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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 08-16-2010, 10:00 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.
Come on Dave,
Tell us what you really think!
btw, what's a "drag radical"?

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Originally Posted by corvette8189 View Post
i like my m/t radial 295/45/17
i run this same tire @ the track
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Originally Posted by TRIZ View Post
Come on Dave,
Tell us what you really think!
btw, what's a "drag radical"?

They are a pure race only tire.Hoosier even says not for highway use even though they DOTs.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by TRIZ View Post
Come on Dave,
Tell us what you really think!
btw, what's a "drag radical"?
Hoosier Drag Radical = a tire that's so radical it's over the edge when traction is a must.

BTW,did that performance section comment strike a nerve or something? I knew that would bring someone in this crowd too life!

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Originally Posted by 396375 View Post

They are a pure race only tire.Hoosier even says not for highway use even though they DOTs.
I do believe that his pole is inquiring about the best "drag radial tire = traction". I stated the weakness of the Hoosier's in my original post. They are street legal DOT tires with a high ware rate.
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Originally Posted by 98vettedave View Post
I do believe that his pole is inquiring about the best "drag radial tire = traction". I stated the weakness of the Hoosier's in my original post. They are street legal DOT tires with a high ware rate.
Right Dave.Since all the tires listed in the poll are street tires I was just giving info.Street legal yes.Streetable.Absolutly not.
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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 have run on Hoosiers and M&H, both of which are far superior to BFG's or Nittos but can not hold the traction to MT's!
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Originally Posted by gorillavet View Post
I have run on Hoosiers and M&H, both of which are far superior to BFG's or Nittos but can not hold the traction to MT's!
The MT's are a good tire,Ive gone through a couple of sets (275 40 17 same size as my Hoosier's) and the performance was good. They will give you a tire that has a fair rate of tire ware (not the best in the West) as they say,and the traction is good when put to the test. However, I do believe that if you were to ask the guy's that have run both the MT's and Hoosiers of a comparable tire size that they (the majority) will give Hoosier the nod in relationship to the traction provided.
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Originally Posted by 98vettedave View Post
The MT's are a good tire,Ive gone through a couple of sets (275 40 17 same size as my Hoosier's) and the performance was good. They will give you a tire that has a fair rate of tire ware (not the best in the West) as they say,and the traction is good when put to the test. However, I do believe that if you were to ask the guy's that have run both the MT's and Hoosiers of a comparable tire size that they (the majority) will give Hoosier the nod in relationship to the traction provided.

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I love the Hoosiers I run a 315/30/18 drag radial, and basically they are a soft slick with two tread lines cut in it. I actually had to go out and check, but it does say not for highway use. I drive about 20 miles to the track on the highway and they feel pretty damn stable to me. On the street I run the 555r's otherwise it's a smoke show. I'm not quite 800rwhp, but I put down 728rwhp on a mustang dyno and they hold at the track for me. I've run the M/T ET streets, and they hook well, but you can't beat the price of the Hoosiers.

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Originally Posted by cobill1972 View Post
but you can't beat the price of the Hoosiers.

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From where?
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Originally Posted by tail_lights View Post
From where?
I get mine from Jegs for $213.99 each about 6 months ago they were a little less. The same size in M/T ET streets would cost $301.99 each. The lack of tax helps off set the shipping.

Just one look at them and you think to yourself "what's going to break" lol

http://www.jegs.com/i/Hoosier/522/17342/10002/-1

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looks good!
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Originally Posted by cobill1972 View Post
I get mine from Jegs for $213.99 each about 6 months ago they were a little less. The same size in M/T ET streets would cost $301.99 each. The lack of tax helps off set the shipping.

Just one look at them and you think to yourself "what's going to break" lol

http://www.jegs.com/i/Hoosier/522/17342/10002/-1

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will this tire fit on a stock Z06 rim and car?
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by corvette8189 View Post
will this tire fit on a stock Z06 rim and car?
My 02 Z sits about 3/4-1 inch lower than the stock ride height, but they fit great on mine with the stock rim size. I purchased an extra set of the C5 Z06 replica rims that I swap out.

I just saw these on discounttiredirect.com for a extra set of wheels. Seemed like a good price to me. I have the black ones.


http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...0.5&vid=006644
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Originally Posted by corvette8189 View Post
will this tire fit on a stock Z06 rim and car?
yes i have run them
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Originally Posted by a/c man View Post
yes i have run them
how did you like them compared to the M/T
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Have seen them all and run them all. Best all around DR is the Mickeys for price, how they hook and how long they last.
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Originally Posted by TransAm2002 View Post
Have seen them all and run them all. Best all around DR is the Mickeys for price, how they hook and how long they last.
So you like the M&Ts better then the M&H?
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Originally Posted by 396375 View Post
So you like the M&Ts better then the M&H?
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Yes....the M&H might a hook a little better....maybe.....but they burn up way too fast. The MT's drag radial II last. I have had them on my Vette for 9 months and 5K miles of fun driving. They still look and hook like they did when I bought them. Very happy with them.
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Originally Posted by TransAm2002 View Post
Yes....the M&H might a hook a little better....maybe.....but they burn up way too fast. The MT's drag radial II last. I have had them on my Vette for 9 months and 5K miles of fun driving. They still look and hook like they did when I bought them. Very happy with them.
Wow.5K.That's more then I got out of my Nitto DRs.
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