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Old 06-23-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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I just recently purchased a pair of slicks in good condition for $200 They are Micky Thompson's. Is it safe for me to run them at the track when my car is pretty much all stock? I don't have lowering springs or sub frame connectors yet. Is it going to be risky or will i be fine?
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You probably should have sub-frame connectors first, but I think that your rear end will hold up fine.
Not having lowering springs isn't an issue.

I don't think that a few passes with a stock horsepower car will cause you any problems, but if you want a proper setup for using those tires, do the sub-frame connectors, and also replace your lower control arms with a set of QUALITY aftermarket replacements.

And don't forget! If you drive your car hard, slicks or no slicks, things can, and will, break!
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When I was but a lad I once bought a fox that had been drag raced with slicks and a 150 shot with no subframes. When I first got it on a lift a mechanic goes "does that thing track straight?". I said yes and he's like "damn... well roll with it I guess".


Get full length subframes before you take it to the track.
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sub frame connectors are only like 120 to 180
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I'd say about 10-15 passes at the track with slicks.
Just keep the rpms under 3,000 when you launch and you'll be okay.

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sub frame connectors are only like 120 to 180
Don't forget the install cost to have it done professionally and then rustproofed. For me I get them installed for $400 including the cost of subframes and a roll on epoxy based sealer/rustproofer.
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Don't forget the install cost to have it done professionally and then rustproofed. For me I get them installed for $400 including the cost of subframes and a roll on epoxy based sealer/rustproofer.

I forgot about that I welded them and installed mine myself
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Absolutely get Sub frames. And full length ones too. The 8.8 is pretty robust in stock form. They can break, but you have to beat the tar out of them, or have some serious power. Even with 28 splines too... Heck some chevy guys will put them in thier Camaro's. But it helps to be friends with a redneck mechanic. Gave him a 12 pack of PBR, a carton of smokes and and he was happy to weld mine in both my New Edge and Fox!
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Lol PBR. We didn't even use that stuff for beer pong on college lol.
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