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    Bought some Mickey Thompson Street slicks

    Well, I have not been able to to launch my car since I bought it. For one, Im sure I need a driver mod for the launch, But I decided to go this route and see where it takes me.


    I will be getting my Mickey Thompson 275/40/17's Monday. I have high hopes for them. They have to be better than what I have now. I did not feel like grinding, so I opted for the 17's.

    I have yet to feel a dead hook in this car, and I really really want to. So far, I go from a 5 MPH roll and nail it, it rockets great from there... with minimal wheel spin. I will be going to the the track hopefully next weekend with some numbers for you guys. Pray I dont blow a tranny or a rear end.

    Anyone have any advice on these? Good or bad? Thanks, and wish me luck.

    What can I expect?

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    ET radials??

    The ones on the left?

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    Yes sir, the ones on the left, the radial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Enjoy not spinning now.
    Yea? What do you recommend on my launch? RPM?

    I like to hear that. I hope nothing breaks when It does finally hook up. My rear whines at 55 MPH and up alittle. Never a grinding, or clunking sound... just a whine starting at 55MPH. Hopefully it will be alright, only one way to find out.

    I paid 453$$$ for the tires. Anyone find them cheaper???


    I am totally excited to get these on my car, I want a launch so fucking bad. I can ALMOST feel it!

    Also there is a Neon SRT4 that wants to race me. Im not all that worried about him. He told me I better have 450 to the wheels if I want to beat him cause he just beat a Camaro with 450 rwhp. I said ok and walked out with my beer,

    Hopefully these tires will let me race him from a dead dig and from a 10 MPH roll, where this car excels fucking awesome.
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    They stuck from a 5000 dump (aired down and warm) on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    They stuck from a 5000 dump (aired down and warm) on my car.
    NO SHIT? Am I going to have a problem with my car bogging down/stalling launching at just 2 or 3 grand??? on the street?


    I am excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    NO SHIT? Am I going to have a problem with my car bogging down/stalling launching at just 2 or 3 grand??? on the street?


    I am excited!
    You will have to find the right point and slip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Enjoy not spinning now.
    lol, I agree 100%

    On ProStars with skinnies in front and 15x10's on rear with 275/50/15's I normally 60 footed 1.60-1.61, but on stock (and much heavier) SS 10 spokes with the same size tire you just got (smaller sidewall than before as well), my 60 foots only slowed up 2-3/100ths...yes, that says one hundredths...and that is 3755# race weight, Bilstein shocks, 1LE springs, stock torque arm, and both swaybars in place. Only adjustable piece is the panhard bar.

    I got mine from Summit for $418 shipped I think it was. Mine loved 20psi.

    I've since went back to ProStars, but have no regrets whatsoever trying the 17's as I lost VERY LITTLE performance compared to "drag wheels"...
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    They will be on the car Monday after work. I am excited and slightly nervous just because I dont wanna break something when it finally hooks. I want to go to the track next weekend, but I need to find someone to go with me. Ether way.

    Now I need a FAST 90/90!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    you should come to the mid mich motorplex with me on wednseday
    Wheres that at? What is it?

    I have to work Wednesday. I get out of work at 330 PM.

    I cant miss work, I am spending too much money on car parts.

    FAST 92/92 is almost ordered. Screw it, Get it over with right???

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    Let me know how well they hook Hi po i was going to get a pair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Wheres that at? What is it?

    I have to work Wednesday. I get out of work at 330 PM.

    I cant miss work, I am spending too much money on car parts.

    FAST 92/92 is almost ordered. Screw it, Get it over with right???
    its in edmore michigan. I dont get out of work until 5 that day..i go after work...its a drag strip...Wednesdays are test and tune.

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    You are in for a world of fun with hooking. I was able to get my car with mods in sig to hook at 5,500 rpms and it felt like the front end came off the ground. It was fucking SWEET!!!! I did my hook with Goodyear GSD3's 275/40/17 with full 32 lbs of pressure. I think I am the only one to do that with street tires and full pressure. My only bitch about it was that it was not at the track , I did it on a newly black topped road at about 100 degrees. THANK GOD MY REAR DIDN'T BREAK.
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    good luck at the track let use know how it gos. i want a set of them to but just dont have the cash right now. all i can do is

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    Heres the update.

    I went out and played for about 2 hours today with these MT ET Streets today. Honestly, they scare the living crap out of me on the street. I was launching at 3000 RPM's and was hooking decently. They spun just a little... but I was able to pedal right out it and immedaitely hook back up. I DID NOT warm them up besides driving a few miles on them. Im sure if I did a small burn out they will dead hook at 3 grand on sticky 1.4 miles pavement.

    3 grand is probably barely even pushing these tires honestly.

    BUT, I launched at 3000 RPM and nailed it all the way threw 3 gear. At about 75 or so the rear end acted like it wanted to just slide out from under me. The car's rear end felt as if it was swaying back and fourth. It did scare me badly. I had no control over this. As of right now, I want my BFG G-Forces back on a 2nd set of rims for the street.


    The dufass and the tire place set the pressure at 44 PSI. I just let 4 pounds out. I think I need to let more out... right? 44 is the max at temperature. WWhat should I be running PSI wise in the DR?

    Hope some of this helps and hope some can help me.

    Also, I ordered my FAST 92/92 last night. So I will need the ET's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Heres the update.

    I went out and played for about 2 hours today with these MT ET Streets today. Honestly, they scare the living crap out of me on the street. I was launching at 3000 RPM's and was hooking decently. They spun just a little... but I was able to pedal right out it and immedaitely hook back up. I DID NOT warm them up besides driving a few miles on them. Im sure if I did a small burn out they will dead hook at 3 grand on sticky 1.4 miles pavement.

    3 grand is probably barely even pushing these tires honestly.

    BUT, I launched at 3000 RPM and nailed it all the way threw 3 gear. At about 75 or so the rear end acted like it wanted to just slide out from under me. The car's rear end felt as if it was swaying back and fourth. It did scare me badly. I had no control over this. As of right now, I want my BFG G-Forces back on a 2nd set of rims for the street.


    The dufass and the tire place set the pressure at 44 PSI. I just let 4 pounds out. I think I need to let more out... right? 44 is the max at temperature. WWhat should I be running PSI wise in the DR?

    Hope some of this helps and hope some can help me.

    Also, I ordered my FAST 92/92 last night. So I will need the ET's!
    Sounds good. You should get a vid of your launch for us

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    I would say for street application to run 32 psi in those tires. 44 psi is way too much in my eyes. Track run 20 psi or around that area and 32 psi on street. Just my .02

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