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Old 01-29-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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In my quest to get the most out of my setup (as we all want) I am going to be getting drag tires for this track season.
I have found I the Nitto NT555'* in 245/50/16'* as well as the more extreme Nitto NT01'*.
Will the 245/60/16 NT01 be worth $192.13 per tire vs the 245/50/16 NT555 at $157.43 per tire?

These are the only drag tires I am finding that are close to the desirable size. Any one have leads to others in a fairly reasonable price range?

What kind of 60' times should I be seeing -have gotten a 2.166 on Bridgstone Potenza RE-910'* and 2.200 on Mastercraft P794'* (around here they're known as the poor mans tire at $75 per tire locally).
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Also, do the Mickey Thompson E.T.'* require tubes and if so where would I go for those?
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The NT-01s are made more for circuit racing than passes down the quarter mile. I'd say stick with the NT555Rs. BTW, they're only $150 at discounttiresdirect.com and come with free shipping.
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Stick with the tire most of us use.
26 x 9.5 x 16 Hoozier Quick Time Pro.
I'll be ordering mine in a couple of months.
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Stick with the tire most of us use.
26 x 9.5 x 16 Hoozier Quick Time Pro.
I'll be ordering mine in a couple of months.
And where, might I add, do I go about ordering these?
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The best deal is from McCormack Racing. The website is as follows:

http://www.mccormackracing.com/
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On this subject, since we're front wheel drive vehicles, do we need driag tires on all 4, or just the front?
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On this subject, since we're front wheel drive vehicles, do we need driag tires on all 4, or just the front?
just the front
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On this subject, since we're front wheel drive vehicles, do we need driag tires on all 4, or just the front?
Only do the rears once you plan on them spinning .
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On this subject, since we're front wheel drive vehicles, do we need driag tires on all 4, or just the front?
just the front
Yeah, I thought so. Just wanted to confirm.
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