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Old 06-04-2007, 10:18 PM
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looking at getting a set of DR's. Was wondering what would be a good wheel tire combo?
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:28 PM
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17inch mickey thompson drag radials on a regular 17inch gm wheel. the m/t's work the best IMO
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what are you using these for? alot of driving? track only etc...
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17inch mickey thompson drag radials on a regular 17inch gm wheel. the m/t's work the best IMO
I agree.
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If you want more of just a drag tire.. they make a 17" ET Street too... not a drag radial but a bias ply D.O.T street slick!
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If you want a radial for maximum performance at the track, the 15" drag radials perform the best, because they have the most sidewall area. The M/T's perform best on automatic transmission equipped cars. Get yourself a pair of the lightest 15" aluminum wheels you can find w/the correct backspace. Make sure you get a good wheel balance job. This combo will give you the best 60' times. WJ
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be carefull dude, drag radials+m6+10 bolt= a bad night.
mines clickin+screamin already. and thats wit a auto.
e/t streets work the ***** on stock t/a or camaro 16" wheels
we got 255/50/16
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Loe My M/T's but dont daily drive them, if you need a all day type of tire, think Nitto, drag mostly then M/T
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I have a pair of stock 16" Z28 wheels with MT 255/50/16s on them. I just bolt them up and drive it down to the track and get great traction.
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just gonna use them for the ride to the track a few runs a night and back. So i'd like to get a set of rims so i dont have to deal with swapping tires all the time. Im in no rush as ive only been to the track once!!
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Nitto555r's, BFG's or M/T ET Street DR's if you really want to stick! For some, it comes down to driving style and personal preference... some guys can drive their cars really well and make any of the above tires hook.

At your power level (just a lid?) any DR on a 16", 17" or 18" wheel will do just fine and even better once you learn the tire, launch technique, air pressure and so on.... For example, there are some guys going low 11s and high 10s in GTO's with 18" drag radials....
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