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Old 03-09-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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What is the Best Drag Radial for our cars?

I`m making awesome power and need a good drag radial for the car. I`m wanting a 315 instead of a 305 for her. What is your thoughts on this? Thanks!! First and second gear don`t exist and 3rd spins good....Auto This car is amazing to drive.. Sorry, i messed up on the topic. I`m wanting something like a nitto 555R type tire. Car is pure street car, no track.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Not sure there are any 315 drags out there.
M&H make a 325 in a 17 and 18.
With proper technique I'm sure a 305 DR will hook up.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Sorry, I meant a street radial tire for traction. I just realize I posted incorrectly. I know nitto makes a 555R, but I want to drive the car on the street as safe as I can.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
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To make use of 705 rwhp in my opinion you would need MT 305/35 20" on the rears, otherwise go for Michelins super sports with 315/35 20" in the rears
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Not sure there are any 315 drags out there.
M&H make a 325 in a 17 and 18.
With proper technique I'm sure a 305 DR will hook up.
I bought the nitto NT05r drag radials (315/35R20) won't know if they are any good for a couple of month yet!! I only drive the car in good weather and take it to the track on the odd weekend. I will probably put nitto 555R's on the front.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Mickey Thompson Drag Radials all the way!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #7
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ok...for more street use...Michelin Pilot sper sports or the Nittos above
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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They are decent but, based on my experience, do not perform as well as the M/T's. even with the extra diameter.
Those look like the newer Nitto DR based on the tread pattern which are supposed to be better than the original and more comparable to the MT. I may check those out or just go with the MT.

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Mickey Thompson Drag Radials all the way!
FYI - The Hoosier DR hooks much better than the MT DR; but wears incredibly fast if driven on the street. They're also 5-7-lbs lighter compared to the MT version in the same sizes. MT just came out with a Radial Pro but it's a 275/15 size only that is supposed to be better than the Hoosier.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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315/30-18 is the only thing close I see that would fit in 18". only 26.0 diameter.
http://www.hoosiertire.com/specdrag....0Drag%20Radial
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:56 AM   #10
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Yeah, they need to make bigger sizes in that tire. They flat out hook.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #11
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i don`t want to buy another wheel and the car is a street car only. I want the best tire I can get for my 20x11 wheels for traction and want a nice look. What about BF Goodrich radial? I want 315 for the nice look out back on the car. Nitto`s look good and come in a 315. My wife drives the car a little, we try our best to stay out of the rain in it. I`m going to look up the Michelin tires
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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michelin pilot super sports then.... 315 rear and 285(like stock) front
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
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BF goodrich has a low limit top speed I already looked into it....
Well assuming you will never go above 168mph
Thats why if you want the best compromise for 315 just go Michelin its unlimited top speed (again assuming you track/drag whatever)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...35&diameter=20
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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BF goodrich has a low limit top speed I already looked into it....
Well assuming you will never go above 168mph
Thats why if you want the best compromise for 315 just go Michelin its unlimited top speed (again assuming you track/drag whatever)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...35&diameter=20

Which Michelin would you recommend. I do like them from what I can see and would be safe for the wife to drive the car.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #15
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I run the MTs, if u goin w 20s, u will love them.
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Michelin Pilot super sport 285/35-20" front and 315/35-20" on the rears

These tires can handle more load than the O.E. tires, but its not directional like Good Year

GY thread wear is 220
Michelin wear is 300

So it does last longer as well.

But again for ~700 RWHP i would actually use MT like I said before, the MT even with 305 width is still more sticky than Michelins.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:19 AM   #17
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my wife drives her 575 hp caddy on m/t drag radials every day. she wont even let me put stock tires back on it.. they are the best high hp tire ou there for all weather..
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:36 AM   #18
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hard to go wrong with Michelin PSS, I did my research for a long time, have a set on my nova and camaro, they are awesome, expensive but awesome
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #19
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The nitto comes in 315 which I like, but the tread looks good on the MT. I wished the MT come in a 315....ugh
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #20
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I bought the nitto NT05r drag radials (315/35R20) won't know if they are any good for a couple of month yet!! I only drive the car in good weather and take it to the track on the odd weekend. I will probably put nitto 555R's on the front.
How much did you pay for the set?
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #21
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I've run the 555r's and NT05's on a variety of cars, vettes, SRT8, SSR The 55r is a very sticky street/track DOT approved tire with good performance, low mileage and does come in matching tread drag radial. NT05 is a better general service tire with twice the mileage. both are good, smooth tires, it depends on your application.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:01 PM   #22
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I AM CONSIDERING 17" BOGART WHEELS. 17X10 REAR 17X5 FRONT FOR DRAG RACING ONLY. HAS ANYBODY TRIED HOOSIER DRAG RADIALS? THE REASON I AM LOOKING AT 17'S IS TO CHANGE THE REAR TIRE DIAMETER TO CHANGE THE GEAR RATIO FROM3.23(AUTO) TO 3.73 OR 4.10 WITHOUT ACTUALLY CHANGING GEARS.
GOING TO USE 20" MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORTS WHEN THE GOODYEAR FINALLY WEAR OUT FOR THE STREET. SINCE IT'S A CONVERTIBLE I ONLY PLAN ON A ROAD COURSE LIKE A FEW DAYS AT BONDURANT'S SCHOOL TO BETTER LEARN HOW TO DRIVE IT ON THE STREET
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