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DOT Drag Tires

Old 12-05-2005, 02:33 PM
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I've got links to quite a few competition tire manufacturers so I thought I would post them.



CAUTION!: Most of these tires may not be used for street use! They are legal when new, but not recommended!





Drag Tires



BFG G-Force T/A Drag Radial

Hoosier Quick Time & Quick Time Pro

Mickey Thompson ET Streets

Nitto NT-555R Drag Radials

M/H DOT Cheater Slicks

Dunlop SP Sport Inferno Drag Radial

Hoosier Drag Radial

M&H Drag Radial

Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial

Goodyear Eagle SS DOT Drag Radial
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:02 PM
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I've been hearing good things about the BFG drag radials from the mustang guys. Don't expect more than 2000 miles out of them on the street though. I plan on picking up a set to see for myself.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:03 PM
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Kinda have to wonder why in the Drag Radial class @ NOPI, Mickey Thompson and Hoosier drag radials were banned shortly into the season. Espacially when the class is sponsored by BFG.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:50 PM
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First of all let me say great thread. It is nice to see all the different types of tires in one location.



I have one question though for those who have drag radials.



1. What tire are you running

2. How many miles can you expect out of it for normal street driving?



Also I will be putting these on a FB with about 400rwhp. I was curious what width tire would be sufficient enough to hold my tires to the ground? I was thinking 245's because I can fit those back there with the stock suspension setup.



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Old 04-13-2006, 11:06 PM
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Well Darn...no help huh? I just picked up a pair of 215's for my stock tires. I will go larger when the wheels get upgraded.



Still looking for personal experiences.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:50 PM
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bfgoodrich rates their tires at around 15000 miles on the road, but that doesnt include burnouts and hard launches, so it will be less than that. a friend of mine got about 6000 out of his bfg's. i have the nitto nt555 drag radials on the back of my fc. they're 305/45R18's and they barely fit even with the widebody.
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What size should I go for 16x8 stock FD wheels? What's the widest that will safely fit?
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:17 AM
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If you check the sizes available from each manufacturer, you'll see you don't have a lot of choices in 16" wheel diameters. 255/50/16 is the biggest, I think. It fits, keep in mind the tire will be 1" taller than stock.
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hey guys,i use a pair of rear toyo proxes ra1 semi slicks 225/50/15.



they have huge grip,i went from wheelspinning at any speed 160km/h or less,just put those tyres on and i could barely spin first gear after that.on the strip they cant spin forst without a 6g plus dump of the clutch.



on low boost i have run a 1.79 60' with 280rwhp on low boost and ran 12.08 @116mph .on the street they need a bout 1 minute driving or less and they have full grip.



back to back against my mates car with bfg drag radials 235/60/15's the toyos are way better,he wishes he bought toyos now.



anyway im not sure if u guys get those tyres in the states but anyway they are very good.



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Old 09-12-2008, 12:29 PM
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I'm very happy with the Hoosier DOT drag radials, size 225/50R16. Ran a 1.89 60' with 'em. We do run them back and forth to the track, but I wouldn't want to drive them in the rain, as the "tread" consists of two circumferential grooves. The rest is smooth, soft, sticky rubber.
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