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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Link to Hoosiers? These the same tires as the QTPs?
    Some lump them together.

    QTP's are Hoosier's street slick.
    They also have a full on slick.

    I had little problem hooking my car at the track (and most of the time on the street) with the QTP's.
    Although I am thinking about going to their full slick and more gear when I get the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Link to Hoosiers? These the same tires as the QTPs?
    They are not QTP's. They are the Hoosier Drag Slicks. I can't link a non-sponsor but will say I buy them from Jeg's.


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    I think I'll have to stick with a drag radial though. We don't even have a 1/4 mile track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Some lump them together.

    QTP's are Hoosier's street slick.
    They also have a full on slick.

    I had little problem hooking my car at the track (and most of the time on the street) with the QTP's.
    Although I am thinking about going to their full slick and more gear when I get the chance.
    moar grip!!!!!! moar grip!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    moar grip!!!!!! moar grip!!!!
    And moar torque....

    Should get out of the hole without issue with 4.56's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    I think I'll have to stick with a drag radial though. We don't even have a 1/4 mile track.
    You will get about twice as much wear from the Nitto 555r DRs (roughly 10K miles) over the M/Ts (roughly 5K miles)....Obviously this depends on how spirited you drive.

    They both grip very well on the street. However, the Nitto's suck for traction a the drag strip, but that doesn't seem to be an issue for you since you don't have a drag strip near you.

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    They don't SUCK...but they aren't the best. Actually, they are probably the worst of the DR's out there.
    But they will still do pretty good for you since you don't race much.

    I was able to cut 1.86's on them....with a good amount of power.
    Should be able to get upper 1.6's or so out of them with an auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    They don't SUCK...but they aren't the best. Actually, they are probably the worst of the DR's out there.
    But they will still do pretty good for you since you don't race much.

    I was able to cut 1.86's on them....with a good amount of power.
    Should be able to get upper 1.6's or so out of them with an auto.
    I have yet to get much better 60' times with the Nitto's than I did with my regular street tires. Street tires was 2.030. Nitto's was 1.906.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    They don't SUCK...but they aren't the best. Actually, they are probably the worst of the DR's out there.
    But they will still do pretty good for you since you don't race much.

    I was able to cut 1.86's on them....with a good amount of power.
    Should be able to get upper 1.6's or so out of them with an auto.
    1.89 was the best I got out of mine with an auto. I got 1.8's and .7's with the ET Streets. I dropped into the 1.5's with the Hoosier's.

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    How many different attempts have you fellas made on them?
    I had about 10 passes in before I found the sweet spot with them....cut a few 1.86's with my M6 car.

    I will say this...they take a while to find that spot where they hook for ya.

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    I've made about 8 passes with mine. Dumping the clutch, yes dumping it, was my best 60' time I stated above. I dumped it at 4500RPM.

    Last weekend I tried feathering the clutch out at 4000RPM and I got a 1.96 60'.

    I didn't get a chance to adjust tire pressure, but both times out I was at 18psi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    How many different attempts have you fellas made on them?
    I had about 10 passes in before I found the sweet spot with them....cut a few 1.86's with my M6 car.

    I will say this...they take a while to find that spot where they hook for ya.
    40,50 ore more on the Nitto's and Street's. Back when I had the nitto's and street's we use to have TNT on Tues and Fri. Tuesday's were not busy you could get 20,30 runs in... But I might also run Fri and Sat. The car made for a great bracket racer. It also made good money on Tuesday night's Gambler's race..

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    I might have to get a set of hoosiers just to see what I can do at the track for 1, 2, 5 passes ...i'm not usually into competition, but i'd like to know what it can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    I might have to get a set of hoosiers just to see what I can do at the track for 1, 2, 5 passes ...i'm not usually into competition, but i'd like to know what it can do.
    If all you are interested in are a couple of passes, you might want to talk to a couple buddies and just borrow a set. People nowadays are a little funny about borrowing stuff but it's a thought.

    Years ago I had 28x9 goodyear slicks I'd take to the track, and pass them around to 4 different friends. We'd hot lap one car, 3-4 passes, then park it, pull the tires and throw them on the next car and do the same thing. Had a ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    I might have to get a set of hoosiers just to see what I can do at the track for 1, 2, 5 passes ...i'm not usually into competition, but i'd like to know what it can do.


    You'll like the Hoosiers......I've had several DRs and Hoosiers work the best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    If all you are interested in are a couple of passes, you might want to talk to a couple buddies and just borrow a set. People nowadays are a little funny about borrowing stuff but it's a thought.

    Years ago I had 28x9 goodyear slicks I'd take to the track, and pass them around to 4 different friends. We'd hot lap one car, 3-4 passes, then park it, pull the tires and throw them on the next car and do the same thing. Had a ball.
    must have been a pain with those wooden spokes......

    but seriously .i know what you mean.

    i was troubleshooting my car at the track 1-2 years ago and asked another transam if i could borrow his IAC for 2 passes and see if it solved the issue...he wasnt about that...i bet 40-20 years ago if i asked someone to borrow a part they would be more than happy to do that and make a new friend... shows you how much the car scene has changed

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    I'll admit I'm pretty paranoid nowadays too. I've had things stolen, damaged, people I thought were friends. So I'm a bit reluctant anymore too. So I can understand others. But you are right, it wasn't like that 30 years ago.
    Now that I'm living out here, I don't have the luxury of friends in machine shops. I've got hard to find (ie: expensive) engine parts I'm afraid to drop off at a shop for fear of not getting them back. It's hard to find someone to trust. But I digress, carry on.

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    Things have changed. You come to Scribner, NE before it was closed down, I'm sure someone would be more than willing to help you out.

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