Drag Racing Tech - Radials on skinnies? any special type/ speed rating?
badass 2002 z28
02-12-2002, 04:21 AM
I know that the cheapo's are 165R15's, but is there any brand that's better? also i found that some have an SR speed rating and some a TR speed rating. I just wanna know what kind everyone is using.
02-12-2002, 11:24 AM
I'm not sure what mine are rated at.. I have the Pep boy P-Metrics.
badass 2002 z28
02-13-2002, 04:50 AM
Does it really matter?
02-13-2002, 06:42 AM
I don't think you need to worry about the speed ratings. Speeds ratings on a tire are applicable to long sustained runs @ certain speeds, not short 1/4 mile blasts.
The thing I never liked about the VW radial tires is that they were never designed for a heavy (compared to a VW, even Colonel's car is heavy) car such as our F-bodies. They always look like they're plat, even with 40+ psi in them. If you're not after every last bit of weight savings a skinny front tire can offer, check out the M/T Sportsman fronts. They have one with stronger sidewalls designed for heavier cars. They aren't as light as say a M/T ET Front, but definately lighter than the stock setup...
02-14-2002, 11:50 PM
Just bought a set of Cooper Sport somethingorothers for $36/ea from Billingsley Racing. Said he had 3 sets coming in. Not sure of weight or speed rating.
MT Sportsman's are bias-ply aren't they?
They have 4-ply and 8-ply for heavier cars.
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