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#1 wallaby

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 11:02 AM

I'm just wondering from you guys that have "been there, done that": how much difference will be noticed at the dragstrip by using drag tires?
I have a torquey big-block and right now I have to "roll" into the throttle to keep the tires from spinning. Will drag TA's make a big difference, or would it be wiser to just step up to slicks for the few times I get to the strip?
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 11:05 AM

ain't nothing like having a set of STICKYS
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 11:26 AM

I USE THE MT ET STREETS AND THEY HOOK GREAT AND YOU CAN DRIVE THEM ON THE STREET !!!! they ride nice on the street, but I wouldn't recomend driving in the rain though, that's the only draw back, but man it's great not having to change tires at the track, just let a little air out and your ready to go.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:07 PM

How many miles you figure drag radials are good for? guesstimate smile
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9-9-08 1.77 60' but forgot to clear the carb and popped all the way down the track.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:50 PM

Get a pair of slicks.

I`ve used BF Goodrich drag radials at the track and they do not remotely compare to slicks.

Of course there are really fast cars using drag radials and they will tell you different, but even with a fairly stock suspension a set of slicks will make your car hook.

My dad uses the cheater slicks and has no spinning problem but I`m not sure you would want those unless you plan on leaving them on all the time.

Another thing to consider is at the track (at least at mine) when running slicks on a day when they are having test and tune, you will get more runs in. At my track there are fewer cars testing that have slicks so they usually run half the street class then come back to the not street legal lanes and run them again.

I use the Mickey Thompson ET drag tires.
Size...28/10.5-15S
The S stands for stiff sidewall, every thing I read and every person I talked to said go with the stiff sidewall. Unless you have no suspension then go with the soft sidewall so it can absorb the shock of the launch.

Plus at the top end the stiffer sidewall tires give better control with a heavy monte.

I`ve driven them to the track (45 minutes one way) with 28 lbs in them and they ride actually nice. lol


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Posted 20 August 2006 - 01:03 PM

Reaper...

I have about 6,000 miles on mine and the wear indicator is getting close to the tread depth.

I will continue to drive mine past the wear mark. Rain will be the factor at one point.

I ran mine at the track for a couple years so alot of tread went up in smoke wink , so it depends on what you do with them as to how long they will last.

I`ll say this though I will never put a standard street tire on the back of my car again. Part throttle would spin them (dangerous).

Now it takes about twice as much throttle to get them going. lol

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 02:18 PM

6000 miles and still going is a lot better then I thought you were gonna say smile
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Best 1/4 12.57 @ 110! 8-14-07 (1.95 60')
3.31 Gears and all season radials. TH 400 and NA.
As of 8-06-08.... 3.73 gears, BFGoodrich drag radials, 4L80, 177 Weiand supercharger, MSD distributor and 6AL.
9-9-08 12.38 @ 112 (2.03 60') Wish I could get some traction!
9-9-08 1.77 60' but forgot to clear the carb and popped all the way down the track.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 05:29 PM

Well I figured slicks would be the best choice, but I guess my question is whether any of the DOT race tires like the drag radial, quick time, etc, are much better than a similar-sized street tire.
...and do you need to heat them up?
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 07:07 PM

the first pass of the day you need to heat them up like this to wake the compound up.........

and after that just heat them up enough to get the crap off of them.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:18 PM

Wallaby...

Yes the drag radial is worth it if you don`t go with the slick, yes you do heat them up.

I don`t go in the water but haze them to get them sticky.

If I`m doing it for a photo then its a John Force burnout lol

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:33 PM

I keep hearing the Mickey Thompson drag radial is best right now. I myself will try them for my street tire when my current ones wear out.

The one draw back is on the street when you go to do a rolling burnout (to show off) these type of tires hook-up so it appears to every one that you don`t have as much power lol .


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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:33 PM

Post your MPH in the 1/4 or 1/8 and I can tell you what ET you could expect from a drag tire..

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:35 PM

I keep hearing the Mickey Thompson drag radial is best right now. I myself will try them for my street tire when my current ones wear out.

The one draw back is on the street when you go to do a rolling burnout (to show off) these type of tires hook-up so it appears to every one that you don`t have as much power lol .

....Except if your front tires come off the ground wink

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:26 PM



....Except if your front tires come off the ground wink

This is true... lol

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:14 PM

I like running street tires, I can pretend I'm one of those "drifters", that's why I love rear wheel drives in the snow nutz
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:25 PM

Humm I haven't run street tires for about 5 years, I forgot what it was like to do some nasty street tire burn outs, hummmm I'm going to go steal the tires off of my wifes car. :rolleyes: lol

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:36 PM

Ahhh, now I know how to beat you Sam, just catch you on the street then I can hammer it while you just sit there spinning.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:42 PM

it wouldn't be the first time!!!! lol
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 08:19 PM

Last time out I ran 104 mph.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:33 AM

I have the M/T drag radials pretty nice very soft for a street tire suposed to be best one out and there are people runing insane numbers on them. I havent tried to go down on pressure to much yet but they make a huge difference!
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