Drag Racing Tech - What are the best tires for the street/track??
03-30-2002, 05:28 PM
I will have a 2800-3000 stall with a 2.5 str. WHat do u recommened?
I used 17 inch Nittos on my 99SS A4 for stripe/street. Vary air pressures for best results at track. On the street, everyone seems to recommend 25 pounds. Good luck in your selection. <img border="0" alt="[Burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" />
03-30-2002, 10:58 PM
if you have 17's get the 17inch nittos...
if you have 16's get the 16 inch nittos.. i run a 245/50/16 nitto on a draglite XP...
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03-31-2002, 06:16 AM
Another alternative is the new Toyo RA-1. I'm gonna try them this week so I'll let you guys know how they are. They are more of an autocross tire, but for a mildly modded car they should work well as a street/strip tire. Here is the link:
03-31-2002, 09:23 AM
Hands down, Nitto Extreme Drags. Perform great on the road in all conditions (except snow <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="gr_images/icons/wink.gif" /> ). And do very well at the strip.
03-31-2002, 05:47 PM
were can I get tehse Nitto's at?
04-01-2002, 02:11 PM
I've been told that the RA-1s are slightly softer than the Nitto drags, so we'll see how they perform. I bought a set today, and get them installed tomorrow or Wednesday (if it doesn't snow I'm getting them tomorrow) They will be my April to October tires for daily driving, with about 5 or 6 trips to the dragstrip. They are Z rated, so they should have pretty good street manners. I just hope they'll give me what I want at the strip. My LT1 is bone stock, so with these tires, if I'm lucky, I'll see a 13.8 this weekend (it's only going to be about 45-50F on Saturday, so it's good horsepower weather)
04-03-2002, 12:37 AM
Update, got my RA-1s mounted today, and drove home in wet snow! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Sad]" src="gr_sad.gif" /> They handled that pretty well though, so they'll make a good rain tire I'm sure. The compound is very soft, but not quite as soft as BFG drag radials. It feels softer than Nitto drag radials as I suspected though. Should be interesting to see how they hook up! Tomorrow the roads should be dry and I can check it out.
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