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ET Streets or Drag Radials

This is a discussion on ET Streets or Drag Radials within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Last year I was running the MT Drag Radial 235/60/15 and it hooked well even after the cam swap. This ...

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    ET Streets or Drag Radials

    Last year I was running the MT Drag Radial 235/60/15 and it hooked well even after the cam swap.
    This winter a 3600 stall is going in and wonder if I should stay with a drag radial or move to a ET Street.
    I have new wheels coming and was going to run the MT DR in a 255/50/16 with front runners.
    From what I understand the radial tire is quicker as long as it hooks. I think I should be OK on a radial --just looking for experiences.

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    The ET Streets will help you better your 60' times. To me the 1/4 mile is all based on the 60',drop that and the 1/4 times will come down. When you say the radial tire is quicker how so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    The ET Streets will help you better your 60' times. To me the 1/4 mile is all based on the 60',drop that and the 1/4 times will come down. When you say the radial tire is quicker how so?
    From what Ive read--less rolling resistence. I know the bias plys do a better job in sketchy track prep but if they both hook most people say the radial tire will et and mph better.

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    I guess I asked that question odd. As far as I know ET Street's are radial tires.



    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Drag Tires



    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Drag Tires are built applying the latest high-tech radial construction techniques and years of drag racing experience in compound development, this Mickey Thompson DOT-approved street-legal drag radial will get your car down the track in record time AND drive you home with sure handling and an excellent ride




    672-3752R
    # Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tire P235/60R15 (26'' x 9.5'' - 15'')
    # R2 Compound
    # Special Sidewall Construction for Quicker Launches

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    I now see the ET streets Drag Tire that is not radial. My mistake I always thought of them as radial.

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    For an auto I'd use the radials. I know several guys with 9 second autos and they all use the radials. Six speed cars like myself stick to ET Streets or QTPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    I guess I asked that question odd. As far as I know ET Street's are radial tires.



    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Drag Tires



    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Drag Tires are built applying the latest high-tech radial construction techniques and years of drag racing experience in compound development, this Mickey Thompson DOT-approved street-legal drag radial will get your car down the track in record time AND drive you home with sure handling and an excellent ride


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    672-3752R
    # Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tire P235/60R15 (26'' x 9.5'' - 15'')
    # R2 Compound
    # Special Sidewall Construction for Quicker Launches
    Good tire.....hooks well at the track......and its not that bad on street either
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    I'd stay with the MT drag radials. The drag radials are quicker than the bias ply tires. I've tried them all. I currently have the Hoosier drag radials and cut a 1.44 60' time when all I could cut with bias ply slicks was 1.53. You really gotta heat those drag radials up sometimes to get them to stick. Unless the track is all hot and sticky anyway. The colder the track is, the harder it is to get DR's to hook. But if you heat 'em up enough, they should hook regardless. The only thing I like better about bias ply slicks is they seem to be more consistent which is what you want if you bracket race.

    Plus, those ET Streets sway all over the track on the big end. Just ask anyone who has them. It's quite annoying..

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    I dont do alot of bracket reacing--just 6 or 7 track days throughout the summer. I think Ill probably stick with the drag radials with radial front runners.

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