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Nitto NT-01

205/50-15 (Reading the Tire Size)

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(4 Total Reviews)
Rating
9.3  
Review Date
July 07, 2015
Vehicle
2014 FORD FIESTA HATCH ST
Location
Redmond, WA
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Race
Owned Tires for
4 months
Miles Driven on Tires
120
Ride Comfort N/A
Cornering/Steering
10.0  
Ride Noise N/A
Tread Life
8.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction N/A
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Superior dry traction. Progressive traction loss at the limit. Cheap for track tires.

Tire Cons

Not really suitable for street, but that's not their target.

Only one track day on these so far. I use these tires strictly for HPDE-style track days. I love them. They are the same compound as Toyo RA1s As entry-level race rubber, they can't be beat for the $$$. The only cheaper solution is to find race rubber "take offs" that are available from 3rd party vendors. But, for new rubber, these are the best for the money. Great, progressive dry traction. Warm up quickly (one HOT lap, and they are good to go) and hold up well over the course of a 20-minute lapping session. They get a little greasy on VERY hot days -- far better vs. street rubber though.

16 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Rating
7.3  
Review Date
December 17, 2013
Vehicle
2002 TOYOTA CELICA GT-S
Location
OSSEO, MN
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Race
Owned Tires for
6 months
Miles Driven on Tires
1500
Ride Comfort
6.0  
Cornering/Steering
10.0  
Ride Noise
4.0  
Tread Life
8.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction
6.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Grip when hot Look great

Tire Cons

Noisy A little vibration on street

The tires are like cheat codes on the track. I was outmaneuvering cars with more than twice the power I had. 'Even beat a BMW M6 once it started to sprinkle and its Michelin Pilot Super Sports couldn't keep traction. These tires are really great on track-- a little less awesome on the street. You can feel more vibration and they are pretty noisy at highway speed. Neither of which bothered me. These are now my track tire of choice.

105 of 190 people found this review helpful

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Rating
8.2  
Review Date
November 27, 2015
Vehicle
2006 MINI COOPER S HRDTP/CONV
Location
Elkton, MD
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Race
Owned Tires for
5 months
Miles Driven on Tires
300
Ride Comfort N/A
Cornering/Steering
9.0  
Ride Noise N/A
Tread Life
8.0  
Dry Traction
9.0  
Wet Traction
7.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Wide temperature range

Tire Cons

None Provided

Similar to Toyo RA1. RA1 might be somewhat better, but usually cost more. RA1 seemed to last longer, but I have been driving faster. I have to guess when the outside edge is worn enough to flip the tires for maximum life. I enjoy their consistency from cold to hot and I have yet to over heat them. Surprisingly, even after tread is gone, they do about as well as street tires when the track is wet so I don't have to swap them out for safety. However, street tires are better as the rain comes down harder or with lots of puddles.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Rating
5.8  
Review Date
March 26, 2012
Vehicle
1998 MAZDA MIATA MX-5
Location
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Race
Owned Tires for
6 months
Miles Driven on Tires
700
Ride Comfort
4.0  
Cornering/Steering
9.0  
Ride Noise
5.0  
Tread Life
2.0  
Dry Traction
9.0  
Wet Traction
3.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

gets faster the more it is used

Tire Cons

not as fast as a Hoosier for the first ~8 heat cycles

For the price and number of heat cycles you get, the tire is a very good deal, but a new pair of Hoosiers is certainly faster. After about 8 heat cycles of each (on my 2100 lb. car), I think they start to even out.

86 of 208 people found this review helpful

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