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Old 09-20-2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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Which DR's for L99 18"x9.5" wheels?

These wheels/tires will not be daily driven. Only driven to strip (24 miles round trip) and back. So they will have to be DOT compliant.

These are the one's I'm considering.

M/T ET Street R 305/45/18

M&H 275/45/18

I see people running both of these tires in varying sizes on different cars at my local 1/8 mile.

The M&H appear to have a softer sidewall when watching cars with them launch vs. MT. Both are really good tires though for the strip. Both are priced about the same.

Which is the better decision?
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:26 AM   #2
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I only have experience with the MT DRs and they stick great after a good burnout. I drive with them to the track and usually take them back off unless I'm heading back within a few days or a week. How has Shady Side been? Is it crowded there? Mooresville is getting a lot less crowded and easier to make a few passes in an hour or so. The upcoming cool weather is going to be great.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:15 AM   #3
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Kind of off topic, but why an 1/8 mile? Is space an issue in these places?
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:06 AM   #4
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In the South we have mostly 1/8th mile tracks. I guess they are cheaper to maintain. There are good points as well, because most of your racing is done on the 1/8th and the second half you are just along for the ride. It beats your car up less as well. I like both.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:02 PM   #5
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In the South we have mostly 1/8th mile tracks. I guess they are cheaper to maintain. There are good points as well, because most of your racing is done on the 1/8th and the second half you are just along for the ride. It beats your car up less as well. I like both.
Thanks Wood. I was just curious.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:04 PM   #6
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I use et street s/s 285 40 18 hooks great .
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:07 PM   #7
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I only have experience with the MT DRs and they stick great after a good burnout. I drive with them to the track and usually take them back off unless I'm heading back within a few days or a week. How has Shady Side been? Is it crowded there? Mooresville is getting a lot less crowded and easier to make a few passes in an hour or so. The upcoming cool weather is going to be great.
I've decided on the MT ET Street R. I will be doing same, only putting them on to go to strip & back. Shadyside hasn't been too busy, but a couple weeks ago on Sunday, with temps in the 60's and an 1100 DA (sure beat the 2100+ as of late) there were about twice as many people.

It's still going to be hot this Sunday (86*), and calling for rain the next. The weather here normally cools down after the Cleveland County Fair leaves (1st weekend in OCT)

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I use et street s/s 285 40 18 hooks great .
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:28 PM   #8
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I ordered 305 45 18 today, testing them out in 2 or 3 weeks
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:56 AM   #9
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If you plan on street driving a good bit look at the Nitto NT05R. I love mine.
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I've decided on the MT ET Street R. I will be doing same, only putting them on to go to strip & back. Shadyside hasn't been too busy, but a couple weeks ago on Sunday, with temps in the 60's and an 1100 DA (sure beat the 2100+ as of late) there were about twice as many people.

It's still going to be hot this Sunday (86*), and calling for rain the next. The weather here normally cools down after the Cleveland County Fair leaves (1st weekend in OCT)



Thanks Brian.
Looks like there are some local deals on craigslist for DRs.

17" MTs

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/wto...287331238.html

20" Nitto 555s

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/wto...287263159.html
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:25 PM   #11
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If you plan on street driving a good bit look at the Nitto NT05R. I love mine.

I did consider these Bo, someone who has used both at the strip on a G5 Camaro with same mods I have, found better traction with MT at the strip. I won't be using them unless I'm going to make passes at the strip.

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Looks like there are some local deals on craigslist for DRs.

17" MTs

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/wto...287331238.html

20" Nitto 555s

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/wto...287263159.html
Good deals on those, I have the 555R's on now, will daily them, good tires on the street. They won't hook with the new torque converter I'm putting in though.

MT ET Street R 305/45/18 will hook with the 3200 stall that's going in next week. If you happen to see or speak with someone with this tire for sale, I'd be interested.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:49 AM   #12
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MT's or Hoosiers are the best drag radials.
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