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Old 01-19-2009, 07:18 PM
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radial or bias

i am about to buy tires for my project truck. I'm looking at mickey thompson indy profile's but they are a bias tire. I can fit 15" of middle section. I also looked at Bf Goodrich. think i might get a better ride but don't want to give up any grip. it is a truck. any suggestions?

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If you plan on street driving this vehicle i would suggest radials.
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I agree radials are the way to go, B.F. Goodrich tires are over rated IMHO.

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have you see these mickey street radials have a set mounted and love the tire, changed from the Hoosiers, cause I like the profile and the hight of these.

they look very capable, drive that way also .. killer rubber BLACK patchs ..

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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i saw them when i was at summit last week. would be afraid of getting caught in the rain somewhere with them. i live 30 minutes from summit so i got to see alot of tire's and what they look like mounted. they are the size I want though. thanks for your comments
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i saw them when i was at summit last week. would be afraid of getting caught in the rain somewhere with them. i live 30 minutes from summit so i got to see alot of tire's and what they look like mounted. they are the size I want though. thanks for your comments
You don't ever want to get caught in the rain with BFG DR's. Or any DOT Drag tire. Don't ask how I know. Almost
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Tired

What's the purpose of the truck? strip use only and trailered to the strip?

Street mostly with some to no strip?

If this truck is driven on the street, you need a good quality radial that will do good in rain.

If you do strip too, maybe you need a second set of back wheels to change into when you get to the strip?
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I do two things when it comes to rain and tires, any brand, use common sense while driving is the first , most of the time I just wait for another day I hate the clean up after the rain, my car .

Last time I checked ALL tires LOOSE traction IN the rain...
I do not care what tire you have mounted, but I will say mixing radials with bias is a no no

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I figure the best practice in the rain just might be the control of the throttle , live a little like what you like, run what you like and LEARN how to handle the hotrod you build. Turning a vehicle into your dream and then being afraid to drive it sounds very much like a nightmare or a trailer queen .. live a little it is F U N !!
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