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Mickey Thompson DRs..

How bad of an idea is it to run DRs in autox? I have a set sitting in my garage and temped to give them a try.

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I ran Nitto DR's on the rear for a couple seasons and did really well with them, but I wouldn't run them on the front (though some people do), and I don't know about MT's and their sidewall rigidity or lack thereof.

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The ONLY drag radial i'd run in an autocross environment would be the Nitto's. There's a reason they are the crappiest of the drag radial variety.....sidewall stiffness. The BFG's and MT's i've felt/ran have the sidewall stiffness of a 100,000 mile all season tire. The 555R's are more along the lines of an average dry weather performance tire.
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There was a local guy last year running MT's on all 4 corners in a mid '90's thunderbird. He raved about them, but there wasn't too many of us that put a lot of weight into his reviews. The sidewall stiffness is thier greatest weakness. I ran 1 event in my '95GT convertible with Nitto DR's out back and they were OK. I didn't notice any abnormal roll as compared to a conventional radial.

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Why anyone would run such a dedicated drag radial on the FRONT of a car is beyond even my wild and outlandish thoughts and idea's.
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Why anyone would run such a dedicated drag radial on the FRONT of a car is beyond even my wild and outlandish thoughts and idea's.
Probably because they had ADJUSTABLE struts to fine tune the grip.

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I stand corrected. Adjustable dampers cure all.
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What size wheel? A short sidewall M/T might be bearable, be ready to understeer though as those tires will very likely outgrip whatever you're running up front.

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the MT DRs are NOTHING like the Nitto DRs when it comes to handling or rain performance

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