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Old 06-15-2009, 04:22 AM   #1
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Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

Just looking to see what you guys recommend that will fit on the stock 17" Bullitt's - as well as fit under a lowered 2001 GT

I've got a spare set from my '02 GT and looking to upgrade.. (best part is I can interchange these with the buick so I can get awesome times on both cars)

Not looking for Nittos, looking for more grip..

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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

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Just looking to see what you guys recommend that will fit on the stock 17" Bullitt's - as well as fit under a lowered 2001 GT

I've got a spare set from my '02 GT and looking to upgrade.. (best part is I can interchange these with the buick so I can get awesome times on both cars)

Not looking for Nittos, looking for more grip..

Thanks
Are these wheels 17x9 or 17x8s?

If 17X9:
If you want you can squeez some 315/35DR17s in back there but will need to run 275/40R17s up front.
If 17x8
I would assume 275/40R17s would be all you want in the rear and 245/40R17s in the front.

Why not go slicks? If so Mickey Thompson E/Ts of course...

(Although you said no Nittos)
Nitto 275 DRs
Nitto 315 DRs
BFG 275 DRs
BFG 315 DRs

If you decided to get new street tires I would recommend the
BF G-Force T/As KDWs
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

A little clarification I guess... the rims are factory bullitts so I am assuming they are 17x8.. D.O.T. legal tires are preferred so i can drive to the track and at will on the street - dont want to deal with tools or storing tires at the track... My street tires are basically new so im good on that front. (potenza 760)
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A little clarification I guess... the rims are factory bullitts so I am assuming they are 17x8.. D.O.T. legal tires are preferred so i can drive to the track and at will on the street - dont want to deal with tools or storing tires at the track... My street tires are basically new so im good on that front. (potenza 760)
The 275s will be good for you just run a 245 up front. BFG's will get horrible tread wear compared to the Nittos. I wouldn't expect any better than 12,000-15,000 miles on the Nittos (IN BEST CONDITIONS) BFGs 7,500-10,000
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

thanks man i guess the bfgs are my best bet i used the 255 16s on my 92 hatch.. with a best 60` of 1.78 so 275s should be an improvement... They will fit my lowered gt no problem? Also dont plan on daily driving the tires so that isnt a problem
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

Mickey Thompson's will net you the best results hands down in the drag radial class...

Mickey Thompson 275/40/17 ET Street Radial [MIC-3743R] : Lethal Performance, Performance parts for Ford Mustangs
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

The M/Ts are the best but I would worry about fitment issues... not sure?? Aren't these tires alot bigger?
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Mickey Thompson's will net you the best results hands down in the drag radial class...

Mickey Thompson 275/40/17 ET Street Radial [MIC-3743R] : Lethal Performance, Performance parts for Ford Mustangs
I ran those on the back of my WS6 whenever I took it to the track. They really grab. They get my vote.
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

ooh i couldnt find that size ... anyone know if they will fit? If so that is what I will get
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

They aren't any wider than any other brand, they should fit fine. The BFG's seem to always run big and the nittos are usually on the smaller side.
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Re: Best drag radials for factory Bullitts

I have the 275/40-17 ET street radials on some 17x8's...they fit under the rear of my lowered cobra still on the IRS and grab like a mo-fo when you heat them up. They get my vote.
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Here's what mine looked like:
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Here's what mine looked like:
Those aren't even broken in yet...
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Those aren't even broken in yet...
They had about 60-80 miles on them, probably. Two trips to and from the drag strip. Four 1/8th mile passes. No burnouts. Then I sold the TA. So then I sold the wheels and tires. The 275/40-18 Nitto 555s on the back of the 'vette hook plenty good. The 2.73 rear-differential just doesn't hit the back tires hard enough.
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