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This is a discussion on Skinnies? within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by Firebirdjones Those appear to be bias ply. I've been looking at their front runners for 15 inch ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Those appear to be bias ply. I've been looking at their front runners for 15 inch wheels and getting close to buying a set. But I need 28 inches tall and they only come in bias ply as well.

    I can get skinnies for 15 inch wheels in 26 inch tall in a radial,,,but any taller and they make them in bias ply only for the added sidewall strength.

    With that said I would think you could find skinnies for the 17 inch wheel and only 26 inches tall in a radial,,,since there isn't much sidewall there to worry about. Just thinking outloud.

    I've been searching on and off for the past week or two and the M&H was the only thing that popped up. Hoosier has a Pro-Street frontrunner radial that would be about an inch wider than the M&H. Better to stick with a radial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I've been searching on and off for the past week or two and the M&H was the only thing that popped up. Hoosier has a Pro-Street frontrunner radial that would be about an inch wider than the M&H. Better to stick with a radial?
    It depends on how you like the car to drive. Bias plys don't give the soft ride that radials do, and they tend to follow ruts in the road.
    I personally don't mind the bais plys. Run a set of factory goodyear bias ply reproductions on my firebird for years. You get used to it and don't even notice after a while.

    I can only find the size skinnies I need in bias ply only, so that's what I'll end up with,,,and drag radials on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    It depends on how you like the car to drive. Bias plys don't give the soft ride that radials do, and they tend to follow ruts in the road.
    I personally don't mind the bais plys. Run a set of factory goodyear bias ply reproductions on my firebird for years. You get used to it and don't even notice after a while.

    I can only find the size skinnies I need in bias ply only, so that's what I'll end up with,,,and drag radials on the back.

    That answers my question - thank you. The skinnies would only be for the track and maybe a few local car shows.

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