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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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drag radial street use

i've searched and can't find a good answer, if i missed a thread please let me know.

Who has used DR's for street purposes only. my 69 will see maybe 1-2 track days a year but will mainly be on the roadway. Its also not going to be a daily driver and i can't see more than 2-3k miles being put on the car each year. Am i going to get decent mileage out of these things to where i'm not replacing them every 6 months? Any of you have complaints about rocks sticking and chewing up your paint?

the option i'd be going with are nitto nt01's

Rear i'm looking at 275/40/18's and front either 235/245 40/18's
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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oh and i read about them in wet weather, and this car hasnt seen a drop in the 14 years i've owned it so no worries there.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 02:30 AM
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Re: drag radial street use

Tread ware rating is 0 on MT DR's.
I have driven on mine for 2-3 years at maybe 250-500 miles per year (with a hand full of track days)and they still look fine. I don't do big,long,burnouts.
I have buddies who drive on the street some, but hit the track a lot and they'll go through 2-3 pair (or more) easy in one season.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 07:46 AM
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My Bfg's pick up rocks like crazy.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 07:48 AM
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Similar experience with my M/T drag radials, they wear pretty well and don't require a huge burnout. You will notice some difference in traction on the street.

When the BFG drag radials came out I ran them on my daily driver, year round... . I'm not going to lie it got hairy a few times in the wet, but I raced on the weekends and drove to work Monday.
They only lasted about 3-5K miles, maybe less though. I think the M/T are better for wear, and have heard the Nittos are decent but never have run them.

And yes, heat the tires up a little, even freeway driving, and they fling rocks like crazy.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Re: drag radial street use

i appreciate the responses, i guess if i buy and only get one season out of them then i'll know not to buy em again....i can get a rear set for under 400 so worth the try i guess. Not real thrilled about kicking up rocks though. Car should be done in a few weeks, pictures to come!
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I got almost 6,000 on my last set of M/T Drag radials. They do pick up a little more rocks than regular tires. However after a burn-out they pick up EVERY pepple and rock and throws them against your car with gusto.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks marktat was lookin to see if someone got that kind of mileage out of them, how many track days did u do?

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Yes, the M/T drag radials will last you a couple of seasons with what you have planned. Mine have 2 seasons on them all street driving, with a few burnouts :-) they still look almost new. Mine are getting old so I will have to replace them long before the tread is gone.

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Unless you do a ton of drag racing on the street I'd guess a spare set of wheels would ultimately save you some money.


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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 12, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Not gonna be street raced a ton so sounds like I should be ok with the DRs

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The MT DR's are just fine for what you're planning.


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Thanks marktat was lookin to see if someone got that kind of mileage out of them, how many track days did u do?
I only take the car to the track once or twice a year (Maple Grove).

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I only take the car to the track once or twice a year (Maple Grove).
ok cool thanks, will be about the same for me!! Ordered them wednesday:

275/40/18's

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