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Old 03-10-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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Drag skinnies HELP!

What is the cheapest front runner I can use on a 17x4.5 darkstar wheel? I need some help. I've heard anywhere from GTO spare tires to $400 set of front runners. I want CHEAP! Thank you.
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What you run on the front depends greatly on what you run in the rear. Drag radial? Slick? Are you a stick or auto?
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I'm gonna run a 275 60 15 on the back. I will be driving on the street quite a bit. But I'm not really wanting to spend 190 a piece for front runners lol

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So you're gonna drive on the street but want the cheapest front tires available?
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Radial rear radial front. Decide what height you want and go from there. I'm running vw beetle size front runners on my 15x3 dragstars
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Yep. I have a set if 20s ill run at least 60% if the time. So I'm not concerned. Just looking for y'all's opinion.
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A 275/60-15 what? You need to give more info.
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Drag radial of some sort. MT or nitro I'm just gonna see what's out there
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Drag radial of some sort. MT or nitro I'm just gonna see what's out there
What the other guys are getting at is that your choice of rear tire will dictate what front runners match it.
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I'm looking at the M&H 185/55/17. But they are 194 a piece. Any suggestions
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Don't run spare tires as your skinnies. They're not meant for high speed 1/4 mile blasts. You don't want to have an accident and hurt yourself or an innocent 3rd party.
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Don't run spare tires as your skinnies. They're not meant for high speed 1/4 mile blasts. You don't want to have an accident and hurt yourself or an innocent 3rd party.
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I'm looking at the M&H 185/55/17. But they are 194 a piece. Any suggestions
Those are probably the ones I'm going to use. But they're only 25.5" in height so the front will sit lower than the rear.


You still haven't answered my question though. Are you going with a drag radial or slick in the rear?
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Those are probably the ones I'm going to use. But they're only 25.5" in height so the front will sit lower than the rear.

You still haven't answered my question though. Are you going with a drag radial or slick in the rear?
He said m&h dr.

I would go with a taller front runner.
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He said m&h dr.
Where did he say that? Not in this thread.

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I would go with a taller front runner.
The problem is there aren't a lot of choices in radial front runners.
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The car can be replaced...
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The car can be replaced...
I know, but generally if you protect your car you'll end up protecting yourself, no?
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Where did he say that? Not in this thread.

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The problem is there aren't a lot of choices in radial front runners.
Said he was looking at them.

Regardless the size he gave is only available in a radial dr.
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