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Old 06-04-2003, 04:35 AM
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Question Drag Radials or Slicks?

I'm gonna start taking my 65 to the track this year and was wondering whether I should buy Drag Radials or slicks. Seeing as how I'm not going to do any street racing I'm thinking my best bet would be slicks.

Are there advantages or disadvantages with either?

What brands do you like?

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Slicks will far outperform the radials. I'd go that route.

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Slicks, like Chris said.

I've had good luck with Hoosier. I've run without beadlocking them and haven't had a problem. And they grip like there is no tomorrow.

Drag radials are nice because you don't have to swap rims when you get to the track. (Assuming she's not a trailer queen to begin with) But, I wouldn't attempt to drive them around town if you have any wet weather. The BFG DRs along with Nitto DRs absolutley suck in wet conditions. Of course, they weren't designed for that type of application.

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Old 06-05-2003, 03:39 AM
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Thanks, that's what I thought.
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thats not entirely true, the BFG's are more than fine for a not trailered car that runs over 9.9 and they take the rain better than any other DOT drag tire, like ET-streets, and they are a radial tire so you wont get schitty handling like with soft wall diagonal slicks.

but for track only duty, stick with the slicks
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Carcraft recently had an article about which are better. Depends on what you desire in a tire, but the slicks are better for traction, if thats all you are concerned with. Drag radials are better, traction wise, than reg radials, and can be driven daily, although they tend to wear out faster from what I have been told. My neighbor is running a pair of DOT "cheater" slicks on his Mustang, and said he is not real pleased with how quickly they have worn down, but they grab real well.
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