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This is a discussion on slicks or drag radials? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I am planning on putting some new tires on my 99 Z28 Camaro. I think I want to put drag ...

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    slicks or drag radials?

    I am planning on putting some new tires on my 99 Z28 Camaro. I think I want to put drag radials on but I am still not sure. What do you guys suggest. After I am done with this car the only thing that will be left to do will be to make it look nice. It is already a total sleeper car but after the engine mods are done, and a new racing tranny as well as new clutch and flywheel this thing is going to haunt peoples nightmares.

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    If you are driving on the street, DR's
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    DRs will have better stability at higher speeds. i have both versions of the M/T ET Streets. the first ones are just like slicks with tiny grooves in them. at higher speeds 60+ they start to squirm. you feel like the car is swaying. the radials don't do that.

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    DR's suck in the rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by StangKiller615 View Post
    DR's suck in the rain


    .....but so do slicks.

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    depends on brand. my nitto 555r were just fine in the rain. both m/t et streets i can't go over 40 mph if it's raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    my nitto 555r were just fine in the rain.
    Agreed.

    I run the 315 Nitto DR's as my street tires. I don't daily drive my car, but I have gotten caught in some rain. Once on a mountain pass driving semi-aggressive.
    The Nitto's did much better than expected.


    For me....
    Street duty = Nitto DR's (315/35/17)
    Track duty = M/T DR's (275/50/15)

    At least that is what I am running for now at the track. Probably try something else once these M/T's are toast.
    Both tires are basicly the same width.
    I have cut a 1.868 short time on the Nittos mounted on heavy TTII's.
    Yet to run the M/T's at the track. Have heard I can pull off 1.6x short times fairly easily.

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    i think it all depends on how much you drive and in what weather...slicks are fine if you don't go very far or drive everyday..other then thati would get dr

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    actual slicks are not allowed on the highway. not DOT approved and are well, slick with no tread pattern to them.

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