Drag Radials

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  1. the5.ohh

    the5.ohh Well-Known Member

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    I plan on going to the track this upcoming spring. I'll have my 4.10s in by then, and I'll have just about full bolt ons and full exhaust including longtubes. Whats a good set of drag radials for the rear? Might get another set of bullitts for the rear and throw the radials on there just for drag use.
     
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    Just to clarify, are you looking for slicks or a street DR?
     
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    Strictly slicks only for the track. I'll take off my current rears and swap to the slicks for the track, than back to the street tires for normal use.
     
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    Mickeys

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    Ferocious Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Do you plan on going to the track often?

    I wouldn't bother with slicks if you're only gonna hit the track like 2-3 times. Just launch it with street tires.
    Ask yourself, does that .10 second difference really mean that much that you're willing to buy new tires?
     
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    Thats what I was thinkin.. What size on 17x9s? 275/40?
     
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    Yeah I plan on going pretty often since its always been something I've wanted to do. I can launch it now without spinning but I know the 4.10s are gonna spin like crazy. I'll have to think about it, I have plenty of time. And besides I can use it on another Mustang if I get one. thanks for that, definitely a thought
     
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    Someone else will be able to help you better than I. I could tell you but there's a "too small/too big" area that I'm not certain on with slicks.
     
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    Clearly you don't race [MENTION=15502]Ferocious[/MENTION] . We're talking 1/2 second atleast of a gain in most cases . If yours cars a stock auto it won't leave as hard as I do but personally I'd run a Mickey Thompson et street bias ply in a 26x10.00 even a 26x8.5 would be ok . If your auto Mickey Thompson drag radials would be fine . The difference from street tires to slicks with my car is atleast a second maybe more of I'm spraying
     
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    If you want a real bias ply slick Mickey Thompson makes the for 17's even which is good for the guys with big brakes like me . If you can find a cheap set of v6 wheels or stock gt 16" wheels you'll be good to go . I run my tires at like 13psi at the track lol
     
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    If the OP will be running a 4.10 gear with the AODE, Im wondering if he will run out of gear before the end of the 1/4 with a 26 inch tall tire (if he goes with a 17x9 and the 275/40-17 MT Drag Radial).
     
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    Just to give you some perspective on tires. I ran a 13.6 at 109 mph that should easily be a mid 12 sec pass. Street tires spinning threw third
     
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    I was thinking the same thing actually. May want to consider a 28"

    Kyle what do you think?
     
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    A stock 5.0 with AODE? Can you do a burnout now? Not being a dick, but I don't think you have the power yet to need a slick.

    Now add some nitrous, different story.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't bother with slicks. Especially if you're just starting out on the track. I'd just try to pick up a cheap set of wide street tires and rims for the rear.
    Then once you decide you actually want to get into and have the money for the sport, try slicks then.
    IMO get some seat time with street tires then move up.


    Wouldnt slicks be hard on a stock drivetrain?


    good point rich, would he even be able to heat up the tires?
     
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    Get a pair of 15" tri bar mustang wheels... There literally the lightest wheel ford ever produced besides a purpose build drag wheel.
     
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    No I don't race.

    Now that that's out of the way... putting slicks on a stock car with an automatic and gears will not net him 1/2 of a second (assuming he's not launching on spares :p)

    Like Rich said, it seems like a waste of money at this point. Maybe if he gets real serious about it down the line, but I would definitely not spend money on slicks for my first time down the track. I'm just trying to help him out. I know he's on a college-student budget so I don't want him throwing money on unnecessary parts.
     
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    good point
    hmm..
    I can do a burnout no problem, roast em easily.. Now if you mean just hit it and it lights the tires up, than no way lol. If I do h/c/i I would benefit from slicks right?
    Good lookin out dude.
     
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    Heat them up as in do a burnout? gas + brake? Does that now no problem there. I'll hopefully have my HCI figured out so than slicks would be more beneficial
     
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    Yeah stock aode, no shift kit or anything, all stock. Well I could run the MT E.T streets, and that would definitely be better than stock goodyear eagle gt's. I can launch now on dry pavement and not spin, wet weather i can spin for as long as im on the throttle