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Nitto NT05

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7.3  
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(5 Total Reviews)
Rating
7.2  
Review Date
August 27, 2014
Vehicle
2008 MAZDA 3 MAZDASPEED
Location
Burlington, NJ
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for
4 months
Miles Driven on Tires
9000
Ride Comfort
7.0  
Cornering/Steering
9.0  
Ride Noise
4.0  
Tread Life
3.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction
10.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Great traction in all conditions. I have not tested their limits in the wet, however.

Tire Cons

Might get 15k before I hit the wear bars. Maybe 20k if I'm really careful. But that's not what these are designed for.

Great tires for the strip and drive around town in. A little loud on the freeway. Has softer sidewalls than some would like for auto cross or track use. But because of that it absorbs bumps well. Also not for heavy rain above 60 mph.

83 of 151 people found this review helpful

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Rating
5.4  
Review Date
October 12, 2015
Vehicle
2015 FORD FOCUS HATCH ST
Location
Gilbert, AZ
Driving Conditions
Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style
Race
Owned Tires for
2 months
Miles Driven on Tires
1500
Ride Comfort
8.0  
Cornering/Steering
7.0  
Ride Noise N/A
Tread Life
2.0  
Dry Traction
5.0  
Wet Traction
5.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Good initial grip

Tire Cons

does grip or not last as long as other extreme performance tires.

I bought these tires to use as both daily/auto-x tires, and while the initial grip is good, other tires in this class such as the Hankook rs-3's, Dunlop ZII Star Specs or the Bridgestone RE71-R's would be a much better choice. After only owning NT05's for only two months and 12 auto-x runs, the tires are already down to the wear indicator bars. I ran the Dunlop ZII's prior to these and those gripped much better and lasted a whole lot longer (1 year and over 11,000 miles of daily driving/ 48 auto-x runs and still haven't hit the wear bar yet). Discount tire is a great company and is the only reason why I decided to give these tires a shot. Next go around I may have to see if Discount Tire will maybe special order one of the other mentioned tires as the Nitto NT05's just can't compete.

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Rating
9.3  
Review Date
February 25, 2012
Vehicle
2002 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX
Location
BEAVERTON, OR
Driving Conditions
Mostly Rain
Driving Style
Mostly City
Owned Tires for
1 month
Miles Driven on Tires
150
Ride Comfort
8.0  
Cornering/Steering
10.0  
Ride Noise
9.0  
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction
9.0  
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Ride quality and noise are quite manageable and lateral grip is excellent even in wet conditions.

Tire Cons

Linear grip leaves a bit to be desired.

My bottom line with the NT05? You get a lot of tire for your money. Road noise and comfort are surprisingly manageable. Lateral grip even in wet conditions is quite good. Under hard acceleration in a high horsepower application the Nt05s seem to have a propensity to spin (even with non standard fitment of 265 width tires), I've mostly experienced this on corner exit with heavy throttle application. The breakaway is abrupt but smooth, and very controllable. I've found the tires to be very communicative without being harsh or jittery. With less than 1000 miles on the tires I can't comment on longevity but I will be buying NT05s again simply for their excellent handling qualities!

226 of 432 people found this review helpful

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Rating
7.0  
Review Date
March 24, 2012
Vehicle
2010 CHEVROLET COBALT SS
Location
BROOMFIELD, CO
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Mostly City
Owned Tires for
1 year
Miles Driven on Tires
7500
Ride Comfort
5.0  
Cornering/Steering
9.0  
Ride Noise
5.0  
Tread Life
5.0  
Dry Traction
9.0  
Wet Traction
8.0  
Winter Traction
1.0  
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

very sticky tire great cornering/handling Great looking tire

Tire Cons

200 tread wear rating Grip deteriorates over the life Directional so you can't rotate left/right

I purchased this tire first and foremost with track days in mind, and secondly to use as my summer tire on this daily driver. Having gone through the stock Contis on my 2010 Cobalt SS/TC in about 9,000 miles (including track days), I was expecting these to last 6,000 miles at best. Right now I have about 7,500 miles on them and they are pretty much done. This included about 4 track days with extreme abuse (my car has 360whp and 418tq). When new it was impossible to brake the tires loose in third gear, and hard to brake them losse in second. Now they have a lot less grip. Overall I was very happy with these tires. The main reason I didn't get a second set is because I'll be replacing them with NT01s. Reason for this is better grip and the fact that NT01s can be ordered heat cycled, whereas the NT05s cannot. The NT05s are probably the best performing summer tires I've owned.

197 of 388 people found this review helpful

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Rating
7.8  
Review Date
August 20, 2016
Vehicle
2006 PONTIAC GTO COUPE
Location
Dothan, AL
Driving Conditions
Mostly Dry
Driving Style
Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for
6 years 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires
15000
Ride Comfort
8.0  
Cornering/Steering
8.0  
Ride Noise
8.0  
Tread Life
5.0  
Dry Traction
10.0  
Wet Traction N/A
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Amazing launches

Tire Cons

Wears out quick

I've been driving on these for several years. Not much, my GTO sees about 1000 miles a year if that. They're sticky, and will give you some awesome hole shots even if you're car is built. I'm putting about 430hp to the rear. The tread life isn't great, but isn't expected to be. There kinda stiff and a rough road let's you know it. I'm shopping for new rears right now because yesterday I picked up what looks like a hitch pin in the tire. It didn't blow out, but there's a pin of steel thats 3/4 inch in diameter stabbed into the tread. I haven't bought tires in several years so seeing what's out there.

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