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Old 05-24-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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question... there are some slicks and weld prostars for sale for 300 bucks, and they only have 10 passes on them on CL

my question is however, are going to slicks this soon going to do more damage then good?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Good question , I have a 00 gt with bolt on s and 410 and on 245/45/17 it smokes the tires 1 an 2 with no launch so I just order nito 555 Dr on 10.5 rims I'm afraid in going to break somethin I'm going to the track this Saturday will let you know what happens
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question... there are some slicks and weld prostars for sale for 300 bucks, and they only have 10 passes on them on CL

my question is however, are going to slicks this soon going to do more damage then good?
What are your mods? You'd be fine in my opinion.
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If you don't have axles already you'll be needing them. Also make sure you're not running a radial tire up front with a bias ply rear
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If you don't have axles already you'll be needing them. Also make sure you're not running a radial tire up front with a bias ply rear
i didn know this. your saying i cant run my falken street tires with my hoosier slicks? and sorry not trying to thread jack.
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I wouldn't recommend it, could lead to high speed wobbles.

The bias ply rears tend to float and without a similar tire on the front it will float on the track. Just don't steer with the sway and you should be ok... Just not fun.
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I wouldn't recommend it, could lead to high speed wobbles.

The bias ply rears tend to float and without a similar tire on the front it will float on the track. Just don't steer with the sway and you should be ok... Just not fun.
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Thanx for the info
Just got back from the track , I launched hard and got some good times , no floating or high speed wobbles
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Do you need to warm up drag radials? I know this does nothing really for summer/all season tires.
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Do you need to warm up drag radials? I know this does nothing really for summer/all season tires.
Yup..my m/t et streets are still quite slick before you heat them up..but then its a whole new monster when there warm.
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Yup..my m/t et streets are still quite slick before you heat them up..but then its a whole new monster when there warm.
Little baby warm ups, or gettin busy warm ups?
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Just got back from the track , I launched hard and got some good times , no floating or high speed wobbles
And you used radicals up front with slicks in the back? After lowflyn stated not to earlier I did some research. And a lot of people seem to do it. And the wobble can be fixed by raising the tire pressure, but you sacrifice traction.
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If you're comfortable with it then go for it. Just not recommended
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If you're comfortable with it then go for it. Just not recommended
What is a better option for up front when your running DR's?
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What is a better option for up front when your running DR's?
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K, just googled that and gained knowledge. Thx! What's a typical width for Mustangs? Can this actually help your time too? Or just stability?
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For drag radials you can normal fronts. It's when you move to a slick it becomes important. A skinny will help your times however as it reduces rolling resistance and weight
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For drag radials you can normal fronts. It's when you move to a slick it becomes important. A skinny will help your times however as it reduces rolling resistance and weight
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Little baby warm ups, or gettin busy warm ups?
M/T's seem to like smokey burnouts...but all tires are different.plus track temps and conditions would change that also..
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M/T's seem to like smokey burnouts...but all tires are different.plus track temps and conditions would change that also..
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M/T's seem to like smokey burnouts...but all tires are different.plus track temps and conditions would change that also..
I normally do a good 2nd gear burnout to get enough heat in them
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I normally do a good 2nd gear burnout to get enough heat in them
So with DR's, you definitely want to get in the water box? I've been going around w/street tires.
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Re: street tires/drag radials/slicks

with street tires you DEF want to go around the box. you will make some avid draggers very unhappy if you take water up to the starting line. no matter how big a burnout you do on streets, if you went to the water box, you will still bring water up to the line. with DR's you should be fine.
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with street tires you DEF want to go around the box. you will make some avid draggers very unhappy if you take water up to the starting line. no matter how big a burnout you do on streets, if you went to the water box, you will still bring water up to the line. with DR's you should be fine.
I would pull around the box and back into it. With a normal radial on the front you will just drag water to the line
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with street tires you DEF want to go around the box. you will make some avid draggers very unhappy if you take water up to the starting line. no matter how big a burnout you do on streets, if you went to the water box, you will still bring water up to the line. with DR's you should be fine.
This isn't always possible. At ATCO, the archway is where they have the water. You HAVE to drive through it to get to the line. It is pretty dumb actually.
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Re: street tires/drag radials/slicks

that sucks... but im sure drivers have that understood then i would imagine.

and whenever I go if I have any form of street tires, they never touch the water.
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I have a 2006 saleen with low 400rwhp and 4.10 gears! I'm planning on getting 15" wheels for track setup, what kinda tires would everybody recommend I get?
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I have a 2006 saleen with low 400rwhp and 4.10 gears! I'm planning on getting 15" wheels for track setup, what kinda tires would everybody recommend I get?
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