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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 Tire (Available in Multiple Sizes)

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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 Tire (Available in Multiple Sizes). Please check out High Performance Summer 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.

Customer Ratings
  • Dry Traction 4.8/5 4.828283
  • Wet Traction 4.3/5 4.295918
  • Road Noise 4.5/5 4.541667
  • Ride Quality 4.7/5 4.717172
Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)

    Product Information

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


    • Superior Traction and Reliable Handling
    • Excellent Anti-Hydroplaning Characteristics
    • Directional Tread Design
    • Uses a Formulated Compound to Maximize Road Contact
    • Fits 1979-2020 Ford Mustangs


    NT555. The Nitto NT555 is a summer-oriented, ultra high-performance street tire that was designed with the performance driver in mind. An excellent choice for the serious Mustang enthusiast, the NT555 is ideal for those who demand the best.

    Superior Traction and Reliable Handling. 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.

    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.

    Application. The NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 Tire is designed for use on 1979-2020 Mustangs. Please choose your size from the ordering options above. Sold individually.

    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.


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    Customer Reviews (100+)

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    Ratings Summary

    4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

    • October 02, 2017

      5 1997 GT - jason97GT

      Great tires

      These tires have great handling and good wear. They are pretty sticky as long as your in the 300hp range.

      Helpful (7)
    • September 29, 2017

      4 2002 GT - LandonP

      Great for what they are

      This is my second set of nitro extremes I daily mine so didn't really want to spend a ton of money on drag radial to not have them last I take these to the drag every Thursday night and they hook pretty decent for a hard compound

      Helpful (7)
    • September 26, 2017

      4 2017 GT - Coyotecar

      Nitto Extreme Performance NT555

      great everyday street tire. if you're wanting a tire that will hook from a dig, this is not the one. Other than that, great all around tire.

      Helpful (5)
    • August 29, 2017

      5 2001 Other - NormanE

      01 roush 3

      excellent for the money..................................................

      Helpful (7)
    • August 21, 2017

      5 1997 GT - jason97GT

      Great tires

      Tires are smooth and quiet. They have good grip except for in the cold and rain but thats why they call it a summer tire

      Helpful (5)
    • August 16, 2017

      5 2002 GT - LandonP

      Best daily driving tires

      Second time purchasing a set of these tires love them

      Helpful (5)
    • July 09, 2017

      5 1995 GT - SxeMach1

      Got Grip?

      One of the best road traction tires I have ever purchased. I can easily take a 45MPH corner at 105 and pull out at 115 in my 1995 GT with a stock suspension set up. The only draw back is that I now have a much harder time trying to burn out, guess I need supercharger...don't twist my arm....

      Helpful (7)
    • June 28, 2017

      5 1998 GT - AL2000


      One of the best deals out there couldn't be any happier with these tires.... I highly recommend these Nittos !!!

      Helpful (5)
    • June 23, 2017

      5 1997 Cobra - NathanielT

      Fantastic Tire.

      But I already knew that when purchasing them, as these are far from my first set. Great on the strip, great on the street, and the price is right too.

      Helpful (5)
    • June 18, 2017

      5 2004 Other - EricB

      Great tires

      Haven't put many miles on them, but I have been pleased so far. The compound seems hard in order for them to last longer and traction is good as well. Tread pattern is nice and sidewall looks great.

      Helpful (5)

    Questions & Answers (25 answers)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Will this tire rub on 2004? Fr500s Every tire place I've been to says that these tires are way to big for the front end , that without a doubt they will rub, they said that a 265/35-18 would be a little better, I'm just curious if there is any possibility of rubbing and put the myth to rest. My car is stock suspension and ill be putting on the black chrome 18" fr500s , thanks!

    • We've sold tons of these 275/35-18 tires for 18x9 wheels and haven't had any issues. This is the largest size tire that will fit without rubbing and clearance problems on the front and rear of the 99-04 Mustangs. Hope this helps!

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    Tire fitment on lowered '97 GT I recently purchased a set of your 18" Foose Nitrous wheels. The "best fit" tire size recommended on your site for '94-'98 Mustangs is 265/35-18. Can I get away with the 275/35-18s on all four corners or should I stagger the 275s in the rear with 265s up front? Would 285s fit in the rear as well? Thanks

    • The 275/35-18 would rub if you used that on the front of your Mustang. The largest you want to use in the front would be the 265/35-18. If you want to stagger, I'd suggest using the 265s up front with the 275s in the rear. The 285s are meant for 18x10 wheels. Hope this helps!

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    well these tires are only for the rear so you can only rotate left to right so i dont know how long tread will last

    • These NT555 tires are actually directional tires, meaning they can only be rotated front to back and can't be rotated side to side. Due to the size, you're correct in stating they can only be used in the rear. Therefore, these tires can't actually be rotated. They have an approximate lifetime of 15,000 to 20,000 miles depending on driving style. Hope this helps!

    Helpful (1)

    Would a 315/35/17 fit on my rear 2015 mustang?

    • A 315 series is the largest tire that will fit on the rear of a S550, however, just be sure that the wheel dimensions are suitable for a 315.

    Helpful (0)

    Do you still offer this tire in a 265/35/18?

    • Hey Rafman, we unfortunately do not carry that tire in a 265/35-18

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    10 More Questions
    I cant find the this tire in 245/45 17" size. the only option is for 255/40. Willthis fit on stock 2001 mustang gt? 1 answer
    I live in Florida, Could i get away with these tires during the winter months when it get to about 50 Fahrenheit and also how do they perform in the Rain? 1 answer
    Love this tire. I have an 07 GT. 18x9s front 18x10s rear. What tire size would you recommend? 1 answer
    what is the lowest weather temp. for running these tires in. 1 answer
    Will A 18x10 Fit A 305 Tire? And Will It Fit On The Rear Of A Stock 2003 Ford Mustang Gt? 1 answer
    Will this tire fit an 18x8.5 in rim? 1 answer
    Will these fit on the front of a 2004? I don't want it to rub or will I bet better off running a 275? 1 answer
    Whats is the manufacture year of this tires? In UAE Abu Dhabi, we are not allowed to have tires more the two years old. 2 answers
    So how good are these tires? I live in FL and its been raining a lot this summer, do they get good traction? I think about getting 265s for the front and 285s for the rear. 1 answer
    Obviously not for snow... what about rain? I put my mustang away for the winter so im not worried about snow, but i was wondering how these tires would do in the rain? 1 answer

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