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Looking for recommendations on the best drag radial tire and size for the stock 2020 GT500 non-carbon wheels. We are looking closely on the Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S, but the largest size is P305/35R20 which is about 0.8" narrower than the 325/30/20 that comes stock...

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Looking for recommendations on the best drag radial tire and size for the stock 2020 GT500 non-carbon wheels. We are looking closely on the Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S, but the largest size is P305/35R20 which is about 0.8" narrower than the 325/30/20 that comes stock...

All suggestions are welcome.

Thank you all!

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You can get a NT05 in a 315 NT05R D.O.T.-Compliant Competition Drag Radial Tire
 

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Toyo R888R is available in 325/30/20. I’ve never had them, but some rave about the traction. Trade off is they’re noisy.
 
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Toyo R888R is available in 325/30/20. I’ve never had them, but some rave about the traction. Trade off is they’re noisy.
The R888 is a DOT Road Race Tire with a very stiff side wall that needs a few laps to warm up, almost the antithesis to a Drag Tire and a poor, noisy, choice for the street. It's an average performing Road Course Track Tire, no where near as good as a Hoosier R7.
 

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The R888 is a DOT Road Race Tire with a very stiff side wall that needs a few laps to warm up, almost the antithesis to a Drag Tire and a poor, noisy, choice for the street. It's an average performing Road Course Track Tire, no where near as good as a Hoosier R7.
I agree that the R888 is not a drag radial, but as I said, some claim it gives the best traction for our cars with stock-ish size wheels.
Not sure you can get a proper performing drag radial in a 20” size. Going down in wheel dia so you have taller (and softer) sidewalls will give the tire a fighting chance to hold traction.
 

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I agree that the R888 is not a drag radial, but as I said, some claim it gives the best traction for our cars with stock-ish size wheels.
Not sure you can get a proper performing drag radial in a 20” size. Going down in wheel dia so you have taller (and softer) sidewalls will give the tire a fighting chance to hold traction.
Yuppers! If sticking with a 20” wheel, the R888Rs will give you the best traction getting out of the hole that I know of. Facebook has posts of 2020 owners hitting the track on the Toyos with excellent results.

My 6 runs down the strip in 2020s have all been on 4S tires. They don’t have the hole-shot grip the Toyos have.
 

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I agree that the R888 is not a drag radial, but as I said, some claim it gives the best traction for our cars with stock-ish size wheels.
Not sure you can get a proper performing drag radial in a 20” size. Going down in wheel dia so you have taller (and softer) sidewalls will give the tire a fighting chance to hold traction.
For those looking for a side by side of the Toyo R888R vs stock Michelin PS4S see below. I haven't installed the Toyo's yet but as @Goose17 suggested, all the reviews and videos I've seen about them lead me to believe they have much better bite than the stock tires (when at proper temp via a burn out). Seeing them side by side makes it easy to see why.
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This was on Facebook... a full weight 2020 GT500 went 9.8 @144 mph. His info lists Nitto 20” drag radial. I’m not sure which drag radial from Nitto, but here is one:


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This was on Facebook... a full weight 2020 GT500 went 9.8 @144 mph. His info lists Nitto 20” drag radial. I’m not sure which drag radial from Nitto, but here is one:


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those are the tires Fathouse fabrications recommended I get A while back.
 

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Here is another 2020 GT500 drag racer on FB. He is running MT ET Street R:

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This was on Facebook... a full weight 2020 GT500 went 9.8 @144 mph. His info lists Nitto 20” drag radial. I’m not sure which drag radial from Nitto, but here is one:


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Got a reply on FB. This is the tire used on the 9.8 run:

 

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I have tried the ps4's and Nitto nt555r2's and now a set of Toyo r888r's. Tito's gave me my best time of 7.4 on a non prepped 1/8. 7.7 on nitto and 7.9 on PS4. I have a stack of low mileage tires in garage. Lol. I have not been to a well prepped track yet with all 3.
 

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Keep us posted. I am debating between Toyo’s and the nitto’s. I am leaning towards the nitto’s just in case I get caught in the rain.
 

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So on unprepared track. No spray. PS4 I did 7.9. With nitto 555r did 7.7. With Toyo r888r. 7.4. Unless your going to a smaller rim size on rear to acomadate a larger sidewall right now I am sticking with toyo.. however I don't know how all three would hook on a well prepped track. I do know Toyo hooks much better on street for me.
 

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Can an 18" rim fit on the 2020?
Yes, but...you have to either grind down the vertical link to provide the clearance needed for the 18" wheel or you can buy the aftermarket vertical links from Signature Wheels or Cortex Racing. See @Goose17 post here...

 

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