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Old 02-01-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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Drag tires for Pony rims

I have extra pony rims & want to get a set of Drag tires for them.
I would like to be able to drive them on the street to & from the track sometimes. (there is an 1/8 mile is on my way home from work). I would like to occaisionally drive the car to work & race it on the way home. What would be the best choice to get? or how much would I be giving up to slicks? I can also use 10holes if 15's are really that much better.
Approx 300rwhp, 3300lbs with driver, 5speed, 4.10's, 4cyl front springs, V8 rear. No quad shocks, boxed upper/aftermarket lower control arms.
The car has run 112-113 in the 1/4 by a Vericom & a G-tech spining some in 1st & second (hey! it's all I have right now )
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Old 02-01-2003, 06:30 PM   #2
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26 x 11.5 -16 Mickey Thompson ET Streets.
255/50-16 BFG DR's.
245/50-16 Nitto DR's.
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Do the 11.5's clear the car ok?
How much am I giving up over true slicks?
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you'll probably need to flip your quad shocks.
depending on how well your cat back fits, and what your rear suspension consists of, you'll likely have rubbing on the exhaust when turning aggressivly. If you are pan hard bar man, or have really good turn oriented control arms, you may be fine.
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11.5 inch tread on a 7 inch wheel? I put a 10 inch slick on my 10 hole wheels and there was WAY too much bulge for my liking. The tread was completely rounded, not semi flat like it should be
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This is somewhat off topic since he's looking for 26" tires for Pony's but....
Mickey Thompson either just released or will be releasing soon ET Streets for 16" wheels in a 28" tire height. I beleive they said they would be 11.5's and 12.5's. Also, 17" wheel sized ET Streets are coming down the pipe as well, in 26" and 28" sizes. I talked to them last week. I would really like to try some 26x11.5x17's on some of the 'not yet released 17x9 Pony R's'!!!!!
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There is also a 26x10.50x16 ET Street. By the dimensions it would be a near perfect fit on a stock rim. If you need a wider tire, I'd seriously think about a wider rim.
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11.50 ET Streets

Remember, the 11.50 on an ET Street does not mean 11.50 tread width like it might imply on an ET Drag (actually that varies by size as well).

The tread on a 26x11.50-16 ET Street is 9.7" and the sidewall is 10.8":

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/strip.html

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exactly.
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Thanks!
How much would I be giving up to ET drags? & what size ET drags will fit properly?
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How much would I be giving up to ET drags? & what size ET drags will fit properly?
From what I've seen and read, 0.03-0.05 in the 60'.
I dunno what size drag will fit. I would not run a drag on the street, too soft, and sidewall is too weak, and the Et streets are bad enough in the damp, I'd not want to deal with full on slick.
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I'm not thinking of driving slicks on th street, I'm wanting to have my cake & eat it too I jut don't want to give uo too much on the track because I'd like the ability to drive them occaisionally.

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