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Old 01-29-2010, 03:03 PM   #11  
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well they do have those new T05r nittos... Dont know anything about them, look good though
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:14 PM   #12  
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You could go the way im going and get some v6 rims and put a set of slicks on them.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:17 PM   #13  
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Recently got new-er rims (same kind, but with the clear coat) and I have these old ones kickin' around. I figure buy some Dr's for them since I do make the occational trip to the strip from time to time.

They are 17x8 and I was looking into MT et street, but i noticed that they offer several different kinds.

ET street
ET street radial
ET street radial II

So what would you say, what ones would be best for my stock rim as a pure drag strip tire.

I heard that 26.00 x 11.50-17 was ok for them if it was a pure drag set up
I guess I could have explained my answer better but I was in a rush. Will a MT hook better than a Nitto? Yes. The question here is best DR for YOUR application.

Do I think you'd need any of those 3 tires to hook at your power level? No.

Let me point out a few things that were missed.

ET Street is too big for a 17x8 http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...?item=ETStreet
ET Street Radial is too big for a 17x8 (you could get a 275/40-17 but they run wider than nittos and that's why Mickey Thompson recommends them for a 9-11" wheel, sure you could squeeze it on there but will you get the optimum contact patch? NO!) http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...ETStreetRadial
ET Street Radial II is too big for a 17x8 http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...StreetRadialII

If you want the car to really hook get some suspension and some better axles then go crazy with a tire.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:18 AM   #14  
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the reason why guys with IRS will use very sticky tires is to help with wheel hop..wheel hop will kill a IRS fast


some guys get lucky ive seen a guy with the bone stock IRS (bolt on 01 11.xx car) had IRS and was doing 6k clutch drops and his IRS lasted a pretty long time..i do think it blew up or was swapping to a SRA recenlty thow
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:53 PM   #15  
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I guess I could have explained my answer better but I was in a rush. Will a MT hook better than a Nitto? Yes. The question here is best DR for YOUR application.

Do I think you'd need any of those 3 tires to hook at your power level? No.

Let me point out a few things that were missed.

ET Street is too big for a 17x8 http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...?item=ETStreet
ET Street Radial is too big for a 17x8 (you could get a 275/40-17 but they run wider than nittos and that's why Mickey Thompson recommends them for a 9-11" wheel, sure you could squeeze it on there but will you get the optimum contact patch? NO!) http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...ETStreetRadial
ET Street Radial II is too big for a 17x8 http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...StreetRadialII

If you want the car to really hook get some suspension and some better axles then go crazy with a tire.
Good explanation.
It would be easier to change them before I went to the track too. I will look into the nittos a bit more, anyone use the NT05r ones yet?
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #16  
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Good explanation.
It would be easier to change them before I went to the track too. I will look into the nittos a bit more, anyone use the NT05r ones yet?
I should be trying them soon. I'm expecting 1.5 60's
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:15 AM   #17  
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One of the mustang mag's did a test on them for this month's issue. They cut 60' times by like .2-.3 of a second. They hooked like MAD apparently. I'd give them a try. They are sticky and they seem to be reasonably cheap.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...5R+Drag+Radial

There's the link for a 275/40-17. They are like 168 a tire which is not bad at all. But they will be a little too big for your application id say. But good luck with your search.

And just another suggestion...this tire isnt a DR but guys with cobras use them with good results for higher horsepower street/track. Toyo R888's. These are the tires that i think im going to go with and they are supposed to handle great as well as hook. Plus its got a treadwear of 100 so they should outlast a normal DR and it will keep Jazzer happy Here's a link to the tire for your size incase youre interested. Its a little bit more expensive but i think it'd be worth it...

http://www.tiresdirect.net/TOYO_Prox...7_91_P5093.cfm

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