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Old 05-19-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Drag radials, experience?

Anyone have some knowledge with drag radials?

I want to get a set, over street slicks or just slicks, so i could possiby throw them on am extra set of wheels, and drive to the track with them on.

Would a 45min drive to the drag strip put a lot of wear on drag radials? Or should i just get street slicks and bolt them on at the track?

Any input would be great. Never used a drag radial, just slicks.
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Re: Drag radials, experience?

used Nitto's in the past ,not a bad tire for the street and decent on the track to ..
they don't wear that bad on the street .... or should i say : if you don't do burn outs at every stop light they don't

I'm using BFG's now they hook better than the Nitto's but haven't used them on the street much to know how they wear .....
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used Nitto's in the past ,not a bad tire for the street and decent on the track to ..
they don't wear that bad on the street .... or should i say : if you don't do burn outs at every stop light they don't

I'm using BFG's now they hook better than the Nitto's but haven't used them on the street much to know how they wear .....
Yeah, i'd literally only have them on to go to the track, so they wouldn't see many miles.

Really want to try the Mickey Thompsons. Im a HUGE fan of their products. Just hooks so well. Amazing what i was able to do on a 10" slick on my f-body. Amazing product.

Id probably go with 275/40/17. Do you run normal tire pressure in them? And how hard can i launch with them on?
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Really want to try the Mickey Thompsons.
Since you mention them... A friends stepdad has 750rwhp, and he hooks well with MTs
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Since you mention them... A friends stepdad has 750rwhp, and he hooks well with MTs
I shouldnt have a problem then, seeing as how I'm making a quarter of his horsepower...

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Yeah, i'd literally only have them on to go to the track, so they wouldn't see many miles.

Really want to try the Mickey Thompsons. Im a HUGE fan of their products. Just hooks so well. Amazing what i was able to do on a 10" slick on my f-body. Amazing product.

Id probably go with 275/40/17. Do you run normal tire pressure in them? And how hard can i launch with them on?
My 95 made 650 rwhp and I wouldn't only run ET streets.
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Yeah, i'd literally only have them on to go to the track, so they wouldn't see many miles.

Really want to try the Mickey Thompsons. Im a HUGE fan of their products. Just hooks so well. Amazing what i was able to do on a 10" slick on my f-body. Amazing product.

Id probably go with 275/40/17. Do you run normal tire pressure in them? And how hard can i launch with them on?
For the track you would run lower tire pressure in them, like around 16-18 psi. You wouldn't want to drive to the track at that pressure level however.

I daily drive my cobra on the MT E/T Streets. They have about a years worth of driving on them and hook plenty well with my 600 rwhp.
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For the track you would run lower tire pressure in them, like around 16-18 psi. You wouldn't want to drive to the track at that pressure level however.

I daily drive my cobra on the MT E/T Streets. They have about a years worth of driving on them and hook plenty well with my 600 rwhp.
Got it. I think ill try doing the drag radials then. That'll suffice for awhile i think.

Now i need to come up with two rims...
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Re: Drag radials, experience?

I had an extra pair of wheels for my WS6, wrapped in Mickey Thompson ET Street radials. They gripped like hell. I wouldn't daily drive them, but I did, on occasion, put off swapping them for a few days after a track trip. Highly recommended.
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Yeah, i'd literally only have them on to go to the track, so they wouldn't see many miles.

Really want to try the Mickey Thompsons. Im a HUGE fan of their products. Just hooks so well. Amazing what i was able to do on a 10" slick on my f-body. Amazing product.

Id probably go with 275/40/17. Do you run normal tire pressure in them? And how hard can i launch with them on?
between 12 and 14 psi usually , and I launch the Mach around 4500 rpm / I've gotten 1.8 60ft with Nitto / and 1.6 with BFG
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The BFGs hook much better than the Nittos. I personally wouldn't recommend the Nittos for anything. I haven't tried the MTs personally but have heard good things.
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Nittos are a good all around tire for street strip. Had better luck with the mickey thompsons at the strip.
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Re: Drag radials, experience?

I quite enjoy my M/T's, they are on an extra set of wheels. No issues driving back and forth to the track, just run normal tire pressure.

When you get there drop it down, and air them back up after leaving.

Mine like it around 12PSI for track duty, but it sure gets loose on the big end that low.
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Re: Drag radials, experience?

I drive daily on my MT drag radials. Not going to last long as street tires. But a 45 minute drive will not kill them.

I had Nitto NT05R's on my 500whp G8 and they didn't hook for ****. Put MT's and cut .2 off my 60ft.
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