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I want to get some drag radials for my factory 17x8 wheels. I know some guys run a 275's on these wheels but they just seem a bit narrow for that wide of a dr. Will the 245 hook good enough for me at the track with the below mods?

2000 GT Automatic, 4:10's, SCT Tuner, MAC long tubes, MAC catless mid pipe, Flowmaster mufflers, BBK 70mm throttle body, UPR coil overs w/Lakewood 50/50's and 70/30's.

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you'll be alright with pretty much any tire, but I'd go with the 275 nittos.
 

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Casper, isn't a 275 going to not fit the 8" wide wheel though?
 

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you'll be alright with pretty much any tire, but I'd go with the 275 nittos.
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I run 315 Nitto 555R's, but as long as you have the right suspension and get your launch down if you take the car to the track, it'll hook up nice. I have been getting consistent 1.68, 1.67 60's with the turbo, and my b/f runs 275 Nitto's on his 800+hp TT Cobra and it hooks up. :)
 

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Casper, isn't a 275 going to not fit the 8" wide wheel though?
This has been a previous argument on the forum...it works, it's been done many many times (my b/f's 275's are on stock 17x7 rims), it's just not the 'recommended' tire size for the rim. If you take the car around tight corners on a road course or autocrossing, then you might have a problem with the 275's. lol
 

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I would just go with 275's. i had some on my 96 style wheels which were 8" wide and they didn't hang over much. nitto's are sized small so it's not that bad at all. with a 275 and your mods you'll have no problem hooking on the track or street after a little burnout.
 

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Casper, isn't a 275 going to not fit the 8" wide wheel though?
it will buldge a little & is "technically" not recomended, but there are tons & tons of people running 275/40's on 17x8's.

look around for some pics & you can make a better decision.
 

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I switched from 555r to nto5r and they do much better. So the nto5r has my vote for a track tire.
Yes, they are no doubt a better tire, but it's a completely different/softer compound. If the OP is looking for something that would also work on the street or DDing, then the 555R's are the way to go...they last at least 2-3 times longer than the NT05R's. :)
 

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anyone know how long n555r's last. getting some 10th anniversary cobra's (black w/chrome lip) to swap out on race day. contemplateing between n555r's, nt05r's and the mickey thompson's they offer on American Muscle
 

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anyone know how long n555r's last. getting some 10th anniversary cobra's (black w/chrome lip) to swap out on race day. contemplateing between n555r's, nt05r's and the mickey thompson's they offer on American Muscle
you'll need the mickey thompsons, skip the nittos
 

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This has been a previous argument on the forum...it works, it's been done many many times (my b/f's 275's are on stock 17x7 rims), it's just not the 'recommended' tire size for the rim. If you take the car around tight corners on a road course or autocrossing, then you might have a problem with the 275's. lol
A 275 on a 7" wide wheel is not only a LONG way from "recommended" but well beyond foolish :(
 

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I just bought 275 NT555Rs for my stock 8" wheels and they fit fine. They hook really really good. I have 0 complaints about them.
 

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at the track with 4:10s I hooked on 18's with normal 555's

a 245 with a stock stall will more then likely hold you
 

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Wow, great responses all, thanks so much. I am going to look into the 275s when it comes time to bite the bullet. Anyone know the absolute cheapest place to get some? What would a tire shop like Discount charge to install them in the rear wheels?
 

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Discount tire direct sells the 245 NT555Rs and 275 NT555Rs for the same price, $153 each. or they did when I was searching. Cheapest I could find them, and free shipping
 

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I run 315 Nitto 555R's, but as long as you have the right suspension and get your launch down if you take the car to the track, it'll hook up nice. I have been getting consistent 1.68, 1.67 60's with the turbo, and my b/f runs 275 Nitto's on his 800+hp TT Cobra and it hooks up. :)
275s with an 800hp car?.... I'm running 370ish rwhp and my 555s in 315 are a ****ing joke in 1st and second.
 

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Discount tire direct sells the 245 NT555Rs and 275 NT555Rs for the same price, $153 each. or they did when I was searching. Cheapest I could find them, and free shipping
I saw them there last night. That is pretty darn cheap in all reality. I think I may need to pick up a couple of them before I hit the track next. After tires will come control arms. After control arms either a stall or Bullit brakes.
 
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