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Old 11-24-2010, 01:46 PM   #26
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^Hoosiers are the better option. One racer at my track had Hoosiers in May, and by the time October hit, there were only a few guys still running MTs
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #27
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^Hoosiers are the better option. One racer at my track had Hoosiers in May, and by the time October hit, there were only a few guys still running MTs
I guess hoosier DOT's it is! I will keep an eye out for some BBS', but the owner may get some RPF1's. But it is nice to know the BBS' are a good option. Thanks for all the help guys!
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:29 PM   #28
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Something about the MT's newest production tires are made with an even worse compound that essentially threw away launch traction at the tree. Some went as far as turning off their gizmos because it was a waste.
At any rate, the Hoosiers are the popular choice across the midwest now.

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Old 11-24-2010, 04:41 PM   #29
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its funny how someone always has to come in and .... 'SUBARUS ARE NOT DRAG CARS THEY ARE GOING TO EXPLODE BRO'

ps that goes for weight reduction too LMAO, BETTER NOT DO IT BRO, GO ON A DIET
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:38 PM   #30
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I run the MT Drag Radial in a 235/50/15, and i must say i have a love hate relationship with them. One pass they hook, next pass they spin, and the next pass they wheel hop and i have to lift.

When they hook they do have excellent traction though, best 60ft ive pulled on them is a 1.44. Even when the cars bouncing of the rev limiter in first gear the 60 ft's are still normally in the 1.49-1.54 range. The only downfall to drag radials is the wheel hop, its not a matter of if its going to, its when its going to and what its going to break when it does.

I've tried the BFG drag radials and they wheel hopped worse then the MT's.

Best tire ive used so far is the Hoosier QTP's. Never had a wheel hop issue and they had great traction even without a burnout.

I plan on trying out the new MH 26x8.3x15 slick next year though if i can find a wheel to fit them on.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:49 PM   #31
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Volk ce28n's have always been my choice...I've had 16x8 those weighed 12.8 lbs, and now have 17x8's I believe they are right at 13.8 lbs...extremely strong, but outragiously expensive...if you want the best I couln't suggest better unless you went with a custom offset Weld drag pro type wheel if even available...but the drag only type wheels are not ment for turning under any big loads.

Good luck with the project, I know most of us that hang out in this forum aspire to have our daily drivers be more drag specific, but can't practically go that far with structural mods and still pile our wife and kids in for regular use.

Looking forward to your results

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:47 PM   #32
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I have a set of Hoosier 17" DRs for sale mounted on 5x114 STi wheels for sale if anyone is interested. I am hoping to switch to a 15" wheel over the winter.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:35 PM   #33
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^^^hey martin what ever hapeened with your crank situation when it broke?never heard any updates.Also I might be interested in the dr's if they are the 26" tall ones I just can't use the wheels since I am 5x100.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:51 PM   #34
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Hoosier QTP 26x9.5x16" on volk TE 37 the combo is very light. The tires allow for 4th gear traps at mid 140"s aired down to ten pounds no wheel hop an very little wheel spin. And goodluck on your quest to go fast.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:25 PM   #35
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Hoosier QTP 26x9.5x16" on volk TE 37 the combo is very light. The tires allow for 4th gear traps at mid 140"s aired down to ten pounds no wheel hop an very little wheel spin. And goodluck on your quest to go fast.
That was a VERY helpful post, thanks a ton!
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:19 AM   #36
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Anything for a fellow drag racer
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:49 PM   #37
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very interesting to see others from across the nation choosing quick time pros..
MT's writing on the wall?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:41 AM   #38
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take a look at the old esx red suby... i want to say it had 16' volk ce28's and some drag slicks...
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:32 PM   #39
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take a look at the old esx red suby... i want to say it had 16' volk ce28's and some drag slicks...
Think they ran MT Drag Radials, pretty sure the car was ran in a street class.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:47 PM   #40
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the lightest wheel you can buy.. get it in a 15 if possible. if not then 16s and wrap those babys in mickey thompsons motorcycle slicks!

edited before i saw your post brody, but there is an xxr wheel that is 11lbs in a 16inch size

rpf1 is like 14~15

edit again: that xxr might only be in a 4 lug for hondas though..

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:51 PM   #41
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There are MUCH lighter wheels than XXR.

Maybe look into the RPF1
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:03 PM   #42
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the lightest wheel you can buy.. get it in a 15 if possible. if not then 16s and wrap those babys in mickey thompsons motorcycle slicks!

edited before i saw your post brody, but there is an xxr wheel that is 11lbs in a 16inch size

rpf1 is like 14~15

edit again: that xxr might only be in a 4 lug for hondas though..
While the motorcycle slicks have great traction, they arent the best choice. They arent extremely stable at high speeds, at least on the car i drove they werent. And can you get them in 16's?

And some tracks if they catch you using them they willl kick you out as they arent legal to be used on a car.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:34 PM   #43
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #44
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^^^yes they work but as jason said above the nhra tracks in the US will not let you run with them on due to the fact that they are not rated to be used on cars due to weight,to them it is a safety issue.
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15 Motegi Traklites with 26-8.5-15 Mickey Thompson ET DRAG tires
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:21 PM   #46
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The wheels I was talking about earlier was the 17x7 Kosei K1-TS. They are confirmed at just under 14lbs. I'm not exactly sure how that limits you tire wise, but the weight makes the wheel extremely attractive.
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