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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 11, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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pro street tire recommendation

Can anybody give me a recommendation for street radial tires? M/T's, BF Goodrich, Hoosier or any comparible brand ??
I'm running 15X7 steel wheels on front and 15X12 on the rear.
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For looks or performance ?

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Just some hwy, back roads driving....no plans to race it (was a drag car from 69-2009)
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Why and which one in particular....Quick time drag D.O.T. or Pro street radial ?? Better than the M/T Sportsman S/R ? Don't want to make a mistake cause they ain't cheap
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Why and which one in particular....Quick time drag D.O.T. or Pro street radial ?? Better than the M/T Sportsman S/R ? Don't want to make a mistake cause they ain't cheap
Jude,
The M/T Sportsman S/R draws mixed reviews form what I've seen.....some say the radial lacks traction if you've got some power to put to the ground. I have the 'ol M/T Sportsman bias ply's on the rear of my Camaro. I would run the Hoosier tire but they are not manufactured in my size of 19.50 wide.

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Re: pro street tire recommendation

I ran BFG drag radials for a couple of years on my daily driver back when they first came out. They actually handle decent, and traction is much improved. I would use up a set in a year, 12-15000 miles. I took it easy on them driving but did race it a lot too, they like a good burnout so that uses them up. Traction gets scary in the wet though.

The Mickey Thompson et drag radials are much better at the track, but rain use would be really scary and they don't last as long.
I have heard positives about Nitto d/r on the street as well.

My guess is tire size needs will determine what to use also.

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What size tire are you looking to run? Don't overlook American Racer Tires (formerly McCreary) and also M & H Tires.

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Re: pro street tire recommendation

For those wide tires you'll only have a handful to pick from.... Hoosier and MT look to be the most popular

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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 11, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: pro street tire recommendation

Thanks for the input, guys. When the wheel width is 12" the selection gets much more limited. Looks like only Hoosier Pro Street radial(about $300) and M/T Sportsman & S/R(about 275) are avail according to what I see on Summit & Jegs
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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 11, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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I shoulda searched this section a little more before I posted this question. Looks like 'pro street Gary' had the same question & answered it with a couple pix. The Hoosier Pro Streets look great on his Camaro and should work for my 69 just fine.
I appreciate all the help
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 11, 08:39 AM
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Another option http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?...on=show_detail

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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 11, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Those M&H's look great too. Have you used them?
Now it's the 'section width' that I'm having trouble with. I took off 32 X 14.32 slicks and the Hoosier, for a 12" rim, (#19300) has a section width of 16.0". That M & H is closer to what may fit...the BS of the wheel is 5 "
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I have used M&H tires in the past, but not those specific tires. I can tell you the people at M&H are good people. I have heard those tires work very well, they just have limited sizes, so you don't see many out there. M&H has been around for a LONG time and were the first with a "cheater" slick.

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Novamob - Last year I switched from M/T 31x16.50-15 bias ply Sportsmans to 31x16.50R15LT Hoosier Pro Street Radials on my 69.

The Hoosiers don't get the flat spots from sitting, and "wander" less while driving.

The M/T's were also a very high-pitched "squeally" tire (especially during right turns in summer).

These were mounted on the same 15x12 Welds.

It did take some getting used to the outer "corner" of the tread of the hoosiers visually. The outer edge stills reminds me of a dirt track tire.

Hope this helps.....................DC
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