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Old 03-18-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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Have a bone stock 14 base auto (3.15 gear) that had the stock 235 p-zero's. They weren't a very good tire really, so I upgraded to stock size pilot super sports.

Somewhat better, but still able to easily spin them up the street. Thinking about going to a 275/40/18 NT-05 (not a DR) out back on a 10 inch rim (with a 245 wide on a 9 inch rim in front) and wondering if that will be enough for a stock auto to get it out of the hole, with only a moderate spin at most.

Suspension mods are out of the question, as I plan on extended warrantee and keeping it very stock. I already have 7 other vehicles to maintain, so I need one I don't have to mess with too much for 7 or so years.
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It will make it worst since you'd be running a shorter tire thus INCREASING your gearing.
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NT05 is a better road course tire than drag race also


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What would people recommend short of slicks for something you could drive everyday on 19's? I don't really drag may car but after I put more power down in the future, I would like to be able to get off the line. Or do I just have to say screw it and drive around with radials?
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What would people recommend short of slicks for something you could drive everyday on 19's? I don't really drag may car but after I put more power down in the future, I would like to be able to get off the line. Or do I just have to say screw it and drive around with radials?
Auto or manual?
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Manual.
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You could run a drag radial on the street. You just want to avoid using them at the track especially if you're planning on high rpm clutch dumps.
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You could run a drag radial on the street. You just want to avoid using them at the track especially if you're planning on high rpm clutch dumps.
Excuse my ignorance why not at the track?
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It will make it worst since you'd be running a shorter tire thus INCREASING your gearing.
Yeah, comes out to about a 3.21 effective ratio with slightly smaller dia. Hard to find a wider tire in 18's with a high enough aspect to get back to the orig dia of 27.2". Don't want 19's due to ride quality and pot holes (less sidewall).

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I have DR's on my Capri, and I have no desire to drive around on them for this stang. So what is the stickiest radial that handles at least as good as the pilot super sports? (which some rave about, but I thought they were just average in handling).
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Yea thats a sticky tire, might not be what your want tho since winter time is a no no. If your looking for grip maybe try the INVO or NT555R. If those dont do it for ya then go to the NT05
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Excuse my ignorance why not at the track?
Drag radials on manuaal cars break axles. They do not have the wrinkle effect of a slick to absorb a shock to the rear. Especially on these heavy cars as it's not always about the power.
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