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    Semi Drag Radial - 19 inch

    I am currently running 19x10 in the rear wrapped with Nitto NT555. I will be putting down 600 plus down in the near future. I want to know what are the best drag radials for 19s? I know there are not many, I have my eyes kinda set on the NT05.
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    The NT05R is a great tire!
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    Few choices in that size. If you intend to run on the street the Nitto's are your best bet due to the tread life.

    The only other choice is Mickey Thompson.
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    Just to piggy back on this, nt05r -- what's the thread life on these and wet handling? I do ~5-6k a year and would like a DR that can corner safely and can drive in rain without my $#@! puckering.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rdeterman Click here to enlarge
    The NT05R is a great tire!
    I think for NT05R, I emphasize the "R" only has 305/30/19 correct me if I am wrong.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
    Just to piggy back on this, nt05r -- what's the thread life on these and wet handling? I do ~5-6k a year and would like a DR that can corner safely and can drive in rain without my $#@! puckering.
    I drove to the track in the rain on MT's and survived. If I can do it, you can survive on Nitto's with more tread.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TVPhoto Click here to enlarge
    I think for NT05R, I emphasize the "R" only has 305/30/19 correct me if I am wrong.
    And a 345/30/19 if you are manly enough.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Few choices in that size. If you intend to run on the street the Nitto's are your best bet due to the tread life.

    The only other choice is Mickey Thompson.
    Yes very limited, I think if all fails I will likely run the NT05. Does MT have 19s?
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    Pretty sure tread wear for NT05 is 120. Doubt anyone wanting to run a DR cares about tread wear.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    And a 345/30/19 if you are manly enough.
    HAHA, maybe in the further with a Liberty Walk wide body kit
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    NT05 is the best tire I've ever ran.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    NT05 is the best tire I've ever ran.
    How did they do under wet conditions? I read mixed reviews on them.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TVPhoto Click here to enlarge
    Yes very limited, I think if all fails I will likely run the NT05. Does MT have 19s?
    Yes. I wrote that is the only other choice Click here to enlarge
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    They suck in the wet and I wouldn't recommend driving them in the wet in a RWD car.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TVPhoto Click here to enlarge
    How did they do under wet conditions? I read mixed reviews on them.
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    If you are driving them on the street more than to and from street races or to the track get the Nittos, if they are simply swap on for races then back to a good High performance street tire go with the M/T's. The nittos are good tires but they wont hook quite as well as the M/T's but they do handle a lot better in the rain and will last longer.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    They suck in the wet and I wouldn't recommend driving them in the wet in a RWD car.
    Toyo R888 has perfect sizing for 19s. Any thoughts on the Toyo?
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    awesome tire. just $#@!ty treadwear. i'd drive on it though.
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    you have to heat them up good to get good traction at the strip. Good burnouts! lol might want to look into a line-lock also if you're going to be serious about drag racing.
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