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View Poll Results: Best Drag Radial
Nitto 555r
5
7.35%
Mickey's
49
72.06%
M and H
10
14.71%
Toyo Proxes TQ
4
5.88%
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best drag radial for a 800hp plus

 
Old 08-15-2010, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by a/c man View Post
spinmonster knows best he has tested them all!!!http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-t...-solution.html
Originally Posted by RoadRebel View Post
Hardly on either account IMHO. But at any rate, the OP needs to provide a lot of additional information before even soliciting tire ideas. Items such as rim diameters,Rim Width,Mini tubbed,Willingness to run a 28" tire etc. This on top of typical driving (No Rain?) conditions,Driving style (Straight line light to light,Drag,Johnny Roadrace) and preferred characteristics of the overall wheel/tire combination.

Denscor,
Give us your detailed driving specifications!
Based on the info so far, I'd have to choose M/T drag radials.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:53 PM
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The car is not my daily driver. It will be taken to the track maybe 4-5 times and its more of a weekend toy.Its a 6 speed car with a spec stage 3 plus clutch dte strut brace built rear end with both output shafts upgraded. The motor is a LS7 with a f1 pro-charger with 14 psi of boost. I have read bad stories of what can happen on the street if it get loose with street tires.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:02 PM
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i run M/T slicks at the track. 26x11.5x17 on stock wagon wheels. i can make it hook with a 1.41 60'.

i have had nitto 555R and those were horse**** for hooking. at the track or on the road, i didn't like em. they lasted quite a while though and they drove fine in the rain, so i will give it that.

I also have the BFG drag radial and those were awesome! hooked very nicely on the streets and decent as well at the strip. in fact, i road raced on them once too and was not to shabby. they lasted about 8K miles b/w track and street use. worked well in the rain as well, def can't go wrong with them!

Now i am running Toyo RA1s and they seem to be awesome! hooking 700rwhp just fine. no track results yet though. i drove them in the rain and they were pretty good. no hairy issues...

ps, all the drag radial sizes i was using was 335/30/18.

Aj
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by madmatt9471 View Post
Micky Thompson ET Streets 26x11.50x17's - puely the best

Nick name = Axle breakers

i hook real good on them

Thanks,Matt
They`re a nice tire at the track... I didnt have much luck with them on the track... I did much better with the old Hoosier tires I got from 4drush... We are looking at Drag radial specific tires...
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:12 PM
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anyone try the toyo prox TQ? I can get them 100 cheaper then the others.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:32 AM
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I like to run the M/T @ the track with 17psi and 25psi on the street they really do well in the curves
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:27 AM
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What size tires are the M and H, Mickey's?
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by a/c man View Post
I like to run the M/T @ the track with 17psi and 25psi on the street they really do well in the curves
Damn man you werent in any fast curves then with them on. I had em on my car for 25 minutes and took em off as I would have crashed my car with those tires on with anything but straight line driving which they were great for. Since I also drive the hell out of my car in the twisties on a daily basis as well as stop light to stoplight running hard they just wont do with. I hit a freeway curve at 85 and the rear was loose with the m/t's.
For street driving they arent worth wrecking the car with them on in any kind of aggressive handling situations. Im guessing you guys dont drive your cars anywhere near their maximum handling capabilities with drag radials on which is a good thing.

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I have the nitto 555r and a set of mickey thompson drag radials both in 305/35-18 sizes. In back to back testing the MT tires perform better on the street...I haven't tried them at the track. As for handling the curves, even with low tire pressures they seem stable to me.
For 800+ hp I would recommend the MT 345 or the new nitto nt-05r
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:06 PM
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Mickeys FTW...
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I would assume after looking at the poll your question has been answered!!! Mickey Thompson is where it's at!
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yes mickey's have it
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 95vettski View Post
I have the nitto 555r and a set of mickey thompson drag radials both in 305/35-18 sizes. In back to back testing the MT tires perform better on the street...I haven't tried them at the track. As for handling the curves, even with low tire pressures they seem stable to me.
For 800+ hp I would recommend the MT 345 or the new nitto nt-05r
I have used a lot of different tires.... the MT Street Radials are by far the best.... I have the 345/35/18..... I keep 30-33 psi in them on the street.... good for straight line traction and decent in the curves.....they are not at all loose and sloppy at 30+ psi.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gorillavet View Post
I would assume after looking at the poll your question has been answered!!! Mickey Thompson is where it's at!
The only reason why the Mickey's have it is because they've never ran on the Hoosier drag radicals. The Hoosiers will give you poor mileage on the street (no rain),but they will hook better than "ANY" other drag radical when comparing them to a comparable tire size.

Edit; Post up on the performance section and get the opinion from the real gear heads.

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Old 08-16-2010, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by HIGHRPM View Post
I have used a lot of different tires.... the MT Street Radials are by far the best.... I have the 345/35/18..... I keep 30-33 psi in them on the street.... good for straight line traction and decent in the curves.....they are not at all loose and sloppy at 30+ psi.
How did the M and H do?
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:16 PM
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A friend of mine ran the Hoosiers on his Z and lost it on the 1-2 shift, dam near totaling the car out. Runs the 325 M/T ET street radials now.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:54 PM
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i like my m/t radial 295/45/17
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:00 PM
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i run the MT 305 radials and love them, they are great on the street, and are very drivable, even in the rain, imo they are the best do it all tire.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:04 PM
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I have the Mickey Thompson Drag Radial II, 305/35 18 and they work great. Awesome tires and hook up awesome. Believe it or not they last pretty good as well. My track tires are Mickey Thompson ET Street 26x11.50x17. (1.46 60' ) I see a pattern here.

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 98vettedave View Post
The only reason why the Mickey's have it is because they've never ran on the Hoosier drag radicals. The Hoosiers will give you poor mileage on the street (no rain),but they will hook better than "ANY" other drag radical when comparing them to a comparable tire size.

Edit; Post up on the performance section and get the opinion from the real gear heads.
I would probably agree with this... I have never tried a hoosier drag radial... I dont think they make an 18 if I am correct??? But you will not catch another Mickey Thomspon Tire on my car... If its a drag radial going with the M&H Hands down nothing compares in the 18" and as for a true drag bias ply tire... Hoosier Quicktimes....

I think this thread is full of people That are on Mickeys band wagon... I`m going out on a limb and say 90% of the people on this thread have never tried an M&H tire....

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