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#2433692 - 01/12/18 09:27 PM What street tire are you using
Transman Offline
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Loc: Michigan
Wondering what some of you are using on a 67-69 B Body for front tires on the street.
Limited use at the track - good for mid 11's.
Plan to use them on 4.5 inch wide wheels.

Radial design 15".

Thanks.

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#2433700 - 01/12/18 09:42 PM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
parksr5 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 488
Loc: Oh
I've run Mickey Thompson Sportsmans for years, they are bias-plies though. I just switched over to some Firestone Redlines last year.

Me personally, I have three different toys, two of them have radials. I've also mixed and matched radials with bias-plies in the past too. I like all of them. Everyone complains about bias-plies pulling you all over the road but, I don't notice too much difference from my radial cars when driving on the same roads.

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#2433728 - 01/12/18 11:10 PM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: parksr5]
Dave Hall Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
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Bias are great when they are new. They just don't keep that new as long as radials do.

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#2433815 - 01/13/18 08:26 AM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
dvw Offline
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We've used 205/75 x 15 generic radials on two cars. One runs 123, the other close to 140. The amount of time spent at speed is very little. We are on 5" rim though.
Doug

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#2433843 - 01/13/18 09:32 AM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
Transman Offline
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Thanks Doug, I want that skinny front / wide back look on my Satellite. Likely work towards that on the 62.

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#2434284 - 01/14/18 02:05 AM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 7635
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
I have used either Cooper Cobras or Mickey Thompson Radial ST's on my Bee. But neither were as skinny as you are wanting to go.
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#2434299 - 01/14/18 04:53 AM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
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One my slower car a drag radial hooks fairly well on the street, on my sprayed street racer I buy a pair of MT 28x12.5 bias each year. They dont hook the best but dont blow off like a drag radial does but they are consistent and predictable but as mentioned when they wear, at lest mine get to looking like the tread is pulled and sponge like and dont hook as good as when newer.

For plain street rubber that just is for driving or smoking Radial T/A or as mentioned the cobra tires seem like a good pick.

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#2434321 - 01/14/18 08:14 AM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
Bad340fish Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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I have heard the cheap brand "Primewell" are a pretty soft good street radial. I will be having to find a good highway tire this year and might give them a try. I started running a pro bracket radial slick not he track and I am trying not to drive on the street with them as much to make them last longer.
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#2435357 - 01/15/18 09:59 PM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
383man Offline
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Well my car is a 63 B-body but I use these 15 x 6 Torque Thrust with a street radial tire that's 215/70R-15 up front. They are not a race tire but since I street drive it it 99% of the time I wanted a street tire up front. The car has run 10.70's using these tires up front. I did not want a skinny drag tire up front on my street car so thats why I use what I do. Ron




Edited by 383man (01/15/18 10:01 PM)
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#2435386 - 01/15/18 10:32 PM Re: What street tire are you using [Re: Transman]
Transman Offline
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Registered: 03/27/11
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Loc: Michigan
Thanks Ron - 👍

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