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This is a discussion on tire myth within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; i have a 2000 ws-6 and i it is time for new tires all around, i want to go with ...

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    i have a 2000 ws-6 and i it is time for new tires all around, i want to go with the MICKEY THOMPSON ET STREET DRAG RADIAL TIRES on all four tires, someone mentioned it is not good to go with drag radials all around, can anyone clarify if this is a myth or truth? Thanks guys...by the way i have the corvette staggered setup 315 35 17 in the rear and 275 40 17 in the front...
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    I don't think its a good idea. Do you drive your car on the street? DRs will burn up quick and be a waste of money. On the strip you would want skinnies in the front for weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercampeones4 View Post
    i have a 2000 ws-6 and i it is time for new tires all around, i want to go with the MICKEY THOMPSON ET STREET DRAG RADIAL TIRES on all four tires, someone mentioned it is not good to go with drag radials all around, can anyone clarify if this is a myth or truth? Thanks guys...by the way i have the corvette staggered setup 315 35 17 in the rear and 275 40 17 in the front...
    With dry weather they will be fine. The question is why are you wanting to run a drag radial on a front tire. It is not myth or truth.. Yes you could drive with them all the way around but why? DR's will not last anywhere near the miles that a good street tire will. So you will be replacing them alot more often. So in the long run they will cost alot more. Can you run them on all 4 corners... Sure... Why ????
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    He prolly wants a matched set on it. Can he? Yes. Should he? Prolly not.. But to each their own..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    He prolly wants a matched set on it. Can he? Yes. Should he? Prolly not.. But to each their own..
    Yup I know alot of people that want a matched set. And as you say to each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    Yup I know alot of people that want a matched set. And as you say to each their own.
    Do'nt get me wrong I totaly understand your thinkin'. Well @ least I think I do, they do'nt look right with mismatched tires on them IMHO..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Do'nt get me wrong I totaly understand your thinkin'. Well @ least I think I do, they do'nt look right with mismatched tires on them IMHO..
    Matching tread pattern... Yes sir I can undertsand that.

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    yes, thank u for answering my questions i do want all four tires the same brand i was looking at some mickey thompson drag/radials that would look crazy, i just wanted to know if it is possible, should i probably not, thanks guys...

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    Side wall is to soft for up front. I just got the M/T ETs today had to shave my fenders. 275/40/17 But it was worth it. Excellent tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I don't think its a good idea. Do you drive your car on the street? DRs will burn up quick and be a waste of money. On the strip you would want skinnies in the front for weight
    Not just weight reduction but also to lower rolling resistance.

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    You could, if you want your car to handle like shit and IMO it would look pretty stupid

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    And to the people supporting this idea I can only assume you've never driven a car on drag radials

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSCZ06 View Post
    dont listen to them that shit sounds badass ..let us know how it works out!
    yea as bad ass as a FWD car with a adjustable rear wing.

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    I've got Nitto 555R DRs on the rear and Nitto 450 Extreme streets on the front and I like the setup. However, my car rarely leaves the garage. Do what you like, but if you're driving the car everyday and in all weather conditions, the DRs won't hold up very well for you.

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    It's not a good idea at all they are not made for the type of load they get on the front. Not to mention the cost of replacing them. If you need to have them all the same go with BFG DRs in the back and regular BFGs up front. There is a reason why you never see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    I've got Nitto 555R DRs on the rear and Nitto 450 Extreme streets on the front and I like the setup. However, my car rarely leaves the garage. Do what you like, but if you're driving the car everyday and in all weather conditions, the DRs won't hold up very well for you.
    i did not know the 450 extremes were drag radials..i thought they were extreme performance summer tires

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    They aren't drag radials. I said they're street tires silly. Go back and look.

    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i did not know the 450 extremes were drag radials..i thought they were extreme performance summer tires

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