Nitto NT01 371-070

4.35

(17) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $145.99 to $469.99

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Specs: 245/50ZR16
Product Code: 371-070
UTQG: 100-A-A
Speed Rating: W
Load Index: 97
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The NT01 is a D.O.T. compliant dry competition radial designed with the weekend road racer in mind. The compound was designed to provide the best balance of traction, consistency, heat cycle performance and longevity. The sidewall construction is designed for sharp steering response, accurate feedback and increased driver confidence. The NT01 delivers fast and consistent lap times for both the professional racer and track day enthusiast. Recommended for dry competition use.

Overall 

4.3

Nitto NT01
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Dry
(4.6)
Wet
(2.8)
Snow
(1.4)
Handling
(4.6)
Comfort
(3.5)
Noise
(2.9)
Treadwear
(3.5)
Overall:
4.9
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
5.0

I have been nothing but pleased with these tires. I autocross a front drive Mazda in SMF and these tires have supported me into back to back SMF regional championships against a lighter civic with twice the HP and a very good driver! They had 2 events "break in" before being stored, improperly I might add, for the winter. The first event of the next season was in 40 deg wet weather and I ended up with my best finish to date of 2nd overall. The grip in the wet when new was surprising, and the grip on hot sunny days was phenomenal. They helped a nose heavy fwd sedan to turn in like a miata, but not without a bit of squealing. They did lose some by the second season due to lots of fun runs and another improper winter storage in my shed, but still had plenty of grip and meat left. The fronts ( now rears) are getting a bit thin, but they're going up for a third season of abuse. I'm sure there is someone questioning my rating for comfort, and noise on here. I did my ratings based on what it's supposed to be. Its not supposed to be comfortable, its a race tire. For a racing compound tire it's fairly comfortable.I can't bring myself to knock down it's rating based on something that has no bearing on competition! Treadwear, I've been impressed. I tote the tires to the events and then mount them, and unmount them to return to my street tires at the end. They get absolutely nothing but abuse their entire lives with no highway cushy driving to give a real longevity test. Still, for tires that get flogged constantly, they've lasted exceptionally well. I really can't say about the noise, as I can't hear them over my engine. The only way you're going to do better IMO is with a set of brand new Hoosiers, which you'll pay twice as much for, last 1/4 as long, and will be measured by the 1/100 of a second gain.

Size: 225/45R15

Vehicle: 1992 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr Coupe DX with 241 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/29/2016 and is a Extreme (Racetrack style racing)

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Overall:
4.4
Dry
5.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
2.0

I've used this tire on the track. I gained 2-3 sec vs Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Great under threshold braking with adequate stability. Once they get warm they shine and drop off a little towards the end of a track session. Overall I am very pleased with these tires. They are very noisy but after awhile I got used to them.

Size: 315/30R18

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Anonymous made this review on 9/25/2015 and is a Extreme (Racetrack style racing)

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