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#2461322 - 03/04/18 11:51 PM Which street drag tires?
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Spokane Washington
Looking for new rubber for my 71 Demon.

530HP/520TQ 4.00" 340 based stroker
3.73 geared Strange Dana 60, custom built to stock A-body dimensions
Caltracs with mono leafs
Stock 4 speed transmission
Custom 15x8 Rallye wheels-Stock offset

Car is mostly street driven, not sure which tires to go with, these are what I'm looking at getting, any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.

(Summit Racing is the vendor)

Mickey Thompson 90000024643 - Mickey Thompson ET Street R Bias-Ply Tires, ET Street R, 28x11.50-15, Bias-Ply

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#2461328 - 03/05/18 12:38 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
ozymaxwedge Offline
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Registered: 09/04/15
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Loc: Australia
MT ET Street Radial or if your a bit more serious with the drags go the same but PRO Radial. I would stay away from a ply tire for lots of street driving.
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#2461329 - 03/05/18 12:42 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
ozymaxwedge Offline
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These are mine, very sticky on the track and nice on the road, only issue is they don't have a lot of tread depth to start with.

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#2461330 - 03/05/18 12:47 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Dave Hall Offline
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Another vote for M/T!

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#2461336 - 03/05/18 01:26 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Car is a 4 speed car, most feel that a bias ply will work better than a radial. I am currently running MT drag radials and like them but they are worn out and a new set is needed. The Caltracs & Dana are new so I figured its time to make the switch to DOT Bias Plys

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#2461340 - 03/05/18 01:40 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
sr440 Offline


Registered: 04/02/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Sydney Australia
If you are running a 4 speed.... forget about using radials.

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#2461345 - 03/05/18 02:21 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: sr440]
tex013 Offline
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Originally Posted By sr440
If you are running a 4 speed.... forget about using radials.


I agree , accepted wisdom backed up by results .

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#2461346 - 03/05/18 02:28 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Cab_Burge Offline
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Forget about using any decent radial on the street with a four speed unless your willing and able to slip the clutch a lot when leaving hard from a dead stop twocents
My choice would and has been M/T ET Street tires as big as you can fit and try 12Lbs. or less when you want it to hook hard up
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#2461382 - 03/05/18 07:51 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
scatpacktom Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
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American racer L60-15


Edited by scatpacktom (03/05/18 07:51 AM)

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#2461391 - 03/05/18 08:21 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: scatpacktom]
fbs63 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 1304
Loc: NW Indiana
I have had good luck with Hoosier QuickTime Pros. Work great street or track and tend to like more air pressure.

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#2461399 - 03/05/18 08:33 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Uncle Barry Offline
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I think a radial would work ok at your power level with the four speed. Especially if you are going to be on the street more than the track. M/T street radials drives and handles nice.
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#2461407 - 03/05/18 09:10 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: Uncle Barry]
GY3 Offline


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Love my 275 ET Street Pro's!
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#2461418 - 03/05/18 09:34 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Bad340fish Offline
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Mickey Thompson Drag Radial, I have been through a few sets and seldom had a traction problem.
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#2461444 - 03/05/18 10:14 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: Bad340fish]
fullmetaljacket Offline
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Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Quick Times Pro's.

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#2461481 - 03/05/18 11:34 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
second 70 Offline


Registered: 02/04/14
Posts: 460
Loc: central il.
Scott MT Street R 28 x 11.5 x 15 8" rims if you want bias ply. I had no luck with radials and my 4 speed hemi.


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#2461487 - 03/05/18 11:43 AM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
BloFish Offline


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Loc: Lake Oroville
Another vote for QTP’s.
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#2461641 - 03/05/18 05:01 PM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Loc: Spokane Washington
Thanks guys....I never even thought of QTP's (or American racer L60-15's for that matter). Question, while checking into the QTP's they are pretty adamant about saying "For Off Road Use Only", obviously they are a thinly disguised drag slick but are they truly unsafe on the street (wet roadways aside)? The MT and AR's don't offer such harsh warnings as far as I am aware?

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#2461647 - 03/05/18 05:17 PM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
B3422W5 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
Thanks guys....I never even thought of QTP's (or American racer L60-15's for that matter). Question, while checking into the QTP's they are pretty adamant about saying "For Off Road Use Only", obviously they are a thinly disguised drag slick but are they truly unsafe on the street (wet roadways aside)? The MT and AR's don't offer such harsh warnings as far as I am aware?


I have driven hundreds and hundreds of street miles on QTP’s nice tires
The 28 by 11.5( 28 by 10 wide) fits nicely on a Demon/ Duster with correct backspace wheel.
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#2461662 - 03/05/18 06:03 PM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: B3422W5]
Thumperdart Offline


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Me too and I'd put tubes in em cos the sidewalls are thin and my mid 9-second Dart kills em........... beer


Edited by Thumperdart (03/05/18 06:08 PM)
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#2461677 - 03/05/18 06:24 PM Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
weedburner Offline


Registered: 10/21/14
Posts: 58
Loc: Washington
Radials with a 4spd is easier than you might think, likely quicker/faster and better mpg as well.

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