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Old 02-09-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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best (stickest) drag radial.

Got a 2014 GT on order. Going to do some drag racing. Going with a 10" rim on back. What's the best drag radial to use. Size would be helpful too. I am installing the sway bar relocation brackets so I can run a little wider tire. Car is an automatic tranz.
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MT drag radials!
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You didn't state your rear axel ratio. If the drag radial tire you use is taller than your stock tire you will raise the rear axel ratio. Not good. You need a tire that is the same height or shorter. I like the Hoosier 17328. It's a P245/45R 17 that fits my stock wheel. I like stealth. They also do a 15, 16 and 18 inch rim tire. My tire is 26" tall and 9.4 wide.
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Thanks comes stock with a 3:15 gear. Appreciate the information.
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Do you got 19 in wheels?
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tires

I'm going to buy a separate set of tires and wheels just for the track. They will be 15" for the back and 17" for the front. I also purchased the sway bar relocation bracket kit so that I can run a bigger tire on the rear.
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m/t et street radial pro presuming this will be a track only tire...

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m/t et street radial pro presuming this will be a track only tire...

Wouldn't I be better off with a drag radial rather than a street radial? I see both in catalogs.Thanks
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Wouldn't I be better off with a drag radial rather than a street radial? I see both in catalogs.Thanks
ET street is just the name - this is a drag tire! Click the link and see that it says NOT FOR STREET USE

I run ET street bias ply tires (with manual trans) - they're essentially slicks with two treads in them so they can get the DOT stamp...
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I run M/T ET streets with good luck.
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They just say streets but then you can run in the street classes. If you put on true slicks you will be bumped up in classes. Check your regulations most tracks will require install of drive shaft loop.
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Endless selections of 15" tires. This M/T tire looks perfect. Keep the tire diameter in mind relative with you rear gear ratio. Don't put a taller tire than stock on the car. Go shorter.
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Yes do keep in mind overall tire height. With stock gears you will notice loss on power. If changing gears use calculator when making the change to find best set up.
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That M/T tire is over 28" and it will kill your gear. It needs 4.10 to work right.
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What size would you recommend in a 10" wide tire? Thanks
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Automatic will be fine with 28" tall tires and stock 3.15 gears. Throw a converter/bolt ons/tune at it and have a blast.
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It will always drive no matter how tall the tire. Just going to perform less than desired by most.
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On a bigger power automatic car with a nice converter in it? Lol no.
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You call a stock gt big power huh? Lol
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air pressure

With the drag radials what are you guys running for air pressure? Thanks
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Drag Radials require normal tire pressure. This isn't a thin wall tire. If you run a 3.15 gear with that tall 28" M/T tire don't look for much. That race tire needs a serious gear to work right. Don't waste your money.
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I agree just get factory sized drag radial unless you going dump some gears in the car. Then have at it!
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:55 AM   #24
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Drag radials can be run around 10psi less than your normal pressure to get better performance from them!
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There is so much bad info in this thread I just want to bang my head against a wall. Unsubbed...
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Lol, bad info huh? I got 2013 gt/cs mods off cold air and bama tuned, bmr suspension mods. Did just as op is asking car ran alright down the track. Just didn't give the wow factor. Next mod added 4.10 gears and really woke the car up! Changing to a taller tire requires your home work depending on what you want to do with the car.
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Lol, bad info huh? I got 2013 gt/cs mods off cold air and bama tuned, bmr suspension mods. Did just as op is asking car ran alright down the track. Just didn't give the wow factor. Next mod added 4.10 gears and really woke the car up! Changing to a taller tire requires your home work depending on what you want to do with the car.
What are your times with the 4.10's? I'm betting not very good combined with a sub par Bama tune.
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Have not got down track yet with 4.10 gears yet. Just down streets. Going try with bama tune, then have it dyno tuned. Will let ya know soon as it warm enough open the tracks back up here.

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Stock gears best was 13.73
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Have not got down track yet with 4.10 gears yet. Just down streets. Going try with bama tune, then have it dyno tuned. Will let ya know soon as it warm enough open the tracks back up here.

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Stock gears best was 13.73
Auto or manual? I'm guessing manual with those poor times. What gears did it have before?
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It was factory with 3.15 I believe.
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So you have an automatic?
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Yes auto
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That's slow. That's a bama tune for you lmao

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Actually really sad to be honest

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The only thing I notice from the tuner was corrected speedo lol.
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