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Best Drag Radials?

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    Best Drag Radials?

    Have two wheels(Stock Speedline 17's) that want to put Drag Radials on like Nitto 555r or etc.

    What are best and what size to use?

    Was thinking about going with standard 275/40-17

    but what else can i use?

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    Best for what?

    Life or traction?

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    track tires....just going to stick them on for track time.

    was thinking Nitto NT555r 275/40-17 or
    these
    Brand: Mickey Thompson
    Product Line: Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tires
    Part Type: Tires
    Part Number: MTT-3743R
    Tire Size: 275/40-17
    Rim Diameter (in): 17 in.
    Sidewall Style: Blackwall
    Tire Construction: Radial
    Directional: Yes
    Tire Diameter (in): 26.00 in.
    Section Width (in): 11.00 in.
    Tread Width (in): 10.20 in.
    Minimum Recommended Rim Width (in): 9.00 in.
    Maximum Recommended Rim Width (in): 11.00 in.
    Asymmetrical Tread Pattern: No
    DOT-Approved: Yes
    Tube Required: No
    Tire Compound: R2
    Quantity: Sold individually.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Best for what?

    Life or traction?
    Last edited by 2001ws6; 01-19-2009 at 09:21 PM.

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    go with the mickey thompsons. they are way better for the strip. the nittos are good for the street but not near as good at the track.

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    M/T drag radials

    My $0.02 worth is that the M/T drag radials are the best for the strip. I ran them several times last year and was very impressed. With Goodyear GSD3 tires, I had to launch at idle. With good track conditions and spinning them a few times, just to knock the stones off the M/T drag radials, I was launching at 3,000 - 3,200 rpm with no spinning. I was afraid of blowing the stock 10-bolt so I did no dare go to 3,500 rpm's. I even use them when I drive SCCA autocross events. Probably not the best for autocross, but the stick way better than the GSD3's. Good luck and let us know what you get and how you like them.

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    I ran 2 pair of nitto dr's and 1 pair of bfg comp ta's all 275/40/17 just in this past season.the nitto had far more tread life than the bfg's.time wise they were about the same.and they were quiet on the street.i don't know about any other. toyo makes a drag tire that looks pretty mean. it's a 888dr

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    I've always been a BFG fan.

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    i have some brand new bfg's ill sell ya for $320 shipped, 275/40/17

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    MT's for the track

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    The Hoosier DR's are hooking rather well these days.

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    MT ET is what im going with soon. in 315/30/18

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    Quote Originally Posted by totalkos View Post
    MT ET is what im going with soon. in 315/30/18
    ET STREETS or DRAG? streets suck on the street. just my opinion. they make the car feel "bouncy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedude02 View Post
    ET STREETS or DRAG? streets suck on the street. just my opinion. they make the car feel "bouncy".
    Yes they do! Can get pretty hairy at times no doubt. But they hook nicely, have to give them that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedude02 View Post
    ET STREETS or DRAG? streets suck on the street. just my opinion. they make the car feel "bouncy".
    He'd have to be talking about ET Street DRAG RADIALS, since MT doesn't make 18" ET Drags or ET Streets.

    I've ran 4 different sets of Mickey Thompson (ET Street) Drag Radials and never noticed any bouncy feeling? (One set of 275/40/17's and 3 different pairs of 275/50/15's - one pair on 15x10's, two pair on 15x8's)

    Now a bias ply ET Street is a whole different animal....

    To the original poster, like said above...
    MT ET Street Drag Radials for best hook, Nitto's for longest life and "ok" hook.
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    With my MT ET Streets.. I didnt even like going over 80-90 because of the "wishy-washy, swaying" feeling the ass end had. When I raced a 96 cobra.. He obvioulsy saw my ass end at a high speed and when we were bullshitting he said my ass end looked like it was swaying 3 inch's back and forth. He had MT ET drags and skinneys up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    With my MT ET Streets.. I didnt even like going over 80-90 because of the "wishy-washy, swaying" feeling the ass end had.
    I hated it enough that I'll never go back to a bias ply ever again. Radials only for this old guy.

    You should feel it at 130+ if you think 80-90 is bad, lol. My old sled was at 107mph or so in the eighth mile and from there til the traps was "fun"....





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    I run a set of Nitto 555DR, and I'll never buy them again. I pulled a better 60ft time with some regular street tires than these Nitto's. They feel sticky but should've went with the Mickey Thompsons.

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    I have a set of MT ET Streets and I love them, they hook great.

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    I will never DD MT ET Streets again. I didnt like how unstable they were at higher speeds. I think I will just try a weaker drag radial this year, like the nitto.

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    ET streets are NOT drag radials.

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