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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2461707
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I run QTP’s on both my cars. Had them on the dart also when it had a 4 speed. They worked well.


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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: scatpacktom] #2461709
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Originally Posted By scatpacktom
American racer L60-15


A buddy of mine built a '87 notch mustang with a grand national engine. Flat hood, stock interior, other than a few gauges and steering wheel, stock seats, and shifter, no cage or bar. Just had welded in subframe connectors, the kind that you cut the floor for. Stock suspension. With the grand national engine and trans, 3.73's and a set of McCreary ( american racer ) L60-15's that car went 9.72@142, driven to the track, and it still got almost 30 mpg on the hiway.
That car made us A LOT of money. And those tires worked great.


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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2461753
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M & H 275-60-15 bias plys. On my third set. Drive more than race, but 3800 # car went 1.52 on them through the pipes.

Lots of buddies run American Racers too. AR is less $$ than the M & H.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: Tommy D] #2461782
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Driven many miles with QTP's. Just stay out of water and rain or slow down extremely . They are wrinkle wall types with the right pressure.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2461792
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I recommend tubes with the QTP’s.


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as long as you look good doing it!

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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2461820
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I hear you on the wet roads part, I've been caught out in some rain with the MT drag radials and even those were a little spooky. drive

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2461841
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I've heard of a 69 Dart going on it's roof on a warm sunny day where some water washed across the road in a low spot.

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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: scatpacktom] #2461849
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My boy Curt did a Ballerina dance with his Duster and kissed the wall on the BQE coming from the now defunct E-town in light rain against my wishes while wearing M/T ET streets. I had told him to slow her down, and whali-whoop, it all happened right in front of me.
QTP's are no better.
I always keep a keen eye for puddles, open hydrants and just lay low if rain catches me out there.
On dry pavement, they are chiclee as they say in Spanish as Chewing gum.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2463153
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Has anyone tried the M&H Racemaster?
The DOT street version has more tread then the M/T does.
I was looking to give these a try.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: 4mopower] #2463190
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Originally Posted By 4mopower
Has anyone tried the M&H Racemaster?
The DOT street version has more tread then the M/T does.
I was looking to give these a try.




I use them. Been using them on this car since 2004. Due for a new set and I'm going to replace them with the same tire.


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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2463936
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I want to put the American racers on my dart. I really like the look, I remember lots of guys running them when I was a kid. I want something more streetable that an ET street.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: B3422W5] #2463977
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Originally Posted By B3422W5
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.


What size rear wheel and backspace, would work best on a Demon/Duster
with the above mentioned QTP tire?? I have a stock width 8-3/4 with a
4.10 and automatic, and stock leaf spring location. I was thinking of using these tires too?? work

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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: B3422W5] #2464456
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Originally Posted By B3422W5
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.


Same ones I use at the strip for my Mustang, Don. That tread depth scared me, so I also have a set of 295/55/15 M/T ET Street S/S that I use for the street.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: 1BadLiLCharger] #2464459
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Originally Posted By 1BadLiLCharger
Originally Posted By B3422W5
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.


Same ones I use at the strip for my Mustang, Don. That tread depth scared me, so I also have a set of 295/55/15 M/T ET Street S/S that I use for the street.


Good to see you posting Pat


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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2464518
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Quote:
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.


What offset/backspace are your wheels? Stock axle width?

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: weedburner] #2464545
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Originally Posted By weedburner
Radials with a 4spd is easier than you might think, likely quicker/faster and better mpg as well.

Please elaborate.

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Yes, I would like to hear how it's easy as well. I spent years trying to hook a radial on a pretty nasty 6spd Fbody GM...going against other racer's advice in the process. When I finally did switch to ET Drag Bias Plys, my 60ft dropped 2 tenths immediately. More importantly it stayed consistent. When trying to launch a manual, track prep, pressure, and suspension are a magical combination. And, that combination usually only works on that track on that day. No doubt, they have the potential to go faster, but save yourself the headaches and run bias plys.

Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: mopar873] #2464591
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Originally Posted By mopar873
Yes, I would like to hear how it's easy as well. I spent years trying to hook a radial on a pretty nasty 6spd Fbody GM...going against other racer's advice in the process. When I finally did switch to ET Drag Bias Plys, my 60ft dropped 2 tenths immediately. More importantly it stayed consistent. When trying to launch a manual, track prep, pressure, and suspension are a magical combination. And, that combination usually only works on that track on that day. No doubt, they have the potential to go faster, but save yourself the headaches and run bias plys.
iagree up
I've bracket raced more than one 4 speed car when I was a lot younger and willing to do the maintenance needed to do that, no more down
My last halfway fast(9.99 in the 1/4 cork up through the air cleaner with full exhaust N/A boogie) pump gas street car with a good converter and a 727 tranny would get real ugly in a heartbeat at speeds above 55 MPH when I went to WOT on a less than perfect surface road on M/T ET Street Radials, not so on the same size ET Street bias plys work
Trust me on this, don't get hurt trying to make a radial hook up on a high HP street car under normal driving conditions unless their real big and wide work


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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2464631
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Dang, you had to ask me lol. Yes stock axles. I honestly dont remember if it was 4.5 or 5.5 backspace. i will ask some buddies who have done the same thing, i am pretty sure 4.5 but dont want to swear to it


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Re: Which street drag tires? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2464694
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I am curious if ANY of you with over 500 HP can hook from a dead stop???
I have ET Street R's bias and I cant hook down low whatsoever.I av roll out in 1st and short shift 2nd then roll into it hard so 2/3s of the way through 2nd I'm at WOT then click high and stay hooked,,,most of the time.
Also use 31 X 16.5's. Ay the track I use 10.5w M\T and they work very good drive shruggy


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