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Old 10-31-2013, 07:45 PM   #26
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:26 PM   #27
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Why would they engineer a 28"skinny rated to 130 knowing that some may reach speeds of 150 plus?
...I am still excited ,we have options now!
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:31 PM   #28
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Why would they engineer a 28"skinny rated to 130 knowing that some may reach speeds of 150 plus?
...I am still excited ,we have options now!
Good question. But you're right, at least it's another option now. I'm still baffled how a bias-ply tire can have a higher load rating than a radial?!?!?
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:30 PM   #29
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Good question. But you're right, at least it's another option now. I'm still baffled how a bias-ply tire can have a higher load rating than a radial?!?!?
Its designed differently... don't read into it, too much. The 8 ply bias tire is about twice as thick as the radial in the sidewall.
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Well, if anyone is interested, Summit Racing sent me a e-mail this morning and said they can get them, but it would have to be a "Special Order" (have to call them to order). Pricing is $253.99 each. And according to M/T, they are in-stock ready to go.

Personally, I think I'll probably just stick with the M&H bias-ply. Higher load rating and cheaper!
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They aren't in stock, regardless of who told you that. You won't see them til early next year, per the product development manager.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #32
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They aren't in stock, regardless of who told you that. You won't see them til early next year, per the product development manager.
Okay, well, I guess M/T lied to me then!!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #33
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They aren't in stock, regardless of who told you that. You won't see them til early next year, per the product development manager.
Yep, as seen on YB.
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Now that I have seen the price and the weight I think I will go with a TSW Nurburgrig 18" set up. A 18 x 8 TSW wheel with a 225/60R18 GY Eagle sport all season is 44lbs together and cost about $380 together. It would also have a higher load rating and be good to 149mph.(I have to drive an hour to the track so this is good for me) The MT radial tire on a Weld Wheel would weigh about 38lbs and cost about $680 together. Start multiplying that by 2 and adding in what the rear wheels and tires cost and WOW!
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its a start anyway. but im sure they will be ok for 90% of us. rated for 130 so that means 150 lol
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I've bought their 26X7.5-15 MICKEY THOMPSON SPORTSMAN FRONT TIRE 8 PLY MT in the past, and they were $145 or so. I see even their 28x7.5x15's are $157 on evilbay. Either way I see myself getting a set in 2014.
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Heck I have been using the 245 BFG front tires off the LS that only have a 7" contact patch and weigh 30lbs. Ea....Need a real track pack I digress.
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Just FYI..........

Jim's Racing Tires quoted me $219 ea. (plus shipping) for these new M/T Skinnies. Still considering whether I should run these or the M&H Bias-Ply with my new Welds?!?!?!?
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198 my cost from jegs. Won't be avail til jan.
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198 my cost from jegs. Won't be avail til jan.
Do you get dealer pricing or something? That's not the price that any ol' Joe Schmoe can get, is it???

McCormack just gave me what I thought was a pretty good deal on these $219 ea. (shipped), so I made the commitment!!! Guess I'm going to try these things out!!!
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Well alright then K

Now you got all the wheels you need to join me at Camaro Fest.


Don't make me send a wrecker out to your work to haul it down there.

Well, you don't expect me to actually DRIVE all the way to Houston on Drag Radials & Skinnies, do ya?!?!?!?!? Yep, I just limited my drivability AGAIN by getting another fatty/skinny set-up as my ONLY wheels/tires!!!! How 'bout if you come meet me in Sturgis this Summer instead??? Nah.......1/8 mile track......forgot about that!!! They need to fix that already!!!!

Congrats on your new and longest set of tires you'll ever own - front skinnies.

HAHAHAHA!!!! I spit my coffee everywhere when I read that....that's funny stuff there!!!! LOLOL!!!! Unfortunately, you're probably right!!!
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I thought your plan now was to keep your other set?
Dang it man. I may be able to sell you my stockers or maybe just fronts.
U haul it down there like I did for a while
A friend of mine rented a truck to tow his camaro to your Sturgis show last year. He is gonna do it again for Texas fest.
Nope, couldn't afford to keep the Forgestars and buy the new Welds.....so the Forgestars are gone!!! I sold my front 20" tires too, but still trying to sell the rears. My car is airborne on (4) jack stands right now!!! I don't think I'll make it all the way down to Houston this Summer, too far of a drive for me, especially towing a car trailer!!!! I don't get that much vacation time!!! That's a 3-day drive (one-way) from here, even without towing a trailer!!! I will probably go to Sturgis, but I will try to find a trailer to borrow or rent for that too....if possible. Don't really want to drive that far on M&H DR's!!!!
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Do you get dealer pricing or something? That's not the price that any ol' Joe Schmoe can get, is it???

McCormack just gave me what I thought was a pretty good deal on these $219 ea. (shipped), so I made the commitment!!! Guess I'm going to try these things out!!!
Racer's discount. Free shipping, too
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Update on these: Mine are scheduled to ship today. Little early XMas surprise, they've been backordered for a good while. I'll take some detailed measurements when they get here.
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Update on these: Mine are scheduled to ship today. Little early XMas surprise, they've been backordered for a good while. I'll take some detailed measurements when they get here.
Cool!!!! Hopefully, that means that mine will be shipping soon too!!! I ordered them last week with McCormack Racing.
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Jegs or Summit or both over discounts to racers who have their NHRA license (10.00 and quicker).

I'd like to see how much the skinnies weigh with these tires.
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I would be concerned with that tires load rating. Especially the weight of a 5th gen front end with a blower. If it's H rated then it's rated for 130mph of CONSTANT speed. I don't think getting up to a very short burst of 140mph is going to affect it. I have seen guys with Radial T/A's go 120mph plus at the drag strip multiple times and never have a problem. I think the Radial T/A's are only rated for 108mph. Its the load rating at those speeds that I would worry about on this new tire.
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I would be concerned with that tires load rating. Especially the weight of a 5th gen front end with a blower. If it's H rated then it's rated for 130mph of CONSTANT speed. I don't think getting up to a very short burst of 140mph is going to affect it. I have seen guys with Radial T/A's go 120mph plus at the drag strip multiple times and never have a problem. I think the Radial T/A's are only rated for 108mph. Its the load rating at those speeds that I would worry about on this new tire.
Thanks for the comment. I've seen guys with big HP race with GTO Spares, with the stock spare tire!

But I'd like to do it once, right. My GTO was ghetto, my Camaro... less so.

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Thanks for the comment. I've seen guys with big HP race with GTO Spares, with the stock spare tire!

But I'd like to do it once, right. My GTO was ghetto, my Camaro... less so.

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Like I said its the weight rating I would be worried about. Our front end with driver has got to be over 2050lbs.
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