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Old 07-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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how many passes on DR's?

so the plan is to grab some M/T drag radials. my question is how many passes on average are u guys getting on these before you need new ones? i mean i at 370 bucks a tire i dont wanna have to buy new ones every month lol. On friday i got 15 passes in one night.
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so the plan is to grab some M/T drag radials. my question is how many passes on average are u guys getting on these before you need new ones? i mean i at 370 bucks a tire i dont wanna have to buy new ones every month lol. On friday i got 15 passes in one night.
It's not the passes the kill a DR. It's how hard you burnout with them. If you don't melt then you can get 100's of passes. If you do long burnouts youll get 50. Each manufacture has a guideline for burnout procedures that work for that particular tire.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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It's not the passes the kill a DR. It's how hard you burnout with them. If you don't melt then you can get 100's of passes. If you do long burnouts youll get 50. Each manufacture has a guideline for burnout procedures that work for that particular tire.
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I have 10 passes And 5,000 mile on mine

Do a 3-5 sec burnout then roll out

Back in water box spin tires for like 1 sec
Then pull forward out of box
Then do ur burnout
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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I have 10 passes And 5,000 mile on mine

Do a 3-5 sec burnout then roll out

Back in water box spin tires for like 1 sec
Then pull forward out of box
Then do ur burnout
still alot of life left? i mean im not going to DD these things. its just for the track.
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still alot of life left? i mean im not going to DD these things. its just for the track.
Just for the track... How often will you go in a year? I think you'll get a few years out of them.
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Just for the track... How often will you go in a year? I think you'll get a few years out of them.
i really dont know. Friday was my first time and im going next friday. id like to go often. it was a lot more fun then i thought it would be. That, and the quest for beter numbers lol
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They'll last long time
If u not dd them

Just don't do a John force burnout
DR don't like that
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i really dont know. Friday was my first time and im going next friday. id like to go often. it was a lot more fun then i thought it would be. That, and the quest for beter numbers lol
It's addicting. My guess is you'll get 150/200?? or so on a set but it's so hard to predict. Time will tell.
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still alot of life left? i mean im not going to DD these things. its just for the track.
They Still look new
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Get the 305s

What wheel u using ?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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thanks for the info guys!!

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Get the 305s

What wheel u using ?
yea 305's are the plan.

and these will be the wheels, just ordered them tonight actually. went with 19's

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Price

couldnt pass on the price.
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thanks for the info guys!!



yea 305's are the plan.

and these will be the wheels, just ordered them tonight actually. went with 19's

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Price

couldnt pass on the price.

19's? No wonder why the tires cost so much!!
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yea, it was a trade off. $60 per wheel. couldnt say no.
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Should last a couple of years if you only use them for the track, though personally I would swap them out after 2 years. Don't store them in direct sunlight.

When I hit the track my first burnout is the longest, the follow-up ones are much shorter.
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haha thanks guys. i was worried when i saw the price of those things...but if you guys are right and they last a while then its worth it.
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i really dont know. Friday was my first time and im going next friday. id like to go often. it was a lot more fun then i thought it would be. That, and the quest for beter numbers lol
How did you do? Saturday was my first time ever, too. It was awesome I made 14 passes, but wasn't sure how hard I should run my car in one night, so I stopped after that.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #19
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not so good....well i mean not as good as i wanted to. 13.7xx was my best. my 60' is 2.1xx so ive got some work to do. but i guess its DA corrected down to about a 13.3...so not so bad.
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not so good....well i mean not as good as i wanted to. 13.7xx was my best. my 60' is 2.1xx so ive got some work to do. but i guess its DA corrected down to about a 13.3...so not so bad.
That's not so bad for your first time. I was running in the 13-13.2 range, and I think the DA sort of sucked. My best 60ft was like 2.02 or something, and I think my highest trap speed was 109. I'm sure we both have some room for improvement, but the main thing is it was fun. That really got the adrenaline pumping
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:46 PM   #21
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oh yea my hands we're all shakey haha
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Haha, yeah, the first time I lined up my heart was pounding, but after a few passes I calmed down a bit It's a really nice feeling to go WOT and not have to worry about speeding tickets and cops.
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