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Re: DOT street and strip tires



Thanks Gary, that is some very good information for me and makes good sense. I  do believe that the Nitto's will be my best choice for the way ole Brutus will be used. It may be good that they do not hook as aggressavly with my 4 speed.  May be a while, but I will take pics and report in on my impression with them. ............................MO

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:26:24 PM UTC-5, glpav...@xxxxxxx wrote:
MO,
 
The Nitto tires are a value, price-wise, compared to the other DOT Drag Tires but do not hook as well as others such as Mickey Thompson, M&H, and Hoosier; according to the multitude of users comments...each car is slightly different but generally speaking, the Nitto has a 100 treadwear rating vs. the other “sticker/softer compound” tires with a 00 rating; meaning, the Nittos are the longest lasting Street/Strip tire with an estimated 10,000 mile lifespan with a mix of street & strip.  The Mickey Thompson, M&H, and Hoosier are more Drag Strip/Track suited with their soft compound and may only last 3000-5000 miles with mixed street/strip use.
The Nitto compound and rain groove design allows for more street use under varying conditions while the other brands, while “barely” DOT approved, would be very dangerous in wet or damp conditions.  All Drag Radials are recommended for automatic transmission use because of less rolling resistance which creates launch challenges with clutch/manual transmission equipped cars.  A bias-ply Drag Tire is recommended for clutch/manual trans cars for this reason as well as having a stiffer sidewall when running tubes which increases the contact patch for better traction.
 
Bottom line, if you will be doing more street-time than track time, go with the Nitto for street mileage & street safety; or the BFG Drag Radial, if you can find them. 
For more strip use than street, a Mickey Thompson Drag Radial has the most tread thickness of the lot and is reputedly the “best” or stickiest Drag Radial out there.
 
I have a set of Mickeys for my 340 car and BFG Drag Radial for my Stroker Poly.
 
Gary Pavlovich
 
From: MO
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:59 PM
Subject: DOT street and strip tires
 
Has anyone here tried the  "Nitto " brand tires ?  How you like them ?  Quality any good? ... These are somewhat lower priced than  the "name brand" ones. 
  I like that they  have a little more rain grooves in them.   I notice that some tires from Summit  say they are recommended for automatic transmission.  Guess they are trying to say they get too much traction  for a 4 speed driveline?.......................................MO
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