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Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, January 26, 2008 6:11 PM
Well im just wondering for the ones who are using slicks or radials... what brands/size are you using..

At my work i can get mickey thompson for cost (which is ridiculously cheap, cheaper then my Eagle F1 summer tires were) but all they stock is the mickey thompson
So i wanted to see what you guys like.. also post up some pictures if you got them



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:23 PM
i used BF goodrich drag radials. size 225/50/15s



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Sunday, January 27, 2008 5:53 AM
Used BF Goodrich D/R in size 215/60R14 for my first season and now on a pair of M/T ET Street Radial 225/50R15. Love the Mickey Thompson's.


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:26 AM
I use Mickey Ts on the Vette and they hold awesome!





Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:27 PM
i want to get some m/t for my 01 cavalier. and i still have my stock rims . think you guys could help me out...



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Monday, January 28, 2008 11:23 AM
These are the MT - ET Street Radials:

Part #...Size Size....Equivalent... Appx.Weight..Compound..Approved Rims..Measuring Rim..Sidewall Width..Tread Width
3750R...P205/50R15...23 X 8.0R15.........22 ..........R2.....5.5" - 7.5".......6.5".........8.42"..........7.6"
3751R...P225/50R15...24 X 9.0R15.........23...........R2.....6.0" - 8.0".......7"...........9.11"..........8.2"

Overall Diameter... Circ.
...23.13" ..........73"
...23.98" ..........75.3"

NOTE: From Micky Thompson's web site.

Here's the info from Summit racing on each tire: 205/50-R15 and 225/50-R15. Both these tires will fit the stock steely 15" rims. The 205 will effectively multiply your current gear ratio by 1.077 (over the stock 24.9" Z wheel & tire, X 1.081 for stock 15" steely's 25" dia.). It is only 1 lb lighter, but the loss of the pound comes at the outside diameter. The 225 is 1 lb heavier, but is .6" wider (@ tread) and .85" taller, so it will only multiply your equivalent gear ratio by 1.038 (for Z, 1.043 for 15" steely).

BF Goodrich also has these same sizes in the g-Force T/A Drag Radials, both of which cost less than the MTs. Hossier makes a DOT - DR in 225/50-R15 and Goodyear makes a 205/50-R15 DR.

I've heard good things about the BFGs, some prefer the MTs over the BFGs. I haven't heard anything about the GoodYear DRs.

There are also quite a few sizes available in regular Drag Slicks, just shop places like Summit Racing or Jeg's (or you favorite tire store) for sizes, prices and availability.

EDIT: MT also makes the Mickey Thompson ET Drag Sport Compact tires

I currently have a set of Khumo ASXs in 205/50-R15s for track tires, but have only run them onece at Orlando Speed ( or Spin) World (when the timer shut down during the run and I got no timeslip.) I had a ton of spin with them at Orlando. I want to soak them in VHT Track Bite and take them to Gainseville Raceway and see what they'll do.




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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Monday, January 28, 2008 5:57 PM
stock rims as in the z24 alloys.



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Monday, January 28, 2008 6:51 PM
Drag tires for 16" rims are hard to find. How about these: Hosier 225/50 R15 DRs, but it says a minimum rim of 7". The Z rims are 6". I've known a few people to mount 225/50R16s on the Z rims no problem, but this is a drag tire not a street compound. Your best bet, just get some stock steelies in 14" or 15" and a set of DRs (or slicks) to go on them. You can drive to the track and swap them out there. Don't try driving around on any of the DOT approved tires. You'ld be luckey to get a few K miles out of them. They wern't ment for street use, even thoughthey are DOT approved.





Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:29 AM
We used BFG drag radials on our SRT-4 and popped 11 second passes with it...

As far as Slicks, Mickey Thompson is what we use, 26x10, on the Sunfire



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Friday, February 08, 2008 7:17 PM
i use M/T's on my cavi and my srt-4. grip is amazing! i used steelies on my cavi, but my srt has 15" motegi traclites


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Friday, February 08, 2008 7:28 PM
What are the options for people with the wilwood big break kit up from who have to run 17's or bigger like myself?
Are there any options?




Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, February 09, 2008 9:11 AM
Right now I'm just running 225/50/15 BF goodrich drag radials. They are ok but I'd like something bigger. I have some 16x7.5" wheels I might try the 255/50/16 MT tires but that will come later. Hoping it won't rub unless I crank the wheel fairly far.



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, February 09, 2008 1:23 PM
Schnupper wrote:

What are the options for people with the wilwood big break kit up from who have to run 17's or bigger like myself?
Are there any options?


The only thing I could find is the B.F. Goodrich T/A Drag Radial 225/45-R15.





Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, February 09, 2008 10:35 PM
Sweet thats the size tires i have on right now!!! Thanks



Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Sunday, February 10, 2008 5:18 PM
M&H Racemaster slicks 24.5x8.5x15 on a 15inch 8inch wide drag wheel

Love 'em.


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Monday, February 11, 2008 10:27 AM
Ill have to be using 17' s I was looking on getting the NITTO 555R's... Anybody have any good, bad info on those?











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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Monday, February 11, 2008 5:15 PM
Nitto's do not stick as well as the BFGs but they last longer and are a lot cheaper. they aren't overall bad at all, but if you can afford it, I would get BFGs for grip WAY before 555r's and i hope no one is daily driving on any of these... wet traction is not going to be anything at all to speak of, and wear is very quick.


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Thursday, March 13, 2008 7:17 PM
I have some Hoosier "cheater" DR's..... work pretty awesome. 1.8 60's, and not even broken in!!!

225/50/16..... (their actually for sale )




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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, March 15, 2008 5:15 AM
were you runnin them on your steelies? what size were they for 14s or 15s?


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, March 15, 2008 7:49 AM
Casey Schaaf wrote:

were you runnin them on your steelies? what size were they for 14s or 15s?


On a 14 or 15..... 225/55 would be pretty close.

I was running mine on W-body steelies (Police/Taxi Package Steel Wheels)




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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, March 15, 2008 9:26 AM
I have these - Kumho Ecsta V710 Slicks on 15 inch american racing wheels. However I believe they are better for auto-x than they are for straight line dragging. I still have to learn how to launch properly as I was having some traction problems with these last year and had some horrible 60's.






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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, March 15, 2008 9:38 AM
do you have any problems gettin the jack under your car with the smalle rims on, i have the same kit on my 05 with a similar drop...


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:16 AM
Casey Schaaf wrote:

do you have any problems gettin the jack under your car with the smalle rims on, i have the same kit on my 05 with a similar drop...


I have a low profile jack and I can't get it under the car with my 19s on. I have to drive onto 2x4's first with the 19s and then I have to add another pieces of wood when I have the 15s on.


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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:57 AM
I ran 24.5x8x15 M/T Drag ET's last year on a set of steelies. This year I am running a set of 26x10x15 M/T Drag ET's mounted on a set of 15"x9" Weld racing wheels. I have to run my coil-overs all the way up to fit the taller tires in there.



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Re: Drag Slick or radials... what brands are you using? and what sizes.. pics too
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:01 PM
Viral (Kris) wrote:

I have these - Kumho Ecsta V710 Slicks on 15 inch american racing wheels. However I believe they are better for auto-x than they are for straight line dragging. I still have to learn how to launch properly as I was having some traction problems with these last year and had some horrible 60's.


They are for road racing, they have a stiffer sidewall to prevent the sides from rolling over. Problem is the stiff sidewall also prevents the sidewall from flexing and absorbing the shock of a drag type launch and the tire won't flex down to grip. For an example of this:


This is a good example of sidewall flex on a drag tire.

Of course with a dragster tire it's a little more extreme, but you get the idea.






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