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This is a discussion on Best Drag Radials within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Took my WS6 to the track last night and I could not get it to hook up until after the ...

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    Best Drag Radials

    Took my WS6 to the track last night and I could not get it to hook up until after the 1/8 of a mile. I had to be easy at the start or the car would get sideways. Will drag radials help me get more traction? Which are the best?

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    Best for traction = MT DR's or M&H has some dot tires as well.
    Best for wear = Nitto DR's
    Best mix of both = BFG DR's

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    driving skill improvements will help out as well. you can have drag radials and still have the same issues. just less of it. you an auto, or m6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    driving skill improvements will help out as well. you can have drag radials and still have the same issues. just less of it. you an auto, or m6?
    I have an A4 with 3500 stall converter

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    how are you launching? i run the yank 3400

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    how are you launching? i run the yank 3400
    The first time I launched was at 2500 rpm and had no traction at all. I had to let off to get the car back straight and then when I got back on it, it went sideways again. It was like that until the 1/8th and then I got traction. I tried launching at 2000, 1500 and 1200 and all three, I had no traction.

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    What track?? How did you do??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000taws6 View Post
    The first time I launched was at 2500 rpm and had no traction at all. I had to let off to get the car back straight and then when I got back on it, it went sideways again. It was like that until the 1/8th and then I got traction. I tried launching at 2000, 1500 and 1200 and all three, I had no traction.
    are you flooring it, or rolling into it?

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    I tried both but I did better rolling into it. I went to Peublo but I know Bandimere is much better. I am getting some Mickey Thompson Drag Radials. The best I did was a 14.2 and I had a passenger with me and I had to roll into it at the start and I did not torque it at the start. I just pressed on the gas when the light turned green. Rolling into it kills my 60 ft time.

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    depending on track conditions, sitting at idle, i've either rolled into it, or floored it. i've tried foot braking it and got no better times.

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    I hate the altitude here.
    Never ran down at PMI as it takes 2+ hours for me to get there. Heard it can hook if your car is set-up right though.

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    Bandimere is a much better track, seems like they got sealer all the way down the track. I am going to take it there and I want to trailer it when I do. PMI doesn't put sealer but at the start. I can' t floor mine, it gets sideways right away. Do you think my traction problem is because it's been lowered?

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    That doesn't help.
    Mine is on ProKit springs and I have done okay though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    That doesn't help.
    Mine is on ProKit springs and I have done okay though.
    Mine are sportsline. So it won't help putting the stock springs back in? Will the Mickey Thompson ET street radials help? If I get the stock 275/40R17, is that good or should I get another size?

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    The stock springs would help weight transfer for sure.
    Suspension pieces help keep the rear planted as well.
    The MT's will help...and if you have the stock wheels, go with the 275 tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    The stock springs would help weight transfer for sure.
    Suspension pieces help keep the rear planted as well.
    The MT's will help...and if you have the stock wheels, go with the 275 tire.
    Thanks for your input Mr. Luos.

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    I agree with the above, also the track prep matter. also on MT you prob gonna get the best traction if you heat up the tires before launching. I had similar experience at the track as you mentioned above, I run 3000 stall with MT et street DRs.
    now I do foot braking while rev to 2000 and ease into it at thrid yellow, it seems to be consistent in terms of traction. best 60' I got was 1.9 that way... I've tried flooring it and went a bit side ways while spinning a bit... etc etc
    my 60' will improve since I got a tq arm in adj panhard in, and next week the Dana 60 rearend set goes in... I'll keep y'all posted how I'll do in a few weeks.

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