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      09-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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Best Drag Radial?

If anyone has experience with different Drag Radials what do you think/heard is the best, ive been told Nitto's. In a 18" or 19" inch
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If anyone has experience with different Drag Radials what do you think/heard is the best, ive been told Nitto's. In a 18" or 19" inch
You would probably would want to go with a 18" wheel, there will be more sidewall and more bite as well. The Nitto NT05Rs are a real good D/R. I would probably go with a 285/40/18. The Nitto D/Rs run a little narrow but when heated stick real well. You also have to heat cycle them a few times.

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i think everyone says the 265 street ETs are better on an 18
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      09-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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i think everyone says the 265 street ETs are better on an 18
Are the radials? I've ran Et streets ony drag cars, but bias tires suck, I need so good drag radials. Guy at the track had a 012 GTR stock engine With a tune and a couple add on's he had nitto 05r's or something he said there one of the best his car ran 10.30's (yah I know the GTR is the baddest car)
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Are the radials? I've ran Et streets ony drag cars, but bias tires suck, I need so good drag radials. Guy at the track had a 012 GTR stock engine With a tune and a couple add on's he had nitto 05r's or something he said there one of the best his car ran 10.30's (yah I know the GTR is the baddest car)
well all the m3 that run a good time are on et streets an 18 265 i wish they came in a 275 but
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For starters go with an 18" wheel. Hoosier, Mickey Thompson, and M&H racemaster all have very good dr tires. On my stang, hoosiers were actually the best tire I had... pulled a 1.49 short on those
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well all the m3 that run a good time are on et streets an 18 265 i wish they came in a 275 but
Ok went onto the MT site and saw the tires your talking about are Radials, so you know so people that have had success with them?
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Ok went onto the MT site and saw the tires your talking about are Radials, so you know so people that have had success with them?
I have a pair of M&H's that hooked very hard. Used them 2 times. I'm actually selling them, PM me if you're interested! M&H Racemaster 275/45/18 Pretty much brand new. Have 60 miles of road driving (to and from track) and 3 passes on them (no burnouts)



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Ok went onto the MT site and saw the tires your talking about are Radials, so you know so people that have had success with them?
yeah the quickest m3 that did a 10.65 was running them
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yeah the quickest m3 that did a 10.65 was running them
Did he heat um up in the burn out box?
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Did he heat um up in the burn out box?
you will need a line lock he did a burnout
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I ran nitto nt555r 285/40/18. Wider isn't better with DR's, actually its worse. Your on very sticky compound so a narrow tire will hook just as good while the wider tires will slow you down. I never ran better than 1.7 60fts while VF ran 1.6 and they ran the MT ET streets. I'm switchin to MT ET Street 265/40/18, these are the best tires period for our car! On my record run, I broke loose between 1st and 2nd. With better tires my new GTS DCT software, I know 10.5 is attainable in cold temps
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I ran nitto nt555r 285/40/18. Wider isn't better with DR's, actually its worse. Your on very sticky compound so a narrow tire will hook just as good while the wider tires will slow you down. I never ran better than 1.7 60fts while VF ran 1.6 and they ran the MT ET streets. I'm switchin to MT ET Street 265/40/18, these are the best tires period for our car! On my record run, I broke loose between 1st and 2nd. With better tires my new GTS DCT software, I know 10.5 is attainable in cold temps
I've got the same set up as you but i have 3.45 diff gears do you think ill hook ok?
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Track prep determines if you will hook. I went last week and I was spinning in 3 gears and all I could turn was 11.7 @ 127 1.9 60ft. Start your psi at 25 and heat them up. I usually end up around 15-18psi
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Track prep determines if you will hook. I went last week and I was spinning in 3 gears and all I could turn was 11.7 @ 127 1.9 60ft. Start your psi at 25 and heat them up. I usually end up around 15-18psi
There's one track that's going to open up soon that will be prep well but the other one that's open now is only ok I think. What time u think I should be able to run? I'm hoping for a 1.5 60foot but that's a hard task!!
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I never came close to 1.6 and I launched hundreds of times, many of them perfect launches with zero wheelspin at 5500! All of my 10.6-10.8 runs were 1.7. I think what held me back was the tires where too wide and slightly too tall. The MT 265/40/18 would have helped. You won't see 1.5.....
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I'm on 275/30/18 R888s on the OEM 18s im going to the track on Sunday. How do you think they will hold up?
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I'm on 275/30/18 R888s on the OEM 18s im going to the track on Sunday. How do you think they will hold up?
They hook well. Sometimes I run my Morr 19 wheels with 265/295 R888. Lower psi in rear to 25 to start. Lower out LC to lowest rpm setting to start
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I never came close to 1.6 and I launched hundreds of times, many of them perfect launches with zero wheelspin at 5500! All of my 10.6-10.8 runs were 1.7. I think what held me back was the tires where too wide and slightly too tall. The MT 265/40/18 would have helped. You won't see 1.5.....
I've got diff gears but it could be done I think
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I never came close to 1.6 and I launched hundreds of times, many of them perfect launches with zero wheelspin at 5500! All of my 10.6-10.8 runs were 1.7. I think what held me back was the tires where too wide and slightly too tall. The MT 265/40/18 would have helped. You won't see 1.5.....
Nice!^ your cars fast, Yup MT 265/40/18 is the way im go'n to go. 1.5 will be tough, my mustang did 1.5's/1.6 with a built 351 roller windsor but it was a torque monster on real(non/radial) street ET's with a 5 speed, wheels at like 9psi (they had to be screwed) it did only run in the low 11's tho.
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If you want to see 1.4-1.5 60ft, you will have to modify the rear brakes so you can fit a smaller rim and go with full slicks. Personally, I wouldn't go that far with this car. I was close to running a full slick on 17's but decided against it for its to much pressure on axles and the DCT/Diff
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Adding a question to an older thread....

Are there any issues / concerns (aside from looking goofy), running the OEM 19's upfront, with an 18" DOT drag radial on the back?
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