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Old 06-17-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Drag Slicks

Few q's got a 03 Mustang GT what size rims and slicks can i use on this car, well thats the best set up? There are 17's street tire on there now.

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Old 06-17-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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i would go with 15" rim with 10" of tire...you'll hook and break ****
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:20 AM   #3
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you defnintly need a 15' heel, how wide is up to you but alos depends on your power level. I would not go much taller than a 26" tire. what gears are you running?
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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whats done to your cobra, and is those #'s on race gas?
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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not to hijack the thread but.

ok here we go...........

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those numbers are on 110 octane fuel. I rin 110 all the time so thats how it gets street driven. i plan to shim the wastegate and add boost and mybe c-16 here soon. and see how it does.
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thinkin about it, im thinking he might need the 15" with 9" of tire, i dont think 10 would help much more.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:03 AM   #7
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rule of thumb the bigger and taller the tire the better it will hook. but if his trap speed is not super high and not limited by gearration i would not go to a 28" tall tire stay with the shorter on for less rotating mass. It takes more power to turn the larger tire so if you are not limited by gear ratio idealy you get the smallest tire that you can hook on. i went to a 28" tire because with the 3.25 gear ratio we think it will put me through the traps at the top of 4th at around 145mph or so. have not been able to test it yet because the car is still getitng the cage put in it.
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yeah the balancing act of rotational mass is a bitch.....he might be stock though and that would really hurt him
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #9
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if it is stock, i would look at getting a 15 inch wheel and then put a 26" MT et street DOT cheater slick on it. something in about a 255 or so.
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^ that would be good for a bone stock new edge.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:57 PM   #11
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Default RE: Drag Slicks

if his car is stock, he DOESNT need slicks...most stock vehicles dont have enough power to make use of a true drag slick. too many people think that slicks are the answer, but the are not.

also with a taller tire, it is not just an issue of rotational mass, but also how the taller tire effectively lowers your final gear ratio...
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if his car is stock, he DOESNT need slicks...most stock vehicles dont have enough power to make use of a true drag slick. too many people think that slicks are the answer, but the are not.

also with a taller tire, it is not just an issue of rotational mass, but also how the taller tire effectively lowers your final gear ratio...
did you read my 2 posts where i mentioned gear ratio? also like a said in my laast post a dot cheater slick would be the best bet.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #13
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Default RE: Drag Slicks

i wasnt correcting you, i was just being more straight-forward. to someone who doesnt know any better, your posts may just be more confusing. the rotational mass is the least of the concerns for most new racers...but some think that a slick=automatic perfect traction.

i see WAAAAAAAY too many guys at the track with slicks who dont need them...when i was a young buck, i got a set of free slicks, and i was in the high to mid 13s...with the slicks, i was in the low 14s...
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thats what we need to know, how much power are you putting down.......i saw a tt97 cobra go 7.83 on DR's on youtube/streetfire.
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this was a DOT-tire only class..
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lD8rm_UN_BE

unless the OP is heavily modified, i dont see a need for slicks...
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agree you will be better of with a good DR or a DOT cheater tire. My buddy dead hooks his 450+ hp cobra with a 255 MT cheater slick. Several guys i know think they are better than the ET drags.
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can i get a link to the cheater slicks?
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USMC you don't need a "cheater slick" either. They are pretty much a regular slick with some grooves cut to pass DOT regs. Get a drag radial like a BFG or even a Nitto and you will be fine. BTW a TT Cobra going 7.8's on a DR is no big deal, there are cars that in the 8's (1/4) on a dr, I run 7.4's in the 1/8 on a MT dr, N/A to boot.
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for anyone who doesnt know, a "cheater slick" is a slang term for the DOTs that have almost no real tread...like my hoosier quick time pros...
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