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    Best drag radial for A4?

    Wondering what the best M/t tire would be for my car? The et street or the et street radial? Running a A4 with a race weight of 3300lbs.

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    That really depends if you want the feel of a radial tire or not.

    I've ran both types on the street with my chevelle as well as the strip. I prefer the MT drag radial myself. I like the stability they offer at high speed with a tall sidewall type tire.
    Maybe on these (new car) low profile tires this issue isn't as bad???? Don't know,,,,never had a low profile sticky tire. Always run 28 inch tall tire on a 15 inch wheel. The ET streets being bias ply always moved around on the top end with low air pressure. I don't have that issue at all with the drag radial,,,and they are slightly more friendly in the rain if the occasional pop rain shower traps you.

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    I was just going to use them for the track but it would be a good idea to have a radial if I decide to use them on the street. Going to run the 255/50/16 size.
    Last edited by Z28_06374; 10-08-2008 at 08:52 AM.

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    I would personally go with the radial then. With very little effort I got my car to 60 foot just as well with the radial, and they drive like a stock tire. You don't have to screw them to the rims either,,,a plus if you don't like drilling holes in hard to find or expensive wheels.
    I also ran tubes when I had the ET streets,,,,thats another added expense as well. Don't need them with the drag radials.

    Some will tell you that they aren't needed for the ET streets either,,,but thats running on borrowed time with the low air pressure they required at the track for me.
    Just some things to keep in mind. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    mt et streets.
    Only problem with them are if your DD them, is mileage. 5,000 miles and your done. If you want a longer lasting tire, nitto neogen's or the nitto INVO.

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    they both hook the same really.. id go radial

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    Yep other than the bias ply moving around at high speed,,,gives you a squirmy feeling. Otherwise I agree they work the same. I ran same 60 foot times with either ET street or the MT radial tire,,,I just preferred the radial since I have to run them on the car 100% of the time and makes street driving more friendly.
    I get roughly 10,000 miles out of them with plenty of track time in between. I've seen some people go as far as 15,000 miles,,,depends on how agressive you are.
    The MT's are one of the softest drag radials out there hence why all the fast cars are running them. But with that you use them up a bit quicker.

    I've had nitto's,,,,and they do last a bit longer,,,but they are a harder compound and just don't 60 foot as well. I could never get the car to dip in the 1.5 60 foot range with the nitto's,,,,but the MT radials do it on a regular basis.
    You could look at it this way. Give up some 60 foot time for a longer lasting tire or visa/versa. Just depends on what you really want to do and whether or not you keep them on the car 100% of the time.

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    thing about the radials is the tread is about 3 inches deep when you get theml... haha

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    As long as you heat them up good, you can pull 1.6-1.7's on Nitto Drag Radials all day long.
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    I have Hoosier QTPs and like them a lot. I only use them at the track....they now look like slicks.

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    MT et street radials for sure. with an auto at that weight they are the way to go. good for 1.4 60ft in a 1600kg sedan with irs! you dont need to run front ronners either.
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