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    looking for a good drag race set up

    Ok getting back into racing again and I am looking for a good combo at the track. Should I put some slicks on the stock SS 17's or buy some different wheels. I guess MT's drag radials are still the best? or is there something new and better out there? Thanks.
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    Are you going to run the DR's all the time??
    Or do you have a set of wheels to put on the car for the track? Might not be a bad idea to pick up a set of 16" salad shooters and put the MT ET radials on them.

    Those MT radials hook nicely. I used those last season and had okay luck on them. Conditions changed on me and I never got a solid launch with them. Either spun or bogged.
    For your car, those would probably work great.

    I am going to try something a little closer to a true slick though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Are you going to run the DR's all the time??
    Or do you have a set of wheels to put on the car for the track? Might not be a bad idea to pick up a set of 16" salad shooters and put the MT ET radials on them.

    Those MT radials hook nicely. I used those last season and had okay luck on them. Conditions changed on me and I never got a solid launch with them. Either spun or bogged.
    For your car, those would probably work great.

    I am going to try something a little closer to a true slick though.
    Ya I plan on putting them on at the track only. Will the 16's work ok with my 17's up front? or get 16's all the way around with skinnies up front? + I have the 4.30's too small of a tire I might have to shift to 5TH

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    I have 4.11's and the M6. With a 26" tire, I can get to 124MPH at 6700 RPMS.
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    Your top speed is 112MPH in 4th gear at 6200 RPM's with 4.30's....on a 26" tire.

    No problems with different size wheels as long as you have a rear tire as tall as the front. It can be taller in the rear though.

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