How the Rubber Meets the Road

Nitto Tire has been pushing the envelope for performance-driven tires for the last 68 Years


Founded in 1949, Nitto Tire has been driven by passion and innovation. This passion has lead them to create tires for those who are enthusiastic about their vehicles. Nitto Tire has always strived to anticipate and drive consumer trends by supporting emerging markets before they are mainstream, having been one of the first tire companies to support the beginnings of what has become the professional drifting scene here in America.

Their tire sizing, tread patterns and tire compounds combine modern aesthetics with cutting-edge technology. This technology has helped Nitto create some of the most radical-looking tire designs on the market today. These memorable designs are the result of state-of-the-art development, quality engineering and rigorous testing procedures.

By incorporating computer-modeled designs for road noise reduction and a program that aids in enhancing dynamic contact points while driving, our engineers successfully identify and counteract undesirable tire responses in a variety of driving conditions.

For the Strip:


The NT05R™ is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed for serious drag racing enthusiasts. The tire’s specialized race compound and large contact patch were engineered to provide maximum traction and promote even pressure distribution across the tread. The enhanced sidewall construction provides longitudinal launch traction while maintaining stability throughout the pass. You’ll get off the line quickly and down the track with speed and consistency. The NT05R™ is recommended for dry competition use.



The NT555R is another D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with additional flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The NT555R combines a high-grip compound and semi-racing construction to provide increased traction at the starting line. The NT555R is the drag radial for the street or strip.




Road Course Warrior


Designed with the weekend road racer in mind, the NT01’s compound was developed to provide the best balance of traction, consistency, heat cycle performance and longevity. The NT01 delivers fast and consistent lap times for both the professional road-racer and the track-day enthusiast. The NT01 is recommended for dry competition use and is also a D.O.T.-compliant competition radial.



Grappling Off-Road

Ridge Grappler

Nitto’s newest addition to the Grappler family is the Ridge Grappler. It is a groundbreaking hybrid tire that combines the off-road prowess and durability benefits of the Trail Grappler with the quiet ride and precision all-weather handling of the Terra Grappler G2. Features such as step-block edges, a variable-pitch tread pattern and lateral Z grooves give the tire the biting and clean-out characteristics needed to be a dynamic tire on any terrain. This new do-all tire is also offered with an optional F load rating, so it can handle the demands of your 1-ton truck. Wheel sizes from 17 to 22 inches are available.

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