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Old 07-09-2014, 01:27 PM   #99
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Stock fronts and slicks out back, the car might not feel happy. You'd have the rears at a low PSI and they will make the car feel sloppy. But I've run 15" MT DOT fronts and 28" slicks in back and the only time that car (10.00@134) felt bad was when I put the rears at 10 PSI cold.

I'll be trying this anyway as I picked up some Hoosier slicks.

I'm not 100% clear on the front MT + skinny weights, looks like 41 lbs?
Not happy and sloppy I could have lived with. I was running the slicks at 18 psi. The ass end would start to sway so violently the only way to straighten it out was to let off. I was trapping around 130mph. Came close to the wall a couple times. I was worried Skinnies would be unstable, I borrowed a set one night and the car ran perfectly straight. My Hoosier slicks and bogart wheels are 41lbs. I'm hoping the fronts will be even less
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:35 PM   #100
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Did you run bias ply or radial skinnies up front CanadianZL?

I'm thinking any kind of skinny would handle better because there is less rolling resistance, less contact patch... And the fronts would be 40 lbs vs probably close to 70 lbs in front stock for you?
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #101
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Did you run bias ply or radial skinnies up front CanadianZL?

I'm thinking any kind of skinny would handle better because there is less rolling resistance, less contact patch... And the fronts would be 40 lbs vs probably close to 70 lbs in front stock for you?
I never looked to tell you the truth john. My new Skinnies are bias I believe. Your right, anything would have been an improvement
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:16 AM   #102
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Bought these the other week but in 26". They aren't mounted yet but right now they measure at 25"...hoping by the time they are mounted and filled with 40psi they will be 26"
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:16 AM   #103
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Do not run bias ply slicks out back and radials in the front. It is completely dangerous. I have seen first hand the results of this. Nasty crash. You can run bias in the front and radial in the back. If you are going to run a bias slick, please run a bias front tire for your own safety and safety of the drivers around you. If you have to make one small correction at half track, you will not be able to save the car.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:52 AM   #104
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Do not run bias ply slicks out back and radials in the front. It is completely dangerous. I have seen first hand the results of this. Nasty crash. You can run bias in the front and radial in the back. If you are going to run a bias slick, please run a bias front tire for your own safety and safety of the drivers around you. If you have to make one small correction at half track, you will not be able to save the car.
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I made 2 trips to the drag strip running 17" Hoosiers and stock front radials. Trapping just over 130mph the ride was terrifying. Skinnies and wheels are in now so I can go back to the track
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