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Old 11-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default 24.5" or 26" slick/radial for drag racing.

What's going to be better overall? A slick or radial? I'm leaning toward a bias ply slick in the 24.5 size for simplest and easiest fitting.

Now my reasoning behind this, right now at least I'm not making a ton of power. BUT I feel it will still help, and I will be making the power eventually. And reason 2 is a bias ply tire with a big sidewall will not be as hard on the trans as a radial sticky street tire or even a drag radial.


Posted this hear over anywhere else because this is more or less the drag racing section.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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I would personally go with a 26" tall tire. I like the slightly bigger sidewall and it helps a bit on the comfort if you decide to cruise the streets with them on.

If the tires are only going to see a track, then Bias-Ply will be just fine.
But, if you were wanting to street and track the tire, then radials hand down.

Bias-Ply can get a bit sketchy when not going in a straight line and they aren't designed to see any type of fast cornering.

M&H and Hoosier make's a Drag Radial that are very nice. They are also about the same price. Assuming that you have a 17in wheel, both companies make a 245/45-17 DR.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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I wouldn't street drive a slick/drag radial till I'm making up over 500whp. My summer rubber will do the job until then.

Which is why I'm leaning toward a bias ply tire. How much work will it take to fit them?



I will be running a 15 inch (ideally) or 16 inch (max) wheel.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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I run a 245/45/17 Hoosier drag radial on 17x8 BBS wheels

Cuts a 1.51 60' with a stock turbo!
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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I run a 245/45/17 Hoosier drag radial on 17x8 BBS wheels

Cuts a 1.51 60' with a stock turbo!
That's it? Stock turbos are easy to launch


I prefer the same tires.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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My 26"s fit pretty good.






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Old 11-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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I stuck with a radial because it will see the street...I want to drive it to the spot and want the tire to last a little while.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #8
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That's great, what suspension is that on? And what is the weight of those wheels? I'm assuming they are 15s


My only issue is a drag radial won't expand like a bias ply slick will going down the track. So I don't know how it'll be till I go down.


Your concerns are also somewhat mine. But I'm worried about the stiffness if a radial compared to a slick. I've seen if the et streets and they are badass tires.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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Not sure....wasnt going to geek out over wheel weight. Its a nice cheap and light setup...thats all I care about.

Hooks like a champ, pretty much anywhere.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #10
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Im on stock suspension.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Hmm. Might have to re think my decision a little bit. Granted I know nothing about the power you make though.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #12
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What ET's are you looking for.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #13
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Don't over think it.

Stock suspension, aside from a rear sway bar. Hoosier 245/45/17s on stock BBS wheels.

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Old 11-03-2013, 10:09 PM   #14
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Right now, if I really get into this setup. Try to get close to a stock motor/turbo record. Or just to get everything dialed in and put a s300 on it and go for broke.
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100% agree with alex.... 17" radials are prime.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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I'd be more worried about breaking driveline parts. But I'll look into me again.

This was what I wanted to run.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/su...65ps/overview/
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #17
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Same wheels that are on lou's (procom) wrx?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #18
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I'd be more worried about breaking driveline parts. But I'll look into me again.

This was what I wanted to run.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/su...65ps/overview/
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Same wheels that are on lou's (procom) wrx?
That looks is pretty nasty. I'm curious to what can be gained from less unsprung weight. I was thinking about putting a set of Bogarts on my car, but I don't like the idea of losing the Brembos.

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Old 11-03-2013, 10:40 PM   #19
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I've been 1.42's on the tires dark02wrx has, and definitely think I could have taken them into the 1.3's with no issues. I'd run drag radials before the Hoosier bias plys I had
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #20
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Yes same wheels, that's how I found em!


I looked at some bogart or weld drag wheels, they are considerably lighter which is nice. But at that price, I'm not serious enough int drag racing yet to have a dedicated setup like that. The summit wheels are cheap and alumnium.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #21
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Same wheel, smaller tire.
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Yes same wheels, that's how I found em.
Are they the summit wheels or the newer weld magnums on the Procom car?? Have any idea on what the specs of the wheels are?
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They are the summit wheels, I thought they were magnums at first.

Not sure on the exact specs, I'm assuming 15x8
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They are the summit wheels, I thought they were magnums at first. Not sure on the exact specs, I'm assuming 15x8
Yea there probably 15x8, I'm trying to figure out what size back spacing I need on those style wheels to fit correctly.
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Couldn't help you there, but please share when you do find out!
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