New Nitto NT01 Tires

New Nitto NT01 Tires
New set of Nitto NT01 tires for the track season

My new tires finally arrived! I ordered a set of Nitto NT01 tires for the 240sx in hopes that this will be a step up from the Dunlop Star Spec tires for my track days this summer. the Dunlop’s were great for Auto-X, but they fell short on the track in my opinion. I’m not quite ready for racing compounds, but I feel that this is a step in that direction. Perhaps next year I’ll get a second set of wheels to swap at the track like most of the other guys do?

I’m going to remove my wheels and have these mounted tomorrow. I don’t want anybody using an impact wrench to tighten my lugs! =)

5 thoughts on “New Nitto NT01 Tires”

    1. I could write an entire post about this, but in the essence of time I will just say this: Using an impact wrench is a good way to warp your rotors and potentially damage your hubs. It’s better to use a torque wrench and do it by hand. Some places will use a torque stick with an impact wrench that supposedly keeps it from over-tightening your lugs, but you can’t always trust that they have proper equipment or that they use it correctly. So since I don’t have the proper equipment to do tire mounting, I just remove my wheels by hand and drive them to the local tire store. I ask them to mount and balance my new tires on my wheels. Then I return home and put them back on the car. Yes, it’s a little more time consuming, but it’s quicker and cheaper than going to the local tuner shop and having them do this for me when any competent tire dealer can do it.

  1. 1 year later the Nitto NT01 still performed exceptionally well at the track. They are looking pretty scrubbed at the moment, but I can’t say it enough – these tires are AWESOME.

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