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So I am picking up a set of used DR's for cheap and I'm going to throw them on a pair of my salad shooters for the track. The tire is Nitto NT555r and is a 245/50/16. My question is are these tires any good? And what PSI should I run them at on the track. I'm a little worried its not going to be enough tire for me.

I'm also planning on picking up some skinnies too but I'm a little worried about running a bias ply/radial combo on the hour ride to the track. But yeah I'm hoping with the tires, stall, LTs, and LCA's ill be in the 12s.
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Theyre better than a non drag radial. They seem to work good for Alex on his car. Youll have to play around with tire pressure, id say 20-25psi. Skinnies dont mean you have to run a bias ply tire, run a 165r80.
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Why such a tall sidewall?
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Theyre only 25" tall unless you want something shorter but that will look goofy. the narrower the tread the higher the aspect ratio to achieve the same height.
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They do work well on my car but that's with 250rwhp and the stock converter. If you do a stall I think you will need something stickier to get the best launches at the track. But then again Don used to pull the front tires on his car with Nitto drags. I think if you really roast them they can stick pretty good.
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I guess we'll see how they do. All apart of the sport right? Lol
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They will wprk fine but you say used so the ? Is how old are they? Older they are less chance of them working well
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They will wprk fine but you say used so the ? Is how old are they? Older they are less chance of them working well
1 summer season, barely used. Ill check for tread wear dry rot etc
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I meant when they were made. If they sat on the rack for years then a summer driven on etc. could be real old
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Look at the date code on the side wall of the tire.
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