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    drag radials suck?

    drag radials need a good suspension,
    whose MT, BFG, Nitto, M&H, Fat tire, snow tire do you like for the best grip

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    I have ran both BFG and MT drag radials the MT were 1.8 to 1.9 range, the BFG's were best when almost wore out with a best 60ft of 1.7 and have had a best of 1.54 with MT et slicks which were the smallest footprint of them all with stock style suspension on a 1988 Mustang

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    i added lowered springs on the rear of the car to get to a better instant center,
    this will help the traction some, more work needed on making the front looser for take-off.
    i have used BFG-drag radials which i really liked, but the Mikey Thompson-drag radials seem even better
    regular radials on the rear of my car are useless

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    New guy here actully just switched from my drag radials to et streets and the radials actually seem to have hooked better

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    Have not tried them on the current charged car, but tried the M/T ET Street radials on my previous 408ci Chevy powered car, and they were fantastic. The guys I recommended them to also only has praise for them.

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    i'm going to step-up to the widest drag radial i can fit under the wheel well on the current 8''rims
    going from a 275/60-15 to a 295/55-15 = the sidewall is only 1/4'' wider but the tread width jumps from 8.9" to 11"; with the same[ish] 28" diameter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinces427bb View Post
    i'm going to step-up to the widest drag radial i can fit under the wheel well on the current 8''rims
    going from a 275/60-15 to a 295/55-15 = the sidewall is only 1/4'' wider but the tread width jumps from 8.9" to 11"; with the same[ish] 28" diameter...
    I actually ended up putting those exact ones (M/T 295/55-15 ET Street Radials) on the Cobra. What a difference! The car became manageable and I could actually use the first two gears.



    https://youtu.be/diAFpn0ThSo

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Q" View Post
    I actually ended up putting those exact ones (M/T 295/55-15 ET Street Radials) on the Cobra. What a difference! The car became manageable and I could actually use the first two gears.
    thats great to hear,
    awesum looking car, its got to pump up the adrenaline to drive/ride in that baby...

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    finally got my 295/55-15 DR on
    rear 7-8's shot of 68velle tires.jpg
    we did a test hit on a local road
    tire pressure needed to be lowered
    take off in drive marks.jpg

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