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    drag radial what to use

    i have been look at some tires for my car has anybody used the toyo proxes TQ thanks jon

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    Never used the Toyo's. But you didnt say your goal and purpose of the DR's.

    MT for drag/street

    Nitto for Street/Drag.

    In that order.

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    well my car is just street drove alot but i like to take it to the track on the weekend sometimes and it just blows the tires off it right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyboy_1985 View Post
    well my car is just street drove alot but i like to take it to the track on the weekend sometimes and it just blows the tires off it right now
    ok hold up real quick..what do you have done to your car ? ...also are you a m6 or a A4..these questions have to be answered first..if you are not modded and have a A4..i would think you just have shit tires..and DRs would be overkill.....you would want to go with nittos however since you said you just occasionally go to the track..nitto 555r will give you the best street life out of all of them..but they will not hook quite as well as the M/Ts...also worth noting is when the road is cold etc...the tires will be squirly ..they need a good amount of heat into them to stick ..i think that is why they last so long on the street.

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    I rocked Nitto555R for a long time and they worked pretty well as an overall tire. They lasted me about two years, TA was not a dd. Hooked really well when they were heated up.

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    i got nitto 555Rs and they hook pretty good at the track. im cammed, stalled and geared, with tubular LCAs, PHB, and torque arm. they are a pretty good street tire and at the track i do a nice burnout to be able to hook.

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    it has a nice cam in it long tubes, TB, ported mass air true duel with x pipe out the back 3 in all the way and a full tune my cam size is 228/228 605 lift lsa 112 +2 adv. 6 speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    i got nitto 555Rs and they hook pretty good at the track. im cammed, stalled and geared, with tubular LCAs, PHB, and torque arm. they are a pretty good street tire and at the track i do a nice burnout to be able to hook.
    What are you launching at with them?

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    i have street tires right now on it so i am pedain it off the line other wise it just roast the tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    What are you launching at with them?
    about 2000 rpm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyboy_1985 View Post
    i have street tires right now on it so i am pedain it off the line other wise it just roast the tires
    yea i think nitto DRs are right for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    about 2000 rpm
    Oh OK. I'm going to the track this weekend for the first time in a while. I'm going to be trying to hook with them at about 4k+. We'll see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Oh OK. I'm going to the track this weekend for the first time in a while. I'm going to be trying to hook with them at about 4k+. We'll see what happens.
    well ive never used drag radials but i can launch my car from 3k and it will dead hook most of the time(depending on the road/weather). ive got bridgestone potenzas. 305/30zr19s. best tire ive ever owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    well ive never used drag radials but i can launch my car from 3k and it will dead hook most of the time(depending on the road/weather). ive got bridgestone potenzas. 305/30zr19s. best tire ive ever owned.
    I'll be running Nitto 555 DRs. I know they are not as good as the M/Ts, but if I heat them up enough, I would think they would hook decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I'll be running Nitto 555 DRs. I know they are not as good as the M/Ts, but if I heat them up enough, I would think they would hook decent.
    yea they should.. i woud have got some drag radials but there so hard to come by for 19s. toyo proxes are about the only ones and there like 800 a peice or somethin like that

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    I use Hooiser QTPs at the track.

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