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|08-26-2009, 01:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Goodyear jumps into Drag Radials
I found this over on LSXTV. If these are going to be anything like the Mickey Thompson Drag Radials, I think Goodyear is going to be onto something. I've used those and got great results for what my car was. Hopefully we'll see these work just as well.
Goodyear To Offer DOT Drag Radial Tires
Not content with being the Official Tire of NASCAR or the only tire the NHRA Professionals are allowed to run, Goodyear is taking a look at the popular DOT Drag Radial cars and plans to offer a radial tire for the market currently dominated by BFG and Mickey Thompson.
For information on tire sizes and pricing, visit the Goodyear Racing Tire website.
Goodyear Racing announced Aug. 18 that the company is testing and ready to begin manufacturing the latest addition to its line of Goodyear Eagle SS DOT radial drag racing tires.
Goodyear recently completed both eighth-mile and quarter-mile tests at South Georgia Motorsports Park and Arizona’s Firebird International Raceway. Goodyear tire engineers worked with 16 Drag Radial cars and drivers testing tires sizes and construction combinations for the DOT drag racing market.
The drivers involved in the tests came from across the radial racing world, from organizations such as the Outlaw Radial Street Car Association, the Outlaw Radial Tire Championship, the National Mustang Racing Association and the Pacific Street Car Association. Its great to see a big name like Goodyear come into the Drag Radial market but we hope they are in it for the duration.
“This is a terrific market, one that has been growing and has room for more growth,” said Carolyn Ashbee, Sales Account Manager for Drag Racing. “The tires will be built at our Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio, and we expect to have them ready for sale by the Fall.”
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|09-14-2009, 07:08 PM||#2|
Drives: 2010 2SS RS RJT MN6
Join Date: Jul 2009
would be nice if they made something that would fit the camaro.
Everything is 18" or smaller.
2010 2SS/RS RJT 6SP
600 HP Lingenfelter package 526 RWHP 491 RWTRQ
Pedders Justice package with Z-bar and supercar coilovers
LPE ZR-1 twin disc Clutch, LPE rear w/3.73 gears
NHRA cert. 8.50 CM 10 point roll cage, Cobra racing Seats
Gforce 5 PT. Harnesses, MOMO steering wheel and pedals
285/35/19 Bridgestone RE-11 Tires, CCW 19X10 SP16A Wheels
315/30/18 Front, 335/30/18 Rear Hoosier tires, CCW C2K Wheels
Racing Brake Rotors, stainless lines, MT800 Brake pads
Spohn HD Rear Axles, Toe Links, Trailing Arms, Lower Control Arms
Beware of the LPE Brotherhood
|09-14-2009, 07:17 PM||#3|
Master of Medicine
Drives: 2012 VW GTI, 2007 TBSS, 2002 Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Morehead, Kentucky
These companies should understand the Vette, CTS-V, Camaro..all run big brakes and large rims...the large DR market is untouched essentially (Nitto has the corner on it right now)...a larger diameter DR that performs and is affordable would sell like crazy.
|09-30-2009, 04:37 AM||#4|
Drives: 07 Dodge Charger SRT8
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: In Space
^^^^^ +1 ...exactly cause ive heard if your making anykind of decent power them 20" nittos are worthless.
|09-30-2009, 08:36 PM||#5|
Drives: 2009 G8 GXP M6
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Jamestown NC
I sent BFG an email and they basically said, hate your luck we don't plan on making drag radials that large.
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