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NITTO NT05
UTQG: 200 AA, A (All Sizes)

Click here for: Sizes, Specs, and Pricing on the Nitto NT05

The new Nitto NT05 is a maximum performance tire that was developed using advanced computer simulation and extensive on-track testing. These development methods along with rigorous quality standards help produce a street tire that provides precise and responsive handling and performance


TECHNOLOGY

- Reinforced shoulder tread blocks provide exceptional rigidity and stability

- The continuous center rib consistently provides optimum tread contact with the road to maximize dry performance

- The specifically formulated tread compound and reinforced internal construction emphasizes dry road response, traction, handling, and high speed capabilities








Nitto released the familiar NT555 over 10 years ago, and set the standards for UHP tires with its class leading contact patch and superior grip.

Seeing the evolution of contemporary performance cars, Nitto created the NT05 for higher horsepower cars looking for more of everything. The NT05 has an all-new tread compound that enhances traction, a large continuous center rib which increases the contact patch and reinforced shoulder blocks. All the new NT05 features translate in to real numbers*: 38% more cornering force and 34% more lateral stiffness compared to the NT555. Those are numbers you will feel through the steering wheel with quicker response, crisper turn-in, and improved grip.


CURRENT SIZES

*235/40-17 *255/40-17 *275/40-17
*315/35-17 *235/40-18 *245/40-18

*265/35-18 *275/40-18 *275/35-18
*285/35-18 *295/35-18 *235/35-19

*245/35-19 *275/35-19 *275/30-19
*275/40-20 *315/35-20 *275/35-20

*295/45-18 *225/40-19 *245/40-19
*335/30-19 *255/45-20 *255/35-20

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MEDIA

Click the image below to view the NT05 introduction VIDEO.


If you are running the NT05, post your review here along with a picture or two - we (as well as Nitto) would love to read them.
 

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Sick tires. These are more of a drag radial then the Invo right?
 

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No, they are not designed to be a drag radial. This model is classified as a max performance summer tire. They have more dry grip when compared to the Invo. They are more or less a cross between the NT01 and the NT555 Extreme. If you are looking for a drag radial you are going to want to get into the 555R. The NT05 utilizes a reinforced internal construction and reinforced outer tread blocks for increased cornering and stability, especially at higher speeds. Not to mention the huge continuos center rib provides great response and grip! This is a great tire for SCCA.
 

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Thanks for the clarification. I'm trying to decide on my next set of tires. I appreciate the response! :cool:
 

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I would like to race it sometime. When I decide I will, I'm going to purchase a set of tires just for the track :cool:

The F is my daily driver. I'm in Texas where we have random, crazy rainstorms every once in a while and I'm worried about traction issues with the 05's which is why I'm seriously looking at the Invo's :)
 

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I would like to race it sometime. When I decide I will, I'm going to purchase a set of tires just for the track :cool:

The F is my daily driver. I'm in Texas where we have random, crazy rainstorms every once in a while and I'm worried about traction issues with the 05's which is why I'm seriously looking at the Invo's :)
The NT05 should have decent wet traction but I wouldn't suggest this tire for you since it's a daily driver. I think the Invo will be perfect for your driving conditions and this model has great wet traction. What's nice about the Invo is it utilizes a semi continuos asymmetric tread design so it really never looses grip when maneuvering. It also has the perfect sidewall construction for performance handling and overall ride comfort. Check out this thread on the Invo


When you're ready for your track set up, let us know. I would run the NT05s for sure!
 

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You will be hearing from me soon, thanks again for all your help and quick responses.
 

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Well I did it. Ordered the NT05. 245 front 275 rear. cant wait to get them on the car. I will post once I try em out.
 

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Well I did it. Ordered the NT05. 245 front 275 rear. cant wait to get them on the car. I will post once I try em out.
Did you go with 245/40/19 and 275/35/19? I know there has been some discussion here about the "exact" proper plus size. Curious what you ended up with?
 

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I ordered 245/35 frnt 275/30 rear... 19" of course. matt from dicount tire direct says they work with no contact. I am still waiting to get the tires. I will post upon install test ride
 

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I ordered 245/35 frnt 275/30 rear... 19" of course. matt from dicount tire direct says they work with no contact. I am still waiting to get the tires. I will post upon install test ride
Right on Alex! You'll certainly enjoy these tires! Keep us posted!
 

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so im cali and we dont get that bad weather as some do, but my f is a dail driver and i love how these tires look. would you suggest these for a regular daily driver tire, i dont track. Also do these wear any better than the stock bridgestones? or should the nitto invos be a better choice?
 

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The NT05 is very performance minded. If you are looking for a longer lasting tire for daily driving the Invo would be a better option for you. How many miles do you think you will get out of your stock tires before they are burned up? How hard do you drive?
 
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