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Old 05-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Et street or Et street radial

Im debating on which rear tires to buy..I purchased new darkstars for my car..17x4.5 and 15x10..I got the front tires figured out just trying to figure which is best tire and size I need for rear..I drive my car 70% street 30%drag strip..Im running 3.55 gear also 5 speed car..
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If you plan on driving on the road at all get the radial.
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275 50/15 or 275 60/15...will one have better traction than the other or basically just whichever one I can clear?
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275 50/15 or 275 60/15...will one have better traction than the other or basically just whichever one I can clear?
275/60/15 will kill your gear.. 28" tires make any gear feel like a whole 2 steps down. Will hook great....but too much.

Id go with the shorter tire...however not knowing your setup doesnt help me too much

I ran a 275/60/15 et street radial on my car and it helped my launch at the track, but also killed my launch.. I couldnt break 1.9 60' because the car would hook and fall on its face.. and thats with 4.10s and a 4500rpm side step. I could have went harder on the launch, but i also wanted to drive the car home with the axles in one piece.

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ET Street Bias Ply for a stick car. The softer sidewalls help absorb the shock of the launch.

^^not ideal for daily driving, then again, neither are the DRs
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ET Street Bias Ply for a stick car. The softer sidewalls help absorb the shock of the launch.

^^not ideal for daily driving, then again, neither are the DRs
That's fine and dandy. Except for where he said 70% street driven. Bias plies are sketchy at higher speeds

Edit. Ok I must have missed the second half of your post.

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I personally run a 275/60/15 and love the look. Haven't had new setup to the track yet. It clears but you will have to roll your fenders if the car is lowered at all

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275/60/15 will kill your gear.. 28" tires make any gear feel like a whole 2 steps down. Will hook great....but too much.

Id go with the shorter tire...however not knowing your setup doesnt help me too much

I ran a 275/60/15 et street radial on my car and it helped my launch at the track, but also killed my launch.. I couldnt break 1.9 60' because the car would hook and fall on its face.. and thats with 4.10s and a 4500rpm side step. I could have went harder on the launch, but i also wanted to drive the car home with the axles in one piece.

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