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Old 03-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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What tires to run 1/4 on 2011 gt 3:31

I'm looking to go to the drag strip this year again and don't want to change gears. I was thinking of running a 17" drag radial tire that is 26" tall shorter that stock thus lower my gears. Any opinion's on what to run with?
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Drag radial on 2011 mustang gt 3:31 manual

How much of an a improvement should I expect from drag radials compared to summer tires?
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That's one way to do it. If they're going on a spare set of rims, so you're not daily driving them, I'd get some 26x11.50 M/T ET Streets. 9.5" wide.
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That's one way to do it. If they're going on a spare set of rims, so you're not daily driving them, I'd get some 26x11.50 M/T ET Streets. 9.5" wide.
I was thinking of running 17" nitto drag radial on an extra set of rims, what do you think? I'm getting 2.10 60foot times on my 255-45-18's
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I was thinking of running 17" nitto drag radial on an extra set of rims, what do you think? I'm getting 2.10 60foot times on my 255-45-18's
I've ran Nitto DR's before. They hook better than most radials and are pretty good to use on the street. They'll probably get you down into the 1.90s. Just don't do a long burnout with them.
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How much of an a improvement should I expect from drag radials compared to summer tires?
Depends on how good you did with the street tires and what DRs you get.

I have been able to pull off some 1.81 60' foot times on street tires. So a DR for me might net me a 1.70 or even 1.699.

Both tires are treated and launched differently. Practice makes perfect.
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