was just plain dangerous to launch in, and worse in the wet. After looking for good deals and reviewing for months, I went with these bad bots and they are awesome! They stick to the road to get all the power to the road for the best traction. Tired in both the Florida rain and the dry winter and had to really try to get them to handle more power then they could. Great tires


          Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Bradenton, FL, USA

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        • 2/5

          January 09, 2013

          To Much Hype Over Theses Tires

          I will never buy Nitto tires again. Tread life is horrible---only lasted around 22 months and these were on the front. Wear was even no aligment issues and driving was normal not aggressive. Replaced these tires with BF Goodrich G-Force Comp2 and there is no comparison.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1 North Alabama

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          • Response from AmericanMuscle

            The NITTO NT555 tires are rated to last approximately 15,000 -20,000 miles of normal driving. Dependent upon how many miles you drive daily of course would determine how long the tires would last. These NT555s are an Extreme Performance Tire while the BF Goodrich Tires you replaced them with are Ultra High Performance. The Extreme Performance tires are rated at a level higher than the BFs and will wear a bit quicker.

            Lisa, Customer Care

        • 5/5

          December 15, 2012

          Glad to have stepped up to this product

          Haven't put that many miles on these yet however I am impressed up to this point with the ride and traction. May need to get another set for the rear next time.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1 Beatrice, NE

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        • 4/5

          October 04, 2012

          Look great!

          I haven't had them on very long but they seem to be quiet, nice ride, not as rough as i expected, good traction on dry pavement, haven't driven in the rain yet, I installed them on 17x8 pony rims and they look and fit great. Thanks again American Muscle.


          Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Alberta Canada

          Helpful (2)

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