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Old 08-22-2011, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Drag Radials good or bad?

hello everyone. i know a few things as the difference between drag radials and slicks. so ive been told slicks are better and id rather have them. BUT i got a few set of slightly used drag radials for cheap. Kumho v710, hoosier r6 and hoosier a6 is what i have just to let yall know.

my main concerns are breaking an axle. i dont care what time i get as long as i dont break anything anybody with an si that are using drag radials or slicks that can chime in. just wanting to get good advice from people with a first hand expierence. also let me know what would be the best launch control setting plus tire pressure to set them at. thanks guys! jotech and other shop cars be sure to chime in!
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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None of those tires are drag radials.... their sidewalls are way too stiff.
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uhh? okay? thank you for your educated comment

i know that AJPs civic has like 500 hp and launches at 6 grand and they havent had any problems so ive heard
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i dont think youll have to worry about breaking axles and such..
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i dont think youll have to worry about breaking axles and such..
I agree, you'd need a bit more tq to worry about those axels breaking. unless you launch like a jackass.
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I'm in for some expierienced answers!!...Curious as to what kind DR's to use with a all motor setup an how to lunch wit them!!
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Yeah I think y'all are right. There won't be any launching like a jackass lulz
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Same mods as you listed above and I used bf goodrich drag radials 20 psi launched at like 4200 feathering clutch got a 2.1 60 ft so there is room for improvement but I ran 13.7 @102 but on one of my runs when I shifted into second clutch started slipping bad because of the grip so be careful
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Same mods as you listed above and I used bf goodrich drag radials 20 psi launched at like 4200 feathering clutch got a 2.1 60 ft so there is room for improvement but I ran 13.7 @102 but on one of my runs when I shifted into second clutch started slipping bad because of the grip so be careful
Still trapping at 102 Thats damn good!!..I have a Comp Clutch stage 2 that I wanna put to the test!!
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my clutch started slipping about 4 weeks ago (95k) and it would onnly do it when i got on the car hard. hopefully it wont get worse on me ill try to take it easy on the clutch. but i really think it has a small bad spot in the flywheel. but now the clutch hasnt slipped in like a whole week and ive been trying to make it slip. BUT im saving up for a clutch plus i got a competition clutch 50% off coupon then ill be pairing it with a lightweight flywheel.

ill post up some times in a couple weeks. too bad its a 1000ft track
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I got mine paired with the 8lb flywheel and love it!!
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None of those tires are drag radials.... their sidewalls are way too stiff.
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uhh? okay? thank you for your educated comment :facepalm
What he's telling you is correct. All the tires you mentioned are R-Compound tires intended for autocross or road race use and they do have stiff sidewalls designed for cornering. A drag radial or slick designed for drag racing has soft sidewalls designed for straight line performance.

I auto-x on R6's and ran them at the drag strip one day thinking they would be better, but honestly I think they were worse than my normal street tires. It could have been me thinking they should perform better than they did and over driving the car , but I ran slower times. I wouldn't recommend them to someone who is going out to buy tires specifically for drag racing. If you already have them you can give them a shot, other wise I'd look at drag radials, I'm sure they can be found used for cheap also.
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you don't have to worry about breaking axles with a bolt-on Si
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