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Old 03-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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dr's or slicks

95 auto (stock converter) full bolt on gears, drviesaht, and other misc., also a 100 shot every now and then

Don't know witch way to go...I have rims for dr's, 17x9
But no rims if I do slicks, Jus want some suggestions I have $$ now and ready for the track

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95 auto (stock converter) full bolt on gears, drviesaht, and other misc., also a 100 shot every now and then

Don't know witch way to go...I have rims for dr's, 17x9
But no rims if I do slicks, Jus want some suggestions I have $$ now and ready for the track
And of I have to do slicks...what size rims tires and all that
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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All up to you. I have 17x9s with 255/40-17 but as for track I'm goin with either 15s or 16s just match the height of your tire now and get that height slick on whatever wheels you gonna run
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If your only gonna use them for the track then I would go slicks
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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Yes only for the track
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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Re: dr's or slicks

Check out the new MT ET Streets.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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I'd go with some 275/4017 nitto 555r. They are a pretty good all around drag radial. You would need a driveshaft loop and upper and lower control arms to help strengthen the chassis. I'd stay with a drag radial. Doing 100 plus in a bias slick is not a fun ride!
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I'd go with some 275/4017 nitto 555r. They are a pretty good all around drag radial. You would need a driveshaft loop and upper and lower control arms to help strengthen the chassis. I'd stay with a drag radial. Doing 100 plus in a bias slick is not a fun ride!
I have sve upper and lowers...would I have to have driveshaft loop??

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Check out the new MT ET Streets.
What size rims would I need for these??
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I have sve upper and lowers...would I have to have driveshaft loop??

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What size rims would I need for these??
You should always have a driveshaft loop if you are going drag racing.
If the driveshaft fails at the front where it is attached to the transmission it can drop down and dig in, pole vaulting your car or come up through the floorboards. Believe me, you do not want it flailing around in the cockpit when you are in there.

Sorry, I reread that and now I know.
You'll have to see what sizes are available.
They show a - ET Street Radial Pro P275/60R15
Being new they may have limited sizes for a while, but they will usually make them in 15" diameter to start out with as that is one of the most popular sizes.
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I've run 275s on a 17/9 rim. You could run 315s on a 17/10.5. You need a driveshaft loop. They are cheap and easy to install. I believe they are mandatory for 12.99 and faster cars anyway. SOME tracks will check and since you have that much power and are about ready to double your traction then I'd surly spend that money. A driveshaft breaking at the tranny and coming through the floor board wouldn't be cool lol, another thing the nitto 555r don't have as much of a bite as nt05 or mt et street radials but they last longer and they are more street friendly.
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I've run 275s on a 17/9 rim. You could run 315s on a 17/10.5. You need a driveshaft loop. They are cheap and easy to install. I believe they are mandatory for 12.99 and faster cars anyway. SOME tracks will check and since you have that much power and are about ready to double your traction then I'd surly spend that money. A driveshaft breaking at the tranny and coming through the floor board wouldn't be cool lol, another thing the nitto 555r don't have as much of a bite as nt05 or mt et street radials but they last longer and they are more street friendly.
Well I will only be using on track, which ones should I go with??
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Well I will only be using on track, which ones should I go with??
For track use only I'd go with a slick.
Let the manufacturer help you choose a size and compound.


To be honest I've never really seen the sense in using "Street" drag radials for most people.
They end up driving around with them on just to be a lot of the time and they wear out pretty quickly doing street duty.

Here's a couple of links with information you may find useful.


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The reason for drag radials is because most tracks when running street class require you to use dot tires and you get the traction of a slick with a drag radial that you won't get from regular street tires.
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The reason for drag radials is because most tracks when running street class require you to use dot tires and you get the traction of a slick with a drag radial that you won't get from regular street tires.
Yeah, my post wasn't very clear was it.


I know that if the class requires DOT tires they are your best option, but given a free choice and if not required by class I would always choose the slicks instead.


Wrinkle walls wind up a bit when you launch and give you a bit of a slingshot effect during take off and who doesn't enjoy a bit of slingshot now and then.
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Lol I didn't realize that was you who posted that ^^ lol
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Lol I didn't realize that was you who posted that ^^ lol
That doesn't matter, you caught me not making myself very clear fair and square.
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Yall ain't making this easy for me...lmao
What would benefit me best?? I'm afraid to go with slicks cuz I think that I might bog down on launch cuz ill be launching off idle...so I'm asking what would be best for me??
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Yall ain't making this easy for me...lmao
What would benefit me best?? I'm afraid to go with slicks cuz I think that I might bog down on launch cuz ill be launching off idle...so I'm asking what would be best for me??
Sorry bout that.


Launching off idle almost any inexpensive drag radial should do.


Why off idle?
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Sorry bout that.

Launching off idle almost any inexpensive drag radial should do.

Why off idle?
K thanx...Auto, stock converter. I might try foot break too 1500 Jus to try
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K thanx...Auto, stock converter. I might try foot break too 1500 Jus to try
Foot brake it and see at what RPM it breaks the back tires loose.
When launching bring it up to a couple of hundred RPM below that number.
When the lights drop, on the last yellow (.500 tree), release the brake and hammer it.
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Foot brake it and see at what RPM it breaks the back tires loose.
When launching bring it up to a couple of hundred RPM below that number.
When the lights drop, on the last yellow (.500 tree), release the brake and hammer it.
Yeah I was gonna try it...on my street tires my 315's i can hold at 1500 Im sure it will be completly diff on dr's, but gonna try it

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Yeah I was gonna try it...on my street tires my 315's i can hold at 1500 Im sure it will be completly diff on dr's, but gonna try it
What dr's should I go with?? For 17x9's any suggestions??
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Yeah I was gonna try it...on my street tires my 315's i can hold at 1500 Im sure it will be completly diff on dr's, but gonna try it

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What dr's should I go with?? For 17x9's any suggestions??
Size is up to you and whatever you wish to use or what will work for your car.
I always like my drag racing tires to have a bit of sidewall so I always go with 15" rims.
If you won't over power the 17x9's they should work just fine for your car.
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Size is up to you and whatever you wish to use or what will work for your car.
I always like my drag racing tires to have a bit of sidewall so I always go with 15" rims.
If you won't over power the 17x9's they should work just fine for your car.
Allrighty. Any tire u recommend...or any one eles u know or on here recommend 1??
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Allrighty. Any tire u recommend...or any one eles u know or on here recommend 1??
I favor the ET Streets over the others, but the Nittos or other DOT drag radials would probably work ok too.
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I favor the ET Streets over the others, but the Nittos or other DOT drag radials would probably work ok too.
Witch nittos?? So I can compare
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Witch nittos?? So I can compare
NT05R - Would probably be my choice for your car.

But the NT555R would work as well.
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