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Old 02-24-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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Which Drag Radials for strip?

After the upgrades on my 2012 GT Automatic: 3.73 gears, Boss 302 Intake, JLT CAI and BAMA Race tune, I am ready for the Drag Radials. Was debating on the MTs in 325/50-15s or 275/60-15. With street tires (PZero 235s) absolutely NO traction in 1st - 3rd. Which tire for my setup at the Track, strictly track use only. Thanks
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After the upgrades on my 2012 GT Automatic: 3.73 gears, Boss 302 Intake, JLT CAI and BAMA Race tune, I am ready for the Drag Radials. Was debating on the MTs in 325/50-15s or 275/60-15. With street tires (PZero 235s) absolutely NO traction in 1st - 3rd. Which tire for my setup at the Track, strictly track use only. Thanks
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Go with the 275/60/15's for sure. With some practice driving, that's all the tire you'll need to hook a go! The 325/50/15's look really sweet mounted on the car, but in reality they're just extra weight. You'll be able to run a faster time with a lighter wheel/tire setup. No reason to go overkill with the DR's, IMO.

What's your current suspension setup?

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Stock on the suspension, I have a set of control arms to install when I get the tires
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Shane, I've spent my money at AM on the parts listed, sure could have used a $200 savings, lol
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One other question, the rim: Either the Race Star 15x8 or the 15x10 for the 275s? AM has shown either, but with the 15x10, I would need the relocation bracket for the rear sway bar.
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I'm assuming you have lower control arms? They'll definitely help keep your Mustang launching straighter off the line. As the factory control arms tend to twist/flex.

I would run the 15x8's. Same reason as running the skinnier tire- there's no need for anything wider. You'll save weight using an 8" wheel over a 10", plus you won't have to buy the sway bar relocation brackets.

Did you get a chance to check out the link to the $200 off your next purchase info within my signature? It's worth a look for sure. We'll provide up to a $200 store credit if you submit a customer install guide for a part in which doesn't already have one. The final credit amount depends on the length of the install and how well the guide is written.

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I did buy the control arms, will install them when I buy the tires and wheels, thanks.
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I did buy the control arms, will install them when I buy the tires and wheels, thanks.
Not a problem! Glad I could help help out and point you in the right direction. You'll have to let me know how you do at the track come Spring. Your ET's should drastically go down with the new wheels/tires!

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I will, hoping for high 11s (11.8 or 11.9) but if I achieve 12.0 or 12.1, I'll still be most happy, thanks to you and your AM team.
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Month ago, I took my car to the 1/4 mile track, best time of 12.48. Was little disappointed but not too bad. Found out I needed a different tune:

So, I got a new tune from AM on my BAMA Tuner. Now shifting at 7300-7500 rpms. And installed the JM LCAs I had. With my Nitto 275-60-15s, I cut .3735 off my 1/8th time. Looking forward to going back to the 1/4 track. Should be at 12.0 or 12.1. Still need work on my 60ft time (2.0). I am trying to shave .2 off that. If I can, I believe I can break below 12.0. Now here is the good news. Of course I drive conservative (daily driver), 33 miles one way to work every day. I am at 22.7 mpg. For my 2012 GT to be pushing close to 420 rwhp, not bad. And FYI to you folks at AM, TCI will have a Torque Converter for the 2011 -2014 GT this summer. Think that may be my next up grade (a street-strip torque converter). Thanks AM!
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I just ran a 11.4 last Friday @ 121 mph still working on my suspension. Stock 3.15's. It's about choosing the right parts.
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See, that's awesome and what I like to hear. I see you have the circle D 4c. How is it for street use. I have been told I can drop almost a full second with the right converter. That would put me in the mid 11s in the quarter.

What size are your MTs on the rear?
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A converter will net you about a half a second. No more. I went 11.79 before the converter swap and once I get my suspension dialed in itbshould get me an 11.2x. A converter is totally street-able. I run a 295/55-15 M/T rear.
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I don't see you breaking 11s but who knows..
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I don't see you breaking 11s but who knows..
He will be able to with slicks and proper suspension easily. With no more power mods.

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He will be able to with slicks and proper suspension easily. With no more power mods.

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But being an auto a drag radial is the better choice for him.
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With the new tune I cut .3735 off my 1/8th time. That should place me at 12.1 at the 1/4 mile, will know for sure in the next couple weeks. If the right converter will shave off .5, I should go into the high 11s, am I just dreaming or does that make sense? Your thoughts?

I am running Nitto 555R DRs in 275/60/15s, although they are not MTs (which would be better) they do grip pretty good, for my HP range anyway. I've not dyno'd yet but I think I am at least at what AM says it should be with my set up.
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With the new tune I cut .3735 off my 1/8th time. That should place me at 12.1 at the 1/4 mile, will know for sure in the next couple weeks. If the right converter will shave off .5, I should go into the high 11s, am I just dreaming or does that make sense? Your thoughts?
With a converter you SHOULD be in the 11's but you have two things working against you. The 3.73 gears and the Bama tune.
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Tune is key. They Ronnie from rev autos wife car. Runs 11.3 with 4.10's full exhaust and a tune. And big and littles. Stock converter

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That posted all fked up. But you get the point

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With the new tune I cut .3735 off my 1/8th time. That should place me at 12.1 at the 1/4 mile, will know for sure in the next couple weeks. If the right converter will shave off .5, I should go into the high 11s, am I just dreaming or does that make sense? Your thoughts?

I am running Nitto 555R DRs in 275/60/15s, although they are not MTs (which would be better) they do grip pretty good, for my HP range anyway. I've not dyno'd yet but I think I am at least at what AM says it should be with my set up.
There is a low 1.7 of high 1.69X in those 555R
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Just to throw my 2 cents in there, I run Nitto drag radials the NT05R's and i have not been very happy with them. They have gotten better towards the end of their life but my buddies running MT street ET's get a **** load better traction than me. I also run them in 305/45/18's so that could be an issue as well.
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guess i should have thrown my numbers in there too, I'm running 456whp on a load bearing dyno, so i def. yeah the nitto's don't help much.
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guess i should have thrown my numbers in there too, I'm running 456whp on a load bearing dyno, so i def. yeah the nitto's don't help much.
Need suspension BC I was hooking up perfectly with 650+ on nt05r's. Suspension is key on these cars. If they didn't work for you at your power level its 100% your suspension

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What do you have for suspension?
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What do you have for suspension?
Lake wood 70/30 struts 50/50 shocks. K springs. JPC adjustable UCA. BMR Lca's. BMR relocation brackets. BMR pan hard bar.

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Beni, what are your 60' times?
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Beni, what are your 60' times?
Car was previously a roll car/ dig car. Being setup for the track now with new setup

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Just FYI, my 60ft times are a constant 2.0 - 2.0 - 2.0. I have had folks with a 1.8 and 1.9 60ft race me and I still beat them at finish line. My best time so far is 12.48 at 113 and is pretty much constant 12.5 @ 112. Circle D has recommended a 2c stall converter. With that, I believe I can run 12.0
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What are your mods? You should be faster than that

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According to his original post, he is spinning 1-3. His mod list is in the original post as well.
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We'll bama is your problem. 100% autos have been 11.3 with big and littles and full exhaust / tune. Stock converter also. Lol at everyone who runs bama and is wondering why they are slow as balls of and on the track

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302 BOSS Intake, JLT CAI, JM LCAs, 3.73 rear, Nitto 555R in 275/60/15s with Bama 93 Tune on my 2012 GT
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302 BOSS Intake, JLT CAI, JM LCAs, 3.73 rear, Nitto 555R in 275/60/15s with Bama 93 Tune on my 2012 GT
Contact rev auto and go with them for your tune for your auto. If you want another email tune. You will notice a huge difference. Your bama tune is your problem

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Ok, rev auto, who and where are they? Just googled rev auto, many sites come up. thanks
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