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Old 11-20-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
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Slicks vs drag radials?

What do you guys recommend for a 2012 mustang gt auto? I've read several threads on this subject and there's some debate on it for an auto. I'm planning on using a trans brake and a 150 shot of nitrous. Also what size tires for a 1.6 inch drop on the rear?
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:17 AM   #2
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My experience has been drag slicks are better off the line but the radials are more stable at speed. You can be quicker with radials once you get the launch down. Some people are faster on slicks Setup and driving contribute as well. Myself I would probably go with radials but there really is no right or wrong answer here. I'm sure others will chime in.


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Manual=slicks
Auto=Drag Radial

In your case you want to run a drag radial. The M/T Pro is a badass tire.
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how I see it is an auto torque absorption allows you to get away with a drag radial. IMHO, drag radials are always more touchy in terms of prep and they recover slower, if at all, when you exceed their traction limits. They are more stable at speed, especially combined with a radial front tire and they can sometimes allow you to mph a bit higher due to their lower rolling resistance.

Slicks hit the driveline in a more controlled fashion, which makes them better for stick cars.

I have an auto now and a set of slicks in the basement from my last stick S197 so, that's the "best" drag tire for me right now
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With a trans brake I plan to launch harder than a normal auto usually launches, will drag radials still be a better option in my scenario?
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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You decide. It's still nothing like the hit a stick car sends downrange off a 5-6000 rpm clutch drop.

I assume you have a converter on the car too, as there is zero benefit to a trans brake with the stock converter on there.
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If I were you I would see what is working at your local track. Surfaces are different see what the fast guys are doing because more than likely they experimented to get fast.


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Manual=slicks
Auto=Drag Radial

In your case you want to run a drag radial. The M/T Pro is a badass tire.
^^This is absolutely true^^
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