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post #1 of 10 Old 07-27-2008, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Which Drag Tires for me?

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89 lx 306 w/ 320hp to the rear wheels.
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10pt weld in roll cage
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I've got weld drag lites 15x3.5 w/ MT Sportsman skinnies & 15x8 rears still waiting on tires. Unfortunately i do like to street race a little but i don't particularally care for drag radials. i already have a pair on my other rims and they just don't hook. I don't want to drive around on slicks either, although i know they stick!! I have been thinking about the MT Sportsman Pros 28x10.5x15. they have a DOT approved tread, wrinkle wall, and match my fronts. but i don't have any experience with these tires. anyone have any real world experience with these tires; opinions, advice, etc?
also need some advice on air pressure, shock settings, etc. for the track.
the car is not full weight, the rear seats have been removed, fiberglass hood, no a/c, heat, or ventilation. any assistance will be appreciated


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i'm also kind of stuck between 26" & 28" tall. i'm pretty sure the 28s are gonna scrub so i'll have to raise the rear a little.
w/ the 26s i could keep it lower in the rear. i guess both have their pros & cons. i'll be racing the 1/4 & i honestly don't have much track experience. any pointers, opinions, advice, etc. are welcome.
i'm also thinking of changing from non adjustable uppers to HD adjustable uppers. What is the ideal pinion angle, where & how do you take the measurement?


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think i might be settled on 27x10.5x15 et streets. any input; positive/negative?
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Personaly, If you do drive much on the street, a radial is your best bet. And they hook, I've run 1.4's on a 275/60 radial, and It hooks on a good road.

If your fenders are rolled, you should be able to fit 28's with the right backspace. My coupe is pretty slammed, and they don't scrub at all.

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Yeah curious on this answer myself also. I am in the exact same boat. I got about the same power on motor, but I also spray. I am worried about the 28's rubbing. I do have mine trimmed for the 275-50 15 mt drag radial and it clears them fine. I dont have lowering springs tho. I have eibach drag springs.
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28 will rub unless you did some inner and fender lip work with a BFH.

If you dont like the radials - I have a set of Hoosier Quick Time Pro's 27x11.50 that hook really well...with the 4.10;s it might be a good combo....the only thing I dont know is what is the 1st gear ratio of that 6 speed.....If its too high...low numerical - it might be too much tire.....and you might want to stay with the 26's.

My opinion is that 28s are too big for any Mustang making only 320 HP.....I run my 26x8 ET drags to real good 60ft...I know they are slicks - but with a 26 or 27x10 DOT you should get just about the same 60 ft and be street legal.

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i have one 275/60/15 MT drag radial, of course it was a set and now i can't find another one. previous owner blew one out. the one i have is practically brand new. i was thinking on going with the hooisier qtp's and just slapping them on at the track. no one has the MT dr's in stock, they're all on backorder
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28 will rub unless you did some inner and fender lip work with a BFH.

If you dont like the radials - I have a set of Hoosier Quick Time Pro's 27x11.50 that hook really well...with the 4.10;s it might be a good combo....the only thing I dont know is what is the 1st gear ratio of that 6 speed.....If its too high...low numerical - it might be too much tire.....and you might want to stay with the 26's.

My opinion is that 28s are too big for any Mustang making only 320 HP.....I run my 26x8 ET drags to real good 60ft...I know they are slicks - but with a 26 or 27x10 DOT you should get just about the same 60 ft and be street legal.
1st gear is 2.97. how much tread is left on the qtp's? how much do you need for them?

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the d/r's that i can't get to hook are nittos on 16"s. they do o.k. but i really want to launch. the guy i bought the car from had 2 sets of d/r's . the nittos are on my street wheels. i forget the size but they are around 25-26".
they only have about 1000 miles on them and i'll sell em cheap. i'm gonna put drag tires on my drag wheels & street tires on my street wheels
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decided to go with the 26x10.5x15 MT Streets. we'll see how they perform when i get my car back. the T56 will be going in next week along with a few other parts.

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