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Old 04-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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What's everyones opinion on DOT slicks. I'm looking at Hoosier quick time pros. They will only be on at track. I trailer my car there and back so street ability is not a concern. Prolly goin with the 26x9.5-15s on 15x8 wheels.
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What's everyones opinion on DOT slicks. I'm looking at Hoosier quick time pros. They will only be on at track. I trailer my car there and back so street ability is not a concern. Prolly goin with the 26x9.5-15s on 15x8 wheels.
The new MT ET Street Radial Pros are supposed to be the best ones available.
However the size availability is limited right now, but the size you chose above is compatible I think.
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The MTs above or to tall for me I'd need to jack up the azz end of my car to fit lol
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The MTs above or to tall for me I'd need to jack up the azz end of my car to fit lol
Only an inch or so larger than stock, they should fit just fine.
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They will fit fine I run 26x11.50x15 on a 5.5 bs rim no prob.. I have ran 28x11.50's with a 6" back spacing
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There 28s I can't have anything over 26.5-27s mines dropped 1.5 inches
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What's everyones opinion on DOT slicks. I'm looking at Hoosier quick time pros. They will only be on at track. I trailer my car there and back so street ability is not a concern. Prolly goin with the 26x9.5-15s on 15x8 wheels.
Do you think if we are roughly around stock HP, can our drivetrain handle the extra stress of the street slicks?
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My rum is 15x8s stock pony wheel

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I hope so imma try it and see I wanna be able to leave the line without spinning
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You shouldn't spin with your mods if there is glue down and you heat them well enough

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As far as the stock drivetrain... Give her hell lol.. If it break's that's racing..
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There 28s I can't have anything over 26.5-27s mines dropped 1.5 inches
Even so I'd think an extra inch would clear.
I know the tire is around 2" larger in diameter, but only 1 inch of that will come into play at a time as far as clearance goes at the top.

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Do you think if we are roughly around stock HP, can our drivetrain handle the extra stress of the street slicks?

No, not really, something will break eventually.
Most likely an axle or U-joint.
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You shouldn't spin with your mods if there is glue down and you heat them well enough

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As far as the stock drivetrain... Give her hell lol.. If it break's that's racing..
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You shouldn't spin with your mods if there is glue down and you heat them well enough

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As far as the stock drivetrain... Give her hell lol.. If it break's that's racing..
Well, I always heard, " If you ain't breaking parts, you ain't making enough horsepower."
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #13
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Now I have been debating on raising the back end of my car by goin with stock springs or just taller springs but idk which vehicle springs would interchange with my stang to raise it up about 2in or so

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Yea I'm spinning in first and second at track with street tires and I know if I'm spinning now I'm def gonna spin once my mods are done. So investing in street slicks is a must for me
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I find the track even mor slippery than the street but if prepped right you will tell in your 60ft.. If you can run what you have now and log the numbers then make lil changes do that.. Also remember weight transfer it helps keeping the car pretty even in ride height ..
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Well my first pass was almost a 4 sec 60ft. Burning through 2nd then lowered tire pressure down to 18 to 20lbs and leaving the line at idle still spinning in first and 2nd but with a 2.0 60 ft time so I figured slicks and DS loop and then I could launch at around 2000-2500 rpms would help greatly

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And just looked the qtps are also 10lbs light than the srps
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I don't see the loop helping to much.. I run 11 psi on my et's at the track I leave on a 3600 diode when I use the 2 step.. No spinning just blue skies for a sec.. But roll out the hole until u get some slicks. You will just spin
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #17
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DS loop is just all safety at my track they are required if running any type of slick
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Now I have been debating on raising the back end of my car by goin with stock springs or just taller springs but idk which vehicle springs would interchange with my stang to raise it up about 2in or so
Save up some cash and convert it to coil overs in the rear.
That will give you 2" or more of adjustment to play with.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #19
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Excellent sounds like a plan
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Hey cap, didn't you have the adjustable ride height spring perches on your arms? I know some of the umi arms have them and some don't.
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If your gonna go with a coil over set-up might as well tub it out and stick some big *** tires and a built 9"... I'm gonna build a coupe within the next yr.. It will be my drag car and I will definitely be going for a coil over set-up.. But it cost A good amount of $$$ but is way worth it especially when the cars go from 0-140 in 10 secs or less
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Nah the liftbars don't have adjustable rideheight. Knowing what I know now I shoulda got them tho. And I would think about tubing and all that if the car wasn't a daily driver with a carseat in back lol

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AM has coil over rears for $599 right now
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Nah the liftbars don't have adjustable rideheight. Knowing what I know now I shoulda got them tho. And I would think about tubing and all that if the car wasn't a daily driver with a carseat in back lol

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AM has coil over rears for $599 right now
About a week ago someone in the classifieds had some adjustable strange shocks for 100$. But they weren't coilovers. They may help though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #24
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Yea they have a set of spring spacers at Oreillys for $8. There only 1.5in but should do the trick

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But was thinking about what TH said about the 28in slicks they are 2in taller but gonna be 1 in on top one inch on bottom so they should still work gonna order a set as soon as I save up the $$$$$.
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If your gonna go with a coil over set-up might as well tub it out and stick some big *** tires and a built 9"... I'm gonna build a coupe within the next yr.. It will be my drag car and I will definitely be going for a coil over set-up.. But it cost A good amount of $$$ but is way worth it especially when the cars go from 0-140 in 10 secs or less
Note: The regular coil over kits for Mustangs mounts at the top where your factory spring mounts, so you would have to move that mounting point inboard to gather any room for huge slicks.
The largest benefit of the coil over option is that it frees up (removes the rear spring from the control arm) the rear suspension to work more effectively as it is no longer being used to support the back of the car.


captain, I only paid around $200 for my rear coil over kit, but it did not come with shocks either. Check all the Craigslist, other Forum Classifieds and even eBay ads for a deal. A lot of people buy them, then sell them because they cannot figure out how to install and use them properly.


Even Maximum Motorsports has them with shocks cheaper than $599.
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Really?? That is awesome news.. I have always avoided the coil over set-up thinking it was to complex
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Really?? That is awesome news.. I have always avoided the coil over set-up thinking it was to complex
No there's not much too them at all.
Buy, install according to directions, adjust to suit & that's it.
Note, that there are some shocks that will not work with them because the outer diameter is too big if you buy just coil overs. If you buy the complete kit you are good to go.


P.S. You can also tailor your rear spring rate to your chosen Motorsport easier and cheaper.
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Well I think imma wait on the coil overs I think the 28s would fit.
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Definitely it's not a must.. Lots of guys I know run the eibach drag suspension with an air bag inside the rr spring several of them run low 7's high 6's in the eighth
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Well I found some mt et streets 26x10.5s for $150 for both
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If they are in great shape that's a steal!!
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very nice. sweet deal.
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Re: Street slicks

Looks like a good deal.


Be sure to check the date code and see how old they are. They might benefit from some of this - Formula V Traction Control.


Here's some info you might find useful - Tips on Drag Slicks
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #35
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Now TH have you ever used that stuff on your tires. Do you coat the whole tire or just the tread
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