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Old 11-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best drag tires for 17x8 wheels?

So I made a decision, I wanted brembo brakes.

Due to this, I have to run 17 x 8 wheels or bigger.

WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST TIRE FOR DRAG RACING?

Any slicks? Or am I stuck with drag radials?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Drag radial. Going to be stuck with less than ideal sidewall on even a 17 inch drag radial.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You're definitely going to be stuck with drag radials. Granted there's nothing wrong with that, just make sure you have motor mounts AND stiffer compliance bushings because drag radials produce BRUTAL wheelhop.
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I have mounts and bushings.

What brand is best? 245/40-17?
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Hoosier makes a full slick, but it is 28" tall. They do have a 225/45 17 drag radial which would probably be the best option from them.

Hoosier Racing Tire - Tires Designed For Champions

BF Goodrich has a 225/45 drag radial as well

http://www.jegs.com/i/BF-Goodrich/13...50#moreDetails

M/T has a 26 x 7 slick in their motorcycle ET drag series, many EVO guys are running these on stock wheels although motorcycles have a different bead contour so use at your own risk.

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels

Evo 9 rims with Mickey Thompson Mt slicks - evolutionm.net

There was interest on M/T's part to develop a 17" automotive slick last year, but it never came to fruition. There's now talk of M&H coming out with one in January but it's all speculative at this point.

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How much are these tires
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