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Nitto raised the bar in the summer performance tire category with the introduction of the NT555 Extreme Performance. Nearly two decades later, Nitto set out to make the ever popular NT555 even better and claims the next generation tire, dubbed NT555 G2, will brake harder, corner faster and stop shorter.

You can take to the streets like it's a track day when you drive on the next generation Nitto NT555 G2. With its aggressive directional tread pattern, dual continuous center ribs and race-influenced compound, it delivers thrilling performance, stellar dry and wet traction and a longer lasting tread life, all at a great value. If you want great summer handling without breaking the bank, look to the Nitto NT555 G2.


Nitto NT555 G2
UTQG: 320 AA, A

Click here for: Pricing and Availability on the Nitto NT555 G2

-KEY FEATURES-

Large Tread Blocks

  • Enhanced* traction for rear tires of vehicles with staggered fitments and high horsepower. Tire sizes with 275mm and greater section width have larger tread blocks in comparison to tires with 265mm and narrower section width.
Large Tapered Blocks

  • Increased* grip capabilities & better cornering stability.
Circumferential Grooves

  • Center grooves and shoulder grooves aid water evacuation and wet handling.
Twin Center Ribs

  • Increased* dry traction & straight-line stability.
Reinforced Shoulder Treadblocks

  • Improves* dry and wet cornering grip.
High Stiffness and Silica Compound

  • A special bonding agent increases the interaction between all the compound elements to reinforce bonds for higher compound rigidity during cornering, resulting in better handling capabilities in both wet and dry.
*In comparison to the original NT555 tire




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285/30/20 is the largest 20" tire? :(
 

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285/30/20 is the largest 20" tire? :(
As far as I know, Nitto has not released the line-up of sizes yet. Where are you seeing 285/30R-20 as the widest 20" option?
 

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I clicked on the link in your post.

I now realize those were the old Nitto's.

Sorry :ugh:

 

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I clicked on the link in your post.

I now realize those were the old Nitto's.

Sorry :ugh:

20 lashes with a wet noodle.
 

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Hopefully they add more sizes. Way to narrow for my interests.
It's my understanding that Nitto will add additional sizes throughout 2016. Unfortunately I'm not sure what those sizes are just yet, though.
 

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Maximize the amount of performance

As pointed out in the NT555 G2: The Legacy Continues video, the block sizes are larger on the tread pattern for any size 275mm & wider to help maximize power to the ground. On the flip side of that, Nitto optimized any size 265mm & narrower to enhance the driving experience, controllability, steering response and brake distance.

Here are a few images showing the difference in tread block size:

265/35R-20 Nitto NT555G2



305/30R-20 Nitto NT555 G2



Side by Side (305 on the left | 265 on the right)

 
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