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are hoosier drag 26x8.5's stiff walls?

i'm running m/t 26x8.5's on a 15x8 wheel with no tubes now-have noticed they're considered soft and according to hoosier their 8.5's are rated firm? i had to run no more than 11.5 lbs of air to hook the m/t's 1.49 60's but then it was all squirly on the topend. wondering if these will help my 60's and trap mph, 7k launch-stick car 3000lbs

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Yes...the Hoosier 26x8.5's are what would be considered a stiff wall. Alot of the outlaw 8.5 racers also run tubes in them to make the sidewalls act stiffer and last longer. You should be able to pickup a used set of hoosier 8.5's for ~$150/pr from a local 8.5 racer.



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I ran 16lbs in my 8.5's. Hookin suckers!! Stable as can be.


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wondering if i'm going to be able to run more tire pressure with the hoosiers without the 60ft going away like the m/t's did ? Should i just buy tubes for the m/t's or sell them and run the hoosiers-between the two are they a noticeable difference ?
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Yes..you should be able to tell a difference. Alot of the mustang stick guys that run UMTR love the Hoosier 8.5's. I run 13.5psi in my hoosiers at 3350# with tubes in them.


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i guess i should have done my research before i bought new m/t's-with 12 passes on them now
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before going to hoosier put tube in the m/t you can always reuse them in hoosier later
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before going to hoosier put tube in the m/t you can always reuse them in hoosier later
will i notice a difference running tubes
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The tube will help the side walls to appear a little more stiff. They will also help with some stability down the track.

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gained a 10th in 60ft on a 26x10 et drag stiff w tubes. on a buddys stick car

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gained a 10th in 60ft on a 26x10 et drag stiff w tubes. on a buddys stick car
it's funny cause my car wouldn't better a 1.57 60ft with 26x10's on a 8' rim, with the 26x8.5's on a 8' rim it's going 1.49's-these small tires work
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it's funny cause my car wouldn't better a 1.57 60ft with 26x10's on a 8' rim, with the 26x8.5's on a 8' rim it's going 1.49's-these small tires work
That's because the 10" wide tire isn't ment for an 8" rim. You had almost the same contact patch but essentially had some of the 10" tire acting like part of the sidewall. Your pinching the tire up. 10" slicks work best on a 10" rim. 8.5" best on an 8" rim and they work ok 7" rim but you get some of that pinching also.

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That's because the 10" wide tire isn't ment for an 8" rim. You had almost the same contact patch but essentially had some of the 10" tire acting like part of the sidewall. Your pinching the tire up. 10" slicks work best on a 10" rim. 8.5" best on an 8" rim and they work ok 7" rim but you get some of that pinching also.
i'm aware of this, thats why i went to the smaller tire because of clearance and i didn't want to buy new wheels
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26x10stif w/tube 15x10 rim 1.23-1.28 60ft stick car. looking for 1teen this year its 337stroker car on here
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26x10stif w/tube 15x10 rim 1.23-1.28 60ft stick car. looking for 1teen this year its 337stroker car on here
i've seen that car-very impressive-any details about the suspension combo?
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Me along with most of the Outlaw 8.5" tire racers use a 10" rim with the 8.5" tire. Guys have been 5.0's in the 1/8 with high 1.1x 60's on the Hoosier.


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Me along with most of the Outlaw 8.5" tire racers use a 10" rim with the 8.5" tire. Guys have been 5.0's in the 1/8 with high 1.1x 60's on the Hoosier.
i have rolled fenders-i don't think a 10' wheel will fit without being mini tubbed will it?
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should fit with a 6.5 backspace. you must have a buddy that has a set you could bolt on to try.

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i've seen that car-very impressive-any details about the suspension combo?
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which control arms are you running?
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behind bars race cars double adjustable uppers and lowers. they are for sale now that I have my team Z stuff. I'll make you a hell of a price if you want them.

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I am having massive problems getting my 2012 GT down the track on an M&H Racemaster cheater. If I run any tire pressures less than 16-17 psi the sway is terrible from third gear up. These are 26x10x15s and they are on 8 inch wheels. M&H recommends an 8 inch wheel for these.

This is a full weight stick car with 3.31s. I am running the 26 because I wanted some gear. Maybe these Hoosiers would be a better choice? I really need to eliminate that sway. Would tubes help what I have, or should I bag them and move on?

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Whats the part number on these little tires? And are they street legal or full slick?

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We use the Hoosier with tubes. We get 25 passes from the Hoosiers. We have been a 1.19 60' with our car and a 1.17 60' with another. It is a very good tire. And you will be able to run more air with the tubes
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WHat he said


THE stiff side wall Hoosier is compound C11 the other tire not the same side wall

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Id certainly listen to what Jeff N Martin say they build their own cars and know what they are talking about versus talking out their ass like some. Good Luck

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I just got a set of the Goodyear 8.5 outlaws. I wanted the Hoosier, but I found an amazing deal on the Goodyears brand new. They are most definitely a stiff sidewall. I am going to try them out next Wednesday on the Mustang.

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