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315 or 275 M/T drag radials? Which one?

This is a discussion on 315 or 275 M/T drag radials? Which one? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by rel3rd I think Hi-Po is talking about the bias ply ET Streets, not the drag radials... Yes, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
    I think Hi-Po is talking about the bias ply ET Streets, not the drag radials...
    Yes, I was. Of course the nitto wont even come close to hooking like a bias ply ET street. Two different classes of tire. All I was saying, is for the street the nitto 555r is what im trying next. The ET Street just wasnt for me, I didnt like the feeling the ass end had at higher speeds and the mileage I got out of them was horible. Although, I spun them a few times on dry pavement (on accident) and that pretty much wiped that soft tire out.

    For the strip, that is just what Luos said.... A cheater slick. If you can deal with the street driving of the ET's.. then you could drive to the 1/4 mile... dead hook and then drive home. Some people dont mind the bias ply on the street, for me it wasnt worth it. 315 0r 275... I guess if it isnt a major price issue I would go with the 315. For the looks and it might hook alittle better. But even the 275 ET will hook just about any street car power IMO.

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    Hi-Po had the MT ET Street radials.

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    A big fact to consider noone brought up was the weight difference. Most people can tell you I'm a fan of wide assed tires. I run 335s on a 17x13 out back. BUT for the same amount of traction you get with a 315 vs. 275 the weight is significant. Radials are heavy period. Upwards of 30+ each for the ones you are referring to. The less unspung weight you have on the wheels add to E.T.s big time.

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    I say get the 315's.......if nothing else, you can grow into them (power wise).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Hi-Po had the MT ET Street radials.
    Correct. And they still sucked IMO for street driving

    I think im just a pussy when it comes to alittle speed. I hated that swaying feeling so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Correct. And they still sucked IMO for street driving

    I think im just a pussy when it comes to alittle speed. I hated that swaying feeling so much.
    You got sway with the MT DRAG RADIALS? I've never heard anyone complain of that before...not on a radial, anyway.

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    Those.

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    Man, you blistered the crap out of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
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    Those.
    Holy shit! How did you do that?

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    Spun them probably... 4-5 times on DRY pavement. Dont do that. The last time I did it I was racing a Cobra with a full drag setup. MT DR's and skinney's up front. I knew I already blew my tires off in the weeks prior so I said fuck it. This guy and I had raced 4-5 times and I consistently had 1 1/2 cars on him from any MPH roll. He wanted a dead dig race. I knew I was in for truoble so I heated them a *little* and rolled up to the stop light .... Then that D-bag totally jumped the fucking light hardcore and we barely even raced. To sum it up...

    Those MT ET's hate to spin on dry pavement period. I had enough money laying aroundlast summer I didnt really care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Spun them probably... 4-5 times on DRY pavement. Dont do that. The last time I did it I was racing a Cobra with a full drag setup. MT DR's and skinney's up front. I knew I already blew my tires off in the weeks prior so I said fuck it. This guy and I had raced 4-5 times and I consistently had 1 1/2 cars on him from any MPH roll. He wanted a dead dig race. I knew I was in for truoble so I heated them a *little* and rolled up to the stop light .... Then that D-bag totally jumped the fucking light hardcore and we barely even raced. To sum it up...

    Those MT ET's hate to spin on dry pavement period. I had enough money laying aroundlast summer I didnt really care.
    So they are now shot? Could you spray down some water and do a smokey burnout to clean them up or are they already done for?

    I didn't know you couldn't heat em' up on dry pavement.

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    o hell no. What you see in that picture is what is still on them currently. I took them off. I gurantee I could get a few decent track passes out of them. They look bad because they were not used correctly by me. It was 100% my fault they look like that and they lasted for as long as they did. I rode them hard, I didnt much care at the time. I also just bought nitto DR last week though. I am hoping for a better street tire out of them.


    I got caught in the rain ONE time with those MT ET's... and boy did it suck. Really, there is only 2 threads for water to escape. Right down the middle. It IS a cheater slick. But you also cant get a better hooking street tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
    You got sway with the MT DRAG RADIALS? I've never heard anyone complain of that before...not on a radial, anyway.
    I offered to let him try out the 27x11.5x15 Hoosier QTP's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I offered to let him try out the 27x11.5x15 Hoosier QTP's.
    Yea, whatever. I suck.

    No one has ever had the whishy washy feeling? Seriously? I raced peoplke before and they even said they SAW my ass end swaying back and forth.... Of course because they were always behind me.

    I tell you what Curtis, I will drive YOUR car with the H. QTP's, that sound like a deal? Cool, Im driving down now buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    I tell you what Curtis, I will drive YOUR car with the H. QTP's, that sound like a deal? Cool, Im driving down now buddy.
    See you in a few.

    Might wanna wait though....supposed to get 8-16 inches of snow tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    See you in a few.

    Might wanna wait though....supposed to get 8-16 inches of snow tomorrow.
    Shouldnt that make it more fun though?



    No one has experienced that sway with MT ET Streets? Its there, I promise!
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    get the 315s, those are the MT ET 2's , the other ones are the 1's.

    i heard a lot of talk about wobbly high speeds on the older styles, but i heard some guys saying that there 315s are fine. i just like the new style better, i also read they last longer.

    i have the MT ET STREET 2's , but havent used them yet, i got 315/30/18 for my 18x10.5 rims. havent even mounted them up.

    Edit!, heres some pics: sorry for the bad quality, they were taken by my cell phone



    with a quarter on the tread:

    Cant stress enough, these tires are massive, when i got them i was in complete awe. meats!

    the wheels they are going on


    doing those all the way around (18x10.5 deep dish with 56mm offset) and 295/30/18s on the front with the 315/30/18s on back.
    Last edited by totalkos; 03-26-2009 at 12:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I offered to let him try out the 27x11.5x15 Hoosier QTP's.
    That's why I thought he had the bias ply ET Streets, and not the drag radials.

    p.s. I had that exact size QTP on one of my old rides. They hook nicely (see pic captured from video of 10.24 run, 1.51 sixty foot) but do have a bit of sway at 132-133 mph, or thereabouts, lol...


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    What tire pressure do you guys estimate that I should be running?

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    street or track?

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