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What tire for best traction and fastest ET? Are ET Drags not the hot ticket anymore?

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Old 11-27-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Like the title says, are ET Drags not the best tire for the best traction and fastest ETs? I vaguely remember someone saying something about a drag radial will net you better/just as good traction, but slightly better in ET. What's the scoop?
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If you can hook it then the radial is faster. Also Hoosier has a badass Radial slick that is 30" diameter and is worth a ton on a N/A setup.
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If you can hook it then the radial is faster. Also Hoosier has a badass Radial slick that is 30" diameter and is worth a ton on a N/A setup.
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get the 30" hoosier radials.
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Man, ya'll are a bunch of good guys. I love LS1Tech. I appreciate the help.

So if you say if I can hook...are these harder to hook the ET Drags? Does the track prep have to be badass? Are they consistent?

Yep, I'm still naturally aspirated. Maybe next time around I'll build a turbo or nitrous setup.
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This is all I came up with, is this what you're referring to:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

The difference between the 2 according to the description is the compound, but I can't say what the difference is.
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Ok, found this:

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...DS=1&N=700+115

Is that it?
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A lot of M/T drag tires and et street tires are M5 compound which is harder than the R1/R2 compound found in the drag radial street tire and drag radial slicks, look at M/T site they have a lists of the compounds.

With the softer compound and stiffer side wall found in the drag radials it reacts faster with less sidewall wind up, netting a quicker launch assuming the car hooks on it.
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A few questions, then off to bed.

1. Are the Hoosier Drag Radials lighter than my current ET Drags? (325/60/15 vs. 29.5x10.5/15)

2. Which compound is softer?

3. Which one will hook better considering everything else is the same?

4. Which one is lighter?

5. Being that the Hoosier tire that ya'll are recommending is a drag radial, is it still a good all out drag tire? I ask because this is strictly a drag car.

6. What kind of life and how does it compare to what I have?

7. More or less time to properly heat them?

8. What PSI for best results?

9. Do I need to use wheel screws? I did to my current ET Drags.

10. How do they compare in size? (height and width)

11. Do the Hoosier drag radials grow any and if so, how much?

12. Last but not least, are they going to fit if my 29.5x10.5 ET Drags fit?

Sorry for all the questions, but I have no info or experience with these tires and want to make sure of these things before I buy them because I plan to do so tomorrow.

Thanks in advance!
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29.5x10.5 is lighter.

Drag radial compound is softer r2 vs m5

Drag radial would hook better.

The drag radial is street legal but it is a drag car compound.

A lot of my friends who run drag radial run about 20 passes and swap to new ones but they still hook good while they wear down.

A lot of people do shorter burnouts on the drag radials.

D/R run more psi than a standard slick, my friend runs 18psi in his and runs low 8's.

They still run rim screws.

The 325 is about 28" and about as wide as a 29x10.5

The D/R grow very little.

The tire is shorter and I believe the section of a 325 on a 10" wide rim is very close to 13". So the section width should be about the same.

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The Hoosier Radial slick is the tire I am talking about. The Hoosier DOT drag radial sucks.

The radial doesnt grow, it will fit where a MT 29.5 will fit. Yes you need screws. New tires start at 24 psi
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So how are the Hoosiers worth more ET when the ET Drags weigh less?

20 passes, wow, even less than a true drag tire.

I thought with a drag radial you're in the burnout longer, but if these particular drag radials have a softer compound, then yes, I can see less time.

I thought the 325/60 was closer to 30"? According to Hoosier's website, it shows to be 29.7" tall.

MADMAN, wow, so many different tires. I thought I found what everyone was recommending. I'll look again, but if you have a link, feel free.
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This is all there is to choose from:

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...36679_-1_10579
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I found this:

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...10002_44864_-1
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Hoosier 18215C07 - Hoosier Drag Slicks
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I've always been told that a stick car that hits the tires hard needs a soft sidewall (i.e. slick) and a auto car can get away with radials since it doesn't shock the tires as hard.

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what about goodyears?

Sold as a 30x9 but actual size is 29.5 - D12 compound, radial built

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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Firehawk441 and gator's 99TA, are you guys referring to the exact tire that MADMAN is referring to? There's a Hoosier Drag Radial and a Hoosier Radial Slick.

Oh and just curious, why does the radial version of the slick worth more on a N/A setup?
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What about us guys who run 28" tires LOL

Hoosier does not make a 28" Radial Slick... we're screwed aren't we? LOL
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Firehawk441 and gator's 99TA, are you guys referring to the exact tire that MADMAN is referring to? There's a Hoosier Drag Radial and a Hoosier Radial Slick.

Oh and just curious, why does the radial version of the slick worth more on a N/A setup?
The radial slicks are good for about a .010 in ET gain. Less rolling resistance, and less sidewall flex account for the gains in performnce.

You want the radial slick. They make two compounds, C06 and C07. The C06 lightweight is the softer compound(23lbs) and a tad lighter good for cool weather. The C07 compound(26lbs) is good for summer weather and is alittle heavier.
The Hoosier part numbers are 18214 for the lightweight C06 version, and 18215 for the C07. I think Jegs or Summit only carry the C07 version. You'll have to get the lightweight version from a Hoosier dealer.





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18214 >30.0/10.5R-15 Radial*** A 10.5" 29.5" 92.5" 9-10" 10" 12.5" 23 C06

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18215 >30.0/10.5-15 Radial A 10.5" 29.5" 92.5" 9-10" 10" 12.5" 26 C07
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